"V" to "VanD" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1940

Mrs. Ellen R. Vail,
wife of Harry E. Vail, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 38 Cortland street, after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Richard E. Vail of Geneva; two brothers, Herbert W. Derrick of Buffalo, and Frederick C. of Geneva; three sisters, Miss Bertha J. Derrick, Mrs. Leon R. Marlow and Mrs. William H. Beales of Geneva; also several nephews and one niece. Mrs. Vail was born in Syracuse and moved to Geneva with her parents when young, residing here since. She was an active member of the Methodist church.



From Ontario County Times 1 January 1890

Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Enos Vail,
aged 76 years, died last Saturday afternoon. The remains were taken to Geneva on Monday for burial.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1905

The funeral of John P. Vail, who dropped dead Saturday afternoon, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late home at the corner of Lewis and Cherry streets. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of North Presbyterian church officiated, assisted by Rev. W. Weller of the First Presbyterian church. The bearers were C. K. Scoon, J. B. Anderson, F. S. Bronson, C. W. Howland, C. R. Robinson and George R. Turner. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 March 1917

Canandaigua, N. Y., March 26 -
The death of August L. Vale occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital this morning at 2 o'clock. He was 59 years of age and was a resident of the town of Hopewell. He leaves his wife, four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Emily Van Hooven, Rose and Lena Vale, and Mrs. Emma Gillis, and Edward Vale all of Hopewell; and Peter Vale of Rochester; also two brothers, Edward Vale of Canandaigua town and Charles Vale of Holland; and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Winbold of Newark, Mrs. Emily DePont of Holland, and Mrs. Theresa Martins of Belgium. The funeral services will held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Emily VanHooven, at Smith's Crossing, at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be made at Calvary cemetery here.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1904

David L. Valentine,
thirty-six years old, a carriage finisher at the works of the Geneva Wagon company, died Saturday afternoon at the Willard State hospital, where he had been for six weeks. A week ago the doctors thought that he was improving both mentally and physically, but during the middle of last week he was taken with plural pneumonia, which resulted in his death. The deceased was born in New Jersey and came to this city with his parents in 1898. Until October he was employed at the Wagon works. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Valentine, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Geneva Perschel of Syracuse. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his home, No. 48 Colt street, Rev. J. H. Champion officiating. Temporary burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1905

Joseph C. Valentine,
fifty-nine years of age, died this morning at 12:45 o'clock at his home after an illness commencing last spring. The cause of death was chronic gastritis. The deceased was born in Wyckoff, N. J., and after residing at Utica and Cortland, came to Geneva seven years ago. Here he became foreman in the blacksmith department at the works of the Geneva Wagon company, where he has been employed until last spring. He was a member of Geneva legion No. 13, N. P. L. The deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Perschel, of Syracuse. Burial at Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1874

Richard Valentine, a Canandaigua colored man of considerable notoriety, died in Canandaigua on the 7th inst.  He was formerly a slave and at one time "owned" by Wm. S. DeZeng, Esq. of this village, by whom he was sold to the late Judge N. W. Howell of Canandaigua, and became free by the adoption of the constitution of 1821.

From Geneva Gazette 25 December 1874

Mr. W. S. DeZeng informs us the statement is erroneous that he sold the late Richard Valentine (colored) to Judge Howell, or to any one.  When Richard expressed a desire to take up his abode at Canandaigua near or with certain relatives, he was freely permitted to depart "without money and without price" received from any source.  How he afterwards became the property of Judge Howell, we leave to Richard's biographer to explain.

From Ontario County Times 9 December 1874

The old colored man, Richard Valentine, whose name has been, for a quarter of a century or more, "as familiar as household words," to the citizens of Canandaigua, has gone to the land of spirits. Richard was born in the year 1798 in the state of Maryland, on a plantation southwest and near the city of Baltimore, owned by Daniel Dorsey. His mother's name was Phebe. She was a slave of Daniel Dorsey, and, according to the slave law, her children were chattels of her master. Her first husband was James Colbert, a free negro. It was claimed that he had Indian blood in his veins. Phebe's children, by James, were: 1st, Lloyd Colbert, born 1784; sold on 7th December, 1812, by Daniel Dorsey to Nathaniel W. Howell. In this connection we copy an interesting relic of the past, in regard to slavery in the County of Ontario. It was found among the papers left by Judge Howell; is now framed, with a photograph of Lloyd, and can be seen at the police office in this village:

"We, Phineas Bates and Ambrose Phelps, overseers of the poor of the town of Canandaigua, in the County of Ontario, and State of New York, do certify that from obituary; negro man slave, named Lloyd Colbert -- commonly called Lloyd -- now owned by Nathaniel W. Howell, who resides in the said town, appears to be under the age of forty-five years, and of sufficient ability to provide for himself. Given under our hands, at Canandaigua, the 18th day of October, 1814."

By the third section of the act entitled "An act concerning slaves and servants," 2d vol. page 202, Revised Law, State of New York, it was made the duty of the overseer to give the certificate. Second child of Phebe, was Nackie, sold by Mr. Dorsey to a Mr. Ainsworth, formerly of the city of Rochester. She is now living in this village, on Butcher street, and is about 88 years of age, and probably the oldest remnant of slavery, with the exception of Polly Carroll, living in the State of New York. 3d child of Phebe, Jonathan, who was sold by Dorsey to Wm. Reley, a Methodist minister, formerly of Lyons, Wayne county, N. Y. Jonathan came to Canandaigua a free man, and was in the employ, for many years, of John Clark, the father of Mrs. Mark H. Sibley. Jonathan died in this village. He was an unique man. Many will recollect him. 4th child of Phebe, Isaac, sold by Dorsey to Abner Barlow. 5th child of Phebe, Billy, sold by Dorsey to John Clark, and was found, about the year 1820, frozen to death in the orchard of Phineas P. Bates. An inquest was held over his body by Mr. Stevens, then editor of the Ontario Messenger, and one of the coroners of the county. 6th child of Phebe, Matilda, sold by Dorsey to James K. Guernsey, who, at an early day, lived in Lima, removed to Pittsford, and there died. Matilda is now living in the city of Rochester, an industrious, worthy woman. All the above were children of James Colbert by said Phebe. James was, what was called at the south in those days, "a saucy nigger;" he left the plantation, and Phebe married a man by the name of White, and had the 7th child, Dennis White; was not sold, and came to Canandaigua a free man; worked for many years for John Greig, and died in this village.

Phebe, after the birth of Dennis, married George Valentine, and had by him the 8th child, Richard, sold by Dorsey to Wm. DeZeng, formerly of Geneva, and afterwards became the property of the late Judge Howell, of Canandaigua, by whom he was held as a slave until he became free by the operation of law. The 9th child of Phebe, Rachel, sold by Dorsey to James Tillman, formerly of Geneva. 10th child of Phebe, Prudence, was not sold. 11th child of Phebe, Edward, sold by Dorsey when he was four years old. Eleven children, and in the emphatic words of Richard, "All but two of the eleven went into Dorsey's pocket."

Richard's death was unexpected. He was in the street on Saturday, the 5th of December, and died on the morning of the 7th. He was industrious, and, at the date of his decease, owned a house and lot on Brook street, in which he had lived for many years. He could talk in public verbosely, and often offered himself as an orator, to amuse those who would collect to hear him. He was honest and simple minded. He was a bold, and from his boyhood, an open denouncer of slavery and slaveholders. He was an unruly slave; his old master was glad to get quit of him after he moved into this State with his slaves, and his new master soon found out that he had bought "a Tartar" and not a slave. At one time Richard was confined in the jail of this county for insubordination. He could not be tamed and was set at liberty. In his way he was quite a politician; originally a whig, then a Republican and lastly a Democrat. We shall miss the simple-minded old man, whose confiding disposition and quaint humor have so often amused us in the days that are gone and who now sleeps the sleep that knows no waking. Peace to his ashes.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1915

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of William Valentine occurred at his home on East Main street, this village, on Tuesday evening, after a little more than a week's illness, following a shock. The deceased was about 70 years of age, and before his last illness had been in feeble health for some time, having suffered from previous similar attacks. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mary Southerland, daughter of the late Milton Southerland; one son, George Valentine of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Disbrow of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Mrs. Belle Squires and Miss Margaret Valentine, and one brother, James Valentine, all of this village. Mr. Valentine came to Gorham with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Valentine, when a young man and engaged in the milling business with his father in the old mill which stood upon the site of the present structure. Later on, he took up carpenter work as a business and became one of the foremost workmen in that line in this section. With the exception of the residence of a few years in Rushville and a couple of years spent in the State of Washington, he had made Gorham his lifelong home. Burial Little Church Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1928

Mrs. Anthony Paul Valentino,
aged 22 years, occurred at her home, 33 Exchange street, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Surviving are her husband and an infant child; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Paul; seven sisters, Mrs. Peter Dinardi of Geneva, Mrs. Roy Elwood of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Josephine, Bertha, Mildred, Clara and Gloria Paul of this city; and a brother, Louis Paul of Geneva. The funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late home, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1938

Pasquale Valerio
of North Genesee street, died yesterday afternoon at his home following a long illness. He leaves his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Jesson, Regina and Carmela; four sons, Anthony, Joseph, Pasquale and Stephen; and one brother, Santo, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the home and 9:00 at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911

The death of Mrs. Margaret Valmore occurred on Monday, aged 65 years. Four sons and two daughters survive, William S. Valmore of Cleveland, O.; Edward J. Valmore of Shortsville; Jerome W. and Mrs. L. C. Nicholson of Canandaigua; Harry Valmore and Mrs. G. H. Spanganberg, west lake road. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Spanganberg, with whom she resided, on Thursday. Interment at Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 January 1907

Giles E. Van Aken, seventy-two years of age, died at 9:50 o'clock last night, at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. Cole, of No. 58 Lafayette avenue, after an illness with pneumonia. The deceased was born in Plattkill, Ulster County, but has lived for the major part of his life in Western New York. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Crump of Pittsburg; Mrs. Frank Fetz of Rochester, Mrs. Charles B. Clark of Troy; Mrs. Charles Humphrey of Freeport; two sons, Edgar Van Aken of Albany; and Baron G. Van Aken of New York; three sisters, Mrs. E. Cole of Geneva; Mrs. R. C. Emerick of Sennett, and Mrs. J. R. Terwilliger of Albany. The funeral will take place at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the house, Dr. N. B. Remick officiating. After the service the remains will be taken to Pittsford for burial.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 July 1901

Victor, N. Y. - Charles Van Allen, a well-known resident of East Victor, died at his home in that hamlet at noon Friday of appendicitis. Mr. Van Allen had been in a critical condition for some time, but refused to submit to an operation, although advised to do so. Within the last few days he had shown a slight improvement and hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and one brother, Eugene Van Allen, of Mertensia, and a sister, Mrs. Ross, of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1895

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucretia T. Van Allen
died on Tuesday evening very suddenly of heart failure, at the residence of D. H. Townsend on Broad street, aged 70 years. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Townsend, Rev. J. V. Benham officiating. The interment will be at the Orleans cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1916

Frank VanAnden
died of apoplexy in a barn on his premises on Beeman street on Sunday. He leaves a wife; one son, George W. VanAnden; and one daughter, Miss Cora V. VanAnden, all of Canandaigua; two brothers, Erastus VanAnden of Canandaigua and Joseph VanAnden of Rushville; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Vanlord of Silver Springs. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday.



From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1885

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. George VanAnden
died at his home in Gorham, east of Rushville, Monday night, May 18, 1885, aged 49 years. The funeral was held from the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon. Every one mourned the loss of this most worthy and respected citizen. The members of the G. A. R. Post and the A. O. U. W. of this place and Middlesex were present at the funeral. The bereaved wife and family have the deep sympathy of all.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1917

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Joseph VanAnden
died suddenly about noon last week Thursday at the Silver Lake Assembly grounds, Mr. and Mrs. VanAnden left Rushville on Wednesday by automobile to spend the night with his sister, Mrs. Fred Danforth of Silver Springs, and attend the Kenfield family reunion on the Assembly grounds the next day. Mrs. VanAnden was greatly tired by the trip there, but seemed entirely recovered the next day. She was seated on one of the benches on the grounds and talking to Mrs. Danforth when she suddenly fell forward against her and almost immediately lapsed into unconsciousness.  A physician was summoned from Perry, two miles away, but she died a few minutes after he arrived. He diagnosed her case as chronic heart trouble. Mrs. VanAnden was 56 years of age. Her maiden name was Mary Parmenter and her early life was spent at Naples, but for many years she had been a resident of this community. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Hazel VanAnden, and one sister, Mrs. George Snook of Naples. Funeral services were held from the residence on Sunday, Rev. George L. Pasche, pastor of Rushville M. E. church, of which she was a devoted member, officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1909

James W. VanArsdale,
aged 89 years, one of the best known millwrights in this part of the state, died at his home on North avenue on Monday, following a brief illness. Deceased was born in Lyons on Sept. 21, 1820. He married Sarah Jane Bush on Jan. 5, 1848. Two years previously he came to Ontario county, and, with the exception of a few years spent in Michigan, had always resided here. His married life extended over a period of 62 years, and it is remarkable that in the family of three sons and five daughters, his death is the first to break the family circle. Mr. VanArsdale had resided in this village for 14 years, and previous to coming here lived in Chapin. By trade he was a millwright. He place the machinery in most of the old mills along Canandaigua outlet, many of which he outlived. When the McKechnie brothers established the Canandaigua brewery, Mr. VanArsdale erected the machinery in the building. Besides his wife, deceased is survived by three sons, E. A. VanArsdale of Rochester; George A. VanArsdale of Jackson, Mich., and J. C. VanArsdale of Manchester; and five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Simmons of Rochester; Mrs. J. C. Farnum, Mrs. J. S. Thompson, Mrs. David Hoag of Canandaigua; and Mrs. M. V. Hunt of Phelps. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating, and burial was in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1915

Gorham, N. Y. -
The remains of John Van Arsdale, whose death took place at his home in Canandaigua on Thursday last, were brought to Gorham for burial on Saturday. In early life the deceased resided in Gorham and was united in marriage with Miss Annette Newman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elias Newman of this town. Following his wife's death a number of years ago, he married the widow of the late Hollister Grimes of Canandaigua, who survives him. He had resided in Canandaigua for many years, where he was a contractor and builder.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 December 1901

John J. VanArsdale
died at the City hospital at 6:15 o'clock last night, aged 51 years.  Mr. VanArsdale suffered two strokes of paralysis, having sustained the last about two weeks ago.  He had resided in Geneva 19 years.  The deceased was a painter by trade and was a member of the local painters' union and of Sioux tribe of Red Men.  He is survived by two sons, Ray VanArsdale and Frederick VanArsdale, both of this city.  The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, Ray VanArsdale, 46 Lewis street, at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate.  Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1913

The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah VanArsdale, aged 84 years, formerly of Canandaigua, whose death occurred at Rochester on Thursday night of last week, were held at Woodlawn chapel on Saturday afternoon. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated. The survivors are five daughters and three sons; Mrs. Ella Farnum, Mrs. David Hoag and Mrs. J. S. Thompson of Canandaigua, Mrs. M. V. Hunt of Phelps, Mrs. A. C. Simmons and E. A. VanArsdale of Rochester; George of Jackson, Mich., and John VanArsdale of Manchester.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Amy Van Auken,
for many years a resident of the town of Phelps, died Thursday morning at the home of her grand-niece, Mrs. Duane P. McMullen. The deceased had been ill but a few weeks. She was 86 years of age and the only near surviving relatives are several grandchildren. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, after which the remains will be taken to East Palmyra for burial.



From Geneva Gazette 17 June 1887


Death of Charles Van Auken - Uncle Charles Van Auken, as he was familiarly called, died suddenly on the road about one mile east of Phelps on Thursday morning, June 16th.  He was on foot, and it is supposed was on his way home.  His age was 83 years, and he has been growing feeble for the past two or three years. The deceased was in Geneva the day previous, and his enfeebled condition was generally noticed.  He leaves a handsome landed property, which, as he was unmarried, will be divided among surviving relatives, unless otherwise disposed of by will.  With all his eccentricity, Mr. Van Auken was kind hearted and innocent as a child.  He made at times presents of a cabinet organ to several feeble churches and missions of his town.



From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - George W. VanAuken,
a respected citizen of this place, died at the Soldiers' Home at Bath, of consumption, last Sunday, in the 60th year of his age. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Col. George VanAuken, a former resident of this town. The deceased came from Colorado, where he was interested in mining, a few years. His health gradually failed him. He was a veteran of the late war, being a member of the 26th N. Y. S. Engineers. He was admitted to the home about two months since, where he had remained until his death. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Webb officiating. The deceased leaves no wife or children, his wife having died several years since. The interment was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery. The members of the J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., had charge of the funeral services.



From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - George W. Vanauken,
a former resident and prosperous farmer of this place, died at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester last Sunday, aged 77 years. He had been in feeble health for a long time. The deceased is survived by a wife, two sons and four daughters. The remains were brought to Phelps and the funeral services were held from the Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Gilbert Van Auken,
who resides west of Phelps, died suddenly Monday night. The deceased was born at Newark but had spent practically all his life in Phelps and vicinity. He was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Van Auken was 63 years of age and leaves four daughters, Mrs. Irving Baird, Mrs. Alfred Grimsley, Miss Neva Van Auken and Miss Amey Van Auken; also three sons, Loren, Fred and Phillip. He also leaves his mother, with whom he lived.



From Ontario County Chronicle 22 May 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - Horatio Van Auken, aged 58 years, died this morning at his late residence, the result of a stroke of paralysis. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Tompkins and Mrs. A. Scott of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896
 
Phelps, N. Y. -
Last Saturday, John J. VanAuken, a prominent citizen, died at his home on Church St., aged 63 years. The deceased had lived alone for years, and for the past year or more had been failing, and for a week was unable to leave his room. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock. Interment made in the Phelps cemetery. Two brothers survive.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 October 1907

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Sophia A. VanAuken, widow of the late Theron Van Auken, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ambrose Van Dusen, Wednesday at noon. Mrs. Van Auken had been ill for several months with heart trouble and death occurred while seated in a chair. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Ottley, pioneer settlers in this section. She was born at the homestead where she died 71 years ago and had always lived in the town of Phelps. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ambrose Van Dusen and Miss Ida Van Auken and one son, Charles Van Auken. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow by Rev. C. E. Gregory and Rev. G. H. Hutton. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 6 September 1889

THERON VAN AUKEN,
a prominent and prosperous farmer, living about two and one-half miles south of the village of Phelps, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  He was taken ill in May with lung trouble and despite the best medical aid gradually grew worse.  He was one of the leading members of the Presbyterian Church at Oaks Corners and Superintendent of its Sunday-school.  He was also active in the temperance, and having the courage of his convictions, boldly espoused Prohibition and was an earnest lead in the third party.  A wife, one son and two daughters survive him.



From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Viola,
wife of Gilbert Vanauken, died on Monday morning, after a long illness of consumption, aged 35 years. A husband and seven children survive. The funeral services were held yesterday.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906

Mrs. Johanna VanBrooker,
widow of the late Abram VanBrooker, died at the home of her son, John VanBrooker, Bristol street, Wednesday, after a three weeks' illness from heart trouble, aged 74 years. She had been a resident of this village for the past fifty years. Besides her son, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luther Rice of this village; Mrs. Frank Brand of Rochester; and one sister, Mrs. William Bailard of Michigan. The funeral was held from the home of John VanBrooker Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Louis M. Sweet officiated.



From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1876

Died in this village on Monday, 27th inst., Mrs. Mary Van Brunt, widow of the late Joseph Van Brunt, for many years residing on Hamilton street, aged 88 years, 6 months and 7 days. Deceased was a native of Monmouth county, N. J., and emigrated to Geneva with her family in the year 1824. She reared nine children, but four of whom survive her. She was one of the oldest communicants of the First Presbyterian Church, having united with in in 1825.



From Livonia Gazette 11 January 1917

Honeoye - Thursday morning occurred the death of Albert VanBuren at his home on Briggs street, at the age of 66 years. He was born at Chapinsville, but for the past forty-five years had lived in this town. In 1876, he married Miss Alice Francisco of Canadice, who survives him. He also leaves nine children: Mrs. Grace Sutton and Mrs. Frances Denneville of Conesus; Mrs. Bessie Denmark and Mrs. Almira Kapelke of Rochester; Miss Edna of Rush; Mrs. Mae Burdorf and Frank of Hemlock; and Harry and Charles of Honeoye. The funeral was held from the late home Saturday afternoon. Burial was at Lakeview cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1908

At an early hour on Monday morning at the Canandaigua hospital occurred the death of Charles VanBuren, at the age of 55 years, after an illness of three weeks from cerebral embolism, a form of paralysis, and lobar pneumonia. Mr. VanBuren was stricken on the evening of July 20, after he had finished his day's work. He was removed from his home on Bristol street to the Canandaigua hospital, where he remained in a semi-conscious condition since, with little hope for his recovery. The deceased had been a resident of Canandaigua for nearly forty years, coming here from Chapin when a young man.  He entered the employ of Faber & Martin, carriage manufacturers and blacksmiths, which firm afterwards became Reznor & Martin. About seven years ago Mr. VanBuren became a partner with John Reznor and remained such until the time of his death. He had become well-known in his profession throughout Western New York, and enjoyed a host of friends in this village and vicinity. He was an exempt fireman, having been attached to Hose Company No. 3.

Mr. Van Buren is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Christian, Howell street; four brothers, Frank of Ballston Spa, George of San Antonio, Tex., and James and Albert of Honeoye; and three sisters, Mrs. John Briggs of Honeoye, and Mrs. Hattie Pitts and Mrs. Emma West of Detroit, Mich. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment being in Woodlawn. Rev. Guy L. Morrill, of the Presbyterian church, was the minister presiding.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1936

Mrs. Elizabeth Van Buren,
aged 63, wife of William L. Van Buren, died at her home, 46 West street. this morning following a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Eales, of Geneva; a son, Clarence Edmonston of Syracuse; and two brothers, William and Frank Greenaway of Manchester. Mrs. Van Buren was a member of the First Methodist church and of the Bonnett Sunday School Class of that church. The funeral will be held at her late home with the Rev. G. G. McConnell, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 31 October 1884

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Died, on the 22d, at the age of 56 years, Mrs. John Van Buren of this place. She has been a respected citizen of this village for many years, and leaves a large circle of friends. Her disease was dissenter and fever.



From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897

Honeoye, N. Y. -  John Van Buren,
a resident in town since 1866, died on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 23, at 4 o'clock, aged 73 years, dying of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Van Buren was a representative citizen; honest, industrious, strong in his convictions, generous and highly esteemed. The last services were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Herman officiating. Five sons and three daughters, scattered in different states, are left of his large family.



From Geneva Gazette 19 April 1901

Mrs. Mary Van Buren,
wife of William Van Buren, died Tuesday morning at her late home on Park place, of consumption, aged 42 years. Deceased is survived by her husband, three small children, and an older daughter, Grace Lewis. The funeral will be held this afternoon from Trinity church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1891

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Death has called to his reward one of our aged and respected citizens, Mr. Thomas Van Buren, who died at his residence in this place last Thursday at 6:30 p.m., aged 87 years, 6 months. Two years ago last January, he received several injuries to his left hip from a fall on the icy sidewalk, which forced him to go with crutches, and from which he suffered until his death. The immediate cause of death was paralysis of the throat and bowels. The ceremony was observed from his late residence on Sunday at three o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. J. L. Gillard officiating. The floral pieces were very beautiful, consisting of the "Gates Ajar" of white flowers, a pillow with the word "Father," a cross of white flowers and a large bouquet of day-lilies. The relatives of the deceased were all present except Mrs. A. J. Cammyer, who is in Europe. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1943

The death of William L. VanBuren, aged 91, of Prospect Hill, occurred Saturday after a long illness. He was a member of the First Methodist church and of the Carpenter's Union, local 187, and Old Castle Lodge, No. 122, I. O. O. F. Surviving are two sons, Lewellyn of Holcomb, and Earl of Crystal Falls, Mich; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie M. Semtner, Waterloo, Mrs. Catherine Baldwin of Elmira, Mrs. Marguerite Powell of Honeoye Falls, and Mrs. Marjorie Bounds of Clifton Springs. Services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home, Rev. Harry L. Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating; interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1907

Mrs. William L. Van Buren of No. 191 Nursery avenue, died this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. She was 49 years old and is survived by her husband and six children: William Leeder of Phelps, Mrs. Beeder of Newark, and Harry, Charles, Emma and Ray of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1871

Yesterday morning Mrs. Abram Van Buskirk, residing on Gorham street, departed this life, aged 63 years.



From Ontario County Times 17 March 1886

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
The funeral of James VanBuskirk, who has been so long ill, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Wesley Carlough, at Hopewell Center, and who died on Monday last, was attended on Thursday last at the house. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. McKinstry of the M. E. church. The congregation was large and family relatives were present from Tyre, Buffalo, and other places.



From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1901

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jane VanBuskirk
died at her home on Friday from cancer. Deceased is survived by one son and two daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Aaron Van Bussum occurred yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jay L. Johnson, of Gibson street, after a two-weeks illness following eight years of palsy. Mr. Van Bussum was born in the town of Gorham 73 years ago and had lived in that vicinity the greater part of his life, having followed the occupation of farming. He was a Free Mason and was formerly a member of Rushville Lodge. He leaves his wife and eight children, Mrs. Carrie Clendenney, Mrs. Jay L. Johnson and Charles Van Bussum of this place, Mrs. George S. Hoyt of Ionia, Miss Elvie Van Bussum of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. E. A. Mabie of South Valley, Mrs. Clark R. Armitage and Mrs. Elmer E. Hulett of Sayre, Pa.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - Frank Van Bussum,
aged about 40 years, yesterday attempted to murder his 20-year-old invalid son, and failing in this, turned a 32 calibre revolver on himself and ended his life with a bullet which entered the head back of the right ear. Van Bussum's son is a mute and completely helpless. The attempted murder and suicide occurred in the boy's bedroom. The man formerly worked at the Shortsville Drill Works, but has done odd jobs for the past year. For some time his wife has been visiting in Batavia and yesterday his wife's mother, who has been keeping house, also left the place leaving Van Bussum and the boy alone. The man was seen about 6 o'clock. A man boarding at the house came home about 8:30 and discovered the dead body of VanBussum lying on the bedroom floor. Coroner Eiseline was immediately notified. The Coroner found that three shots had been fired from a 32 calibre revolver. One shot struck the boy in the temple and the either in the breast. The revolver had evidently been held close and one cartridge had evidently been a blank, for only a slight mark was made in the flesh. The bullet which entered the boy's head near the temple, was removed and he will recover. The one bullet which Van Bussum fired into his own head had been fatal and he had evidently died instantly. The body was cold when found. The deed is believed to be due to melancholy from which the man has suffered for some time.



From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1877

Rushville, N. Y. - Died in this village, June 9th, 1877, Martha, wife of Peter Vanbussum, aged 82 years. The precious memory of deceased is left for us to cherish.  The one who has descended to the tomb was loved in life and will be remembered in death.  To her Jesus was an ever present personal companion.  Having been a member of the Congregational church of this village more than forty years, her attachment to her denomination was strong, and that from conviction more than sentiment. And when the church was involved in difficulty, its trials were her trials.  Three months ago her husband, who has been her companion for more than fifty-four years, passed to the land of rest.  And we cannot speak of one without calling to mind the other.  They are inseparable even in death.  Both were exemplary christians.  Both lived to benefit others more than themselves. And well may it be asked, "on whom shall their mantle fall?"



From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1914

The funeral services of Mrs. Melissa VanBussum, aged 73 years, whose death occurred at the Canandaigua hospital on Friday morning, were held at Woodlawn chapel on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill conducted the services and interment was made in Woodlawn. Deceased had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jay L. Johnson, Gibson street. She leaves seven daughters, Mrs. Emma Armitage of Sayre Pa.; Mrs. Jennie White, of Ionia; Mrs. Alma Hewlett of Chemung; Mrs. Emmett Mabel of South Valley; Mrs. Carrie Clendenny of Rochester; Mrs. Stephen Warren of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. J. L. Johnson of this city; also a son, Charles VanBussum of Newark, and a sister, Mrs. Merna Whitman, of Rushville.



From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1877

Rushville, N. Y. - Died
in this village the 18th of the present month, Peter Van Bussum, in the 77th year of his age. Peter Van Bussum was born at Patterson, N. J., in the year 1800, and has been a resident of this place and vicinity the past 50 years, and a member of the Congregational church of this place 40 years.  All through those long years he strove to do good, and we would all do well if we would pattern after him.  He was a christian in the strictest sense of the word, always ready to do his duty in the cause of Christ, never unnecessarily absent from prayer meeting or communion service.  But his good work is over, and with a calm and quiet resignation to the will of Heaven, he sank into that sleep which knows no waking, until eternity's bright morn shall break the slumbers of the world, and wake to life the dead.  We will miss the old gentleman; we will miss his smiling countenance and kind words.  They will miss him at church; they will miss him at the family circle, and most of all that aged one will miss him who has been his companion for many years past.; but it is a consolation to know that he has gone to that better land where sorrow and sickness is unknown and the weary are at rest.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Ernest VanCamp, who died suddenly Sunday forenoon at the home of his son, Benjamin, on the Bert King farm a short distance west of this village, were held at the St. Felix church in this village this morning at 9 o'clock. The cause of his death was heart disease. He was born in Holland and was 78 years old. He had lived in this country for nine years. Mr. and Mrs. VanCamp have made their home with their son since coming to this country. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter in this vicinity and two married daughters living in Holland.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1923

The funeral of Mrs. Adele Vance, wife of James R. Vance, of Hofmann avenue, who died at her home Monday afternoon, will be held from the residence tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Dr. E. H. Dickinson, of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers will be Messrs. Frederick M. Vance, her son, George S. Flint of Auburn, son-in-law; John Vance of Wyoming, Pa., a relative; Earl Dobbin, a son-in-law; Clarence MacConnell and John G. Fletcher of Geneva.



From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1919

The death of Mrs. Clara A. Vance, aged 52 years, occurred at Memorial Hospital yesterday morning. She leaves her husband, James Vance; one daughter, Eva; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Radley, Park street, and Mrs. Sarah Smith of Canandaigua; and one brother, Clark Cochran of Centerfield. The funeral services will be held at the home on Fort Hill avenue tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The funeral of Samuel Vance took place at his late residence Tuesday afternoon. A very large number of friends and neighbors were present. Mrs. Vance has the sympathy of the whole community in her sorrow. Rev. W. H. Ward officiated. The interment took place in the Cheshire cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 2 October 1913

The angel of death has again visited the Parlor Village and removed from its midst a long-time and highly-respected resident, Alfred S. VanCott. The summons came at about 3 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. VanCott, who had enjoyed the ripe old age of 77 years, suffered a general breaking down of the system and for two weeks previous had been confined to his bed. Alfred S. VanCott was born at Jamaica, L. I., on November 24, 1836, and was the last of a family of eight children. His early life was passed in New York city in company with his brother, William, dealing extensively in horses, their stock farm being located at Victor. These two brothers were expert horsemen and were considered most competent judges.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted at Victor in the 1st New York Mounted Rifles, Company K, and served throughout the entire struggle. He was honorably discharged and decided to travel. For two years he visited many of the principal places on both continents. He took unto himself a wife on October 30, 1870, in the person of Miss Jane Nelson of East Bloomfield. He came to make his home in Shortsville in 1880 and occupied the house wherein he died for over a quarter century. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, having united 24 years ago, and was also a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., No. 107, which organization had charge of the funeral obsequies. Mr. VanCott was a gentleman of the old school and a great lover of his home and family. His familiar face will be truly missed from our midst, and the memory of his many kindnesses, his excellent demeanor, his cheerful greeting and his ready word of sympathy will long be remembered. The survivors who mourn their loss are: his wife, Mrs. VanCott, a daughter, Miss Jane VanCott; a son, Harvey S. VanCott, and a grandson, Sherman VanCott, all residents of Shortsville. The funeral services were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and conducted by Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - Frank Van Cusson,
aged about 40 years, yesterday attempted to murder his 20-year-old invalid son, and failing in this, turned a 32 calibre revolver on himself and ended his life with a bullet which entered the head back of the right ear. Van Cusson's son is a mute and completely helpless. The attempted murder and suicide occurred in the boy's bedroom. The man formerly worked at the Shortsville Drill Works, but has done odd jobs for the past year. For some time his wife has been visiting in Batavia and yesterday his wife's mother, who has been keeping house, also left the place leaving Van Cusson and the boy alone. The man was seen about 6 o'clock. A man boarding at the house came home about 8:30 and discovered the dead body of VanCusson lying on the bedroom floor. Coroner Eiseline was immediately notified. The Coroner found that three shots had been fired from a 32 calibre revolver. One shot struck the boy in the temple and the either in the breast. The revolver had evidently been held close and one cartridge had evidently been a blank, for only a slight mark was made in the flesh. The bullet which entered the boy's head near the temple, was removed and he will recover. The one bullet which Van Cusson fired into his own head had been fatal and he had evidently died instantly. The body was cold when found. The deed is believed to be due to melancholy from which the man has suffered for some time.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - Edward Van Damme
died early Thursday morning at his home on Melvin Hill. He was a native of Holland, 51 years of age and resided in this town for several years. Mr. Van Damme was an industrious and highly respected citizen. He leaves a widow and six children. The funeral will be held from St. Francis church Saturday morning.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 March 1929

Phelps, N. Y., March 5 - Mrs. Lewis VanDamme,
30, died Monday at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium where she was taken for treatment Saturday. Mrs. VanDamme was born at Paterson, N. J., and had lived in Phelps for the past 25 years, lately moving to the Lord farm on the Melvin Hill road, recently acquired by Mr. VanDamme. Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Mary and Alice; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Zeager; and seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ida Mattoon, Mrs. Mary Ross, Peter, Edward, Frank, Virginia and George, all of Phelps. Funeral at St. Francis Catholic Church at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara Van de Carr,
a well-known resident of this village, died at her home on Main street, at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 72 years. She had been ill for four months with heart disease. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Canfield, and was born on the Canfield homestead, just west of Shortsville, in 1838. On February 18, 1857, she was married to David Van de Carr. Except for a few years spent in Palmyra, she had always lived in Shortsville, where she has many friends. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Maynard of Cold Water, Mich., and two grandchildren, Guy Baggerly and Miss Roma Baggerly, both of Shortsville. The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. P. H. Reigel of Clifton Springs will officiate in the absence of Rev. S. F. Clapp of the local M. E. church, of which the deceased was a charter member.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - John Spencer Vandemark,
81 years old, one of the most prominent citizens of this community, died yesterday at his home near Junius. He was born February 6, 1824, on the same farm where he died. In 1849 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Cuddeback, who survives. He also leaves a son, Hon. Henry Vandemark, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Bennette of Junius, two sisters, Mrs. Olive Peck of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Alice Beebe, of Clyde, Kan., two brothers, Martin Vandemark of Waterloo and Charles Vandemark, of Clyde, Kan. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, Rev. C. E. Gregory, of Phelps, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896


Phelps, N. Y. - William W. VanDemark, a prominent citizen and prosperous farmer, expired suddenly, without a moment's warning, last Friday evening, while seated at the supper table. He had been about his usual farm duties during the day and had scarcely eaten a mouthful when his head dropped forward on his breast, and before either his wife or young son, who were seated at the table, could reach his side, he was dead. Heart trouble was probably the cause of his death, as he had been troubled more or less with it for a long time. Mr. VanDemark was in the 60th year of his age at the time of his death. A wife and two sons survive. The funeral services were held from the late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dr. Webb, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating, and interment made in Pinewood cemetery. Mr. VanDemark had always been an active Republican and has been prominently identified with the anti-machine wing of that party.



From Phelps Citizen 2 March 1916

Mrs. Johannah VanDemortel,
widow of the late Edward VanDemortel, died at noon on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Camille Raes, on the Wolvin farm, six miles north of Phelps, aged 70 years. Mrs. VanDemortel, who was a native of Holland, had lived in this country for past eight years. Her husband died in Phelps in September, 1910. Her surviving relatives are one son, Edward VanDemortel of Phelps, and four daughters, Mrs. Peter Landschoot of Clifton Springs, Mrs. B. A. Raullins of Phelps and Mrs. VanPameal of Holland. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Charles Hanson of Marion, and Mrs. Peter DeCamme of Holland. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis Catholic church on Friday morning, Rev. M. T. Madden officiating, with burial in St. Francis cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1911

Dow Fonda Vandenbergh,
aged 85 years, died at his home in Victor on Wednesday. His wife and four children survive. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock this afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1911

Jacob Shulters Vandenbergh,
a well-known figure in Canandaigua and throughout the county by reason of his occupation as subscription agent, died at his home on West Gibson street on Tuesday morning, aged 85 years. Deceased was born in Hoosick on Feb. 26, 1826. Mr. Vandenbergh was twice married, his first wife having been Jane Reddington. In 1890 he married Miss Jennie Ferris, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Helen Scanlon, of Boston, and one son, Phillip Vandenbergh, of Rochester, survive. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Morrill yesterday afternoon and burial was in Woodlawn. Mr. Vandenbergh, during the Civil war, served as a nurse attached to the ambulance corps. Most of his life had been spent in this village and vicinity.



From Ontario County Times 7 March 1877

Victor, N. Y. -
We are again called upon to record the death of one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. Peter Vandenbergh died at his residence, in this village, on Feb. 21st, at seven o'clock in the morning. Mr. Vandenbergh was born in the town of Hoosick, Rensselaer county, in 1792. He removed to the town of Farmington in the spring of 1835, and as he moved with wagons, was ten days on the road. He purchased what was known as the Tim. Allen farm, upon which he resided until the spring of 1876, when he sold it to his two sons, and purchased a residence a short distance east of this village. He was a man of remarkably strong constitution, which successfully resisted the inroads of disease until the very last; but finally yielding to the weight of years, the oil in the lamp of life was exhausted, and, like a shock of grain fully ripe, he has passed to his reward. He experienced religion early in life, and was a member of the Presbyterian church in this village for many years. He was a kind father and obliging neighbor, and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church on Friday morning, Feb. 23d, at 11 o'clock. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Ennis from the text "Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children," which was selected by the deceased; as was also the funeral anthem which was sung at the service.



From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1886

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Philip Vandenbergh,
an old and much-respected resident, died Friday, July 9th, after a long illness, aged 88 years. Funeral services were held on Sunday.



From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1876

Fatal Accident - Mr. Cornelius Vandenburg,
one of our old and highly respected citizens, met with a serious accident on Wednesday of last week which resulted in his death.  In a collision of his wagon with another on Pleasant street on the day named, he fell to the ground, striking upon his head and shoulders.  He was immediately conveyed to his residence, and medical aid summoned, but he failed rapidly and died early Friday morning.  He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Ontario county, having resided here for the last forty years.  His age was sixty-eight years.  Eight years ago he came to Canandaigua from his farm in West Bloomfield.  He leaves two sons and a daughter - A. F. Vandenburg of Rochester; P. S. Vandenburg and Mrs. F. E. Humphrey of Canandaigua- to mourn his loss.  He was an excellent man, whose death will be regretted by a large number of people. His funeral was held on Wednesday, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.



From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1880

Victor, N. Y. -
Died at her home on Saturday last, at 10 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Elizabeth Vandenburg, wife of D. F. Vandenburg, aged 52 years. She was taken sick about three months ago and has been a great sufferer up to the time of her death. She was a member of the M. E. church, and was a woman who had great care for her children and strived to make their home bright and happy. The funeral was held at the house on Monday at 1 o'clock. Sermon delivered by Rev. G. W. Coe.



From Geneva Advertiser 17 September 1901

I. D. Vandenburg,
formerly American Express Agent in Geneva, died at his home in Clifton Springs last Thursday.  Before taking charge of the office here he was for many years a general agent of the company with headquarters here, but the constant travel that position demanded was too much for him in his advancing years, and he resigned.  Many a young man now serving as local agent in many places on his old division owe preferment to him.  His widow and one daughter survive him. Burial at Clyde, N. Y.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1877

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Vandenburgh,
wife of Philip Vandenburgh, departed this life last Friday, aged 76 years.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Rev. J. P. Skeele officiating.



From Ontario County Times 12 March 1879

Philip S. Vandenburgh
of this village died at Albany on Wednesday last. He had been suffering some time from kidney complaint, and hoping to receive beneficial treatment, on Monday of last week started for Albany. Arrived there, the physician who attended him saw that his condition was critical in the extreme, and though everything possible was done for him, he died on Wednesday afternoon. The remains were brought back to this village for interment. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Curtis officiating. The deceased was a son of the late Cornelius Vandenburgh, and for several years past had been largely engaged in the manufacture of grape boxes in this place.



From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1889

David Van Deren,
who died Jan. 14th and whose funeral was held yesterday, was a lifelong resident of Geneva, enjoying an extensive acquaintance and general esteem. Although ill for many months, few imagined that he was so near the end. He was on the street within a week of his death. His funeral took place at the residence of his son on Exchange street, Dr. Rankine officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1906

The funeral of David G. VanDeren, who died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home, No. 65 Elm street, will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from St. Peter's church with Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., the rector, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1887

Gypsum, N. Y. - The death of Abram Vanderhoof, whose serious illness was noticed in our items last week, occurred at the residence of his son, Levi Vanderhoof, on Thursday last. Mr. Vanderhoof leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his loss. He was a man who had a large circle of friends, who loved and respected him, and his death has cast a gloom over the community. The funeral services were held at his son's residence on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Packwood officiating. The remains were laid at rest in the Gypsum cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Vanderhoof
of Gypsum died last Tuesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, after an illness of two months of heart disease, aged 41 years. A husband, one son and a daughter survive. The deceased was the daughter of S. P. Robinson of Gypsum. The funeral services were held from the church at Gypsum yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Samuel Newland of Seneca Falls officiating. Burial in the family plot at that place.



From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Irene Vanderhoof
died at the home of her son, William Vanderhoof, Monday morning, of dropsy, aged 70 years. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1893

Phelps, N. Y. - John Vanderhoof,
an old resident of this place, died at his home on Clifton street last Sunday at 1 o'clock p.m., aged 85 years. He had lived in Phelps the larger portion of his life and was engaged in the occupation of farming. Four daughters and one son survive. The funeral was held at the late residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw officiating. Burial was made in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1876

Mr. L. Vanderhoof, of Reed's Corners died very suddenly at the residence of his son, Mr. T. H. Vanderhoof, on Coy street, in this village on Wednesday night of last week.  He was a man of about sixty-five years, and was somewhat addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors.  On the day preceding his death he had been drinking, and had two or three falls -- the last of which was a fall down a stairway in his son's house.  His sudden death caused some suspicion of foul play, and Coroner J. A. Shannon was notified.  He took charge of the case, summoned a jury, and several persons were examined, but we believe nothing differing materially from the above facts has yet been discovered.  The jury has had two sittings, but without any definite results. The contents of his stomach have been forwarded to Prof. Fowler of Geneva, and the Coroner has adjourned the inquest to await the result of his professional examination.  We hope and believe that there will be found no facts implicating any person in assisting the hasty demise of Mr. Vanderhoof.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Dockstrader Vanderhoof,
age 88 years, died Monday morning at the home of her son, MacComb Vanderhoof, on West Main street. She had been ill about a week with bronchitis. Mrs. Vanderhoof was born at Herkimer and when 18 years of age was united in marriage to Peter Vanderhoof, whose death occurred here eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof came to this place shortly after they were married and for 62 years made their home on their farm three miles northwest of Phelps. The deceased was the last of a family of seven children. She leaves four sons, Dr. F. D. and McComb Vanderhoof of Phelps, J. W. Vanderhoof of Utica and Charles S. Vanderhoof of Onawa, Ia. 



From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 December 1906

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
At her late residence on corner of Hibbard Ave. and Crane Street, on Wednesday morning, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Eleanor Vanderhoof, after an illness of about two years. She was born in Hopewell in 1832, and was the oldest child of the late William and Sarah Wayne. She was first married to Lemuel Sherrif, who was at one time a dry good merchant in the store now occupied by the Warner grocery. To them two daughters were born, Mrs. Edward R. Short of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. George Williams of Rochester, who survive. She married for her second husband, Abram Vanderhoof of Gypsum, who died a few years later. Mrs. Vanderhoof was a member of the Methodist church here, and a well-known and much beloved woman, and her death brings sadness to the whole community. She has been a very active woman all her life, and up to the time of her late illness, she has conducted a boarding house. During her illness she has been lovingly and tenderly cared for by her daughters. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Kingsley of Albion; Mrs. William Vanderhoof and Mrs. J. M. Burgdorf of Clifton Springs; and three brothers, Albert Wayne of Orleans; Henry Wayne of Shortsville; and Theodore Wayne of Palmyra; and two grandchildren, Parkhurst Whitney of Rochester, and Ruth Short of this village. The funeral services were held at her late residence on Friday afternoon at two thirty o'clock. Rev. P. H. Riegel officiated. The burial was made in the village cemetery. Many beautiful flowers were received, showing the love and respect which her many friends held for her.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Peter Vanderhoof, a well-known and highly respected resident of this village, occurred at his home on West Main street Tuesday evening after a brief illness, due to advanced age. Mr. Vanderhoof was eighty-nine years of age and leaves four sons, Dr. F. D. Vanderhoof, Jacob and McComb Vanderhoof of Phelps, and Charles Vanderhoof of Geneva, Nebraska. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.



From Phelps Citizen 6 February 1890

Gypsum, N. Y. -
The funeral of Byron Vanderhue, who died Sunday morning at the residence of Franklin D. Smith, was held at the house on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Gypsum cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Edward Vandermortal,
aged 70 years, died Monday night at the home of his son, Edward Vandermortel, Jr., three miles north of Phelps, after several weeks illness with a cancer. The deceased came to Phelps from Holland, his birthplace, about two years ago. Surviving relatives are his wife, a son, Edward, and five daughters, Mrs. Peter Landschoot, Mrs. Richard Soloman, Mrs. Milton Ross, Mrs. Americus DeBrott, all of the Town of Phelps, and Mrs. Clementia Stienerwiess who resides in Holland. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at St. Francis Catholic church.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1915

Mrs. Ella Van Devere,
wife of James B. Van Devere, of 175 William street, died very suddenly this morning at 2:30 o'clock of valvular heart disease. She is survived by her husband, one son, R. L. Van Devere, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Wilson of Billsboro; one sister, Mrs. B. E. Brizee of Oaks Corners; one brother, Charles Follett, of Fargo, North Dakota, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning from the house at 11 o'clock, Rev. D. D. Campbell, D. D., of the Methodist church, officiating. The body will be taken on the 1:20 Lehigh train to Trumansburg for interment.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1916

Phelps, June 26 -
The death of Mrs. T. S. VanDervoort occurred at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Church street after an illness of several months due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. VanDervoort, who was 71 years of age, was born in Phelps and with the exception of a few years spent in Michigan, always lived here. Surviving relatives are two sons, W. H. and C. H. VanDervoort of Moline, Ill., a daughter, Miss Nellie VanDervoort of Phelps, and a brother, James P. Westfall, of Caro, Mich. The funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. James Berry, rector in charge of St. John's Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pinewood Cemetery.



From Geneva Courier 14 May 1879

The accidental shooting of Miss Ella Vandevort, by her grandfather, on Tuesday of last week, has been noticed.  The young girl died on Friday last.  The bullet entered her neck, and was not found.  The funeral was attended from the residence of her grandfather last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Corbin, assisted by Rev. L. M. Foster.  There was a very large concourse of people present, upwards of 1,000 at least.  The remains were taken to the Pinewood cemetery for burial.  The young lady was a very estimable person, and her sad death has thrown a deep gloom over the entire community.



From Shortsville Enterprise 18 April 1913

Shortsville is again in mourning over the demise of one of its most highly respected residents, Gilbert M. Vandevort, which occurred at his home in East avenue at 12:30 o'clock Saturday night. About 6 o'clock that evening he was stricken with apoplexy, and his condition gradually grew worse until the end. His age was 78 years. For many months past he has been in very poor health. Mr. Vandevort was born in the township of Phelps on December 9, 1834, and was a son of the late Thomas and Ellen Horton Vandevort. Upon attaining the age of 28 years, he moved to the farm about one mile east of this village and remained there until six years ago, when he took up his residence in East avenue. He was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte E. Townsend of Friendship, Allegany county, on February 16, 1865. He was a descendant of the first Dutch settlers in the State of New York and the original settlers of the town of Phelps. He was the last of a family of nine children. The survivors are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Clara Budd of Bergen, this state. His only son, Clarence Vandevort, died in the full bloom of manhood about 11 years ago. The funeral services were from the family home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock and were conducted by Rev. C. C. Reynolds, pastor of the local M. E. Church. The burial followed in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 31 December 1880

Thomas Vandevort,
an old and respected citizen of Phelps, died on the 16th instant, aged 78 years. He came to Phelps a penniless young man, and by his own hard labor and successful farming amassed a competence, meantime liberally providing for and educating his children. We enjoyed his personal acquaintance for many years during which he took a zealous interest in political affairs as a sterling Democrat. Latterly however he espoused the dogmas of the greenback party on finances and the currency. He was a companionable gentleman, a faithful friend, a good citizen in all that the term implies, and an affectionate husband and parent.



From Phelps Citizen 24 August 1933

Michael Horton VanDeusen,
83, a lifelong resident of Phelps, passed away on Wednesday night of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walsgearver. He had been ill but a few days with heart trouble and pneumonia. He leaves two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lena Wright Pallingarine of Newark, N. J.; and Mrs. William Kappinger of Rochester; Leon W. VanDeusen of Canandaigua; and Raymond L. VanDeusen of Venice, Calif.; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Petty's funeral parlors Friday afternoon, Rev. C. L. VanNorman officiating. The bearers were Leon W. VanDeusen and William C. and John E. Cuppinger. Burial was made in Riverview cemetery, Gypsum.



From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1914

The death of Mrs. Wilhelmina VanDevyver, widow of Isaac VanDevyver, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ashley Fountain, Chapel street, early Monday morning, following an illness of three weeks. Deceased was born in Holland 82 years ago and came here to reside when she was 16 years old. She was twice married and was the mother of 10 children. Her first husband was Isaac Cappon. She was one of the oldest members of the Congregational church, having joined in 1857. There survive four daughters and two sons, Abram C. Cappon and Jabez M. VanDevyver of Canandaigua; Mrs. W. H. Criddle of Rochester; Mrs. E. L. Allen of Jamestown; Mrs. Ashley Fountain and Mrs. H. L. Case of Canandaigua; also 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services at the Congregational chapel on Wednesday afternoon. The bearers were the two sons and and four sons-in-law. Interment was in Woodlawn.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 August 1933

Phelps, N. Y., Aug. 17 - Michael Horton VanDuesen,
83, lifelong resident of Phelps, died last night. Survivors are two sons, Leon W. VanDuesen of Canandaigua, and Herman L. VanDuesen of Venice, Calif.; two daughters, Leona Wright Peligerano of Newark, N. J., and Mrs. William C. Kuppinger of East Rochester; and 12 grandchildren. Private funeral services will be tomorrow afternoon with burial in Riverview Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1878

Hon. Ambrose L. Van Dusen,
a prominent citizen of the town of Phelps, died at his residence on Tuesday night of last week, aged 68 years. He has held several important positions of honor and trust in his town and county, including Superintendent of the Poor, Supervisor, Member of Assembly, &c. He leaves a wife an an adopted daughter.



From Geneva Courier 16 May 1883

Death of C. L. Van Dusen - Curtis L. Van Dusen
, the well-known nurseryman, died at his residence in Geneva this morning, of cancer.  He was dangerously ill for a year or thereabout, and ailing for a longer time before that.  The best medical talent in this country has been freely availed of in his behalf; he travelled far, and often, and did what could be done to arrest the disease; but it had obtained a fatal hold before he or any other persons were aware of it, and he passed away when otherwise in full and robust health, and when at the height of his usefulness and success.  He was fifty-seven years of age on the 9th of June last.

Mr. Van Dusen was born in Geddes, Onondaga county, N. Y., in 1825 and came hither from Macedon, Wayne county, about 1870.  He was there a nurseryman and fruit grower; and here he took an interest in with E. W. Herendeen and another at first, we believe, in what are now known as the Van Dusen nurseries.  It was at or near a critical time in the nursery business here; and circumstances put upon Mr. Van Dusen a load of debt and responsibility that would have overwhelmed most men; but with unusual sagacity, with acknowledged integrity and with perseverance almost unparalleled, he went through, and had come into circumstances of ease and comfort that promised everything for the future that he and his excellent family could reasonably desire.  His death at this juncture is an event which will cause a profound sensation, though it has been for some time expected. If we were to state in brief our estimate of Mr. Van Dusen, we should say, in addition, that he was a man of decided mark, in every relation, and that his intellect was broad, comprehensive, and cultivated to a degree that promised much for the future.  He was a thinker, a reader of the Reviews, a sympathizer with all effort for intellectual progress, an amateur of art, a lover of music, a man of ideas.  The loss of the community in his death would have been more apparent had he lived in health for a few years longer.  We can only express our sense of this loss, and give our heartfelt condolence to the deeply attached family he leaves -- a wife, one son, and two daughters, who had learned to revere as none others could, in such measure, the husband, the father, and the wise counsellor.



From Phelps Citizen 21 September 1877

Last week we briefly mentioned the death if Mrs. Rebecca VanDusen, which occurred on the 10th, at the residence of her son, Hon. A. L.
VanDusen. Inasmuch as Mrs. VanDusen was probably the oldest person in the town of Phelps, a fuller notice of her life may be of some interest to our readers.

The deceased was born in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., N. Y., April 10th, 1781, and consequently was in the 97th year of her age. Her father, Major Wm. Jordan, who was born in 1757, served in the Revolutionary War, at one time driving Gen. Washington's baggage wagon. He had a family of 11 children, the most of whom lived to an advanced age. The death of Mrs. VanDusen leaves only one survivor, Allen Jordan, residing in Plainfield, Ill. Mrs. VanDusen was the wife of Adam VanDusen, who came to the town of Phelps in 1800. It was near the place on which they then settled, that the other day she died full of years, like a shock o'clock corn fully ripe. She had been a widow nearly fifty years, her husband having died in November, 1827.

Seven children, the eldest of them, Mrs. Azel Throop being in her 80th year, survive her, and were present at the funeral. Mrs. VanDusen was by religious faith a Baptist. For nearly seventy years she was a member of the church at Plainsville. She maintained an interest in the organization to the last, though the increasing infirmities of old age prevented her attending religious services for a number of years. Her last days were peaceful and happy -- the fitting close of a well-ordered and harmonious life. She will be kindly remembered by all who knew her, while her children and relatives will hold her name precious. Their sorrow for their loss is lightened as they think of her as delivered from the weakness of the body into the strength and glory of the spiritual life. Her funeral was largely attended on the 15th. The exercises were conducted by Rev. Mr. Carpenter of Melvin Hill, who preached the sermon, assisted by Rev. E. S. Corbin of Clifton Springs.



From Geneva Gazette 10 November 1893

Abram Van Duyn
of Phelps was fatally burned while lighting the street lamps last Saturday.  Death ensued next morning, after suffering untold agony.  He was about 60 years old and leaves one son and a daughter.

From Geneva Advertiser 7 November 1893

Abram VanDuyne
of Phelps was burned to death last Saturday night.  He was a lamplighter, a man aged 76 years.  In filling one of the lamps, a quantity of gasoline was spilled upon his clothes.  When he struck the next match, this took fire and in an instant he was blazing from head to feet.  He rushed into the creek to quench the flame, but he was so terribly burned that he died early Sunday morning.  The accident occurred at the lamp near the east end of the stone bridge.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1925

Clifton Springs -
The flag of the Sanitarium is at half mast, and the headquarters of the Foster Hose are draped in black, out of respect to Frank Van Dyne, who for over fifty years had been connected with the Sanitarium, and whose death occurred yesterday. For nearly all that length of time, Mr. Van Dyne had been superintendent of buildings, and had supervised the erection of the present great Sanitarium structure, and had also superintended the erection of the building preceding the present one. He built the Foster Building, the Pierce Block and the Baptist church. He was a close friend of the late Dr. Henry Foster and had accompanied him to Florida six times to help put up buildings and churches on estates that the Dr. Foster was interested in.

Mr. Van Dyne was born in this village, December 20 1849. He married Miss Sarah Peachey of Geneva, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peachey of Geneva. Mr. Van Dyne had been an invalid since the past winter, and was confined to a wheel chair. His death occurred suddenly while sitting in his chair watching with interest some trench building in West Park. He was a member of the Methodist church and of Garoga Lodge, F. A. & M., of this place, of Newark Chapter R. A. M, Zenobia Commandery K. T. Palmyra

He is survived by his son, Harry J. Van Dyne, business secretary to superintendent of Sanitarium; a daughter, Mrs. Newland, wife of the Dr. Frank Newland of Clifton Springs, and his son, Frank, purchasing agent of the Market Basket Corporation in Geneva.



From Ontario County Chronicle 12 June 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - George Van Dyne died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Boyce, Phelps, at 4 a.m. Saturday. He was 75 years of age, and leaves one son, William, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Boyce.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1915

Phelps, N. Y. - George Van Dyne,
aged 68 years, a lifelong resident of this village, died yesterday afternoon after a long illness at his home in Jay street. He is survived by his wife. The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Rev. C. C. MacLean, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 4 September 1913

The death of John H. VanDuyne, a respected resident of the village of Manchester, occurred suddenly at his home on Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock, resulting from an attack of heart failure. Mr. and Mrs. VanDuyne were preparing to to to bed and when she returned from another room she found him lying on the floor dying. She hastily summoned medical aid, but his death followed almost instantly. Mr. VanDuyne was a son of the late Abram and Sarah VanDuyne and was born at Brockport, this State, on March 15, 1847. He was a farmer by occupation and had lived in the village of Manchester for the past 31 years. His wife, whom he married in November, 1871, was formerly Miss Frances Dunham, from near Fosterville. Besides his wife, he leaves four daughters, Miss Grace VanDuyne, Mrs. Frank Fairchild and Mrs. Lewis Pratt, all of Manchester, and Mrs. Abram DeGroote of Clifton Springs; one son, Ernest VanDuyne, of Manchester, and two brothers, Ezra VanDuyne and Smith VanDuyne of Savannah, this State. The funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.



From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1900

Mrs. Sarah Van Dyne
died in Clifton Springs on the 14th inst., as the result of severe burns received a week previously while extinguishing a fire at the home of her son.  One of the two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Smith, resides in Geneva.



From Clifton Springs Press 8 June 1922

Mrs. Sarah VanDyne
died on Tuesday afternoon, June 6th, after an illness extending over three months. Mrs. VanDyne was born in Rochester October 27th, 1856. She was a member of the M. E. church and affiliated bodies and of Garoga Chapter, No. 564, O. E. S. Surviving relatives are her husband, Frank VanDyne, Sr., two sons, Harry J. and Frank D. VanDyne; one daughter, Mrs. Frank H. Newland, and one brother, Charles E. Peachey of Oaks Corners. The funeral will be held on Friday at 3 p.m., with Rev. J. Homer Slutz officiating. Burial will be made in Clifton Springs cemetery.



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