"VanE" to "VanW" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1937

Hopewell, N. Y. -  Mrs. Carrie VanEpps
died at the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, on Tuesday evening at 9:30, after being in the hospital for the past six weeks, the result of a fall in her home here. Mrs. VanEpps was 79 years old and for the past week had been unconscious. She had always lived in this vicinity. She was a member of the Methodist church in Canandaigua and a charter member of Canandaigua Grange. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Skillett of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Joseph Anderson of Niagara Falls, Canada; and two sons, Carl VanEpps of the Smith road with whom the deceased made her home; and nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from her late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Wesley D. Melcher, pastor of Methodist church of Canandaigua officiating. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery, Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1911

The death of George Edward VanEpps occurred at his home on the Cheshire road early Wednesday evening, following a long and painful illness. The immediate cause of death was paralysis of the heart. Mr. VanEpps was born in Middlesex 51 years ago, and was the son of Seth S. and Mary VanEpps, now residents of this village. He was married in 1883 to Miss Caroline Deerman of Rushville. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Roy B. and Carl E., and three daughters, Mrs. Florence Skellett, Misses Mary E. and Hazel VanEpps; and six grandchildren. Two brothers, Fred and Lewis, of Middlesex, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Beckett, of Rushville, also survive. The funeral will be held from the home at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow, with interment at Rushville, Rev. Guy L. Morrill will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1915

Stanley, New York -
The death of F. E. Van Eps occurred at Memorial Hospital on April 15 after an illness of several weeks, aged 70 years. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from his late home, Rev. A. G. Lawton, pastor of the deceased, officiated, assisted by Rev. A. B. Temple of Seneca Presbyterian church; also Rev. Negus of Geneva Baptist church. Mr. Van Eps was a successful farmer and fruit grower, an active member of the Gorham Baptist church; also the treasurer, which office he had filled most acceptably for many years. He was also a member of the Seneca Grange. He was a good neighbor and a man who held the esteem and respect of the entire community. There survives a widow; one son, William, who resides on the farm; and three daughters, Mrs. Isabel Rodman of Reed Corners, Mrs. Edith Gates of Arkport, and Mrs. Katherine Hickok of the town of Seneca. Burial was made in Gorham cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 July 1906

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Carmon Van Eps,
wife of Frank Van Eps, died at her home east of Stanley, Friday morning, June 29. Mrs. Van Eps had been suffering with kidney troubles during the past winter, but had been much improved since spring. She was taken suddenly worse last Monday night, becoming unconscious and has been in a critical condition since that time, the end came Friday morning. Julia Carmon Van Eps was born April 19, 1842. She has a brother and a sister residing in the West. Her husband and four children, one son, William Van Eps, a rural free delivery man, of our village; three daughters, Mrs. Belle Rodman of Reed's Corners; Mrs. Kate Hickok and Miss Edith Van Eps. The funeral was held from her late home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. H. Knight of the Gorham Baptist church preached the last sermon for Mrs. Van Eps, who has been an earnest, highly respected member of the Gorham church for many years. Interment was in the Gorham cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1877

Mrs. Cornelius Van Ess,
a worthy and greatly respected lady of Rushville, died at her home in that village on the 17th inst., aged 68 years.

From Geneva Courier 4 March 1885

The funeral of the late Joshua Van Etten was held at the M. E. church on Sunday afternoon last, and was very largely attended. A large body of Masons turned out to pay the last sad rite of their departed brother.

From Geneva Courier 24 June 1857

The Ontario Times says:  Winant Van Every, a respectable citizen of Farmington, was drowned on Friday of last week, in attempting to ford Mud Creek, with a pair of horses attached to a democrat wagon, near the residence of John Lapham, Esq. The bridge at that point had been previously carried away, and the creek much swollen by recent rains.  So strong was the current that when about half way across, Mr. Van Every, with his horse and wagon, was swept downstream and precipitated violently over the rapids a few rods below.  The accident was witnessed by several persons, by whom prompt efforts were made to rescue the unfortunate man but without success.  When his body was at last recovered from the water, nearly two hours had elapsed and life was entirely extinct.  His person was considerably bruised, his clothes much torn, and his boots and socks literally stripped from his feet.  The horses escaped without serious injury. The deceased was a farmer, 30 years old, and leaves a wife and one child.  An inquest was held on Saturday by Coroner Bell, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts above stated.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 January 1922

Geneva, Jan. 29 - Byron D. Van Fleet
, 64 years old, died at his home in the Geneva-Lyons road at 9:30 o'clock on Friday evening after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Benton Larzelere and Mrs. A. L. Preston, of Brooklyn; one son, Harold; and three grandchildren. He was a member of the Old Castle Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. The funeral will be held from the late home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Resthaven cemetery at Phelps.

From Geneva Advertiser 31 December 1901

Morrell VanGeison,
the last of his family of brothers and sisters, died at his home on Washington street last Friday night, aged 84 years.  He was one of a family of wealthy men who came to this section some fifty odd years ago, and associated with William K. Strong bought the well-known Rose Hill farm.  That farm has a history which we will not now attempt to write up. The Van Geisons were rich, and they entertained lavishly, spent their money as though it had been water, although Morrell was not as lavish as the others, reserving enough to carry him through to a ripe old age. 

From Ontario County Times 22 February 1888

Flint Creek, N. Y. - Mr. Abram V. Vangelder
died very suddenly of paralysis at his residence in this place on the night of the 11th inst., aged nearly seventy years. About fifteen years ago, he was stricken with this dreadful malady, and although he has never been able to attend to his business or labor since that time, he had so far recovered as to be around and was about the place as usual until a few hours before he died. The funeral services were held in the church on Wednesday, the 15th. He leaves a wife and three daughters to mourn his loss, one of whom resides in Boston, and another, Mrs. C. H. Harris in Geneva. The were all home to attend the funeral. Thus has passed away one of the oldest residents of this place.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1907

Mrs. Ann VanGelder,
wife of J. F. VanGelder, died yesterday at her home in Stanley. She was 56 years old. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Clarence and Otis, of Stanley, and one daughter, Mrs. Leah Belling, also of Stanley. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist church in Stanley. Rev. Edward Jarvis will officiate and interment will be at Sand Hill.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 November 1907

Mrs. Catherine A. Van Gelder,
aged 87 years, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson Butcher, who resides near Flint in the town of Gorham. She is survived by one son, Jacob F. Van Gelder of the town of Stanley, and one daughter, Mrs. W. Butcher. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from Mrs. Butcher's home and at 2 o'clock from the church in Stanley. Rev. Mr. Jarvis of Gorham will officiate and burial will be in Stanley. Burial Sand Hill Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 3 June 1898

Mrs. Garry Van Gelder
died at the home of her son-in-law, Sidney Whiting, at Seneca Castle, on Sunday evening. Deceased was 89 years old, and was born at Seneca Castle.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1902

Mrs. Norton VanGelder
died suddenly yesterday at the family residence in Seneca Castle, aged 59 years. The cause of death was apoplexy.  The deceased is survived by a husband, four brothers, G. D. Freshour, of Canandaigua, Myron, Leman and Seymour Freshour of Mason, Mich., and by two sisters, Miss Marietta and Miss Nettie Freshour of Chapinville. The funeral will take place from the house at 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon.  Rev. Mr. Cornell will officiate. Interment will be at Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1905

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Norton Van Gelder
of this place, died yesterday morning at Chapinville. Mr. Van Gelder was born in Seneca Castle about sixty years ago. He is survived by a large number of relatives and friends.

From Phelps Citizen 25 October 1945

Mrs. Matilda VanHemel,
wife of John VanHemel, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, in her home after a long illness. She was born in Holland 77 years ago and had lived in this country for 47 yrs. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Samuel and Frank; and three daughters, Mrs. Bernard DeRuyter, Mrs. Frank Landschoot, and Mrs. Edward Norsen, all of Phelps. The Rosary Society met at the home. Funeral services were held from St. Francis Church with burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Phelps.

From Phelps Citizen 23 March 1916
The death of Mrs. Emma Parker VanHooft, aged 32 years, wife of Peter VanHooft, occurred last Thursday morning, March 16th, at the family home near Melvin Hill, in the town of Phelps. Mrs. had been ill nearly four months. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Parker of Oaks Corners, and born in the town of Phelps and had always lived in the community. Besides leaving her husband and one son, Charles, she is survived by her parents; one sister, Miss Ella Parker; and seven brothers, Edward, Frank, Lewis, Herbert, and Elmer, all of Oaks Corners, Fred of Willard and William Parker of Rochester, The funeral was held from the late home on Saturday afternoon and burial was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Victor Herald 22 June 1900

Mrs. Sarah Van Horn,
who has been a resident of this village for many years, died Sunday morning, June 17th, at the home of Julius Madison. Sarah Rivers was born in Canandaigua, in 1826, and in the early sixties was married to Harry VanHorn, of this village, who lived only a few years. Mrs. VanHorn had lived in this village for over thirty years. She had always been a great sufferer, having been a cripple since she was eighteen years of age, but was always patient and bore her affliction with great fortitude. For many years she lived alone in a few rooms back of the old lockup, on the Ketchum property. She was very fond of children and always enjoyed having them visit her. Mrs. VanHorn was a member of the Methodist church in this village. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frances Taylor, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Julius Madison, of this village. The funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. F. M. Cole officiating. Burial was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1900

Naples, N. Y. -
The body of the late Mrs. Jennie VanHousen, who died in Chicago on March 12, was brought to Naples for burial in the family lot where lie her mother and little son, Harry. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the home of G. C. Deyo. The very large attendance evinced the esteem in which the deceased was held. the husband, B. T. VanHousen, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Clarke came from Chicago and will remain for a few days. The daughter, who is abroad, is expected home about April 12. She has not heard of the death of her mother.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1908

The death of Mrs. Charlotte E. Van Houten, wife of Edgar B. Van Houten, occurred at 9 o'clock this morning at the family residence, No. 99 LaFayette avenue. Mrs. Van Houten has been suffering from paralysis for several months. Wednesday last she suffered another stroke, which was the ultimate cause of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Peirson. She was born in the Town of Waterloo June 16, 1848. After her marriage in 1879, she made her home in this city. The survivors, besides her husband, are 5 children, Mary E., William S., Harriet N., Arthur H., and Ethel P. Van Houten. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Harriet W. Peck of this city, Mrs. Julia A. Larzelere of Clinton, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Craosten of Omaja, Cuba; and two brothers, Edwin C. Peirson of Omaja, Cuba, and Charles W. Peirson, of Waterloo. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate and interment will be at Waterloo.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1915

The death of Edgar B. VanHouten of 114 Cherry street, occurred this afternoon at 3 o'clock after an illness of several months of paralysis. He is survived by two sons, Arthur H. and William S. VanHouten; two daughters, Miss Mary E. VanHouten and Miss Ethel Van Houten, all of Geneva.

From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1891

Naples, N. Y. -
A tragic death was that of Joseph Van Houten, a blacksmith, aged 66 years. Some six weeks ago he dropped a hammer on his foot. But little was thought of it, but erysipelas set in and gangrene soon poisoned the system. On Saturday last the foot was amputated, but he died on Monday.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1900

The funeral of Mrs. Martha G. VanHouten took place from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Johnson, 101 Washington street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. G. H. Haigh officiated. The pall bearers were the six grandsons of the deceased, Martin Bennett, Oliver Bennett, William VanHouten, Andrew VanHouten, and Fred VanHouten. Interment was in Pulteney street cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1907

William O. Van Houten died Saturday night at 11 o'clock at his home, No. 69 North Exchange street. The deceased was 37 years of age and lived in the city throughout his life. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Van Houten; one daughter, Mary; two brothers, Andrew and Fred, all of this city; and one sister, Mrs. Willard Russell of Rochester. The funeral will be take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house, with Rev. C. E. Jewell and Rev. H. J. Owen officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
The little hamlet of Manchester Center, situated about three miles west of this village, was thrown into a state of excitement and grief yesterday morning by the death by suicide of one of its oldest residents, Edward VanKerkhove. Mr. VanKerkhove was missed by members of his family and a search was made for him which resulted in his wife finding him hanging from a rafter in the barn, he having placed a halter rope around the rafter and then around his neck, evidently while he was in a kneeling position. He then threw his weight upon the rope. As soon as he was found medical aid was called, but the man was dead before anything could be done for him. Coroner D. A. Eiseline of Shortsville was notified and soon arrived at the scene and viewed the remains. No motive for the act can be found, and it was a great shock to his family and friends, as the man was held in high esteem. He is survived by a wife, two sons and three daughters, all of this vicinity. Mr. VanKerkhove had been a resident of this county for 27 years, and of this vicinity about twenty years. He was 74 years of age. The funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:00 from St. Felix church in this village.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 April 1927

Geneva. N. Y., April 3 - Michael Vankoviak,
73, died Friday night at his home at the Lakeview Hotel in the Lake road east of Geneva. He leaves his wife; two sons and two daughters, John of Garfield, N. J., Frank of Rochester, Mrs. John McCarthy of Rochester and Mrs. James Eddington of Geneva. Funeral Monday from the Lakeview Hotel at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Francis de Sales Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1877

William Van Lew
, for many years a resident of Geneva, died on Saturday, aged 82 years.  He was born in New Jersey, and moved to Lodi, Seneca County, in 1800, and in 1840 he came to Geneva, where he has resided until lately.  Mr. Van Lew was for 40 years engaged in the black-smithing business, in the shop on the corner of Main, Milton and Castle streets.  He acquired considerable fortune, and built the brick store on the corner of Main and Castle street where he at one time kept a grocery.  He was for 50 years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this place, being the next oldest member to Mrs. Snow, who also died last week.  Mr. Van Lew was a very strong temperance man, having been of the original Washingtonians in this county.  He carried his hatred of the liquor traffic so far as to refuse to shoe the horse of a man who was carting whiskey.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. W. G. Barber, on Main street.  Rev. A. W. Green officiated.

From Ontario County Journal 6 September 1889

Mrs. Delia A. VanNess, wife of Cassius C. VanNess, of Victor, who had been ill of consumption some time, died last Saturday, August 31st, aged 37 years. A husband and one child survive her. Mrs. VanNess was widely known and highly respected. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Victor. Some weeks since she thought herself healed of her malady in answer to prayer, and actually seemed recovered, and was about her household duties almost to the day of her death.

From Victor Herald 20 Jan 1894

Mr. Jerome Vanness,
an old and respected citizen, died Wednesday morning at East Victor. He was born in Jefferson, Jan. 23, 1815. His parents moved from there to the Black River country and when he was about 15 years old, they moved to Arcadia, Wayne Co. There he lost his mother and then he went to live with an uncle in Penfield, a merchant. There he learned part of his trade and then finished it with another uncle in Pittsford. He came to Victor and worked for Seavey & Decker three years, and then began business for himself with D. Heath of Victor, in the building on the corner by Brusie. In 1837 he married Marie Kennan of Brighton, and came to Victor, commenced keeping house on Piety hill, and moved from there to his last home in East Victor twenty-seven years ago. They had four children, three of whom with his wife survive him, one having died in Andersonville prison. When he was twenty-two years old he experienced religion in the M. E. church of Victor during a protracted meeting, and has been a member of that church ever since. His wife belonged to the Presbyterian church in Brighton, but joined the M. E. church with her husband. He has a brother and one sister living. His wife and family have the sympathy of a large number of friends.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1918

The body of Mrs. Sarah Van Ness, who died on November 12th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Pearce, Yakima, state of Washington, arrived in Geneva last night on the 10:34 Lehigh Valley train. Mrs. Pearce accompanied the body to Geneva, which was taken to the home of her friend, Miss Jennie E. Holman, Elm street. A short funeral service will be held tomorrow, Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock at Miss Holman's residence. The pastor of the First Methodist church, Dr. Topping, of which Mrs. Van Ness was formerly a member, will officiate. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario Chronicle 6 February 1901

Mrs. Martin Van Norman
died suddenly Sunday morning at her home in lower Main street, aged 51 years. The deceased had been ill but one week, suffering from an attack of the grip. She gradually grew worse, when pneumonia set in which proved fatal. Mrs. Van Norman was a devoted wife, and an assiduous worker in the cause of Christ and temperance. She leaves a husband.

From Geneva Advertiser 17 May 1904


J. Parker VanNostrand mourns the death of his wife, occurring Saturday morning, leaving two children by her first husband, and a young child only a few weeks old. Her age is reported at 36 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1940

Fred VanNostrand,
aged 76, died at his home, 200 South West street, yesterday morning. He is survived by his widow, May Snook VanNostrand; two sons, Clayton of Waterloo and Harold of Boston, Mass.; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Conway of Attica; one brother, Morgan of Ovid; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. VanNostrand was a member of Rose Hill Grange. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home with the Rev. F. L. Harper of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Mount Green Cemetery, Romulus.

From Clifton Springs Press 11 March 1926

On Tuesday noon at the Sanitarium occurred the death of Mrs. John VanOpdorp, aged 33 yrs, after a short illness from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and one daughter; her mother, Mrs. J. DeBuck; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ackley of Canandaigua and Mrs. Edward Verstreate of this village. Funeral services will be held from St. Felix church on Friday morning at 9:30, Rev. James M. O'Brien officiating. Burial will be made in St. Agnes cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 December 1932

Stanley, Dec. 26 - Mrs. Susan Alice VanOrden,
71, died Friday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Cornelia Robertson of Fergusons Corners. She leaves one son, Delos Van Orden of Stanley, and her sister, Mrs. Robertson. Funeral at the home of her sister tomorrow at 2 p.m.

From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889

Naples, N. Y. - Another of the old residents of Naples, Mrs. Anne Van Osdal, passed away last week. She lived in Garlinghouse for nearly half a century. She was the daughter of O. S. Williams, deceased, and sister of Ira C. Williams, of this village.

From Neapolitan Record 4 March 1885

Died at Garlinghouse, Feb. 26th, 1885, of pulmonary consumption, Peter Van Osdol, aged 63 years, 4 months and 17 days. Mr. VanOsdol was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., October 9th, 1816; was married to Miss Anna Williams April 18th, 1841, and in the spring of 1844 he moved to the farm in Garlinghouse where he resided until his death which occurred Feb. 26th. He was a hard working industrious man, one who was strongly attached to his family and home, a good citizen and a very kind obliging neighbor and one that will be greatly missed. He had a strong robust constitution but disease fastened upon him with its iron-like grasp, and after seven long, wearisome years of suffering, he yielded to the demands of the conqueror Death. For four years past, he has not been able to perform even the lightest work, still he was able to be about the house until a few days before his death. He selected his pall bearers about a year ago, requested Orlando Arnold to take charge of his funeral and made known to him his wishes concerning his burial. His funeral was held at the Garlinghouse schoolhouse Saturday, Feb. 28th, Rev. W. W. Holt preaching a very appropriate discourse from Rom. 5:5. A large concourse of neighbors and friends followed his remains to their last resting place in the Garlinghouse cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1904

wife of John P. Van Ostrand, of No. 16 Elm street, died Saturday night after a ten days' illness, aged thirty-six years. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by two sons, James and Earl and an infant daughter, Carrie. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the house. Rev. C. E. Jewell will officiate, assisted by Rev. J. B. Champion. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1895

Oscar Van Ostrand,
living west of the village on the Jeudevine farm, died Monday of heart failure, superinduced by la grippe. The entire family had been stricken with la grippe and Mr. Van Ostrand was compelled to do the work on the farm before he himself had recovered from the disease. Monday morning after he had taken care of the stock, he was taken suddenly ill, and died in a few hours, his death at last being very sudden. Mr. Van Ostrand is survived by a wife and three children, Clayton H. Van Ostrand of Penfield, Mrs. Milton Evans and Miss Mary E. Van Ostrand, of Canandaigua. The deceased was 69 years of age. Funeral services were held at his late home yesterday and at the Baptist church in Penfield, where the interment took place.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 November 1901

Charles W. Vanscoter died suddenly from paralysis Monday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law, Charles Ahrens, in Clark street, aged 51 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Ahrens and Mrs. Martin Roblin.

From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1901

The death of George W. Van Scoter occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Ahrens, Clark street, on Monday afternoon, and was quite sudden, being die to paralysis. Deceased was 51 years of age and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ahrens and Mrs. Martin Rohlin, of this village. The remains were taken to Canaseraga, the former home of the deceased, for burial.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1904

The remains of Antoinette Van Sickle, wife of the late Garret Van Sickle, and child, Clare, were brought here Thursday morning by Undertaker Steward of Trumansburg, and interred in the afternoon in the family lot in Brookside cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1882

Shortsville lost one of its best young men in the death of Charles F. Van Sickle, who was buried at that place last Monday. He was a member of the firm of G. Van Sickle & Son, of excellent character and business habits. His age was twenty-six years.

From Ontario County Chronicle 19 November 1902

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The people were surprised Sunday morning to learn of the sudden death of Garrett Van Sickle, who died at the tea table, Saturday night, Nov. 15. He had been in usual good health until the moment of his demise. He came to this place over 30 years ago, and was respected by all who knew him. He sold his farm a few years since, and worked exclusively in the machine shop, in the basement of the old cart factory, now owned and occupied by George Freshour. Mr. Van Sickle leaves two sons and two daughters.

From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Garret Van Sickle took place from the late residence on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The burial service was read by Dr. Arnold. Rev. Mr. Lester offered a prayer. The singing was by a quartette from the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a faithful member. She leaves a husband and four children, besides a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Her age was 54 years. Interment was in the new cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1892

Mrs. Rebecca Van Slyck,
of 42 Gibson street, mother of Mrs. C. Rollin Simmons, passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 81, from disease incident to old age. She had been dangerously ill for some time previous to her demise. The funeral will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Van Slyck came to this country at the age of 21, and for many years made her home in East Bloomfield, where the interment will take place. She had a large circle of friends in both Canandaigua and East Bloomfield.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1904

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann VanTassel,
widow of Jackson VanTassel, who was killed at North street grade crossing September 26, 1903, died at 6 o'clock last night at the City hospital, aged sixty-five years. The deceased has been in ill health since the sudden death of her husband and during the interim has undergone two operations, the latter of which resulted fatally. She was born in Wayne county and came to this city with her husband four years ago. During her residence here she was a regular attendant at St. Peter's church, although she retained her membership in St. John's Protestant Episcopal church of Sodus. She is survived by two sons, Wilford and Reneaux VanTassel, both of this city. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Thursday.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1903

The double funeral of Jackson Van Tassel and Frank E. Lord, who were killed by the Central-Hudson train Saturday morning, took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the late home of Mr. Van Tassel, No. 63 North Genesee street. Rev. J. H. Hubbs and Rev. C. E. Jewell together officiated at the funeral. The bearers for Mr. Van Tassel were George E. Stubbs, Adam Emig, Charles K. Benjamin, John H. Beard, George A. Peel, Elon C. Goseline. The bearers for Lord, all members of the Baraca Bible class of First Methodist church, were as follows:  Walter W. Van Gieson, Lewis Van Gieson, Henry B. Platman, William E. Beeney, William H. House and Allen P. Olmstead. The burial followed in the same lot, in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 March 1907

The hour of the funeral of Wilford Van Tassel has been changed from two o'clock to 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. It will take place from his late residence on North Genesee street, and will be under the direction of the Masons. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 17 March 1871

SUDDEN DEATH - Mrs. Lansing Van Tuyl,
who resided corner of Main and Colt streets, died on Wednesday, at noon, last, under peculiarly startling and distressing circumstances.  She had been in poor health for a long time, though there was nothing alarming about the disease with which she was afflicted.  She was enabled to attend to the routine duties of her household, having only the assistance of her daughter.  On Wednesday morning, as customary, she prepared the family breakfast, and partook of the same with her ordinary relish.  Soon after the meal, she was afflicted with nausea, followed by retchings of the stomach and vomiting, which lasted for some minutes.  From this time she commenced sinking, and despite the efforts of physicians, family and friends for her relief, she grew worse, and at about noon she breathed her last. Mrs. Van Tuyl was an exemplary member of the M. E. Church, a pattern wife and mother, respected of neighbors and in the wide circle of friends in which she moved.  She was aged about fifty.  A post mortem examination held yesterday afternoon revealed the immediate cause of death which was, stoppage of circulation of the blood to the heart by obstruction of coagulated blood.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 August 1905

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of William H. Van Valkenberg occurred at three o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Van Valkenberg was a prosperous farmer living on the Clifton road about mile west of Phelps. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Van Valkenberg was born at Stockport, Columbia county, N. Y., and for thirty-five years had been a resident of this village. He was a faithful attendant of the Methodist church. His survivors are his widow, who was formerly Miss Charlotte Speedon, of Newark, and three daughters, Mrs. Nathan Oaks of Sheldrake, Mrs. W. G. Spangle of Milton, Pa., and Miss Mae Van Valkenberg of Phelps. He was 69 years of age. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897

Phelps, N. Y. -
One of the oldest residents of the town, in the person of Mrs. Theodosia VanValkenburg, died in the northwestern part of the town, on Jan. 25, of old age, being in her 90th year.

From Victor Herald 28 October 1904

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Wednesday afternoon, occurred the death of Mrs. Dorcas VanValkenburgh, at the age of 87 years. To the last the venerable woman was in full possession of all of her mental faculties. Mrs. VanValkenburgh was a faithful and helpful Christian. She was always bright and cheerful, and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was known and familiarly called by all, "Grandma Van," and those who came in contact with her or knew her could truthfully say that they were better for that privilege. The deceased leaves six grandchildren: Miss Nellie A. Peck, who for a number of years had lived with her; Miss Irma Peck and Clifford Peck of this village; Lewis and Milbury VanValkenburgh and Hobert Rice of Rochester; and one brother, James Boyles of Pennsylvania. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church Friday at eleven a.m., Rev. Mr. Congdon of Lima officiating. Burial took place at Pittsford in the family lot, her four grandsons acting as bearers.

From Victor Herald 8 September 1911

Charles VanVechten
died at his home on East Main street just east of the village limits last Friday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past few years having suffered several strokes, the last one leaving him unconscious. Mr. VanVechten was sixty-three years of age and had resided here for his entire life where he was a most highly respected resident and had many friends. He is survived by his wife who, before her marriage, was Miss Mary Clark, two children: Ida, the wife of Dr. Clayton K. Snover of Randolph, and George VanVechten of Rochester; and by one sister, Mrs Frank Henry of East Rochester. The funeral services were held at the home at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon and they were attended by a large gathering of relatives and neighbors and friends. Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church officiated and interment was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

From Victor Herald 6 April 1900

Mrs. John Van Vechten died last evening at her home in Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Herman Van Vechten, in Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1900

Mrs. John Van Vechten
committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging herself with a rope in the attic of the home of Mrs. S. H. Torrey, Howell street, where she and her husband had boarded during the winter. Poor health had caused despondency and this is supposed to the cause of the deed. The deceased was about 70 years of age. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Herman Van Vechten.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902

John VanVechten,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Canandaigua, died at the Beahan hospital on Monday evening, aged 71 years. The immediate cause of death was paralysis, from which he had suffered for several years. Mr. VanVechten was for many years a prosperous farmer of the town of Victor, removing to Canandaigua many years ago. Mrs. VanVechten died in this village several years since. About five years ago Mr. VanVechten suffered from a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered. He is survived by a son, Herman VanVechten of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from the residence of his son in Howell street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be in Woodlawn.

From Victor Herald 8 August 1902

The death of John VanVechten, a former resident of the town of Victor, occurred in Canandaigua, Tuesday evening. Four years ago, Mr. Van Vechten suffered a stroke of apoplexy, one side being paralized, and since that time he has been in very feeble health. We take the following brief biography from the Ontario County Journal:

"Mr. VanVechten was a direct descendant of Derrick VanVechten, a Dutch patriot, whose home was on the Raritan River, New Jersey. During the Revolution the VanVechten homestead was the center of many movements. In the winter of 1778-79 an entire division of the American army was stationed upon the estate, while within the house, General Greene and his staff had their headquarters. There are many descriptions of the splendid entertainments given by the young wife of General Greene, assisted by Host VanVechten and his daughter. General and Mrs. Washington, General Wayne, Alexander Hamilton and General Philip Schuyler were guests at this old house, which is still standing. Derrick VanVechten was a zealous patriot and his bounteous hospitality knew no end. His descendant, Harmon K. VanVechten, settled near Albany, and there John VanVechten was born, seventy-one years ago. When six years of age, he went with his parents to Victor, where he continued to reside on the same farm until 1889. At that time he was suffering from the effects of a sunstroke received two years before, and he left the farm, going to Canandaigua to reside. In 1854, he married Miss Hannah Cline, who died on April 5, 1900, after having endured a ten years' illness, which had caused her mind to become clouded. Mr. VanVechten became a member of the Victor Presbyterian church early in life, and continued to be actively identified with that denomination throughout his life. He was for many years a trustee of the Victor church and a leader in the choir. Mr. Van Vechten was thoroughly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. In the community his integrity and honor were unquestioned. During the last year of his life, when he was able to get about with the greatest effort, his friendly, cheery words were always an encouragement to those who came in contact with him. He leaves one son, Herman VanVechten of Canandaigua, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Conover of Rochester. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from his son's home on Howell street, Rev. A. K. Bates, of Lima, officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn."

From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy VanVleet,
wife of the late John VanVleet, died of apoplexy last Thursday, aged 74 years. Two daughters, Mrs. Hughes of Hopewell and Mrs. Pettingill of California, survive. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1919

The funeral services of Harry Van Vooren, Main street south, whose death occurred on Saturday, were held at St. Mary's church on Tuesday. Solemn high mass was celebrated by Rev. M. B. Groden with Rev. Prosper Libert of Rochester as deacon, and Rev. J. W. Kelley, of Victor, as subdeacon. Mr. Van Vooren was born in Belgium 67 years ago. He resided in Hopewell for many years. There survive his widow; five daughters and five sons, Mrs. P. B. Downs, Miss Emily Van Vooren, Mrs. William Meath, George, Phillip, James, and Charles Van Vooren, all of Canandaigua, Miss Emily Van Vooren and Emil Van Vooren of Rochester; also three sisters, Mrs. Ivan Frere of this city, and two sisters who live in Belgium. Interment was at Calvary cemetery.

From Victor Herald 17 March 1894

Henry Van Voorhis,
an old resident of this town living near Fishers, died on Sunday last, aged 89 years. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland of the M. E. church. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Dubois of this village, and four sons, Stephen and Milton of Fishers, Menzo of Rochester and Herman of Hopewell. The interment was at Boughton Hill.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 23 August 1906

Died in Hopewell, August 15th, Katherine E., wife of Herman Van Voorhis, 65 years. Burial at Victor. Survived by husband, a daughter, Mary, and four sons, Henry of Henrietta, Herman of Pittsford, and Albert and Stephen of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Courier 14 May 1879

Old Mrs. VanVranken, mother of Wm. VanVranken, of this place, and who died last Friday, was buried Monday in the Pinewood cemetery. She was upwards of 80 years of age and had been in poor health for a long time. Mr. Bugdorf, the undertaker, who is assisted by Mr. A. L. Hoyden, took charge of the funeral.

From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 24 April 1872

Wm. A. Van Vranken, a prominent citizen of Geneva, died at that place the 11th inst., aged 73 years.

From Geneva Gazette 17 September 1880

William Van Vranken,
a former merchant of Phelps, and a prominent and highly respected citizen, died last Friday evening after several weeks of intense suffering from diabetes. His age was 62 years.

From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Reuben VanWagner
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Scoville, last week Wednesday night, of Bright's disease and acute pneumonia, aged 85 years. The funeral was held last Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and interment made at Palmyra, his former home.

From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1900

Academy, N. Y. -
The funeral of Andrew Van Wie, who died on Feb. 1, was held on Saturday, Rev. J. W. Webb, D. D., officiating. His wife, five sons and one daughter, one brother and one sister survive him. Mr. Van Wie had been a very industrious, worthy man, useful in the church and Sunday School.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 October 1923

Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 20 - Henry Van Wie,
died at the home of son, John A. VanWie, at Cheshire, shortly before midnight last night from severe debility. Mr. VanWie is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Cora Hutchens of West Walworth, Mrs. Margaret Root of Council Grove, Kan., and Mrs. Adele Phillips of Pasadena, Cal.; and two sons, John A. Van Wie of Cheshire, and Charles Chase of Rochester, an adopted son. The funeral services will be held from the home of John VanWie at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. E. Billingham officiating. Burial will be made in Pine Bank cemetery at Cheshire.

From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1877

Cheshire, N. Y. -
Again death has entered our village and taken another one of our old school mates and friends, Mrs. Henry Van Wie, who died on the 9th, at the age of 36 years.  Funeral on Friday at 10 o'clock a.m.  Mrs. Van Wie has lived among us all her life.  Although never enjoying good health, yet always the same loving wife and mother.  The community has lost a kind and useful friend, the husband a faithful and loving wife and the children a fond and loving mother, and heaven has gained an angel, bright and beautiful, whose robes have been washed in the blood of Christ.  This is the second time that the husband has been called to mourn the loss of a wife, and may he so live that when death shall call him across the river, he may be prepared to meet those loved ones gone before.  The sympathy of the entire community is with him and his three little motherless children.

From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1903

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. John Van Wie
died at Cheshire on Friday afternoon, after a short illness from Bright's disease. The funeral services were held at the house on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb, of Canandaigua, officiating. Cheshire tent, K. O. T. M., attended in a body. The interment was at Academy cemetery. Mrs. Van Wie is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Mildred Van Wie.

From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1876

Cheshire, N. Y. -
Died at half-past three, p.m., November 22d, John A. Van Wie, aged 72 years.  Mr. Van Wie was born 1804 in Albany county, N. Y.  He came to this place thirty-nine years ago, bought a small farm (which he owned at the time of his death) and engaged in the blacksmith business, which he carried on for a number of years, and was succeeded by his two sons, Andrew and Abraham.  He raised a family of seven children.  One girl died several years ago, and one son starved to death in a rebel prison.  He lost his wife eight years ago, and since then has lived with his children.  He was sick but three days.

From Ontario County Journal 20 February 1914

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Marilla VanWie,
one of the most highly respected and best loved residents of the place, passed away on Tuesday, after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. VanWie was the youngest of eight children of the late William and Sally Prouty. She was married to Andrew VanWie in 1868, and spent all her married life in the place. She was deeply interested in church and Sunday school and all other good works, in which she will be greatly missed. Six children, five sons and one daughter, survive her. They are: J. A. of Toledo, O.; James and Stuart, of Rochester; Frank of Buffalo; Ray of Cheshire; Mrs. Frank James of Naples. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Allen, and brother, George Prouty, both of this place also survive.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 April 1905

Mrs. Mary Hoff Van Wie,
wife of James Van Wie, died in Rochester Friday after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Van Wie formerly lived in this place and had a large circle of friends who will mourn her sad death. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. John Hoff; one sister, Mrs. Gus Leiser, all of Rochester; two brothers, Hobart Hoff of Rochester; John Hoff of Cleveland; and one son, Bert Caire of Rochester. The remains were brought to this village and interred in West Avenue Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Scott Ebersole officiated.

From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Myra Van Wie
died at her home on Sunday afternoon, after an illness of two weeks. She was 65 years old and leaves two children, Mrs. Charley Yauger of Baptist Hill and George Van Wie of this place. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the church, Rev. H. Wyse Jones, of Canandaigua, officiating.

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