"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
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
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 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
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 Geneva Gazette 28 December 1877
In Rushville, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Jonathan Washburn fell
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
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Lydia Washburn occurred
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
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 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 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
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
of Hunt's Hollow, was found at the doorway of her residence prostrate
unconscious, suffering from the effects of apoplexy. She did not
consciousness, but died two days later. On the day she was stricken,
daughter, Mrs. Nettie Shepard, of Springwater, died and was buried on
day of her mother's death. Neither knew of the other's illness. Five
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
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 herselt, 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
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,
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
of the world, but it could not be denied her. It was in her home that
good works were most manifest." Mrs. Watkins is survived by her sister,
Mrs.McKallor; one brother, Edwin A. Hamlin, of Naples, and twelve
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
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 Ontario County Journal 25 August 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. John T. Watkins occurred
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
the cause of her death. About one week ago she had a sick spell from
she had not recovered, but had been up around the house attending to
duties as usual and was taken ill, growing steadily worse until death
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
The funeral, which will be held Friday, will be private. Burial
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
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
who have enlisted from East Bloomfield for the defense of their
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
the altar of his country -- all honor to his memory.
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
From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900
DEATH OF LIEUT. HORACE WEBSTER - Full Particulars of the Sad Event - R.
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
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
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
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
daughter was soon at his side, while the train went on its way. The
was taken to Barber's undertaking parlors, under the direction of
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.
leaves a wife, one son and two daughters, to mourn the loss of a
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 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
traveled for W. D. Newton who then operated a large cigar factory. For
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
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.
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,
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,
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