"Wa" through "War" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1936
Mrs. Nora Stewart Waddell, aged 62, died yesterday at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Ira Johnson, after a short illness. She was a member
of the First Methodist church. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs.
Johnson, three sons, John S., Robert L. and Stewart of Geneva, one
brother, Donald P. Stewart of Canada and four grandchildren. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1897
The death of Mrs. Eliza Wade occurred suddenly last night
at her home on North street. Mrs. Wade was
65 years of age. Neuralgia of the heart was the cause of death. The
deceased came to this country about a year ago from Canada and has
since resided with her son. She is survived by eight sons and one
three of whom reside here.
From Geneva Advertiser 15 January 1901
George Wade died at the City Hospital at 10:30 o'clock last night
aged about 35 years. He leaves a wife, one child, four
brothers and a sister.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1896
The death of Mrs. Jane A. Wade occurred at her late residence
on Genesee street last evening at 9 o'clock. Her death was the result
of old age, she being 80 years old.
She was survived by three daughters and two sons, Mr. Wm. Pinch
of Watkins, Mr. Willis Wade of Elmira, Mrs. S. A. Kellogg of Rochester,
Mrs. S. A. Tompkins of Rochester and Miss Frances Pinch of Geneva.
Mrs. Wade had been sick about two years and unable to go out. She had
been confined to the bed about four weeks. She was among the oldest
residents of Geneva and had been married twice.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 November 1906
Monday, at the home of her daughter in Albany, occurred the death
of Lydia M., wife of James A. Wade, formerly of this
village. The deceased was in the 73d year of her age at the time of her
demise. Death resulted from paralysis, the last stroke of which she
suffered only a few weeks before her death. Up to about 10 years ago,
Mr. and Mrs. Wade had resided here, Mr. Wade being a business partner
of Peter Faber. At the time just mentioned, the couple moved to New
Rochelle to make their home, and it was there that Mr. Wade's death
occurred in August of this year. After her husband's death, Mrs. Wade
went to Albany to reside with her three daughters, Misses Mary, Frances
and Julia, who survive her. There are no other children. The remains
will be brought here and be taken from the 3 o'clock westbound train
for burial in West Avenue Cemetery this afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1889
The sudden and unexpected death at Orleans on Friday morning last of Carrie
Rulison, wife of Herbert R. Wader, brought sorrow to
every household in the village and vicinity. Of a loving, cheerful
disposition, she had from childhood held a warm place in the hearts of
all who knew her, and her untiring and unselfish devotion to her
invalid husband had challenged universal loving admiration. Her death
was peculiarly distressing, coming as it did when the anxiety of her
husband and other relatives and friends had been relieved by
in her condition, and hopes of her speedy recovery from a dangerous
were cherished. After she had successfully passed the most dangerous
of typhoid fever, she was suddenly taken away by its complication with
heart trouble. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Rulison of Orleans. She was in the 27th year of her age, and besides
and parents, she leaves five brothers to mourn her loss. The funeral
services were largely attended at Orleans and friends followed the
remains to their last resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery in this
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901
The Rev. Jacob Arden Wader died at his home in Washington
street in Canandaigua on Wednesday morning, March 27, aged
78 years, 10 months. Death was due to Brights disease from which he
had suffered for two years. The deceased was born in New York of German
parentage. At an early age he removed to Phelps, this county, where
he was brought up in the family of Albert Burtis. After a course in the
public school of that town, he read law and was admitted to the bar,
became associated with the father of the late James C. Smith. He
studied theology and a greater part of his active life was devoted to
the ministry. Twenty years or more were spent in preaching the gospel
in Orleans, Phelps and Oaks Corners. His health finally failed and he
was compelled to retire from the ministry. For several years afterward,
he taught school and at one time served as school commissioner.
In 1883 Mr. Wader and his family removed to Canandaigua, where he lived
in retirement until his death. He was a person of
broad learning and devoted much of his time to literary work and
contributing to the press. He is survived by his wife and five
Charles D. Wader of Canandaigua; Arthur B. of Cripple Creek, Col.;
A. of Scranton, Pa.; Everett O. of Paris, France; Samuel F. of Chicago;
Mrs. Harrison B. Ferguson of Canandaigua; Mrs. Mable Kirk of Phelps;
and Miss Grace Arden Wader of Rochester. The funeral was held from the
family residence Friday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1910
Gorham, N. Y. - William Wadley died at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Harriet
Allen, at Ferguson's Corners, last Thursday of pneumonia. The funeral
took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple of No. 9
church officiating. Burial at Little Church. Deceased leaves one
brother, Amos, of Penn Yan, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Allen, with
whom he resided, and, who at this writing, is in a very critical
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 June 1917
Shortsville, June 28 - After a lingering illness Mrs. Elizabeth Wadsworth
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Carney, in this
village, at 9 o'clock last evening, aged 81 years. She was born in the county of
Cattaraugus on April 11, 1836, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Hyde, and
when a small child came with her parents to this section of Ontario county. For
over forty years she lived in her farm home at Wadsworth Corners in the town of
Hopewell. She was a skillful nurse, and followed that calling all through this
vicinity until a few years ago. She leaves one son, Charles Wadsworth, of this village; two daughters, Mrs.
Martin Carney, of Shortsville, and Mrs. Edward Benham, of Hopewell. The funeral
will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Carney at 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon, Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill
cemetery, Hopewell. Burial stone is in Chapman Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - At an early hour this morning, the body of
John Wadsworth was found on the front porch of a house
belonging to Elizabeth Hanna in Chapinville, two miles southwest of
here by some one passing by. On investigation it was found that the man
had evidently been dead some hours. He was wrapped in a blanket which
had been taken from the barn of John
Stilts nearby. Coroner Eiseline, of this place, was immediately
After examining the body he ordered it taken to the rooms of Undertaker
Stoddard in this village. On the porch near the body the coroner found
an empty four ounce bottle which had contained laudanum with which
the deceased had evidently ended his life. Four letters were found
on the body which were of a personal character. The suicide was the son
of the late Horace and Thilena Wadsworth. He was born in the town of
Hopewell about 58 years ago and had always lived in this section. He
was a stone mason by trade. He had been employed at times by the
Shortsville Wheel Works. At the time of his death, he was living at the
Ira Cooper in Chapinville. Acquaintances say that he was much depressed
all day yesterday. At supper time he told the family that he was going
west and that they would probably never see him again. When last seen
alive he was dressed in his best clothes as if intending to carry out
that plan. He is survived by three brothers and one sister, William
A. Wadsworth, of Hopewell; George Wadsworth, of Shortsville; Horace R.
Wadsworth, of Geneva; and Mrs. Hattie McElroy, of Nyack.
From Victor Herald 9 November 1895
Joseph Waghorn died at his home in this village early Wednesday
morning. Mr. Waghorn was born in Wadhurst, Sussex county, England, Dec.
11th, 1819; in 1831, he married Sarah A. Powell of Fiehurst, Kent Co.
England. In 1849, they emigrated to this county in company with a
number of his countrymen coming direct to this town. He was a good
representative of the "Sturdy Yeomanry" of England, industrious, hard
working, honest, and the kind of men that
make good citizens. By the most untiring industry he saved enough to
purchase a small place in the western part of this village where he
has lived since 1875. In 1871, his wife died, and he married Rachel
Kinsella, who died about two years ago. He leaves three sons, James,
Lysander, of this town, and one grandson, Chas. Shackelson. The funeral
was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
From Victor Herald 23 March 1900
Mrs. Julia Waghorn, wife of James Waghorn, of this village,
died in Canandaigua, Thursday, March 15th, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. George W. Rose. The deceased was fifty-one years of age. Funeral
services were held in Canandaigua, Saturday, and were conducted by
Joseph McCord, of Perinton, in whose home Mrs. Waghorn was converted
about twenty-five years ago, while attending meetings held there under
Mr. McCord's leadership. The remains were brought to Victor and
interred in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mrs. Waghorn was a member of the
Wesleyan Church of Canandaigua, and led an exemplary Christian life.
Besides her husband, four daughters, Misses
Ella and Ollie Waghorn of Victor; Mrs. Effie Rose of Canandaigua; Miss
Little of Mendon, and three sons, William, Charles and George, of
From Victor Herald 16 December 1893
Rachel Waghorn, wife of Joseph Waghorn, died at her home in this
village on Monday last, age sixty-four years. The funeral was held
From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Frank Wagner, a farmer on the Great Farm,
east of this place, was
found dead in bed with a bullet hole in his head this morning.
His barns had been burned down within the hour before his body was
discovered. It is thought he set fire to the buildings and then killed
himself. Wagner had been failing mentally for some time past and had
been so violent at times that his family were afraid of him. When he
finally attempted to take the life of his wife a few days ago, she left
him, taking their only child. Wagner was about forty years old.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 May 1932
Geneva - Mrs. Joseph Wagner, 72, of the Baeder Apartments, South
Main Street, was found dead in her apartment this morning. She was
victim of a heart attack. She leaves a son, Whitney Wagner, and a
daughter, Mrs. B. L. Visscher of Mountain Lakes, N. J.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 October 1897
Farmington - At Julius F. Aldrich's September 27th, Mrs. Phebe Wagner suddenly
died while doing laundry work. She was 67 years old and sister of N. L.
Aldrich, deceased. She had lived at S. D. Young's the past year. The
burial was in South Farmington Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Frank Waite, aged 46 years, died on Jan. 21, at his
home in this village, leaving a wife whom he married two years ago. He
was brought up in Cohocton, but had relatives at Naples, and came here
to reside about the time of his marriage. He also left a daughter by
his first wife.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 December 1917
Geneva, Dec. 28 - The death of Corwin J. Wakelee occurred
last evening at his home in North Genesee street, after a short
illness. He leaves a wife, three daughters, Iris A., a nurse at Willard
State hospital; Helen G. and Mary P. Wakelee, of this city; two sons,
Charles and Ira Wakelee, of this city; his mother, Mrs. Murphy, and a
sister, Mrs. Charles Blanchard, of Hector. The funeral will be held at
the home tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Ralph S. Cushman of the First
Methodist Church, officiating, and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - George Walbridge, a former resident of
this place, died on Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter near
Naples, aged 77 years. His remains were brought here for burial on
Saturday. He is survived by his daughter and two sons, Henry of this
village, and Charles of Canandaigua; by two sisters, Mrs. Susan Davis
of West Hollow and Mrs. Anna Simmons of Olean.
From Penn Yan Democrat 17 October 1930
Henry Walbridge, aged 68, passed away Saturday, October 11, after
several months' illness. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs.
Clark Johnson; and a son, Granger Walbridge of Canandaigua. The funeral
services were held from the home on Monday afternoon at three o'clock.
Burial in Rushville cemetery with services at the grave conducted by
the Masonic Lodge.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 December 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Nelson H. Walbridge, a veteran of the Civil War
and one of Rushville's most prominent citizens, passed away at his
home, on South Main street, this village, yesterday morning, after an
illness of two months. The deceased was born in Naples December 4,
1823. Losing his parents at an early age, he went to live with Michael
Martin, of Middlesex. He attended the district schools and Naples
Academy. He began teaching at the age of 16 years and taught for a
number of years. He was principal of the high school at Newago and
other places in Michigan, and his last work was at the Walbridge
Private School at Grand Rapids, Mich., which he himself founded. This
is now known as Webb Academy. He was for a number of years publisher of
the Michigan Moderator, and sold out to its present owner, H. R.
Pattengill, of Lansing, Mich. At 19 years of age, Mr. Walbridge married
Miss Lottie Burgdorf, of Naples. His third wife, whom he married in
August, 1888, was Miss Ruby Sterling of Rushville, and a few years ago,
when declining health compelled him to relinquish his work at Grand
Rapids, they moved to this village, where Mr. Walbridge had since acted
as correspondent for local and city papers.
The deceased enlisted for the Civil War August 20, 1861, as captain of
Company F., Eighth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, which company
he himself had raised at Hastings. It was composed mostly of schoolboy
friends. He was later promoted and finally discharged on account of
illness. The deceased was an active member and leader in the
Congregational Church in this village. He belonged to Watson Post, G.
A. R.; and I. O. O. F. lodge at Grand Rapids and Lodge No. 377, F.
& A. M., in this village. Besides his wife, he leaves an adopted
son, of Chicago, Ill.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1916
The funeral services of Mrs. Olive Walbridge, aged 67 years,
whose death occurred on Sunday, were held at the undertaking rooms of
Ahrens and Breen on Wednesday. Rev. Charles M. Eddy officiated. There
survive her husband, W. H. Walbridge, of Canandaigua; one son,
Frank, of Penn Yan; and a daughter, Mrs. A. Rudd, of Tonawanda.
Interment was in Rushville.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1909
Halls Corners, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. George Waldo which
occurred July 3d is sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. The
funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. The
interment was at the Little Union Church Cemetery. A large number of
friends and relatives assembled to witness the last sad rites. The
profusion of flowers gave evidence of the esteem felt for the departed
one. Mrs. Waldo was born in 1865 on the old farm homestead near Hall's,
and after her mother's death moved with her father to a neat home at
Hall's where she cared for her aged parent and continued to do so after
her marriage to George Waldo Jan. 11, 1900, and up to the date of her
death. Had she lived till September she would have been 44 years old.
Mrs. Waldo was a faithful daughter, sister, wife and mother, quiet and
unostentatious in her manner, loving and gentle; she formed a large
circle of faithful friends. She was a consistent, earnest Christian, a
member of Seneca Presbyterian church for many years and performed her
church duties in as quiet, zealous and faithful a manner as she did her
home duties. For many years she was an officer of the Ladies Missionary
Society and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was very
patient during her long, tedious illness and although expressing a
desire to live for those who needed her services so much, she was ready
to submit to the Divine Master's call and go at his bidding.
Earlier newspaper: She is survived by George Waldo, her little son,
Merton, aged five years, and her aged father, George Ledgerwood, and
one brother, John A. Ledgerwood.
From Ontario County Times 23 April 1884
Bristol, N. Y. - Charles C. Waldron, who was stricken with
paralysis some six weeks ago, died at his home in Bristol, April 18.
Funeral from his residence Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. G. R. Searles
of Cheshire officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1918
Bristol, N. Y. - After years of ill health and months of serious sickness, Mrs. Charles Waldron, at
the advanced age of 83 years, 7 months and 10 days, passed away at her
home on Friday at midnight. Mrs. Waldron was born in Bristol on June
22, 1834, and was the daughter of Morgan and Mariah Vincent A. Dunham
and was married to Charles Waldron about 54 years ago. She is survived
by one son, Charles A., of this place. She was a kind neighbor, and
indulgent parent and on account of blindness was not able to take part
in things outside her home. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon
with burial in Evergreen cemetery. The town board, of which her son is
a member, sent a floral piece.
From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1901
South Bristol, N. Y. - Francis Waldron died on Saturday from
apoplexy. He had lain in an unconscious condition for nearly a week.
Mr. Waldron was born in the town of Bristol in the year 1823. He
married Miss Tubbs, moved into this town on to the farm where he died.
The funeral was held on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. One daughter,
Mrs. Theodore Greenman, and three grandchildren survive. His wife died
From Ontario County Journal 23 February 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of George Waldron, who
resided about two miles south, occurred Saturday morning at the home of
Clarence Dorrance. The funeral services were held Monday at the
Universalist church, Bristol. The deceased was 75 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1897
Honeoye, N. Y. - Washington Waldron of South Bristol, aged
about 75 years, was buried last Friday.
From Victor Herald 5 August 1904
The remains of Eugene Wales, whose death occurred at his
late home in Canandaigua, were brought here last Thursday for
interment. The deceased had been a resident of this place for about
forty years, but last year poor health obliged him to retire from
farming. He is survived by a widow and two daughters, the Misses Lou
and Nellie, who have the sympathy of all here in their deep sorrow. Mr.
Wales was a member of the E. K. O. R. lodge, who attended the funeral
in a body. Services were held in church, conducted by Rev. L. D.
Boynton. The deceased was about fifty years of age.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 April 1926
Bristol, N. Y., April 4 - Mrs. Mary J. Wales, wife of Clark Wales,
died yesterday at her home here. She leaves her husband; a daughter,
Mrs. Ray Dusenbury; two sons, Lester and Gordon; two sisters, Mrs. H.
H. Case of Bristol, and Mrs. William Adsall of California; three
brothers, Dennis, Don and Timothy Reardon. Funeral from the
Universalist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - The remains of Albert Walker are
expected to arrive from the west today. Mr. Walker was born and brought
up in this vicinity and his mother was a Short. From her ancestors this
village was named. Mr. Walker was in poor health when he left here a
little over a year ago and as a greater share of his life had been
the West, hoped to improve again. Mr. Walker leaves a wife, Mrs. Anna
Walker, and sister, Mrs. Dewitt Power, both of this village, besides a
of distant relatives.
From Ontario County Repository & Messenger 13 March 1872
Artemas Walker, an old resident of Manchester, died on the 4th
inst., aged 59 years.
From Phelps Citizen 21 April 1887
The oldest inscription in the county is one in the old cemetery, "In memory of Captain Caleb Walker, who died August 12, 1799, aged 83 years."
From Geneva Gazette 28 October 1881
Death of Mrs. Calvin Walker - A second time within six weeks Death
has entered the household of our afflicted townsman, Col. Calvin
Walker. The first visitation was on the 18th September, when an only
son was taken after a brief week's illness. On Wednesday, the 26th
inst., the wife and mother fell a victim to the same disease (typhoid
fever) which carried off the son. Her illness was
of little longer duration. Her age was 59 years, 6 months and twenty
days. Mrs. Susan C. Walker was born in the town of Perry,
Wyoming county, on the 6th of April, 1822. Her father, George Cruthers,
was a native of Pennsylvania. They came to the town of Seneca
before the war of 1812, and were there married. From there they
removed to Perry, Wyoming county, where they bought a farm and resided
upon it for several years, and then returned to Seneca. Mrs. Walker's
mother is still living at the old homestead in Seneca at the advanced
age of 87 years. Some of the land constituting the farm was left to
her by her father, Mr. Isenhour. She draws a widow's pension from the
government, her husband having served in the war of 1812.
Mrs. Walker has one brother and one sister living at Fort Wayne,
Indiana, a brother residing at Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., one sister
residing in Gorham, and two sisters in Seneca. She leaves a husband and
two unmarried daughters who reside at the homestead in Geneva,
which the Colonel bought of Chas. A. Cook's executors in 1857, and
which has been the family residence ever since. The funeral of Mrs.
Walker will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and
the remains will be interred by the side of her son in beautiful
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Walker died at
her home last night at 9 o'clock. She was 81 years old and a member
of the M. E. church for over fifty years. She leaves a daughter,
a brother, H. J. Tyler, and sister, Mrs. Elvira Pierce.
From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1898
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Cordelia M. Walker, one of Shortsville's
aged and most respected residents, passed to her rest on Monday. Her
age was 86 years. She had resided in this place for a good many years.
The village of Shortsville was named for her father, Theophilus Short.
The deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. D. Power of this place, and one
son, Albert of Chicago. The funeral services were held on Thursday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late residence, Rev. J. C. Glover,
pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in Brookside
From Phelps Citizen 7 June 1906
The death of Mrs. Cornelia Walker, for many years a highly
respected resident of this place, occurred at her home Tuesday morning
after a brief illness of congestion of the brain. Mrs. Walker was born
at Union Springs 65 years ago and with her husband, the late Henry J.
Walker, came to Phelps to reside in 1870. She was held in high esteem
by a large circle of friends. She leaves one son, Frank G. Walker, to
mourn her loss. The funeral will be held from the house tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. W. E. Doughty officiating, and interment
will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Naples Record 22 February 1928
At his home in Bristol street, Canandaigua, on Friday, February 17, 1928, occurred the death of Eli Walker, aged
74 years. He had been in ill health for some time. Deceased was a son
of the late George Walker and had spent the major portion of his life
in Gulick, town of South Bristol. He was a farmer by occupation and a
few years ago retired and moved to Canandaigua. Besides his wife, he is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. William G. Miller; and a son, Marcus M.
Walker of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Colf of Canandaigua and
Mrs. John Maltby of Naples; and one brother, Charles Walker, of Naples.
Funeral services were held from the home of Marcus Walker at 2 p.m. on
Monday and the body brought to Naples for interment in Rose Ridge
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1906
Naples, N. Y. - The burial of Mrs. Elizabeth Walker took
place yesterday in Hunt's cemetery, Naples. She died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Koff, near Lima, at the age of 76. Most of her
life had been spent in Naples, where her husband, George Walker, died
three years ago. One other daughter,
Mrs. John Maltby, and six sons survive her, nearly all of Naples.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1928
Shortsville, N. Y., Oct. 10 - Francis M. Walker, 84, died yesterday
at the home of his son, Charles F. Walker, three miles west of this
village, after an illness of four weeks. He was born May 14, 1844 in
the town of Canandaigua. In his early life he went with his parents to
Kansas and made his home in the Middle West the greater part of his
life. Walker was a mechanical genius and without the aid of the
instruction given to the young men of today, he was able to accomplish
much along the mechanical engineering line. At an early age, he was
employed as a shipwright on the Great Lakes boats and later entered the
employ of the John Abel Company of Toronto where he built the first
traction engine ever placed on the market by this concern. Afterwards
he moved to Newark, O., where he engaged in the manufacture of the
Walker traction engine. He was well-known in his section because of his
ability as a checker player. At one time, while residing in Topeka,
Kan., he was chosen as one of the five checker players of that state
who were to play a series of games with the United States champion. He
was the only successful player of the five, winning two games out of
three. He leaves two sons, Henry A. Walker of Topeka, Kan., and Charles
F. Walker of Farmington; one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Mallory of Topeka;
and one sister, Mrs. Mary Mott of Garden Grove, Calif. Funeral from the
home of his son, Charles Walker, at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Burial in
South Farmington cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 March 1904
Naples, N. Y. - The village was shocked on Saturday morning to
hear of the sudden demise of George Walker, an aged citizen
who without warning died in his chair after building a fire for
breakfast. He had always been a man of a remarkably strong physique,
seldom being ill and this makes the blow peculiarly sad for his aged
widow, who survives him together with his children, Eli, Charles,
Edward, Cora, William, Inez, Frank and Andrew; and a sister, Mrs. Ely
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Henry J. Walker, a prominent resident, died last
Friday afternoon after a brief illness, aged 63 years. A wife and one
son, Frank, survive. The son arrived from Texarkana on Sunday morning
in response to a telegram sent before the death of his father. The
funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church on Tuesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. A. J. Waugh officiating, and interment
made in the Phelps cemetery. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil
war and received an honorable discharge at its close. The members of
the G. A. R. post attended the funeral in a body.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 January 1924
Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 9 - James Walker, 64 years old, died at
the home of Adelbert A. Gardner in the Bristol road, two miles west of
the city, yesterday morning. Nothing is known of the man's relatives
nor where he may have lived before appearing at the Gardner home on
Monday asking for work. The man was taken into employment by Mr.
Gardner and when he retired that evening, he complained of a pain in
the back. Not responding when he was summoned in the morning, a call at
his room found him dead in bed. Coroner Harry M. Smith was called and
decided that death was due to angina pectoris. The body was ordered
removed to the undertaking rooms of Curtice & McElwee where it is
held awaiting disposition of relatives if any can be found. Mr. Walker
is said to have had a daughter and to have worked in the vicinity of
Honeoye for some years past. Sheriff George E. Clochey is making a
search to locate relatives.
From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1891
Naples, N. Y. - One of our very best young men, Mr. Jerome
Walker, died on Saturday last, aged 38. He leaves a wife and one
son. He was the first of a family of nine children to die, the father
and mother also living. Three sisters and three brothers from Herkimer
county were in attendance at the funeral on Tuesday.
From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1917
The death of John Camt Walker, aged 57 years, occurred at
his home at Bristol Valley on Friday afternoon. He was the son of Hiram
and Jane Elizabeth Whitmarsh Walker. He is survived by his wife and
five children, Leo, Lorna, Raymond, Florence and Edward. He was married
in 1890 to Florence May Parker of Naples. He had always lived in
Bristol Valley, and was a member of the Maccabees and an elder in the
Congregational church of Bristol.
From Ontario County Times 8 January 1890
Naples, N. Y. - Joseph J. W. Walker, a cigar maker working
here in the factory of S. W. Howse, died Dec. 31 from hemorrhage of the
lungs at the Jaqua Hotel where he boarded. He had no friends in this
country but has a wife and three children in England. He was buried
Jan. 2d, by the cigarmakers' union of Dansville.
From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1914
Joshua Walker, aged 82 years, died at his home on Gibson street
Friday evening, following an illness of two months. He was one of the
wardens of St. John's church from where the funeral was held on Sunday
afternoon. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated, assisted by Rev. W. A.
R. Goodwin, rector of St. Paul's church at Rochester, and a former
rector of Bruton Parish in Virginia, where Mr. Walker was at one time a
warden. There survive his wife, Mrs. Harriet Catherine Goodrich Walker
of Canandaigua; two sons, George and Edwin J., both of Brooklyn; one
daughter, Miss Harriet Goodrich Walker of Canandaigua; two grandsons of
Brooklyn; and two sisters, Mrs. H. W. Armstrong of Brooklyn, and Mrs.
M. J. Mackall of Baltimore. Interment was in Greenmount cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1919
Mrs. Julia E. Walker died at Willard on February 1, at the age of
sixty-one years. She leaves three children, Mrs. W. A. Sheldon of
Bradford, Pa.; Mrs. Ethel Miller, of Liverpool, and Harry Walker,
somewhere in France; twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;
besides one step-daughter, Mrs. S. S. Reichard, of this place, at whose
home the funeral was held on Feb. 5, Rev. H. C. Searles, pastor of the
Congregational church officiating. Burial was at Lakeview cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 31 May 1918
Naples, N. Y. - On Sunday evening, at the home of her son, M. F. Walker, in Rochester, occurred the death of Mrs. Millie Walker,
after an illness of several months. She was a resident of Naples all
her life until the past year, which she had spent in Rochester. She was
59 years of age, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blake.
She was married to Jerome Walker, who died 26 years ago. She leaves one
son, Maurice F. Walker, and four grandchildren, Jerome, Claude,
Florence and Ruth Walker; two brothers, Alton M. Blake of Naples, and
Frank Blake of Chicago; and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Woodard, Mrs. A.
J. Shepard and Mrs. A. J. Walker, all of Naples, also survive, with
many nieces and nephews. The remains were brought to Naples on Monday
and funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the
Presbyterian church in charge of Rev. J. H. France. Burial was made in
Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 20 May 1898
On the 10th inst. Mrs. Nancy M. Walker died in Rochester.
She formerly resided in Victor, this county, and reached the
advanced age of 106 years, 8 mos. and 15 days -- a remarkable longevity.
From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1914
The death of Phoebe Jane Walker, widow of Dangerfield
Walker, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry F. Thomas,
Friday afternoon, aged 86 years. She was born in Virginia, and had
lived in Canandaigua for 15 years. She leaves three sons, Carter of
Pittsburgh, Thornton of Tacoma, Wash., and James Walker of Prattsburgh;
and two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Terrell and Mrs. Thomas of
Canandaigua; also 32 grandchildren. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated
at the funeral services held at Woodlawn chapel on Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 29 June 1855
Death of Silas Walker, Esq. - This mournful event took place last
evening at 6 o'clock, at Gorham, after an illness of but five days.
His disease was of the heart, induced by inflammatory rheumatism.
He had an attack of the same complaint a year ago last winter, which
well nigh proved
fatally. His system was much reduced by that sickness, and hence a
relapse was soon followed by dissolution. It
is a consolation to his relatives and friends to know that in the
family of Mr. Peck, where he was a guest at the time of being taken
ill, he received every
care and attention, which friendship, sympathy and affection could
suggest. We must leave to others the task of penning an eulogy of the
deceased. Mr. Walker was in the 49th year of his age. He was an
energetic and skillful member of the legal profession, and most
faithful in the cause of his client. The funeral services of the
deceased will take place on Sunday morning next, at 10 1/2 o'clock, at
the Baptist church, Gorham.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 August 1917
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Aug. 5 - Mrs. Ann J. Wallace, 69 years old,
died suddenly at midnight, Friday night. She had been in poor health
for more than a year but Friday was about as usual and seemed to be in
fine spirits. She was born in Petersburg, Va., and had lived in
Canandaigua twenty-seven years. She was the widow of Thomas Wallace,
who died some years ago. She leaves two sons, Dr. William R. J.
Wallace, a dentist at Rochester, and George H. Wallace of Canandaigua.
The funeral will take place at the late residence on North Main street,
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Guy I. Morrill officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 February 1915
Victor, Feb. 12 - News of the sudden death of Mrs. John Q. Wallace, aged 66
years, was received here about noon to-day. She died at 9:30 this morning, in
her home about two miles east of this village. On Thursday she had complained of
not feeling well but was about her home as usual. On Friday morning she was
taken seriously ill and died in about an hour of cerebral
hemorrhage. Elizabeth Dougherty Wallace had lived in this vicinity for many
years. She leaves her husband, John Q. Wallace, four daughters, Anna, the wife
of Loyal Spear, of Rome, N. Y., Mary, a graduate trained nurse, of the Syracuse
Hospital, but living at home for the past two years on account of ill health;
Hester, a teacher in Yonkers, N. Y., and Pauline, a nurse in the Homeopathic
Hospital, Rochester, and one son, William, who lives at home. She also leaves a
sister, Mrs. Anna Herron of California, and four grandchildren, Ruth, Norma, and
Robert Spear, of Rome, N.Y., and Clifford Wallace, the son of John Wallace Jr.,
who died several years ago. The funeral will be held from her late home on
Sunday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Frank W. Hill, of the First Presbyterian Church,
of Victor, officiating. Burial will take place in South Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907
Francis Wallace, aged 57 years, died at 2 o'clock this morning
at his late residence, No. 177 William street. Mr. Wallace was born in
Scotland and served in the English army in India until
1885 when he came to this city. He was employed as bookkeeper in the
office of the Saturday Review until nine years ago, when he entered the
employ of the Herendeen Manufacturing Company as head of the
department. This position he has held until four weeks ago when he
confined to the house. He was one of the most competent and expert
in this city. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, John
Francis Doolittle, and Hugh McKendrick, and one daughter, Margaret
all of this city, his parents, three brothers and two sisters who
in Australia, and two cousins in this city, F. A. Malette and Miss
Elizabeth R. Malette. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, the
hour to be announced later. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1913
The death of George H. Wallace, a resident of Canandaigua
about 20 years, occurred at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna
Wallace, early Tuesday morning. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Baker, of Newburgh,
and Mrs. Anna Thompson of Waldon. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated at the
funeral services yesterday afternoon. Interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. James Wallace of
Farmington, who died following a stroke of apoplexy Monday, took place
from the Immaculate Conception church of Rochester yesterday morning,
and the interment was in that city. Mrs. Wallace was formerly Miss
Louise Kelly of Rochester and had a large circle of friends in that
From "Domestic Engineering and the Journal of Mechanical Contracting, August 4,
John H. Wallace.
John H. Wallace,
manager of the heating department of the A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., of Dubuque,
Iowa, died in that city on Sunday night, July 22nd. Mr. Wallace was formerly
connected with the Herendeen Mfg. Co., of Geneva, N.Y, and the United States
Radiator Corporation, of Detroit, Mich. His remains were buried in his home
town, Geneva, N.Y., on Thursday, July 26th. [page 175]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906
Thomas H. Wallace died at his home in
Main street north Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock, after a lingering
illness of several months, although death was unexpected as he had been
in an improved condition for the past several weeks. Heart trouble was
the final cause of death. Mr. Wallace was born in Castle Blaney,
Ireland, July 22, 1832, and had he lived would have been 74 years old
in July. He came to America in 1848 and worked for his uncle in New
York City for several years, where he learned the trade of brewer.
After several years in New York City, he went to Petersburg, Va., where
he was married on May 4, 1870, to Miss Anna Birchett. In a few years he
and his wife went to Brooklyn where he became interested in farms.
About 16 years ago they came to this village, where Mr. Wallace was
brewer in the J. & A. McKechnie Brewing Company. On account of
failing health, Mr. Wallace relinquished his position with that company
on January 1st last. He had been a brewer for the past 53 years. Mr.
Wallace was a highly respected citizen and a faithful member of the
Presbyterian church. The funeral services were held from his late
residence in Main street north Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev.
Lewis M. Sweet officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, George H. Wallace and William
R. J. Wallace; also one brother, George H. Wallace, all of this
village. The following out-of-town people were here in attendance at
the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. David McCathie and son of Port Jervis, N. Y.;
Mrs. William Cleland and daughter, Annie, James Cromie of New York
City; and William Wilson of Portsmouth, N. H.
From Ontario County Journal 29 May 1885
Mr. Geo. N. Walling, of Victor, was killed Tuesday morning at the
Grand Central depot in New York by his head coming in contact with a
beam as he was looking from the door of a moving car. He was a brother
of ex-Supervisor Walling of Victor, and had been in the mail service
for ten years, running between New York and Buffalo.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 August 1904
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of James Walling was held at
his late home Thursday afternoon. The services were in charge of Rev.
Asa B. Saxe, a Universalist clergyman of Rochester, assisted by Rev.
Frank W. Hill, of the Victor Presbyterian church. Interment was made in
the Boughton Hill Cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by
kind friends. Mr. Walling had for many years been prominent in the
village affairs. He was 79 years of age and had conducted a tailoring
establishment for 52 years. He was the first village president, and had
occupied at various times nearly every official position in the town
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1889
On March 27th Mrs. Wm. Walling passed from this life into
the life eternal. For months her strength had been gradually failing,
but her hope and courage had sustained her til the last, so that she
was confined to her bed only a few days. She was a most faithful wife,
devoted mother, sincere friend and earnest christian, and will be
greatly missed by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at
her late residence on the 29th inst. Rev. C. E. Hiscox, her former
pastor and friend, assisting Rev. S. A. McKay, her present pastor.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1929
Mrs. Ann Walsh died at her home, 12 Pulteney street, yesterday
afternoon after a long illness. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Margaret Brown, of this city; two sons, Harry, of Meyersdale, Pa.; and
James, of New York City; also by eight grandchildren. The funeral will
be held at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning from her late home, 12
Pulteney street, and 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will
be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle September 1931
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Helen Walsh, 23, died here yesterday.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; one son, Edward; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rorback; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Greenwood and
Mrs. Charles Ferguson of Palmyra and Mrs. Emery Peck of Savannah.
Funeral at 2:30 Saturday afternoon from the home on the
From Syracuse Herald 9 June 1912
Clifton Springs, N. Y., June 10 - The death of Mrs. Mary Walsh, widow
of William Walsh, occurred in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John L.
Keating, last evening, aged 70 years. She was born in Ireland, and with
her husband, came to this country about fifty years ago. Her husband
died about seven years ago. She leaves six sons and two daughters, John
Walsh of Canandaigua, Patrick F. Walsh of St. Paul, Minn., Thomas and
Edward Walsh of Geneva, James Walsh of Clifton Springs; Mrs. John J.
Keating and Mrs. Samuel J. Walters of this village. The funeral will be
held on Saturday morning from St. Felix Church and burial will be made
in St. Agnes cemetery, west of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1924
Mrs. Mary A. Walsh, widow of the late Martin Walsh, died at her
home on the new Pre-Emption road at 11:45 o'clock last evening, after a
short illness. She is survived by three sons, Martin and David Walsh of
Geneva, and John Walsh, whereabouts unknown; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret
Higgins, Hogarth Avenue; Ellen Conway of Naples and one brother,
Patrick, of Geneva. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning from the home of her
sister, Mrs. Margaret Higgins; and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de
Sales church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 4 August 1899
Mrs. Patrick J. Walsh, whose husband is proprietor of the Fox
hotel, Exchange street, died this morning after a few days illness of
typhoid fever. She leaves four children. A daughter is very
ill of the same disease.
From Geneva Gazette 19 August 1898
Death of Peter J. Walsh - Peter J. Walsh, a member of the Iron
Moulders' Union, died at his home, South Exchange street, last Saturday
evening, aged 35 years. He leaves a widow and five children.
The funeral took place on Tuesday morning. The Iron
Moulders' Union attended in a body. Interment in St. Patrick's
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 July 1909
With the death of Mrs. Richard Walsh, which occurred at
her home in Manchester at 4:30 Tuesday morning, her family circle was
again visited by death for the third time within the past seven
weeks. Mrs. Walsh's brother, John C. Johnson, died in Manchester
on May 13th and her mother's death occurred in Kilcar, Ireland, on June
5th. Mrs. Walsh's death was caused by a cancer after an illness of
several weeks. She was formerly Miss Margaret Johnson and thirty-eight
years ago was born in Kilcar, Ireland. When about eighteen years of age
she came to America to make her home. Besides her husband, she is
survived by three children, Richard, aged 6; May, aged 5, and Hugh,
aged 3; four sisters, Mrs. John Barrett of Buffalo; Mrs. I. Gillespie,
Mrs. F. Carr and Mrs. J. Rafferty, and two brothers, Hugh Johnson and
Thomas Johnson, the last five of whom all reside in Kilcar, Ireland.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late William
Walsh, whose death occurred on Tuesday, were held this morning at
9:30 at the St. Felix church in this village. The burial was made in
St. Agnes Cemetery. Mr. Walsh was born in Ireland. He came to this
country in 1862 and settled in Orleans, a small hamlet south of this
village, where he lived until about fifteen years ago, when he moved to
the farm about three miles north of this village. Here he lived until a
few weeks ago when he came to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John L.
Keating, in Clifton Springs, where his death occurred. Mr. Walsh was
often in the village and had a large circle of acquaintances here. The
deceased had been in poor health for the past two years, but had been
about the farm until four weeks ago. Mr. Walsh is survived by his widow
and eight children, two daughters, Mrs. John L. Keating and Mrs. Samuel
Walters, of Clifton Springs; six sons, John Walsh of Canandaigua,
Patrick Walsh of St. Paul, Minn., Edward Walsh of Geneva, Thomas Walsh
of Rushville, and James and George Walsh of Clifton Springs.
From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 7
Mrs. Elizabeth Walter, 74, died on April 12, 1935, at her home
in Middlesex. Surviving are a son, George Walter, of
three daughters, Mrs. Paulia Gage, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Nancy Mack and
Ada Reynolds, of Middlesex; a sister, Helen Blodgett, of Gorham; three
brothers, Arba and Bert Blodgett, of Gorham, and Arthur Blodgett, of
Benton. Funeral services were held on Monday at 2 p. m.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1920
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Gottlieb Walter, Sr., who was
injured in an automobile accident Sunday evening died early this
morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. She is survived by her
husband, seven sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held
Saturday morning at nine o'clock from the home and 9 at the church.
From Shortsville Enterprise 30 September 1915
M. Luther Walter, a well-known and highly respected resident of
Manchester township, died at the General Hospital in Buffalo on Sunday,
following an operation for throat trouble. His age was 65 years. Mr.
Walter had been suffering from throat trouble for some time and an
operation was deemed necessary. M. Luther Walter was born in the city
of Albany on December 16, 1850, a son of James and Mary Wood Walter. He
was the oldest of a family of nine children. When a boy he removed to
Manchester village and resided there until about two years ago, when he
purchased a farm north of this village, in the hopes of improving his
health. He was united in marriage with Miss Carrie T. Taylor, of
Manchester, during the year 1875. For many years he had been an
adjuster and agent for the Ontario County Alliance Mutual Fire Relief
Association. The survivors are his wife; one son, Lynn Walter, one
sister, Mrs. Euphremia Bounds of Stockbridge, this State, and five
brothers, Clifton, a resident of Madison county; Myron of Cortland;
George of New York City; Otis of Fish street, and Eugene of Holley. The
funeral services were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon,
conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E.
Church. The burial followed in Brookside cemetery in this village.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 May 1924
Hopewell, N. Y., May 22 - Mary H. Griggs Walter, of New England
ancestry, died yesterday at her home in Hopewell. She was born in Stock
Bridge, Madison county, N. Y., on Nov. 6 1841. She is survived by two
sons, Herbert and Arthur; and three nieces. Funeral services will be
held from her home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. VanHee will
officiate. Burial will be made in Chapman Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 December 1916
The death of William Wickham Walter, one of the best known and
highly respected farmers of the town of Hopewell, occurred at his home
on Monday morning at 7:45 o'clock. His age was 79 years. William
Walter was born in Kent County, England, on June 20, 1837, a son of the
late James and Francis Wickham Walter. He was the last survivor of a
of nine children. During the early part of 1854 he sailed for America
settled in Stockbridge, Madison county. At the outset of the Civil War,
he enlisted in the cause of his adopted country, serving throughout the
entire strife with the 1st New York Engineers. He attained the rank of
in his regiment. At the close of the war he returned to Stockbridge and
during the year 1865 he was married to Miss Mary R. Griggs of that
place. The next eight years were passed on a farm near Syracuse, and in
1873, they removed to the farm in Hopewell upon which he died. He was a
member of the Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of this village, and served in
the capacity of chaplain
for many terms. A man of few words, yet his advice was frequently
after in matters of deep import. Those who knew him best, loved him
Truly, a man in every sense of the word. Peace to his ashes, and his
will long remain green.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Herbert E. Walter and Arthur J.
Walter, both of Hopewell. The funeral obsequies were held from his late
on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Shepherd,
of the M. E. church at Chapin. The members of Herendeen Post attended
a body and took charge. The interment was made in the Chapman cemetery
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 March 1916
The death of Mrs. Carrie F. Walters, relict of Luther
Walters, occurred at her home, about four miles north of this village,
at 11 o'clock last Saturday morning, following an illness of about two
months. Her age was 59 years. Mrs. Walters was born in the town of
on January 31, 1857, a daughter of the late Thomas and Permelia
Taylor. When she was but three years of age she removed with her
to Manchester township where she had since continuously resided. She
united in marriage with M. Luther Walters, of Manchester, on August 31,
1873. Mr. Walters' death occurred on Sept. 26, 1915, following an
at a Buffalo hospital. The survivors are one son, Lynn Walters, aged 16
years; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Burns of Valley City, South Dakota, and
Mrs. J. G. Whitney of Shepherd, Mich.; two uncles, one nephew and two
The funeral services were held from her late home on the Palmyra road
Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. W. D. St. John,
of the Manchester Baptist church. The remains were buried in the family
plot in Brookside cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 27 May 1937
The following obituary, printed in last week's Clifton Springs
Press, is of local interest, due to the fact that the deceased and
members of his family are well-known here:
"Gottlieb Walters, Sr., one of the oldest residents of the
village, died on Sunday night, at the age of 89 years, following a fall
on May 10, when a pelvis bone was fractured. He was a native of
Austria, but had lived in this country for 65 years. He was married to
Margaret Figansher, who was killed in an accident about 16 years ago.
The couple had brought up a large family, five sons and two daughters
surviving, as follows: John, Samuel, Gottlieb, Jr., and George of
Clifton Springs and Rudolph of Lyons; Mrs. Daisy Bunce of Clifton
Springs and Mrs. Rose VanOrman of East Rochester. He is also survived
by 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at
his home on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and at St. Felix's church at
9:30 with Rev. James M. O'Brien officiating. Burial was made in St.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1932
The death of Joseph Walters of Grove street, Shortsville,
occurred Sunday morning at Oakmount Sanatorium, after only a brief
confinement in that institution. He was aged 43 years. Joseph Walters
was born in the township of Manchester on September 29, 1888, and had
spent his entire life within its confines, living largely at Clifton
Springs and Shortsville, having been a resident here since the year
1918. He was a butcher by trade and for several years had conducted
local meat markets. A few years ago he entered the employ of the Lehigh
Valley Railroad at the Manchester yards and during the performance of
his duties as a switchman, met with an accident that nearly cost him
his life, causing him the loss of one leg. He had never fully recovered
from the effects and his health had been impaired since that time. He
was married in 1909 to Miss Mary Lorenz. He was a member of St. Dominic's
Church, of the Holy Name Society connected with this church, and of
Canandaigua Council, Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife, he leaves
five daughters and three sons, Mrs. Franklin Wilcoxen of Auburn, Misses
Marjorie, Mary, Rita, and Elaine Walters, Lawrence, Joseph Jr., and
Eugene Walters, all residing at home; his father, Gottlieb Walters, Sr.
of Clifton Springs; six brothers, John, Samuel, Gottlieb, Jr., George
and Frank of Clifton Springs; Rudolph Walters of Lyons; two sisters,
Mrs. Daisy Burce of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Ray VanOrman of East
Rochester; also one grandchild. Funeral services were held from his
late home on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 o'clock from
St. Dominic's church where solemn high mass was conducted by the
pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier, assisted by the Rev. John J. Ganey of
Newark and the Rev. James O'Brien of Clifton Springs. Burial was made
in St. Agnes cemetery west of Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1893
The sudden death of Mrs. Mary Walters, which occurred on
Saturday evening after a sickness of two hours, caused sorrow to a
large circle of friends. Besides a husband, she leaves a stricken
father and two small children. The funeral was largely attended from
the residence on Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1905
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Walters, widow of Daniel Walters,
died at the home of her son, Luman, west of this village, on Friday
morning, aged 82 years. She leaves two sons, Luman and A. L. Walters;
two brothers and one sister, all of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1936
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Vina Benham Walters, aged 53
years, wife of John M. Walters, died Sunday morning at the Clifton
Springs Sanitarium. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs.
Donald Steinbaugh of Canandaigua and Mrs. Henry Hadley of Geneva; two
grandchildren, Richard and Mary Jolene Steinbaugh; her mother, Mrs.
Mary Kavanaugh Benham of this village; three sisters, Paul L. Webb of
Syracuse, Miss Jennie M. Benham of Clifton Springs and Mrs. George R.
Huested of Mannsville, N. Y. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 o'clock from St.
Felix Roman Catholic Church, Rev. J. M. O'Brien officiating. Burial in
Clifton Springs cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1931
Orleans, Aug. 7 - Edward Walthart, aged 69, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Gardner Green, at 5:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon following a long illness. He is survived by his wife; two
sons, George R. Walthart of the town of Phelps and Hobart V. R.
Walthart of Phelps; two daughters Mrs. Green of Orleans and Mrs. Marion
Hall of the town of Phelps; one granddaughter and one brother, Jesse of
Ovid. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his
late home at Melvin Hill with the Rev. Herbert Gaylord of Canandaigua
officiating. Burial will be in Melvin Hill Cemetery in the town of
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 June 1901
Rushville, N. Y. - Sunday morning about six o'clock, Henry
Walther, of this place, committed suicide by hanging.
He had the grip last winter and was never well afterward. From the
first he was very much depressed because he did not become strong
again, and for a short time back he had expressed himself as ashamed to
have anyone see him. This place has always been his home and he has
many friends here and no enemies. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Ruth
Walther, and two
brothers, Philip and George, of this place. The sympathy of the
is extended to them.
From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1898
Rushville, N. Y. - Jacob Walther died suddenly after a very brief
illness with neuralgia, Friday, July 29, at 5 a.m. He made his home
with his brother, George, where the funeral services were held Sunday
at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. E. A. Baldwin. The burial was at Gorham
beside his wife. Two children are left, a daughter and son, who reside
with E. Jaqua.
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