"Was" to "Web" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1919

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Anna H. Washburn
died on Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. DeForest Read, with whom she had made her home for many years. She was born May 26, 1837, on the farm now owned by Murray Gage. Her parents were Marvin and Esther Wagar Gage and she was one of ten children. She had always lived in the town of Gorham. Upon her marriage to Richard Washburn, sixty-four years ago, they went to housekeeping on the farm where her death occurred. Her married life and widowhood had been spent there with the exception of a short time spent in this village with her daughter's family. Her husband died forty years ago. She is survived by her daughter and one sister, Mrs. Ida Fake of Canandaigua; and one brother, Orrin Gage of Rushville. The funeral services were held from the Read home on Monday, Rev. G. L. Pasche officiating. Burial was made in the Washburn family cemetery.



From Naples Record 19 July 1873

Died in Gorham July 14th, 1873, Mr. Benjamin Washburn, aged 84 years and 8 months. Mr. Washburn was married to Miss Lovina Wooden in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1812, came to Gorham in 1816 and settled on the farm where he resided at the time of his death. There were six brothers of the Washburn family that came to Gorham about that time, and only one survives, Joshua Washburn. In 1815, Mr. Washburn had a limb amputated just below the knee and wore a wooden one afterwards. He leaves a wife, 81 years old, with whom he had lived 61 years; also seven children. The sons are Lyman, Isaac, Benjamin F., Clark, Geo.; the daughters, Mrs. Wm. Dwellie and Miss Eliza Washburn. Lyman and Isaac reside in this village; Benj. F. and Clark in Mich.; Mrs. Dwellie at Fort Dodge, Iowa; Geo. and Eliza have lived with their parents. Mr. Washburn was a quiet, industrious man, and was greatly respected by all. He has left a good example and a blessed memory. The funeral will take place tomorrow at the M. E. Church in this village. Burial Washburn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1896

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
After a long and painful illness, Mrs. Byron Washburn passed quietly away on Sunday, April 12. Mrs. Washburn was in every way an amiable and highly respected lady, and will be greatly missed by her family as well as by hosts of warm friends in this vicinity. She leaves a husband, six children, mother and two brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss. The funeral was attended at her late home on Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.m. Interment at the Rushville cemetery.




From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1908

The funeral of Edward D. Washburn, who died December 21st at a Syracuse hospital, took place in this city yesterday with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased was 45 years old. A short time ago he was injured in a railway accident at Lyons which caused his death. He leaves his widow, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Belding of Syracuse, formerly of Geneva, and a brother-in-law, E. M. Sharp of this city.



From Ontario County Chronicle 27 February 1901

Rushville, N. Y. - Ebenezer Washburn
died at his home in Rushville, Sunday morning, aged 69 years. Mr. Washburn was a soldier in the civil war and leaves a wife, son and sister, besides his many friends who sincerely mourn his loss.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 January 1930

Naples, Jan. 17 - Mrs. Flora A. Washburn
died Thursday afternoon. She was born in South Bristol, April 20, 1879. She leaves her husband, Henry S. Washburn; a son, Leon Washburn and a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Jennings, all of Naples and several grandchildren; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Ness and four brothers, Ernest, William, Walter, and Edwin. Funeral Monday at 2 o'clock from the home.



From Ontario County Times 3 July 1889

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Died at her home in Rushville, June 26th, Mrs. Frances L. Washburn, wife of Wm. C. Washburn, aged 33 years. She had been in poor health for some time, but was not considered in a dangerous condition until two or three days previous to her death. There is left to mourn the loss her husband and a little daughter, some 3 or 4 years old; also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Pettit of Gorham; two sisters and a brother, all feeling the loss of one very dear to them. The funeral service was held from the Baptist church at Gorham, she having been for many yrs a consistent and active member of that church. Her remains were buried in the Gorham cemetery.



From Penn Yan Democrat 10 January 1936

At the home of his son, 24 Keuka Street, Saturday night, Jan. 4, Frank L. Washburn, 67. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Wallace J., of Penn Yan; Lynsley, of Philadelphia, Pa.; four daughters, Miss Gladys E. Washburn, of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Gale Cortright, of Jackson, Michigan, Mrs. Chester Simons, Lansing, Michigan; Miss Jean Washburn, of Jackson, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis Savage, Orleans; Mrs. Del Chapman, North Cohocton; two brothers, Will, of Medina, and C. J. Washburn of Peruton, Michigan. Prayer at Thayer funeral home Wednesday morning with funeral at East Bloomfield Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. R. N. Jessup officiating. Burial in East Bloomfield.



From Naples Record 2 June 1882

Honeoye - Geo. Washburn,
in the employ of Zach Briggs, was found dead in a field near the Noble farm, on Thursday evening of last week. He had been absent from the house but a short time, and probably died in a fit. His remains were taken to Arnold's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. From thence they were removed to Hunts Hollow, his former home.



From Geneva Gazette 6 October 1899

George F. Washburn
died of Bright's disease at his home on Clifton street, Phelps, Wednesday afternoon, aged 67 years. He is survived by his wife, two sisters and a brother.



From Penn Yan Democrat 9 March 1917

Died in Middlesex, March 3, Mrs. Helena Washburn, aged 79 years. She was born in the town of Gorham and was a daughter of Henry and Bersheba Fake. Sixty-one years ago she married Marvin Washburn, who survives her. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Elwell. Besides her husband and daughter, of Rushville, she leaves a son, Carleton M. Washburn of Rushville; two brothers, Myron and Carleton Fake of Rushville; and one sister, Mrs. Amassa Gage of Reeds Corners. The funeral was held Wednesday. Burial in Rushville cemetery.



From Naples Record 19 January 1883

The inhabitants of our village were much startled on hearing the bell toll, Thursday morning, Jan. 11, for our much esteemed friend, Mr. Henry Washburn. The deceased was taken with epileptic fits at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning from which he died at 7 o'clock p.m., same day. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Friday at 12 o'clock, and the remains taken to the Washburn cemetery in Gorham for burial. The attendance at the funeral services was one of the largest ever had in our village, which shows that Henry had many friends. Much could be said of him, for his many kind deeds and gentlemanly manners shown toward every one. He will be greatly missed, but long remembered by his many warm friends, who will all sympathize with his parents, brother and sister in their sad affliction.



From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1911

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The death of Isaac Washburn, which occurred Sunday, removes one of the oldest inhabitants, and one who was held in high esteem. His entire life of nearly 90 years had been spent in this community. Two years ago, he fell and fractured his hip, and since then has been an invalid. When in the prime of life, Mr. Washburn was considered one of the best farmers in this vicinity, and continued his agricultural interests for some time after moving to the village. When sheep raising was first found to be profitable in Michigan and other states, he was one of the largest shippers of Merino sheep in this part of the country. In 1866 he joined the local order of Masons and had always remained a loyal member. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and for a number of years served the town as poor master and town collector. He was one of nine children born to Benjamin and Lavina Washburn. The old homestead, where he spent his boyhood days, was the farm which is now owned by Daniel Paddock. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Hannah Waters, and on the 16th of this month, they passed their 57th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, who is quite ill, and two sons, Beecher of New York; and Dudley of Memphis, Tenn. The funeral services were held from his residence Tuesday, Rev. Harsey King officiating.



From Neapolitan Record 8 April 1880

Rushville -
Died at his residence in Gorham April 5th, Joshua Washburn, aged 77 years; the funeral services were held from his late residence April 7th, which was attended, although the weather and roads were bad, by a large number of relatives and friends, who all deeply mourn his decease. Uncle Joshua, as he was called by all, was in every respect a genuine man, a kind and indulgent husband and father, kind in his deportment to all, generous to a fault, considerate of the feelings and wants of all who came under his notice, always upright, honest and open hearted in his dealing and intercourse with mankind; as a neighbor, friend and business man, his many good qualities
endeared him to every one he came in contact with; in the town he will be missed very much, and in his family, the loss will be felt more than elsewhere. He leaves a widow and ten children to mourn for him; also a large number of grandchildren and many other relatives and friends who deeply feel his loss.



From Geneva Gazette 28 December 1877

In Rushville, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Jonathan Washburn fell from the steps of her residence, and sustained injuries of which she died in a few moments.  She was 86 years old.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1902

Rushville N. Y. - Mrs. Joshua Washburn
died at her late residence in the Town of Gorham, north of Rushville, March 18, in her 86th year.  She is survived by six sons and two daughters:  ex-Supervisor Joshua Washburn of Gorham, Charles, Edwin, Edward and William Washburn, Mrs. Sarah Lewis and Lydia Lewis of Penn Yan; also Philetus Porter, a son by a former marriage.  She was the oldest member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Rushville. Burial Washburn Cemetery.



From Naples Record 30 January 1875

Rushville - Mrs. Lovina Washburn,
widow of the late Benjamin Washburn, died at her home in the town of Gorham, on Thursday, Jan. 21st, at the advanced age of 81 years. She came with her husband from an eastern county of this state, to the vicinity of Rushville in 1816. Her husband died about two years ago. They were the parents of 11 children, 7 of whom survive. She was converted under the labors of Rev. Zina S. Buck, during the great revival in Rushville in 1833, and united with the M. E. Church at the time. Owing to the infirmities of age, she was unable to attend public worship for a number of years, but she lived the life of the just and died in great peace. She was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends, and the surviving children mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. The funeral was held at her late residence on Saturday, Rev. M. C. Dean of the M. E. Church officiating on the occasion.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Lydia Washburn occurred at 6 o'clock this morning. She was 84 years of age and is survived by two sisters, Miss Eleanor Faurot of this village, and Mrs. Mary Power of Albion; also by one brother, Stephen Faurot of Fairport. The funeral will take place Thursday morning, the hour to be announced later. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 31 December 1902

Reed Corners, N. Y. - Marshal Washburn,
aged 23 years, died at the Beahan Hospital on Wednesday, December 24. His sad death casts a gloom over this place. He leaves a father, Byron Washburn, one brother, Olin, and four sisters, Mrs. Ira Raymond of Shortsville, Mrs. George Gage, Mrs. Anson Gage, and Miss Emma Washburn, of this place. The funeral was held in the Congregational church on Saturday. Interment in Rushville Cemetery.

Further - Marshall Washburn, a well-known young man, aged about 24 years, who had his hand crushed and mangled while using a corn sheller at the farm of Russel Henry in Reed's Corners on Friday, December 12th, died at Beahan Hospital in Canandaigua Wednesday afternoon from the effects of the injury.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1924

Penn Yan, April 25 - Marvin Washburn, 90 years old, of Rushville, died Tuesday night at his son's house, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Washburn is survived by a son, Carton Washburn, and a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Elwell of Middlesex. Funeral services were held Friday morning with Rev. K. N. Walker officiating. Interment was made in Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1899

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Myron Washburn
died at her home on Sunday afternoon t 6 o'clock, aged 78 years. She had been very ill for a few weeks, but in poor health for several years past. She leaves one son, Ira, who was here at the time of her death. James Washburn, her grandson, came from Buffalo to attend the funeral, which was held at the house on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. S. H. Hermans conducting the services. Mrs. Washburn was a member of the M. E. church, and in her earlier days was very active. Burial was made in the village cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The death of one of the oldest and most respected citizens occurred on Monday, when Mrs. Norman Washburn peacefully passed away. Her illness had been of several month's duration and she had been patiently cared for by here daughter, Mrs. George King. She leaves a husband and three children. The funeral was largely attended from the Congregational church on Thursday.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 27 March 1902

Rushville -
The death of Mrs. Phebe Washburn occurred at her home Wednesday night, aged 86 years. The funeral was held Saturday. Eight children survive, Mrs. Eli Lewis and Mrs. Merton Lewis of Penn Yan, Edwin, Edward, William, Charles and Joshua Washburn and Philetus Porter.



From Ontario County Times 23 January 1878

Rushville, N. Y. -
Again we are called upon to record the death of another of our much respected citizens, which brings a shadow of sadness to our heart. Died, at his residence, in Gorham, Jan'y 10th, 1878, Richard M. Washburn, aged 56 years. Mr. Washburn was one of our most respected and reliable citizens, and a thorough business man, and by his death the community has sustained a great loss. He leaves a wife, one daughter and one son. We will feel the loss very deeply. The funeral was held from the late residence of the deceased on the 10th last, and was attended by a large number of bereaved and sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. J. H. Rogers, pastor of the M. E. church of Rushville preached a very able discourse.



From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1889

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. William Washburn died at her home in this village June 26th, of apoplexy, at the age of 33. She leaves a devoted husband and one child to mourn this sudden separation. She was the daughter of Solomon Pettit and sister of Mrs. C. H. Fisher and was greatly respected by a large circle of friends.



From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1881

Naples, N. Y. -
On Sunday an old-time resident of Hunt's Hollow, in this town, Alvin Washburne, went quietly to sleep. He was 81 years old and had lived in Hunt's Hollow for more than seventy years, had raised a large family of children, had always been an honored resident of that hamlet and a member of the M. E. church for 45 years. His funeral was on Tuesday at the Hunt's Hollow school house, Rev. Mr. Lowell officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1894

Naples, N. Y. - Chester Washburne
is dead and buried. He was injured in the accident at the raising of a barn near his home in Canadice about two months ago. One leg was broken, and he suffered a severe shock, from which his age and lack of vigor prevented a recovery. He had been a great sufferer from that time on.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza S. Washburne,
widow of the late Elisha G. Washburne, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Jennings, of Penn Yan, of paralysis or apoplexy, on Saturday, July 22, and was brought to her home in Hunt's Hollow, in this town, for burial. Mrs. W. was born in Canandaigua, being the daughter of Ira Tracy, and her husband lived for many years on the farm now owned and occupied by John Smith, about 2 1/2 miles west of your village. They moved here some 32 years ago. She leaves a son and daughter, the son, Wm. S., being an honored and prosperous citizen here.



From Ontario County Chronicle 21 May 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Fanny Ross Washburne,
wife of Horace Washburne, of Hunt's Hollow, was found at the doorway of her residence prostrate and unconscious, suffering from the effects of apoplexy. She did not recover consciousness, but died two days later. On the day she was stricken, her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Shepard, of Springwater, died and was buried on the day of her mother's death. Neither knew of the others illness. Five other married daughters and one son survive.



From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1911

Naples, N. Y. - 
The town and village have lost another good citizen and old soldier, George E. Washburne. He attended the fair both days, fell helpless on the steps, stricken with paralysis, and died the next day. He was 70 years old, served three years in the Civil war, lived most of his life in Hunts Hollow, west of Naples, his birthplace, but four years in the village. He lost his first wife 25 years ago, and afterwards married Mrs. Mary Griswold of Lyons, who survives him; also one son and two brothers. The burial service was under the auspices of Bingham post of which he was a member, Rev. James Moss officiating as minister. The burial was in Hunts Hollow cemetery, Sunday, the Sons of Veterans acted as pall bearers.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Jemima Washburne,
widow of Chester Washburne of Hunts Hollow, died at the home of her son, Guy Washburne, Thursday, aged 73 years. Her husband was killed by the falling of a bent of a barn that he was helping to raise some 20 years ago. Besides her son, she leaves daughters. Rev. James Moss of the Methodist church of Naples officiated at the funeral on Saturday.



From Ontario County Journal 5 July 1901

Naples, N. Y. - 
In the death of Mrs. William Washburne, which occurred on Sunday, the western part of this town loses one of its best known and most beloved women. Since her marriage to Mr. Washburne, her home had been in Hunts Hollow. Her maiden name was Jerusha Jennings and she was born in Yates county 60 years ago. He life had been one of service, not for herself, but for her loved ones and any in trouble. She was refined, intelligent and efficient, a most devoted wife and mother and sympathetic friend. She had been ill a year and was a severe sufferer. Her husband and two daughters, Miss Ursulla Washburne and Mrs. Maud Oakley, survive; also two brothers, T. W. Jennings of Naples, and Nelson Jennings of Clifton Springs.



From Ontario County Journal 31 December 1897

The death of Thomas L. Wass occurred at his home in this village on Friday evening last. Mr. Wass was in his 75th year. Before coming to this country, Mr. Wass had served three years in the Phoenix Park barracks and eleven years on the Dublin police force, of which his brother was chief. His father, James Wass, was a sergeant in the Crimean war. A wife and four sons survive: Henry and William of this village; John of Trumbull, Neb., and Walter of Buffalo.



From Shortsville Enterprise 8 December 1911

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of August Waterstraw, aged 78 years, occurred on Friday, Nov. 24. He leaves seven children, Mrs. Minnie Wyman and Mrs. John Mamerow of this town; Mrs. Wm. Moore of Victor; Mrs. John Moore of Michigan; and two sons, John and Chris, of this town; and two brothers and a sister in Germany; also a brother, John Waterstraw of Perinton. He was born in Mechlenberg, Germany, and came to this country several years ago. His wife died June 6, 1902. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wyman, the following Monday afternoon, Rev. John Flierl officiating. Burial in the village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1915

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Albert H. Watkins was held at his home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Jacob Finger. Mr. Watkins was taken ill on Sunday and called a physician and on Monday his body was found lying on the bed with his feet on the floor as if he had attempted to rise. The many beautiful floral tributes gave testimony to the esteem in which he was held by all who knew him. Burial was at Rose Ridge.



From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1913

The death of Mrs. Charlotte Watkins, aged 90 years, occurred at the home of her son, Thomas A. Watkins, on Monday. Three sons survive, Thomas A. Watkins of Canandaigua, James A. of Potter, and John F. Watkins of Gorham; and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Gillette of Hall. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Gorham.



From Victor Herald 22 June 1900

Mrs. Evelina Hamlin Watkins,
a sister of Mrs. D. E. McKallor, of this village, died at her home in Naples on Thursday, June 7, aged 83 years. The Naples News says of the deceased: "Naturally refined, self-reliant and capable, she had added to these qualities the graces of Christian faith. Her whole life was genuine and strong. She did not seek the admiration of the world, but it could not be denied her. It was in her home that her good works were most manifest." Mrs. Watkins is survived by her sister, Mrs.McKallor; one brother, Edwin A. Hamlin, of Naples, and twelve grandchildren living in distant states. A son, Dr. Albert B. Watkins, one of the best known educators of this state, died in Albany in 1892.

From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900

Naples, N. Y. - 
Deaths since last week are, first, on Thursday, June 7, that of Mrs. Eveline Hamlin Watkins, one of Naples oldest and most honored residents. She was born Sept. 24, 1816 in Duchess county, coming here in 1833 with her father, Erastus Hamlin, who settled here upon the well-known Hamlin place in this village, where Mrs. Watkins died. She married Millens Watkins, who died here in 1856, leaving her with three sons, Albert, Frank and Arthur, all of whom she outlived. Albert was the well-known Dr. A. H. Watkins of Albany, a prominent educator and in his later years connected with the Regents university. Mrs. Watkins was one of four children, of whom survive, Edwin A. Hamlin, of this place, and Mrs. Delia McKaller of Victor. Daniel died ten years ago. She leaves also twelve grandchildren, of whom Jesse Watkins and his sister, Mrs. Eveline H. Davis, of Chicago, and Prof. A. H. Watkins, late of Retorkey, Mich., were present at the funeral. The immediate cause of death was paralysis, of which she had in the last six years three shocks.



From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1878

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Frank Watkins,
whose illness we mentioned last week, died at his residence on Bassett street, on Monday evening of this week, aged 41 years.  His funeral took place on Thursday.



From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1885

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. J. W. Watkins
died, after a long illness, on Tuesday morning. Her disease was dropsy and she had suffered much. Mrs. Watkins was a lady of more than ordinary intelligence, and was greatly beloved by those who knew her best. There is but one member of her family remaining, Miss Lisle Bainbridge now in China. The burial of Mrs. Watkins was on Tuesday at 11 a.m., the services by her pastor, Rev. B. F. Millard.



From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1899

Naples, N. Y. - James W. Watkins,
a lifelong resident of Naples, died suddenly near Tyrone on Wednesday. He was driving through the country with his wife and two other ladies, and, feeling ill, got out of the carriage and soon fell dead. He was 74 years old; only son of Ward Watkins, who died here, and grandson of Deacon Andrew Watkins, who was one of the early settlers of Naples. The body was brought to Naples on Thursday and funeral services were held on Saturday. Deceased was the nephew of the late Mrs. Myron H. Clark of Canandaigua.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1905

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Jennie Watkins,
wife of C. W. Watkins, died suddenly Sunday morning. She had been in poor health for a long time, but her death came as a great surprise to her friends. She was born in Prattsburg, N. Y., but had lived in Naples most of the time since her marriage. She was a one time a teacher in the public schools; was sixty-seven years old and had been married about forty years. She was an intelligent and interesting lady and had many friends in the community. Her husband survives her.



From Penn Yan Democrat 15 February 1924

Died in Gorham, February 7, John F. Watkins, aged 70 years. He leaves six children, Charles of Canandaigua; Leon of New York; Mrs. Frank Brown of Phelps; Mrs. Root of Reeds Corners; Mrs Hyran Hurlbut and Miss Maude of Gorham.



From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1899

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. John T. Watkins occurred at Charlotte, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Falleson, last week Wednesday evening. She was 66 years of age. The deceased is survived by a husband, two sons, J. W. and W. E. Watkins, and two daughters, Mrs. Falleson and Mrs. Walter Hydon, of Geneva. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Early Monday morning, April 30, Moses B. Watkins died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Jones. His death came after an illness of one week. On Tuesday morning at half past nine, short funeral services conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice were held at the home of his daughter. After the services the friends left for Webster where burial was made by the side of his wife whose maiden name was Katherine Peabody. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Jones; one niece, Mrs. William Blodgett, and several grandchildren are left to mourn his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1914

The funeral services of Joseph B. Watson, whose death occurred on Thursday of last week, were held at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. S. F. Orman, on Saturday. Rev. W. E. Searles officiated. Mr. Watson had been ill for several weeks. He was born in Pittston, Pa., on October 10, 1830, and had lived in this section since 1852. In 1854 he was married to Miss Mary Coye of South Bristol, whose death occurred six years ago. He was for a number of years engaged in farming in the northern part of the town of Canandaigua. Mr. Watson was appointed the first policeman of Canandaigua and served for 13 years. He is survived by a son, Frank A. Watson of Minneapolis, Minn., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. S. F. Orman of Canandaigua; and five grandchildren. Interment was made in the Coye cemetery at South Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1908

The death of Mrs. Mary Ann Coye Watson, wife of Joseph B. Watson, occurred at the family home on South Pearl street on Saturday after a long illness from a cancerous trouble. Mrs. Watson was born in South Bristol 74 years ago. Her parents were among the early settlers of that town. She taught school a number of years previous to her marriage, which took place 54 years and three months ago. For 35 years Mr. and Mrs. Watson had resided at Canandaigua. Mrs. Watson had been a member of the Baptist church in this village for many years. Her Christian life was characterized by hopefulness and joyousness that remained even through the days of failing strength. Her interests and enthusiasms did not wane with the weight of years and she kept young in thought and feeling. She is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. S. F. Orman, of this village, and Frank A. Watson, of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday morning, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating. The remains were taken to South Bristol and interred in the Coye cemetery, a short distance from the house where she was born.



From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911

The death of John A. Watts occurred at his home on North Pleasant street on Sunday evening, in the 63rd year of his age. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Hall of Hopewell; and one son, Ernest Watts of Canandaigua. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday. Interment was at Woodlawn.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906

Naples, N. Y. -
On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14th, occurred the death of Mrs. Abigail Way. Deceased was 81 years of age and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ella Hart of Clifton Springs, and by one son, Charles Way of this village; also by two brothers, Myron H. and Ephraim Cleveland; and one sister, Miss Elvira Cleveland, all of this village.



From Phelps Citizen 24 September 1925

After several weeks of sickness, Albert L. Wayne, residing in the southwestern section of the town of Phelps, died on Sunday morning at the family home north of Orleans, at the age of 80 years. Mr. Wayne was born in the town of Hopewell, near the town line, and his entire life was passed in that community. His wife died about ten years ago. He leaves one son, William P. Wayne with whom he lived, and their relations were more like brothers than father and son. He belonged to a large family of children, the only one to survive him being a sister, Mrs. J. M. Burgdorf of Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Clifton Springs Baptist church, of which he was a faithful member. The Rev. R. H. Chalmers, pastor of the church, officiated at the services, and interment was made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - William Henry Wayne
of this village died just before midnight Sunday, 74 years of age. Mr. Wayne was the oldest son of William and Sarah Aldrich Wayne and was born in the town of Hopewell, May 17th, 1834. Jan. 1, 1855, he married Martha J. Kingsley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Kingsley of the same town. They bought what was known as the John Dewey farm about a half mile east of this village and the greater part of their married life was passed at this place. He was a great admirer of good horses and always owned a good team while able to drive. He was a successful farmer and took a great deal of interest in stock and farming even after his health had begun to fail. They bought the home where they have since lived in 1889, where Mrs. Martha J. Wayne died July 24, 1890. On December 31, 1891, Mr. Wayne married Mrs. Christy Vandyne, widow of the late John Vandyne, who survives him. Mr. Wayne had been an invalid over two years and required constant care during the past year. The members of the immediate family that survives him are Mrs. Harriett Kingsley of Rochester, Mrs. William Vanderhoof and Mrs. J. M. Burgdorf of Clifton Springs and Albert Wayne of Orleans; and one nephew, William Wayne, son of the latter, who lives with his father. The funeral will take place from the family residence Wednesday morning at 9:30, Rev. S. S. Pratt officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1904

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Phoebe Weatherby, seventy years old, who has been housekeeper for Frank Ferguson for the past five years, occurred at the home of Mr. Ferguson, Sunday, from Bright's disease, and a weak heart. She is survived by one son in Michigan; a daughter, Miss Weatherby in Elmira, and a daughter in Italy, Mrs. Frank Briglin, from whose home the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Italy.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1915

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Chauncey Weatherlow
died suddenly at her home on Lyon street very early on Friday morning. Acute indigestion is given as the cause of her death. About one week ago she had a sick spell from which she had not recovered, but had been up around the house attending to her duties as usual and was taken ill, growing steadily worse until death released her from suffering. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Howard Weatherlow of Long Island, and Harry P. Weatherlow, school superintendent of this district who resides here. Her age was 68 years. She had resided here about three years.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1905

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. H. P. Weatherlow
died Friday evening of abscess at the base of the brain. She had complained seriously for only two days before her death, but when the malady was understood, the case was pronounced hopeless. Mrs. Weatherlow came to Naples from Castile only about six weeks ago, a beautiful young bride. She had been married but a year before at the age of twenty-two. Her husband is the successor of L. W. Herrick as principal of our high school. They had just settled in a cozy home for years of happiness and had been visited by the parents, who congratulated them upon their bright prospects. Mr. Weatherlow is prostrated. He has engaged Professor A. H. Watkins to take his place in school for two weeks. Saturday afternoon a prayer was said at the home and the body was then taken to Almond, N. Y., the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Stebbins.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1909

Mrs. Emma Weatherly,
wife of Newton Weatherly, died this morning at about 10:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 80 Main street. The deceased had been a invalid for the past eleven years, and for the past three years has been almost helpless. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, DeForest R. Weatherly; one sister, Mrs. Charles Marshall of Rochester; and one brother, Henry D. Dox of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1888

Oaks Corners -
The whole community was startled and shocked last Sunday morning by the announcement of Mrs. John Weatherly's sudden death.  Last Friday evening her grandson, Mr. G. I. Lane, entertained a number of his friends.  During the evening Mrs. Weatherly caught her heel in a rug and was thrown heavily backward onto the floor.  Although so seriously hurt, her only fear was for the young people.  "Tell them," she said, "to make all the noise they wish to, for it won't disturb me one bit," and her one thought during the evening was that they should stay and enjoy themselves.  Dr. Picot was summoned, and upon an examination it was found that her injuries were internal and of such a serious character that she quietly, as a tired child, dropped away in her last sleep early Sunday morning.  The funeral services were held at her last residence Monday afternoon, the Rev. Donald Grant of the Baptist church of Geneva, of which church she had been a faithful and consistent member over fifty years, officiated.  Mrs. Weatherly was eighty-five years old.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1909

Mrs. Ruth Sperbeck Weatherly,
wife of DeForest R. Weatherly, of 80 Main street, died last night at the City Hospital. A son was born yesterday noon which died this afternoon at about 12:30 o'clock. Mrs. Weatherly was 31 years old. She is survived by her husband, her parents, who reside in Mandon, North Dakota; three brothers, Roy of Ogdensburg, and Charles and George Sperbeck of North Dakota. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1931

Frank Weaver
died this morning after a short illness at his home. He was 72 years of age. Mr. Weaver had beena resident of Geneva for about 50 years and an employe of the Shuron Optical Company for 25 years. Beside his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Jeanette E. Weaver and Mrs. Alfred Kimber; one son, Frank L., and three grandchildren, all of Geneva.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1938

Mrs. Jessie Weaver,
77, of Rose street, widow of Frank Weaver, and a resident of Geneva for fifty years, died Saturday night at the Geneva Hospital after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Kimber and Miss Nettie Weaver; one son, Frank L. Weaver of Geneva; and three granddaughters. The funeral will be held from her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2;30 o'clock with the Rev. Dr. C. G. McConnell of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Naples Record 29 November 1873

Academy - Died, on Tuesday morning, November 25th, aged 69 years, Mrs. Almira Webb, wife of Orsemus Webb, she had been a sufferer for years from a tumor in her stomach, which resulted in death. Mrs. Webb had long been known here and much respected by all who knew her for her many virtues and good qualities. The funeral was at the house at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with appropriate services by Rev. W. B. H. Beach, and her remains were taken to Rose Ridge.



From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Emmeline Wells Webb,
wife of William Webb, old residents of Naples, died on Wednesday, May 2, at Garlinghouse. She had removed from town, where most of her life had been spent, to a farm only a few weeks before her death. Her age was 75 years. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Perry Bartholomew, survive her.



From Ontario County Chronicle 20 March 1901

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - George N. Webb died at his home in West Bloomfield Thursday evening of malignant erysipelas, aged 63 years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being a member of Company K, One hundred and Forty-eighth Regiment of N. Y. S. I. His widow survives him, also his son, William Webb, of Honeoye Falls, and two brothers, John Webb of Geneseo, and Homer B. of West Bloomfield.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1894

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. George Webb
died at her home Sunday morning at seven o'clock. She had been a sufferer from consumption for a number of years. She was fifty years of age, and leaves a husband and one son to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Tuesday at two o'clock.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - The death of Hannah Jane Webb on Thursday last cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood, as she was held in great respect by all, both old and young. She was a widow of the late Henry Webb, who died about 16 years previous.



From Victor Herald 7 December 1906

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Thursday, November 29th, occurred the death of Homer B. Webb, after a weeks' illness with pneumonia. Mr. Webb was born in this town, January 26th, 1842, and had been a resident of the community all his life. He was a member of Company K of the 148th New York Volunteers, and in 1890 he was senior vice-commander of the New York state G. A. R. For a number of years past he had been in the Government service at Washington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pillsbury, whom he married in January, 1867; also two children, Mrs. L. N. Beebe of Yonkers, and Raymond P. Webb of this village. The funeral was held from his late home Saturday afternoon, Rev. N. W. Bates officiating. Interment was made in the Rural Cemetery, his nephews acting as bearers.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 November 1907

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Saturday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Pilsbury Webb, daughter of Mr. Aldis Pilsbury of this place. Her death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. She is survived by her son, Raymond; and a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Beebe of Yonkers; and a niece, Mrs. Harry Dibble of Ionia. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the family residence at two o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1906

William Webb,
an aged citizen, died on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Perry Bartholomew. His long life was mostly spent in this village, but for some 12 years, he had lived on his farm in Garlinghouse district, where he died. By industry and prudence, he had prospered. His wife died in the village and he was buried beside her in Rose Ridge cemetery. He was of an old family, his father being Silas Webb, who moved to Naples 80 years ago. Three sisters survive him, all living out of town.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 June 1907

Holcomb, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. William Webb was held from her late home about a mile north of Holcomb on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The deceased was 54 years of age and leaves a husband and seven children. Mrs. Webb had been a patient sufferer of a complication of diseases for several weeks and her death was not unexpected. Her's was a true christian character, respected and loved by all with whom she became acquainted. The family have the sympathy of the whole community in the sad loss they have sustained. Rev. L. M. Bristol of the Methodist church officiated at the funeral which was largely attended showing the esteem in which the deceased was held.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1926

The death of Bert Webster, of Kirkwood Avenue, occurred last evening at the Dixon Home on William Street, at 10:30 o'clock after a long illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Florence Davis, of this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1907

Charles H. Webster, aged 82 years, died last night at 12 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. M. Gates, of No. 29 Elmwood Place. Mr. Webster has been a resident of this city for more than fifty years. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. He leaves a widow, and one daughter, Mrs. W. M. Gates, with whom he has lived for several years. The funeral, which will be held Friday, will be private. Burial Glenwood Cemetery



From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Chauncey L. Webster,
one of the oldest and highly esteemed residents of this village, died at an early hour last Saturday morning, in the 88th year of his age. The deceased had been in feeble health for a long time, and but seldom ventured from his home, and had been gradually failing for some time. A wife and two daughters survive. The funeral services were held from the residence on William street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Waugh officiating, and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Webster, aged 80 years, wife of the late Chauncey Webster, died last evening following a protracted illness. She is survived by two daughters, Misses Julia and Libbie Webster, who resided with her; also one sister, Mrs. Hayden Root of this place.



From Geneva Gazette 31 August 1860

On the 26th inst., CHESTER WEBSTER, Esq., of Oaks Corners departed this life at the age of 69 years.  He had been a resident of this locality upwards of 33 years, respected for his many virtues by all his friends and neighbors.  He was an independent, substantial farmer, and few devoted more time to, or more greatly profited by, general reading and information. This fact made his society and conversation interesting and much sought for.  As a member of the Baptist persuasion, he was a devout and humble christian.  His loss will be sorely lamented in the church, in the neighborhood, and greater still in the family which he leaves behind.



From Ontario Republican Times 11 March 1863

Died, in Washington, D. C., February 18th, of chronic diarrhea, Daniel Webster, of Company G, 27th Regiment, N. Y. S. V., aged 23 years. He was the eldest son of Dr. D. T. Webster, and one of the 116 who have enlisted from East Bloomfield for the defense of their country; none have done more nobly. One of the first who went  at his country's call, he passed through the almost unprecedented campaigns and hardships of the Potomac army, up to the late attempt upon Fredericksburgh, like a true soldier and patriot. And like fifteen others he has laid his life upon the altar of his country -- all honor to his memory.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1914

Edward Bayad Webster,
aged 72 years, died this morning at his home, Main Street, at 7 o'clock, after an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, the Misses Mary Webster, Caroline F. Webster, Gertrude F. Webster, of Geneva, and Mrs. Phillip L. Smith, of Short Hills, N. J. Mr. Webster was born in Geneva in the house now occupied by Mrs. Walter A. Clark, on Main Street. His father was Horace Webster, at one time professor of mathematics at Hobart College and later President at the City of New York College. Mr. E. B. Webster was postmaster in Geneva for four years and was also a veteran of the Civil War. He went to the South with the 7th New York Regiment and served all through the war. He was captain of the regiment. He was for many years a member of the Kanadasaga Club of the city and was also connected with the Phillips and Clark Stove Company as secretary of the corporation from 1885 to 1899.



From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1897

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Hannah L. Webster
died suddenly at the home of her son-in-law, W. B. Gallup, Thursday morning. Mrs. Webster was 74 years of age and had for several years made her home with her daughter. The funeral was held at the Gallup residence on Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. F. Ellinwood officiating. The interment was at East Bloomfield.



From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900

DEATH OF LIEUT. HORACE WEBSTER - Full Particulars of the Sad Event -
R. R. Case, a former clerk in the book store of T. B. Foster & Bro., is now at Cavite, Philippine Islands, holding the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. He sends us copies of two Manila papers of date July 8th, both giving particulars of the accident which befel Lieut. Horace Webster, resulting in his death.  We quote sad details from the Manila Freedom:

Lieutenant Horace Webster of the Forty-second Infantry fell from the third story window into the court at the Hotel de Oriente at 9:55 Friday night and sustained injuries from which he died yesterday at the First Reserve Hospital. It is believed to have been an accident.  At about 9:55 p.m. as Mr. Jenkins, the proprietor of the hotel, and a captain, who wishes his name withheld, were engaged in a game of billiards in the court of the hotel adjoining the bar; they heard a crash among the flowers, when the captain remarked that someone must have slipped and fallen.  Mr. Jenkins hastened to the spot, followed by the captain and those who were in the court and bar room, where they discovered the form of a man, limp and apparently lifeless. They picked the unfortunate man up and were surprised to find that it was First Lieutenant Horace Webster of the Forty-second U. S. Volunteer Infantry who had fallen from the third story window. He was removed at once to his room where he was rendered assistance by two major surgeons who happened to be present at the time, and later was removed to the First Reserve Hospital.

Lieutenant Webster had come to town on business as he was on detached service as commissary officer at Morong.  He visited the Army and Navy Club in the afternoon to meet a friend and later went to the Oriente, where he was stopping while in the city. He dined at the hotel at 9 p.m. on Friday evening and repaired to his room.  From that time until the accident nothing whatever is known of him, but is supposed that he was sitting on the rail in the window overlooking the court and lost his balance.  When examined the physicians said he was all right, no bones broken and unless injured internally would soon be around again.

At the hospital an attempt was made to operate upon him but it was found to be impossible as the shock of the fall had bursted the secretive sac and all hopes of saving his life were abandoned.  He lingered in great agony until 4:27 p.m. yesterday, when he died.  Before death he recognized an officer standing by him and when questioned as to the accident said, "I hadn't ought to be at all."  Those were the only words that could be gotten from the dying man.  What he meant by them will remain a mystery. That the fall did not kill him instantly is no doubt due to the fact that he fell upon a large rubber plant in the lower court.

Lieutenant Webster's home is in Geneva, N. Y., where his remains will be sent. He lost a brother, killed in the early part of the Philippine campaign.  Lieutenant Webster was a brave and noble officer.  He was loved by all who knew him and leaves behind a host of friends who mourn his untimely end and who will sympathize with his loved ones at home. The body of the ill-fated Lieut. Webster arrived in this city at 8:20 last night over the Fall Brook railroad.  It was taken in charge by the undertaker Lerch and placed in Trinity church.  A squad of the 34th Separate Company formed a military escort. The funeral which is to be military in character, will take place at eleven o'clock this morning.



From Geneva Gazette 20 October 1899

Died at Oaks Corners, October 14th, of consumption, Mrs. Jennie, wife of Arthur Webster, daughter of S. P. Farwell and sister of J. G. Farwell, Esq., of this city -- aged 43 years. Rev. Charles DeWoody of Geneva officiated at the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1880

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Kate Webster,
wife of Dr. Fred Webster, died at the family residence Tuesday morning, Nov. 30th. Funeral services were held on Thursday.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1895

This morning Lester Webster, a farmer 66 years of age, whose home is at Flint, came to Geneva with his daughter, Miss May Webster, who intended to take the 9:35 Central train on her way to the Thousand Islands for a two weeks' vacation. Upon the arrival of the train at the station, he helped his daughter into the car, and bidding her good bye stepped to the platform as the train was about to pull out of the station. Before the train started, however, he was seen to gasp a few times and reeling to fall to the ground. He was picked up by kind hands, but was found to be dead. The daughter was soon at his side, while the train went on its way. The body was taken to Barber's undertaking parlors, under the direction of Coroner Wright, where Dr. DeLaney was called and made a careful examination pronouncing heart disease to be the cause of death. The daughter thereupon drove home to announce the sad intelligence to the family. The deceased leaves a wife, one son and two daughters, to mourn the loss of a husband and father, and to bear the shock of the sudden death that will cast its gloom over the entire community in the vicinity of his home.



From Shortsville Enterprise 11 March 1937

Louis Mortimer Webster
died at his home in Park street, Shortsville, last week Wednesday, following a brief illness with pneumonia. He was aged 49 years. Mr. Webster was a native of Addison, where he was born on July 17, 1887, a son of Judson and Effie Kent Webster. He removed to Victor about 28 years ago and on October 3, 1923, became a resident of Shortsville, where he had since continuously made his home. During his stay here he had been employed in various capacities in the Lehigh Valley Railroad yards at Manchester. He was married on October 28, 1908, to Miss Ida Mae Sullivan of Victor, the ceremony having been performed in that village by the late Rev. Loren M. Stiles, pastor of the Methodist church. He was a member of the Maintenance of Equipment Employees' Association of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and also of Wesleyan Methodist church. He is survived by his wife; one son, George J.; two daughters, Misses Helen E. and Betty A.; and three grandchildren, Eugene M., Shirley M., and Joyce A., all of Shortsville; his father, Judson Webster of Addison; two sisters and two brothers, J. Henry Webster of Sabinsville, Pa., Robert J. Webster of Addison, Mrs. Anna Houghtaling of Potter Brook, Pa., and Mrs. Kate Lunger of Osceola, Pa.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held from his late home at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church, assisted by Rev. E. L. Kinner, pastor of Shortsville and Manchester Methodist churches. The remains were taken to Victor for interment in Boughton Hill cemetery. The bearers were Robert Leonard, Henry Kinsey, Fred Smith, Fred McGillary, Russell McGuire and Merton O'Neal.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1913

Mrs. Martha Webster passed suddenly and peacefully away this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. W. Gates, in her 91st year. Funeral services on Saturday will be private.




From Victor Herald 23 November 1900

Milo Webster,
a well-known resident of the village of Fishers, and a member of the Town Board of Victor, passed to his eternal home last Friday night, after a brief illness. Mr. Webster had not been feeling well for more than a week but was able to attend to his business up to within three or four days of his death. Just a week before, he was in this village and held court, though then very ill. Milo Webster was the last of a family of seven children of John Webster.

He was born in the town of Parma, Monroe county, in the year 1834. In 1854, after the death of his father, he moved with his mother and two brothers to this town, and purchased what is known as the Otis Webster place, at the four corners east of Boughton Hill. He later moved to the farm now occupied by John McCloskey where he remained until some fifteen years ago when he removed to Fishers where he had since lived. A few years after coming here he married Minerva, daughter of Thomas Brace and a sister of Romeyn Brace, of this village. He was engaged with his brother, James, in the hardware business in this village for a few years, and, during his early residence in Fishers, traveled for W. D. Newton who then operated a large cigar factory. For the last few years, Mr. Webster had been in the employ of Arthur G. Aldridge, buying and shipping produce, in which business he was very successful. He was serving his fifth term as a justice of the peace. Mr. Webster leaves a widow and two sons, Charles M. of Victor, and Arthur, of Fishers. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon and the interment was in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1917

Victor, N. Y. -  -
The community was saddened on Saturday by news of the death of Milo Freeman Webster, which occurred in the home of his wife's father, Rev. H. C. Woods, at Albion. Mr. Webster went to the parsonage on Thursday evening in his usual health and intending visiting a few days after returning from a business trip in that vicinity. On Friday morning he became ill with intestinal trouble and on Saturday morning passed away. Mr. Webster was born in Elyria, O. He was 50 years of age and lived nearly all his life in Victor, where he married the eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Woods 26 years ago. Besides his wife, he leaves a family of 12 children, all of whom reside at home, except their oldest daughter, Mary, who was recently married to Allan Hopkins, of Cleveland, O. Mr. Webster was a splendid citizen and possessed a brilliant education, having graduated from college and attended other institutions of learning. He will be missed by all. He was director and agent of the Tompkins County Insurance Co., of Ithaca, and was associated with Charles A. Moore of this town. Mr. Webster was a keen business man and made a wide acquaintance in central and western New York. The body was brought to Victor on Sunday. Rev. C. E. Millspaugh conducted a prayer service at the M. E. parsonage at Albion, and the funeral was held from his late home on Webster Heights on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, which was filled to the doors with sympathizing friends of the bereaved family. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The business places were closed during the greater part of the afternoon. Burial was in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1891

Otis A. Webster,
a prominent and highly esteemed citizen of Victor, died very suddenly Tuesday evening of heart failure. Mr. Webster was born in Delaware county in 1827. His early life was spent in Monroe county. In 1854 he engaged in the foundry business in Ohio, and subsequently returning to his native state, purchased a large farm in Victor, where he resided during the remainder of his life. The funeral services will be held this afternoon and the interment will be made at Boughton Hill. The deceased leaves a widow and one son, Milo F. Webster.



From Geneva Gazette 3 September 1897

Death of Wallace B. Webster -
The remains of Wallace B. Webster, who formerly resided near Oaks Corners, passed through this city last Tuesday.  Mr. Webster died at Binghamton on Saturday night last.  He was 67 years of age.  The funeral took place from the residence of Joseph Salisbury, of Oaks Corners, an old neighbor and friend of the deceased. Two brothers, James R. Webster, of Waterloo, 92 years of age, and Chauncey L. Webster, of Phelps, 85 years of age, and a sister, Mrs. Armenia Young, and three sons were present at the funeral. The services were conducted by Rev. Lansing Bailey, assisted by Rev. Dr. Moore, both of Geneva.  Interment in Salisbury burial ground, Oaks Corners.



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