"Wha" through "Whe" OBITUARIES



From Victor Herald 18 October 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Ellen,
widow of the late Peter Whalen, died at Rochester at the home of her niece, Mrs. Deitruff, where she had been residing since the death of her husband, on Sunday, at the age of eighty-two years. She died just three years to a day after her husband. Her remains were brought here Tuesday morning and the funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 31 October 1913

The death of James Whalen, aged 63 years, occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital, on Sunday. Deceased suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Main street over two weeks ago and in a fall to the walk, severely injured his head. He leaves his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Hendrickson of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank Ferguson of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 31 March 1876

Mrs. John Whalen
of Canandaigua fell through a trap door into her cellar on Monday last, while alone, and when found it was discovered that her neck was broken and that she must have died instantly.  The ill-fated woman was nearly blind.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1903

Canandaigua, N. Y. - John Whalen
died at the home of Patrick Burke on Gorham street. Mr. Whalen was aged about seventy-four, and has lived for fifty years in America, having been born in Ireland. He was employed for over twenty years by the New York Central Railroad company, and has also been employed for many years by the Canandaigua Gas company. The only surviving relative is Patrick Burke.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1928

The death of Michael Whalen of 71 Sherrill street occurred this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Merriman Whalen; two sons, Francis and Bernard of Geneva; and one brother, John of Syracuse. The funeral will be held from his late home at 8:30 o'clock on Saturday and 9:00 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The Holy Name Society of St. Francis de Sales church will meet at 7:30 o'clock on Friday evening at the church to go to the home of Mr. Whalen for prayers.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1907

Alanson Wheadon, eighty-three years of age, who has lived practically his entire life in the town of Seneca, died at 12 o'clock Saturday night, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Swallow, of Corning. Besides this daughter, the deceased is survived by one brother, Henry Wheadon, of this city. The remains were brought to this city today and will be taken to the Number Nine Presbyterian church tomorrow, where the funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple, the pastor of the church, will officiate and the burial will be made in the Number Nine cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1914

The death of Thomas Wilson Wheadon, aged 66 years, occurred at the home of his son, Wednesday night. He is survived by three sons, Lewis, Frank and John Wheadon, of Geneva; one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Lane, of Lakemont, N. Y.; two sisters, Miss Ellen C. Wheadon of Geneva, and Mrs. John S. Rippey of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 12:15, Rev. W. W. Weller officiating, and at Number Nine church at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Interment in Number Nine cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1920
 
Flint, N. Y. -
After nearly eighteen months of suffering, Mrs. Addie Wheat, wife of Frank Wheat, passed away at her home Saturday night, February 28th. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Leonard; and two daughters, Mrs. John Cairns of Seneca Castle and Mrs. Reese Newton of Flint; and four grandchildren.  Mrs. Wheat has been a resident of Flint for the last twenty years and was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral was held at her late residence Tuesday at ten-thirty and at eleven o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. M. J. Owen officiating. Interment was in the Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. - B. Franklin Wheat,
a well-known resident of Manchester, was found dead at his home on Main street in that village, Sunday afternoon. Since the death of his wife, in 1891, he has lived alone, and was last seen alive on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Walter Mason, a neighbor, being alarmed at his failure to appear outside, entered his house at 2:30 and found him dead, in the pantry. From appearances, he was eating his supper when stricken and died where he fell. Coroner D. A. Eiseline was summoned and pronounced apoplexy as the cause of death. He was 76 years of age, and had been a life-long resident of Manchester. He and his father before him had dug all the graves that had been made in Manchester for the past hundred years, he having been the sexton of the Baptist church. Mr. Wheat was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of Company K, 148 New York volunteers. He is survived by two sons and two daughters: E. E. Wheat, of Ramsey, Pa.; Frank Wheat of Seneca Falls; Mrs. William McArthur of Waterloo; Mrs. Eugene Payne of Palmyra. The funeral was held at his late home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. M. W. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Manchester cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 26 December 1890

Obituary - Corydon Wheat,
died at his residence on Main street Tuesday evening, Dec. 23rd, aged about 67 years.  The deceased came to Geneva from Orleans in this county in about the year 1840, and has resided here ever since.  He was prosperous as a merchant and successful in his investments, attaining a competence long before descending the hill of life.  His capital in great part established and maintained our gas light system, and he was at one time if not continuously since he embarked in it, a stockholder in our excellent water works plant.  He took an active interest in local, church and society affairs.  Though not an office-seeker, his fellow citizens repeatedly called on him to act in an official capacity -- as village trustee, assessor, member of the Board of Education and of the Geneva Cemetery Commission -- which two latter positions he filled up to the day of his death.  He was a zealous supporter of our public school system, his voice and vote ever potent in raising and maintaining its high standard of instruction.  His judgment and good taste were manifest in selecting, laying out and adorning our beautiful new cemetery.  Mr. Wheat leaves as nearest of kin a sorrowing widow and an only son.



From Geneva Courier 3 September 1862


Fatal Accident - A young man named Darius Wheat, a resident of Canandaigua, and a baggage-man on the Canandaigua and Elmira R. R., was run over at Penn Yan on Monday of last week, and so badly injured that one of his legs were amputated, after which he soon died.  He was fastening the cars together, and by some means fell on the track and the wheel passed over his leg, crushing it badly.  He was a man about 25 years of age, and a widower without children.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 August 1939

Frank Wheat,
84, a resident of Flint for the past 40 years, died yesterday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Reeve Newton, after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Newton, Flint, and Mrs. John Cairns, East Rochester; son, Leonard Wheat, Flint; and four grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Sand Hill Cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 21 September 1904

Manchester, N. Y. - Franklin Wheat,
who resided alone at his home on Main street, was found dead Sunday afternoon. He was 76 years old and is survived by two sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M. W. Cowell officiating. Interment in Manchester cemetery.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 May 1923

Funeral services for Mrs. Janette Wheat were held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, in West Main St. Mrs. Wheat died at the Reynolds home last Thursday evening, after an extended illness. Her age was 87 years. The deceased was born in the township of Hopewell during the year 1836, a daughter of the late Isaac and Anna Reese Stoutenburg. Her entire life had been spent in Orleans. She was married on May 11, 1865, to VanBuren Wheat, of Orleans. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church at Seneca Castle, although frequently attended the Baptist church at Clifton Springs. Several members of this latter church attended the funeral obsequies. Rev. A. J. MacMIllan, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, and Rev. R. S. Chalmers, pastor of
the Clifton Springs Baptist church, had charge. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at Orleans and a large circle of friends and relatives assembled at the graveside, attesting to their love and respect for this fine Christian woman. The survivors are on brother, Fred Stoutenburg of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Salisbury and Mrs. E. G. Salisbury of Phelps; two sons, Rollin L. and Sidney L. Wheat of Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. William Wayne, of Orleans, and Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, of Shortsville; also eight grandchildren, Miss Marion R. Wheat, of New York City, Alice, Lois, Gertrude, Sidney, Jr., and Lawrence Wheat of Orleans, Miss Angilean Reynolds of Webster, and Mrs. Robert Brown of Rochester.
 


From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1917

Bristol, N. Y. -
The death of an aged native and residence of Bristol, Mrs. John Wheat, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grant Simpson, on July 27. The remains were taken immediately to the old family home now owned by her sister, Mrs. Viola Wales, from which place the funeral was held on Monday following, the pastor of the East Bloomfield Methodist church officiating. Mrs. Wheat was 72 years old and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitch, and had been in poor health for several years. Nearly all of her life was spent in Bristol; last winter she and her husband went to the home of their son, Fitch Wheat, in Rochester, but recently came to their daughter's where she passed away. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Fitch; a daughter, Mrs. Grant Simpson; daughters, Maud of Hornell and Clara Hall of Penn Yan, all of whom attended the funeral. Mrs. Wheat's last couch was literally a bed of flowers.



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1896

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lemuel Wheat
died on Sunday last, aged 60. She had been an almost helpless invalid for many years. The funeral was at her home in Hunt's Hollow and the burial in the Hunt's Hollow cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 13 January 1882

Sidney Wheat,
an older brother of Corydon Wheat, Esq., of Geneva, and a well-known and prosperous farmer of Orleans, died on the 8th inst., aged 72 years.  At the time of his death, the widow was very ill, and it was feared she would survive her husband but a few days, but we learn that her condition is much improved.



From Neapolitan Record 9 September 1880

The intense sufferings of Simeon Wheat were terminated by his death on Tuesday evening last at about 10 o'clock. His was a case where death would seem a relief to him and friends. He was afflicted with a cancer that commenced in the right side of his mouth in June, 1879, and continued its ravages more rapidly at the last until his decease, having completely destroyed that part of his head and face. He came here eight years ago from Orange county, and by his christian deportment and uniform uprightness, had endeared himself to a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and a girl of 16 years to mourn his loss especially, while other relatives and friends feel the loss greatly. He was 46 years, 6 months and 7 days old, and during his sojourn in Hunts Hollow has been an earnest worker in every good work. The funeral services were held from the schoolhouse there on Friday at 3 p.m., Rev. C. G. Lowell officiating, and his remains were followed to the cemetery near by a large concourse of people.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1896

The funeral services of the late Van Buren Wheat, who died on Saturday morning, were held at the family residence in Orleans yesterday afternoon and were attended by a large circle of friends and relatives. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Cornell, of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church, and interment was made in Orleans cemetery in which the Grand Army post participated. Among those in attendance were Senator John Raines, Ex-assemblyman Parkhurst, and others from Geneva, Canandaigua and neighboring towns. The deceased was the son of Sidney Wheat, who settled in Orleans about the year 1800, and a nephew of the late Corydon Wheat of Geneva. He was most highly esteemed as a business man and citizen. He was a member of the 126th Reg. and was wounded at Gettysburg. Besides his wife, nee Jeanette Stoutenburg, he leaves two sons, Rollin L. and Sidney I., and two daughters, Mrs. Will Wayne and Miss Elsa, all of Orleans. The remains were followed to their last resting place by many sorrowing ones, who thus paid their silent and impressive tribute to his memory and expressed a sense of their sympathy and condolence with the bereaved family.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Charles Wheaten,
who has been a residence of this village for the past twenty-five years, died very suddenly at his home on LaDue Avenue in this village on Tuesday morning. Mr. Wheaten had been in poor health and was for a short time in the hospital in Rochester, but came to his home about two weeks ago. His condition was not thought to be serious. Mrs. Wheaten gave him a glass of water at 4 and when she went to him at 6 o'clock she found him dead. He was born in Wheeler, Yates county, this state. He was 63 years old. His wife was Mary Wilson, of Italy Hill, and they had been married 36 years. He is survived by his widow, and eight children, two sons, Clay and Wilmer Wheaten of Markleton, Pa.; six daughters, Mrs. Charles Seager, Misses Mary and Ida Wheaten of Rochester; Mrs. Louis Stevenson of Shortsville; and Miss Ernie and Hazel Wheaten of this village, also four grandchildren. Mr. Wheaten was member of the M. E. Church of Clifton Springs. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence and the burial will be made in the Clifton Springs Cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. P. H. Reigel of the Methodist church.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1917

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. John Wheatley,
aged 66 years, died on Wednesday afternoon from a complication of diseases. She had lived in Hopewell for 25 years. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Adelbert of Hopewell and Herman of Clifton Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Denver Savage of Clifton Springs and Mrs. E. D. Chapman, of and two brothers living in the west. Funeral services will be held at the home here tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Honeoye Falls.



From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1910

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On July 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Alger, occurred the death of Mrs. Martha Wheatley, widow of the late Martin Wheatley of the west lake shore road, aged 77 years. She was born in Ireland on Nov. 25, 1833. When seven years of age, she, with her parents went to Canada, remaining there until she was 25 years old and married. With her husband and three children she came to this town where she had since resided. Of a family of six children, four survive: John Wheatley of Hopewell; Mrs. John Rector of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Fred Tones of Bristol, and Mrs. George Alger of Richmond. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. The funeral was held on Wednesday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alger. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, Rev. Walter Hawthorne officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1942

Orleans, N. Y. -
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home in this village for Mrs. Mina A. Wheatley, who passed away early Tuesday morning after a long illness. Rev. Harry M. Shepson, pastor of the Orleans Baptist church will officiate and interment will be made in the Chapman Cemetery. Mina Aris Goodale, daughter of Mary Scofield and Levi Goodale, was born near Halesboro, St. Lawrence Co. N. Y>, Nov. 15, 1869, and was the last one of her family eight brothers and sisters. She was united in marriage to George Green, of Lewis Co., about 61 years ago and they remained for a time in the northern part of the state. After a brief residence in Sullivan, Ohio, the family settled in Orleans and their home has since been here and in the immediate vicinity. Mr. Green died very suddenly Nov. 20, 1916, after 15 minutes illness. In 1918, Mrs. Green married John Wheatley, a lifelong resident of this section, and his death occurred several years ago. Surviving relatives include three sons, Herman L. Green of Palmyra, Gardner F. Green of Stanley and Howard L. Green, who has made his home recently with his mother; and 6 grandchildren, two of whom are in the service, Corp. Howard L. Green, Jr., of Camp Rucker, Alabama, and Pvt. George Green, U. S. A., in camp at Madison, Wisconsin.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 June 1908

William Wheatley, one of the oldest residents of the town of Manchester, died at his home, about one mile east this village, on Monday morning at five o'clock. Death was caused by rheumatism of the heart. He was about 77 years of age, and is survived by his widow, five daughters, Mrs. David Slack, of Clifton Springs; Mrs. George VanGelder, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Harriet Horsnby, of Palmyra; Mrs. John Slack and Mrs. Daniel Damon, of this village; and two sons, Richard, of Hopewell, and Albert, who resides at the farm home. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the M. E. church, Rev. S. S. Pratt officiating. The interment was in the old cemetery at Manchester. Mr. Wheatley has been a great sufferer from rheumatism for many months and it was with difficulty that he was able to tend to his labors. He had been a frequent caller at our sanctum during the years we have had the privilege to know him, and was a very interesting talker, often relating many historical facts concerning the town of Manchester. It is with deep regret that we learn of his death and we shall sorely miss his presence from our village.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. - William Wheatley,
for over sixty years a resident of this town, died at his home on the Clifton road about a mile from this village, yesterday morning. The deceased was born in England, and when a boy came to the United States. For the past fifty years he had been sexton of the Shaving Street Cemetery, and has interred over a hundred bodies. A staunch Republican, he cast his first vote for Lincoln, and he had a file of the presidential tickets from then to the present time. Mr. Wheatley leaves his wife, Sarah; two sons, Richard Wheatley of Hopewell, and Albert Wheatley of Shortsville; and six daughters, Mrs. George Van Gelder of Canandaigua, Mrs. Dan Damon, of Shortsville, Mrs. Thomas Hornsby of Palmyra, Mrs. Walter Larner of Farmington, Mrs. David slack of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. John Slack of Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1919

Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. Amy A. Wheaton,
widow of Charles Wheaton, died at the home of her son at Victor on April 10, aged 86 years. Mrs. Wheaton, whose maiden name was Bosworth, was born in Swansea, Mass., coming to the town of Bristol over 60 years ago, where she lived until after Mr. Wheaton's death in 1896. Since then her home had been with her son. She leaves two sons, J. Edwin Wheaton of Flint, Mich., and S. Clifford Wheaton, of Victor; also three sisters and three brothers, all of Taunton, Mass., except John Bosworth, who lives in Phelps. The funeral was held on Sunday at the Universalist church at Bristol, Rev. Alvord officiating. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1902

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Died, at her home in this village on Friday morning, after an illness of two weeks with typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Augusta Wheaton, aged 46 years. She is survived by four children, Misses Jennie and Minnie, William and Damon Wheaton, all of this place. The funeral, conducted by Rev. D. M. Van Tuyl, was held at the house on Sunday. Interment was at Rushville cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Charles Wheaton,
who has been a resident of this village for the past twenty-five years, died very suddenly at his home on LaDue Avenue in this village on Tuesday morning. Mr. Wheaton had been in poor health and was for a short time in the hospital in Rochester, but came to his home about two weeks ago. His condition was not thought to be serious. Mrs. Wheaton gave him a glass of water at 4 o'clock and when she went to him at 6 o'clock, she found him dead. He was born in Wheeler, Yates county, this state. He was 63 years old. His wife was Mary Watson, of Italy Hill, and they had been married 36 years. He is survived by his widow, and eight children; two sons, Clay and Wilbur Wheaton of Markleton, Pa; six daughters, Mrs. Charles Seager, Misses Mary and Ida Wheaton of Rochester; Mrs. Louis Stevenson of Shortsville and Misses Ernie and Hazel Wheaton of this village; also four grandchildren. Mr. Wheaton was a a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Clifton Springs. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at his late residence and burial will be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. P. H. Reigel of the Methodist church.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1905

Charles B. Wheaton, thirty-six years of age, who has been suffering from heart trouble for the past two years, died suddenly Saturday evening while lying on the couch at his home, No. 182 Lewis street. As Mr. Wheaton did not have a regular physician, Coroner H. D. Weyburn was called and after explaining the facts, decided that it was necessary to hold an autopsy. Dr. Will McCaw was called to perform the autopsy and Dr. J. B. Covert assisted. After the post mortem, Dr. Weyburn decided that the cause of death was valvular disease of the heart. The deceased is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lancing Wheaton, widow and sister, Mrs. Robert Swallow, all of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be made in Washington street cemetery.



From Penn Yan Democrat 4 August 1933

Died in Rushville, July 28, Doman D. Wheaton, 59. Besides his widow, Mrs. Lena Wheaton, he leaves two sons, Doman of Rushville and Irving of Elmira; and one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Rhenshaw of Rushville. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon. Burial in Rushville.



From Glovershill Morning Herald 23 February 1935

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 22 - Garrett F. Wheaton,
76, former supervisor and for 18 years connected with the State Department of Agriculture and Markets as a fruit tree inspector, died at his home here yesterday. He was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday night while attending a father-and-son banquet at Bristol Center.



From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1908

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Henry Wheaton, formerly of this place, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. E. Rippey, at Geneva, on April 1. His death was due to old age, he being 86 years old. Mr. Wheaton had been a resident of this village for about twenty-five years, having spent all of his life in this town. His occupation had been that of a farmer until moving to this village, when he purchased the house on Main street of J. J. Cross, which he occupied until the death of his wife, which occurred over two years ago. Since that time he had made his home with his daughter. Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. E. Rippey, at Geneva, on Friday and the burial was No. 9 cemetery. Three children survive, Mrs. Rippey and two sons, Calvin of North Carolina and George of Geneva.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894

Rushville, N. Y. - James Wheaton
died at his home in this place on Saturday last of apoplexy. He had been for some time a great sufferer from complicated maladies, yet his death was unexpected. The deceased was 43 years old. Two sons, Damon and Will, and a daughter, Minnie, and his wife are left to mourn their loss.



From Fairport County Mail 12 November 1908

Josephus Wheaton,
aged eighty-three years, died Friday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Tufts, of Bright's disease. Mr. Wheaton had been a lifelong resident of Bristol, Ontario County, and had lived with his daughter but a short time. Besides his daughter, he leaves one son, Garrett Wheaton of Bristol. The body was taken to Bristol for burial, the funeral being held Sunday.



From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1890

By wire from Denver, we learn that Seth Stanley Wheaton, a native of Ontario county, and former resident of Canandaigua, died on the 5th inst., in the 25th year of his age. Mr. Wheaton was the son of Henry and Emily Wheaton and grandson of the late Lucius Stanley, all of Stanley, Ontario county. Young Wheaton was for many years in the employ of the N. C. Railway as telegraph operator in this village and had a wide circle of friends. Emigrating to Colorado a few months since to restore his impaired health, he was compelled to submit to the inevitable. His remains will be brought to Stanley for interment where they are expected to arrive today.



From Neapolitan Record 17 November 1881

The death of Wm. Wheaton, of Bristol, son-in-law of Isaac Hurlburt, which occurred Oct. 30th, was a sad blow to his family -- a wife and one child. He died of typhoid fever, and we learn that the child is not expected to recover from the same terrible disease. Mr. Wheaton was a young, energetic man, and his family have the sympathy of the community.



From Geneva Gazette 1 April 1881

Alphonso Whedon -
This venerable farmer of our town died very suddenly on Friday last of heart disease. He had attained the ripe old age of 84 years lacking one month. He was a native of and had always lived in this town - born on the very farm where he died - his late father, Marsena Whedon, having settled in the town in the year 1788. The son inherited the honest principles of his father - living and dying in enjoyment of the esteem of his neighbors. We especially sorrow in his loss as that of an old, steadfast and valued patron. Mr. Whedon's death was preceded by scarcely a perceptible ailment, a little loss of appetite and consequent weakness. His neighbor and friend, Capt. J. S. Dorman, was visiting and conversing pleasantly with him, and was suddenly startled by receiving no response to interrogatives. Approaching nearer he found the venerable patriarch gasping in the last throes of death. Verily til but a step between time and eternity. Deceased is buried in the rural cemetery in the Powers neighborhood.



From Geneva Gazette 1 April 1898

Mr. Eber Whedon,
a native of Seneca, died at Stanley on the 22d ult., aged 67 years.  His funeral was held on the 25th, attended by many of his neighbors and Masonic . brethren  His occupation was that of a contractor and builder.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1915

George Marshall Whedon, aged 66 years, died today at his home, 73 Madison street, this city. He was born October 17, 1848 at Seneca, N. Y., and was the son of Henry and Emily Stanley Whedon. He is survived by his widow, Ella Metcalf Whedon; one daughter, Miss Ruth Whitney Whedon, Geneva, N. Y.; three sons, Paul Skinner Whedon, Rochester, N. Y. ; Rev. Henry Curtis Whedon, Clarks' Mills, N. Y.; George Dunton Whedon, Geneva, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Thomas E. Rippey of Geneva; one brother, Calvin S. Whedon of Columbia, S. C.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1908

Henry Whedon,
aged 86 years, died last night at 9:45 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Rippey, of No. 56 High street. He was born in Seneca and has lived in that village all his life until about three years ago, when he came to this city to reside with his daughter and family. Besides his daughter he is survived by two sons, George M. Whedon of this city and Calvin S. Whedon of Chester, South Carolina. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in the Number Nine Cemetery at Seneca.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1905

Mrs. Henry Whedon,
84 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Rippey, at 117 Cherry street, at 7 o'clock yesterday morning of general debility. The deceased had been in poor health for a number of months and was supposed to be just recovering from the ravages of a severe attack of pneumonia which seized her about two months ago. The deceased had been in the city with her daughter for three weeks. Mrs. Whedon was born in the town of Seneca and had always resided there. Her home was at Stanley. She is survived by her husband, Henry Whedon of Stanley; two sons, Calvin Whedon of Missouri and George Whedon, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Rippey. The funeral will be held tomorrow. A brief service will be said at the home of Mrs. Rippey at 2 o'clock and at 4 o'clock the burial service will be read at the Presbyterian church at Stanley by Rev. A. B. Temple. Burial will follow in the Stanley cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1886

Suicide in This Town - Last Sunday forenoon Messrs. Eber Whedon and Samuel McBlain, farmers of the south part of this town, came to the village in quest of the Coroner.  Dr. Hemiup, the official sought for, was found after morning church service was over.  The case to be investigated was a clear case of suicide, the victim being John L. Whedon, a farmer, aged about 45, single, making his home with an unmarried sister near Bilsborrow Post Office.  His body was found hanging by the neck in the ravine west of Cromwell's Hollow.  The deed was evidently done Saturday evening after dark and death by strangulation had ensued many hours before the body was discovered.  It was left in the same position until the Coroner's arrival, under the mistaken idea that it was unlawful to do otherwise until that official gave directions.  The inquest was deferred until Monday.

The facts brought out at the inquest showed that Whedon had been unsound of mind for some months past.  At times he would appear to be perfectly rational and all right, but he seemed to be subject to fits of melancholy and depression which had the result in the end of permanently unsettling his mind.  Naturally Mr. Whedon was a very jolly and social companion, so much so in fact that he was known as "laughing John" in his neighborhood.

The following gentlemen were summoned and sworn as the jury:  Samuel McBlain, foreman; J. S. Dorman; Richard Manchester; James Holland; James McElroy; James Griffin; William Murphy; James Ryan; George R. Long.

After listening to the evidence the following verdict was rendered:  "That John L. Whedon came to his death by hanging by the neck, and that said hanging was his own act, committed while laboring under a temporary fit of insanity."



From Geneva Gazette 15 October 1897

Death of Mrs. John Whedon of Seneca -
Last Sunday at her home near Hall's Corners occurred the death of Mrs. John Whedon, one of the oldest native residents of that town -- aged 81 years.  Her maiden name was Crosier.  Nearest relatives surviving are her husband, one son, Wilson Whedon, two daughters, Helen residing at home, and Mrs. John S. Rippey of Stanley.  Her funeral occurred Tuesday last with appropriate services held in the Presbyterian Church of Seneca, Rev. A. B. Temple the pastor officiating.



From Geneva Palladium 16 January 1822

DIED, in Seneca, on Monday, Mr. Samuel Whedon, aged 89 years -- A soldier in the French and Revolutionary wars.



From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1881

Rushville, N. Y. - Garrett Wheelan
died of dropsy, March 10th, 1881, aged 63 years. Services were held at the residence of the deceased on Saturday by Rev. M. P. Blakeslee. The remains were taken to Nettle Valley for burial. Nearly all his life was passed in the town of Potter, and he was highly respected by many friends. A brother from Michigan attended the funeral.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 March 1924

East Bloomfield, March 27 - Mrs. Achsah Andrews Wheeler,
88 years old, died shortly after midnight at her hod at South Bloomfield after a long illness. Mrs. Wheeler was the widow of John Wheeler who died some years ago. She was born in Bristol, a daughter of Royal and Hannah Andrews. She was married to John B. Wheeler on March 7, 1885. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by two sons, George A. and Jesse H. Wheeler, of South Bloomfield; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon with Rev. Nelson Lobdell, of Victor, officiating. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery at Bristol.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 May 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - Albert Wheeler,
a veteran of the Civil War, and lifelong resident of this vicinity, dropped dead Wednesday evening. He had been about the streets as usual and seemed to be in his usual health, and in the afternoon he drove to the home of the McCoakey brothers at Reed's Corners, and, while conversing with them, suddenly gasped and fell to the ground dead. Mr. Wheeler was born in Potter 76 years ago, and was one of the nine children born to John and Catherine Wheeler. Over 55 years ago, he married Miss Almeda Jones of Potter. He served during the entire period of the Civil War, having enlisted in the 5th Michigan Cavalry. He leaves his wife and seven children: Mrs. Laura Sprague of Pulteney; Mrs. Ida Zarrett, Adelbert and Herbert Wheeler of Penn Yan; Mrs. Charles Ballard of Chapinville, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank Ames of and Lyman Wheeler of Hall, N. Y. He also leaves three brothers, Milton of Chapinville, Emory and Wesley of Grand Rapids, Mich.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1912

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Benjamin Franklin Wheeler,
one of Ontario county's most widely known residents, died at his home on the west shore of Canandaigua lake, about seven miles south of this village, early yesterday morning. Mr. Wheeler was born in East Bloomfield December 20, 1835, and passed his whole lifetime in that township except three years and a half as served in the Civil war, and the past seventeen years which he has spent in this town. He was married September 25th, 1866, to Miss Loraine Blake, of East Bloomfield, who survives. He also leaves three children, Simon R. Wheeler, Benjamin F. Wheeler and Idelie Wheeler Hall; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence with Rev. E. P. Wood, Universalist pastor at Victor, officiating. The interment will be made in Pine Bank Cemetery at Cheshire.



From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1878

Died, in East Bloomfield, on the evening of Thursday, May 9th, of apoplexy, Mrs. Betsey, wife of Simeon R. Wheeler, aged 58 years.  In the death of Mrs. Wheeler, a loss has been sustained such as we are not often called upon to chronicle. In her home she was not only the dispenser of lavish hospitality, but she was the prudent housewife, the generous friend, and of her it might truly be said that "The heart of her husband did safely trust in her."  In the social circles in which she moved, she was always welcome, and she always carried sunshine with her.  Mrs. Wheeler was a regular attendant at the Universalist church of Bristol, and was an earnest believer in the faith held by, as well as a devoted worker in the interests of, the society with which she worshiped. She had been for two years president of the ladies' social organization, and so great was her executive ability, that the question has been asked many times since her sudden death, to whom shall we look for one to fill her place? She was deeply engaged in forwarding the cause of temperance, and more than once during the last winter did she, with her husband, drive from their home, several miles away, through the mud, the darkness and the storm, to attend the meetings of the Bristol Christian Temperance Association. And of her it may also literally  be said that she was a mother to the motherless, and the orphan's friend, and most assuredly did "she stretch out her hand to the poor; yea, she reached forth her hands to the needy." The funeral was attended at that home to which she had so long been a blessing, on Saturday afternoon, and an address full of consolation for the mourning ones, was delivered by her pastor, Rev. J. F. Gates. The large attendance of people on that occasion, attested more strongly than words can do the esteem in which she was held, and the deep sympathy that is felt for her greatly bereaved husband.



From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1894

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Carrie Wheeler,
after a long siege of sickness from Bright's disease, died at her home in this village on Tuesday afternoon. She leaves a husband and three children, besides many relatives and friends, to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held at the house this afternoon (Friday) at 2 p.m.



From Livonia Gazette 10 August 1944

Mrs. Carrie Packard Wheeler,
85, of Bristol Valley, mother of Mrs. Clinton Sears of Honeoye, died at the home of her daughter, Friday, Aug. 4. She was born Feb. 20, 1859, in Bristol but spent most of her married life in Avon and Geneseo. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Roy C. of Bristol, and Herbert T. of Avon; two grandchildren, Betty Wheeler and Alden Sears. Funeral services were held in the home of her daughter in Honeoye, Sunday, Aug. 6, with burial in Evergreen cemetery, Bristol.



From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1901

Naples, N. Y. - 
Very many of the older residents of this town are passing away this year. The last one to go was Mrs. Catherine Rector Wheeler, wife of Seymour Wheeler, of Hunts Hollow, a family of prominence. She died on Saturday, April 27, aged 79 years. These two had been married 57 years and three months. They came to Naples from Benton 50 years ago, poor, and toiled together and prospered in every way, honored and beloved by all. She was a member of the Methodist church for 60 years. Of the Rector family, of which she was one of seven children, she was the last. Three brothers and one sister lived and died in Naples. She leaves her husband, one son, Malcolm M. Wheeler; and one daughter, Mrs. John Magreevey, both of Naples. Her pastor, Rev. Elmer E. Jones, officiated at the funeral on Monday, the large home being filled with relatives and intimate friends.



From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1864

On Wednesday last our respected townsman, Anson Wheeler, received a letter announcing the sad intelligence that his youngest son, Charles Wheeler, was killed.  He was struck by a chance shot, and survived but a few minutes.  He was buried amid the roar of cannon and the crash of musketry by his comrades and friends.  A chapter was read from the Bible and prayer offered up by the Chaplain of the 183d Penn. Vols., when all that remained of the patriotic youth was lowered into its final resting place.



From Ontario County Times 22 April 1885

Victor, N. Y. - 
This community was shocked on Saturday afternoon by the news of the sudden death of Mr. Charles Wheeler,  a respected citizen of this place, who died at Peninsula, Ohio, April 18, aged 60 years. He leaves a wife and two sons and one daughter, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He had been employed in civil engineering in Ohio the past year, and was in his usual health until a few days previous to his death. He was a good neighbor, a kind husband, and an affectionate and indulgent father, who will be greatly missed. His remains were brought home on Monday, and the funeral took place on Tuesday at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Henry Bement, Rev. E. W. Backus officiating.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Charles Wheeler, a well-known young farmer of this town occurred at Dr. Beahan's hospital at Canandaigua Saturday. Two weeks ago Mr. Wheeler entered the hospital to have an operation performed for the removal of an abscess that had formed on the skull back of the right ear. The skull was trepanned and the surgeons discovered that the trouble was more serious than at first surmised. Mr. Wheeler rallied, however, and for a few days it was thought that he would recover. Thursday he suffered a relapse and on the following day, a second operation was performed by a specialist from Buffalo. Mr. Wheeler's death followed within twenty-four hours. The young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wheeler of this place. He was born in Phelps 38 years ago and had always lived here. He was married and leaves a widow and one daughter, Rose, also two brothers, Arthur of Canandaigua and George of Phelps, and two sisters.



From Ontario Republican Times 15 July 1863

Died in Battle at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, in the 26th year of his age, Captain Charles M. Wheeler, Company K, 126th regiment N.Y.S.V., and son of Jonas M. Wheeler, Esq., of Canandaigua. Of all the young men our our village, not one was more highly esteemed, or  could be more lamented. He was born in this village, December 8, 1837, and has always resided here, excepting the four years of his course in Yale college, where he graduated in 1859. During that time he was the subject of a happy spiritual change, became a member of the college church and has continued to be exemplary in his habits, bringing no discredit on his Christian profession. Having studied law in the offices of Messrs. Smith & Lapham, he was admitted to the bar in 1861, and had entered upon the practice here, when last autumn he enlisted in the regiment then formed in this vicinity.  He was much in society, and (a fact deserving notice) a favorite among his acquaintances of both sexes. Good sense and manliness were the foundation of his character. He was remarkably free from conceit and affectation, upright, ingenuous, considerate and kind, a capable, conscientious and well deserving man in all the relations of life. He entered the service of his country at this crisis under a sense of duty, and has since borne himself as mindful of the obligation. When he was chosen Captain of his company, we who knew him said, "He will make a good officer," and he has fulfilled our expectations, first under the disasters that befell the regiment at Harper's Ferry a few days after they received their arms, and now in their gallant fight and victory at Gettysburg. It is understood that he passed unharmed through the principal action of Friday, and afterwards fell by a ball from a sharpshooter.

His neighbors and this community at large, have been deeply afflicted by the tidings of his death. His bereaved family, whose pride he was as a dutiful son and an affectionate brother, have the respectful sympathy of all about them. That a young man, on whom so many hopes were built, should be snatched away so suddenly form life and its prospects, is one of those mysteries of Providence, (sadly multiplied in deed of late, over our land) which constrain us to bow in wonder and sorrow. But as his life was honorable, so was his death. Fitted as he was to live, he was fitted to die. He has fallen as a patriot and a Christian at his post of duty. Having been "faithful unto death", we doubt not he has won "the crown of life". Let his new costly sacrifice quicken and purify the patriotism of survivors, and more our young men, especially, to honorable emulation. 



From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1885

Naples, N. Y. - Christopher C. Wheeler,
one of our oldest residents, died very suddenly on Thursday, being stricken with paralysis. He was an officer of the Baptist church, and an upright man. He leaves nine children, only one, Mrs. J. W. Nellis, being a resident of this town.



From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1916

Naples, N. Y. - 
Monday evening at her home on Elizabeth street, occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Cora Lincoln Wheeler, wife of Malcolm M. Wheeler. Mrs. Wheeler recently underwent an operation in a Rochester hospital, but was recovered sufficiently to be able to be at home and about her household duties. On Sunday she attended morning services and Sunday School and on Monday did her usual housework and prepared supper and was taken about 6 o'clock with heart failure. Dr. Maltby was called and seemed to relieve her. Thinking she was all right, he left and 15 minutes later was called again but she was gone before he could reach the house. Mrs. Wheeler was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Linus Lincoln and was  born in Naples 58 years ago. She had spent her entire life in this place, was a member of the Methodist church and a charter member of the Naples Grange, in which she held the office of chaplain for several years. She was married to Malcolm M. Wheeler, of this town, and to them was born one son, Leon L. Wheeler, who lives on the home farm in Hunt's Hollow. Besides her husband and son, Mrs. Wheeler leaves two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Martin and Mrs. Seymour Edson, both of Naples; and one niece, Mrs. Raymond Semans. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday at 1 o'clock in charge of Rev. Jacob Finger, her pastor.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 January 1939

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Edna M. Wheeler,
71, widow of Walter Wheeler, died suddenly of heart trouble Saturday night in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Baldwin, 73 Gibson St. She was born in Canandaigua and had lived here most of her lifetime. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Fred Sang, Lockport; and one son, Howard Wheeler, Detroit. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the home of the daughter here with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 21 February 1877

Phelps, N. Y. -
Died, in Phelps, February 7, of paralysis of the brain, Mrs. Eliza Wheeler, wife of Deacon Zenas Wheeler, aged seventy years. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Canandaigua in 1807, where she had many friends; but the last thirty-eight years of her life were spent in Phelps, where she was quite intimately connected with the Presbyterian church and its Ladies' Missionary Society. Her funeral services were observed in the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, February 9th.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 May 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Ann Hewitt Wheeler,
wife of James L. Wheeler, died at their home, on West Gibson street, on Monday, aged about 65 years. She had been ill for over three years from nervous prostration. She was born in South Bristol, the daughter of Calvin and Harriet Hewitt. In March, 1864, she was united in marriage to Mr. Wheeler, at West Bloomfield, and they had lived in Canandaigua for fifty years. Surviving relatives, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Fred A. McKechnie of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Sidney L. Heath of Shortsville; one son, Henry H. Wheeler of New York city; two brothers Henry P. and Webster Hewitt of West Bloomfield, and one sister, Mrs. Curtis Baker of Ionia.



From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wheeler,
wife of ex-sheriff Robert H. Wheeler, died at her home Sunday evening at the age of 57 years. She was taken ill but a few months ago and her decline was rapid. She was the daughter of the late Spencer O. and Kathleen Miller and had been a resident of this place since childhood. Her birthplace was at Canandaigua. In 1858, she was united in marriage to Robert H. Wheeler, and of their union three children were born: Horace G. Wheeler of Canandaigua; Mrs. Willis E. Lee of Wheeler's Station; and Mrs. Charles Green of Red Creek, Wayne county. The funeral services were held at her late residence on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated.



From Geneva Advertiser 22 October 1901

Mrs. Fannie Havens Wheeler,
widow of the late Anson Wheeler, who was one of the old-time popular captains of the Seneca Lake steamers, died at the home of her son-in-law, H. S. Schoonmaker, at Seneca Castle last Wednesday, October 16th, aged 88 years.  The deceased had resided nearly all her life in Geneva, where she joined the Methodist Church about 60 years ago.  Her husband was also an ardent Methodist, a member of the devout praying band of the church, others being E. E. Lewis, Philip Crane, and five or six others.  They came to Geneva in 1837. Captain Wheeler died November 28th, 1889. There are surviving two sons and two daughters, Willard S. Wheeler of Chicago, Fred A. of New York, Mrs. Schoonmaker and Miss Carrie N. Wheeler of Seneca Castle.  Another daughter was the wife of Senator John Raines, who has been dead some years.



Empire State Universalist, Cortland NY, November 1939

George A. Wheeler was a member of the third generation of Wheelers devotedly active in the Universalist church in Bristol and in the Ontario Association of Universalists.  He was a in his eighty-fourth year as a noble man, an honor always to his family, his church and his community.  For many years he served his church as a trustee and deacon.  A fractured pelvis in September necessitated hospitalization in the Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua and his death occurred on October 7.  He and Mrs. Wheeler celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary on January 24.  The memorial service was conducted by the Rev. Harry M. Wright in the Bristol church on October 10.  Besides his wife, Mr. Wheeler is survived by three daughters and a son: Mrs. Edith W. Johnson of Canandaigua; Mrs. Percy H. Pettit of Hopewell; Miss Leah Wheeler of East Bloomfield and Prof. Ralph H. Wheeler of Cornell University; a brother, Jesse A. Wheeler of East Bloomfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1910

George Washington Wheeler,
aged 57 years, died suddenly this morning at his home about six miles west of this city on the Flint road. The deceased was in the City Hospital about two months ago for an operation on his arm, but since that time has been in his usual health. Yesterday he was about as usual and last evening came to town in R. H. Gulvin's touring car to get a copy of the Times extra to learn about the Johnson Jeffries fight. About 5 o'clock this morning he went out with the hired man to the granary and to do his morning's work. He bent over to get some chicken feed and remained in that position. The hired man, turning around, discovered him in a kneeling position and finally spoke to him but he did not move. He went over to him and found that he had passed away. Dr. J. Byington Covert and Coroner Flint were summoned and the cause of death was pronounced as due to dilation of the heart. Mr. Wheeler was a well-known farmer in this vicinity. He was born on Washington's birthday, February 22, 1853. Besides his widow, he leaves one daughter, Miss Evelyn Wheeler. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. Byron Showers of Seneca Castle will officiate and interment will be at Seneca Castle.



From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1908

South Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Died, at the home of her son, Byron Simmons, in the south part of the town, on the morning of May 17, Mrs. Hannah R. Wheeler, eldest child of Benjamin and Deborah Wheeler. She was born in this town on Nov. 17, 1809, making her at the time of death 98 years and six months old. She was twice married. In 1828 she married Richmond Simmons, of Bristol, and to them were born four children: Byron, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Caroline Boyd of Howell, Mich.; Benjamin, who died in the army, and Sabra, wife of Harrison Marble of North Bloomfield, who died several years ago. Mr. Simmons died at the age of 55. In 1877 she was married to Calvin Wheeler, of Salem, Mich., with whom she live five years. After his death, she came here and had since made her home with her son, Byron. She leaves one son, a daughter, 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and two aged sisters, Mrs. Eliza Phillips, of Honeoye, and Mrs. Julia Sleight, of Lima, both over 80 years of age. She was greatly esteemed and loved for her genial and social qualities of heart and mind. Her memory will linger long among her neighbors and friends, because of her cheerful, happy character, and of her counsel and sympathy under all circumstances. She was grateful for all kindness and attention shown her. She was a great lover of nature. Only a few mornings before her death, while sitting bolstered up in bed where she could look out of the window, she said: "Oh, how beautiful everything looks at this time of the year! It does seem as if I never saw the world look so beautiful as it does now.!" With the exception of occasionally an attack of rheumatism, she had remarkable vigor and her final sickness was of but ten days duration. The funeral service was held in the Universal church at Bristol on Wednesday, conducted by the former pastor, Rev. L. H. Boynton, now of Hornell. The estimation in which she was held was shown by the large number that followed her remains to their last resting place by the side of the husband of her girlhood.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1923

Mrs. Henry J. Wheeler
of 27 John street died about 1 o'clock this afternoon at her home after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Henry Wheeler; one daughter, Miss Edna Wheeler at home; three sons, Albert, Leon and Roy Wheeler, all of this city; two grandchildren. Mrs. Wheeler was a communicant of the North Presbyterian church. While not confined to her bed for long, she has been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be private. Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church church will have charge. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Friday.



From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1912

Yesterday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick A. McKechnie, Main street north, took place the funeral of James L. Wheeler, a well-known Canandaiguan, who death occurred on Tuesday following a short illness from heart trouble. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated and the remains were taken to West Bloomfield for interment. Mr. Wheeler was 70 years of age and for many years was a commercial traveler. He retired some years ago and following the death of Mrs. Wheeler about five years ago, made his home with his daughter, Mrs. McKechnie; besides whom there survive one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Heath of Shortsville; and one son, Henry Wheeler of Copake.



Empire State Universalist, Cortland NY, January 1945

The death of Jesse A. Wheeler of East Bloomfield occurred in the Thompson Hospital of Canandaigua on December 25, where he had been a patient since May 21.  He was born on February 4, 1864, on this farm where he spent his life-time.  He was a school teacher in this area for thirty years and for many years he served as a school commissioner.  He was a graduate of the old Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima and the Canandaigua Academy. He was a loyal member of the Universalist church at Bristol, serving as deacon, superintendent of its church school and in its choir.  He was married to Miss Katie Rowe of East Chatham and her death occurred in 1939.  For many years, he was the secretary of the Ontario Association of Universalists.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Harry M. Wright in the church on December 27.  His is survived by a son, Charles R. Wheeler of Wyoming; two daughters, Mrs. John Cooper of East Bloomfield who resided with her father, and Mrs. Floyd D. Butler of Canandaigua; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Ontario County Times 29 March 1871
 
An inquest was held by Coroner Hayes, on the body of John Wheeler, who was killed at Cold Springs, last week, while at work in a saw mill. The manner of his death, we learn, was as follows: a strip of wood, about 3 1/2 feet long, in being removed from the saw by Wheeler, was caught on the saw, and projected backwards with great force. It struck him in the left temple and penetrated the skull nearly two and a half inches. A splinter from the stick also penetrated the neck below the ear, severing the large blood vessels. His death was instantaneous. He was a young man of good habits and character, and leaves a wife and two children. The inquisition of the jury was as follows: We find that the deceased was attending a circular saw, sawing laths; that his death was occasioned by sticks thrown from the saw; that the manner of his death was accidental, and that no blame therefor is to be attached to any person.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 June 1871

Mr. John H. Wheeler, one of the oldest, most widely known, and esteemed citizens of Bristol, died at his residence, at 3 o'clock, on the morning of the 3d instant. He was born in Massachusetts, March, 1795. He emigrated to the place of his late residence, in company with his father, in the fall of 1802; served for a time in the war of 1812; was married to Miss Lee, sister of the late Major Lee, in 1815. He was the father of twelve children, the mother and nine of whom still live to mourn his loss. He and his wife were baptized by the late Elder Goodale, and became members of the Bristol Baptist Church in 1819. He lived a most consistent Christian, and was a most important member of that church until the time of his death. His loss to the church, as well as to this community, will be very deeply felt. His funeral was attended by a large number of sympathizing neighbors and friends. The procession to the grave extended more than one half mile.



From Naples Record 26 March 1884

Mrs. Julia Wheeler,
of whose decease we spoke last week, was nearly fifty years old; she was a daughter of Jesse Hughson, deceased, and the greater part of her life had been passed in this and the adjoining town of South Bristol; she was well-known and much respected. She experienced many vicissitudes in her life, but they were borne with the fortitude and cheerfulness that so well characterized her. She was an excellent christian lady, an ornament to the Baptist church, to society, and greatly beloved by her many friends. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Chas H. Kimber of Addison, and Miss Annie, who lived with her; they will greatly miss the mother's love and care that was so dear to them. For a few years she had resided at Bradford, Steuben County, N. Y., with Mr. T. Cole, a relative, where every possible care was rendered in her decline. Her brothers, Legrand Hughson and James Hughson; her sister, Mrs. Jenny Fisher; and her children were all with her to smooth her dying pillow; their sorrow is great, and the sympathy of many friends goes out to them. We are all mourners/ The remains were brought to Naples on Wednesday of last week and services were held from the Baptist church at 11 a.m., by Rev. L. A. Cummings. Her remains were interred in Rose Ridge.



From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1884

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Lucy P. Wheeler
died April 5th while on her way from her son-in-law's, Henry Sutherland. She had nearly reached her own door when she fell dead. She has been troubled with heart disease for some years and it is supposed that this was the cause of her death. She has lived on the farm where she died nearly fifty years, and was seventy-four years old. Her eight children were all present at her funeral.



Empire State Universalist, Cortland NY, April 1944

Wheeler, M. Belle Hicks

Mrs. M. Belle Wheeler died at her home in South Bloomfield on January 23, in her eighty-seventh year.  She was married to the late George A. Wheeler on January 24, 1877.  She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal school and following her marriage lived sixty-five years on the farm, which had been owned originally by her husband’s grandfather.  She was an active member of the Universalist church in Bristol.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Oscar B. Johnson and Mrs. Percy H. Pettit of Canandaigua and Miss Leah Wheeler at home; a son, Prof. Ralph H. Wheeler of Ithaca; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The Rev. Harry M. Wright, pastor, conducted the funeral service.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1892

The death is announced of the Rev. Martin Wheeler of Phelps, aged 80 years -- a former pastor of the M. E. churches at Phelps and Orleans.  He had been in ill health for a long time, during which he had seldom preached.  He was highly respected as a citizen and zealous Christian.  He leaves a wife and daughter.



From Ontario County Journal 1 August 1913

The death of Mrs. Maude Nesbit Wheeler, wife of Roy Wheeler, Pleasant street, occurred at Memorial Hospital yesterday morning, aged 24 years. She is survived by her husband and two small children, Myrtle and Mason, of Canandaigua; her father, Alfred Nesbit; one brother, William Nesbit; and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Hallock and Mrs. John Mahar, of East Bloomfield.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 December 1938

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Minnie J. Wheeler,
65, wife of Simeon R. Wheeler, died last night in her home here. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Stanley Herendeen of Canandaigua Town; a daughter, Mrs. Milford Allen of Canandaigua Town; two step-daughters, the Misses Mildred Wheeler of Waterloo and Frances Wheeler of Ithaca; three brothers, Louis, Frank and Albert Whittaker of Farmington; and five grandchildren.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Orville A. Wheeler, whose death occurred Wednesday was held this afternoon at his home three miles north of Phelps. Mr. Wheeler had been a prominent farmer of this town for the past fifty years. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis with which he was stricken last Saturday. The deceased was born in Dutchess County in May, 1838, and when a young man came to this section to reside. Surviving relatives besides his wife are two sons, Arthur Wheeler of Rochester, and George Wheeler of Phelps; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Pearce of Geneva and Mrs. Edward White of Phelps; one brother, Henry Wheeler of Matteawan; and eleven grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
East Bloomfield has lost another prominent and highly esteemed citizen. Oscar F. Wheeler passed away on Sunday evening. at his home two miles east of the village. The final sickness came after many weeks of invalidism, during which he had been confined to the house most of the time. Mr. Wheeler was born in this town 70 years ago, on Feb. 4. He was one of nine children of Addison H. and Lucy P. Wheeler. In 1859, he married Miss Lucy S. Rowley and they began housekeeping on a farm in Bergen, Genesee county. Eleven years later Mr. Wheeler sold this farm and moved to Byron. In 1878 he and his family returned to this town and purchased the farm which has since been the family home. Mr. Wheeler was a man who was thoroughly respected. His interests were always aroused in every movement for the good of the town. His integrity and judgment were marked characteristics. He leaves, besides his wife, eight children: Heber E., Dr. Stoughton R., Mrs. Lucy D. Hopson, Oscar F., Robert H., Mrs. Alice A. Buell, Ellen E. and Jennie M. Wheeler; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Ulysses M. Wheeler and Heber E. Wheeler of this town, and Edward R. Wheeler of Centerfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Lewis T. Sutherland and Mrs. Henry C. Sutherland, of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. H. B. Mason.



From Geneva Gazette 17 February 1899

Death of ex-Sheriff Wheeler - Robert H. Wheeler,
an ex-Sheriff of this county, died at his home in the town of East Bloomfield last Monday.  He had been ill for some time and last Sunday pneumonia set in with quickly fatal result as stated. Mr. Wheeler was elected sheriff in 1883 and served his three years' term with entire credit to himself and to public satisfaction. He was a member of Canandaigua Lodge F. & A. M. and he was given Masonic burial.  A son and two daughters survive him.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 July 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
At a tuberculosis camp at Saranac Lake Wednesday occurred the death of Mrs. Sadie Wheeler, wife of Claude Wheeler of Hopewell. She had been at the camp three months. Mrs. Wheeler was 28 years of age. She is survived by two sons, Rowland, aged 6, and Claude, aged 4 years, both of whom are inmates of the Ontario Orphan Asylum. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Shay of Hopewell, also survive her. The remains were brought here yesterday and the funeral will be held today.



From Naples Record 18 March 1904

Mrs. Sarah Shultz Wheeler,
widow of the late Christopher C. Wheeler, died on Saturday, March 12, 1904, at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. J. Warren Nellis, in this village. Deceased was born in Moravia, N. Y., in 1818, and in 1856 was united in marriage to Christopher C. Wheeler, in Avoca, N. Y. They came to Naples in 1857, and here had been her home had been her home until after the death of her husband, which occurred in 1883. She then went to Buffalo to reside with her son, Charles S. Wheeler. Last fall Mrs. Wheeler came to Naples to spend the winter with Mrs. Nellis. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Naples, and her Christian spirit was manifested in her home and in every good work. To know her was to love and honor her, and her loss will be will be greatly felt. Besides Mrs. Nellis and Mr. Wheeler, she is survived by two sons, James and Shepherd Wheeler, who reside in Michigan. Funeral services were held from the home of J. W. Nellis Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Howard officiating; interment in the family plot in Fair View Cemetery, this village.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1906

Naples, N. Y. - Seymour Wheeler, a man and citizen of whom Naples was proud, died yesterday at the age of 85 and one-half years. He had been a resident of the town over fifty years and of the village about two years. He came to Naples from Potter, Yates county, settled upon wild lands in the west part of the town and his inestimable energy, single-handed, soon made the wilderness blossom. Afterward, Mr. Wheeler moved to Hunt's Hollow, in Naples, and virtually began life over again, on a large tract of land which is now one of the finest farms in the township.



The Gazette, Livonia NY, Fri. 6 May 1898

The Sleight families were called to South Bloomfield last Friday to attend the funeral of Simon R. Wheeler, an uncle, who died at the age of 82.  Early in life Mr. Wheeler married Miss Betsey Bentley of this town, who died a number of years ago.  One daughter was all the family he ever had—Gertrude, wife of Theron Buell, who died at the age of 19.  He leaves a second wife, formerly Mrs. Carrie Hinman, of Rochester.  Mr. Wheeler was one of the leading citizens of East Bloomfield for many years.  He was a member of the Universalist church of Bristol.  Mrs. Julia Sleight and Mrs. Mary E. Phillips of this town were his sisters.  The farm he lived upon had been in the Wheeler family since the earliest settlement of the town.  It was first owned by his grandfather, then his father, and it finally came into his hands.  He was a man highly respected.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists




From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1901

Bristol, N. Y. - 
Another one of the old residents has passed away. The death of Sylvester Wheeler occurred at his home Wednesday evening, Jan. 23. He had been in poor health for several yrs past, though his death at last was quite unexpected. Mr. Wheeler was born in Livonia, Jan. 18, 1829, and was educated at Canandaigua academy. At the age of 16 he taught school, and at 21 he engaged in the mercantile business in Bristol. Several years later he went to South Bloomfield and purchased the grist mill now owned by David Cooper. After three years he went to Texas, where he remained three years and assisted in establishing the Butterfield overland mail route, a long and perilous ride through a country that was infested with treacherous and unfriendly Indians. Mr. Wheeler had many thrilling tales to relate of his stage coach life. His experience with the Indians was oftentimes of the most thrilling character. At that period they were more or less in open warfare with the white settlers and many times on the hazardous journeys, he only escaped with his life. One upon one of his trips, he encountered a company of red men fighting in the highway, impeding his passage. Knowing that in all probability they would not molest the U. S. mail and fearless of stray shots, he drove right through the thickest of the fight, coming out safe and sound on the other side. Owing to the breaking out of the civil war and Mr. Wheeler's strong union sentiments, he realized that the south was no place for him, and he returned to Bristol, but not until the stage had made its last journey. After Mr. Wheeler left, there was no one brave enough to endanger their lives on the route, and it was dropped. From 1870 to 1889, Mr. Wheeler again engaged in the mercantile business in Bristol. He was a life-long Republican. He was superintendent of schools for a term of two years and represented the town as supervisor for four years. Since 1889, he had engaged in farming.

He was twice married; first Oct. 15, 1848, to Mary P. Cudworth, daughter of Ezekial Cudworth of Bristol. They had seven children: Isabella, who died when a little girl; Roswell, now of Utah; Mrs. Wm. H. Doyle of Bristol; Wallace of Utah, for several years engaged in cattle and horse raising, but now possessing staked claims in the Klondike, near Dawson, mining and running a road house; and Arthur, also with his brother in the Klondike. Mrs. Wheeler died Dec. 19, 1870. Mr. Wheeler afterward married Miss Lavina Cleveland of Naples. Of the last marriage there are four children, Harold, Mabel, now Mrs. DeMerrill Ingraham, Roland and Leslie, all of Bristol. The funeral was held from his home Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. F. Buckner of the Universalist Church, of which he had always been a supporter, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1899

On Friday, occurred the death of Thaddeus R. Wheeler at his home on Bristol street. He had been ill about ten days, having suffered from meningitis, superinduced by a rupture of a blood vessel on the brain. It is a particularly sad incident that Mr. Wheeler is the third member of his family to be taken within five weeks. On February 13, occurred the death of his brother, Robert H. Wheeler, at his home at Wheeler's Station, and on February 27, his brother's wife, Mrs. Heber E. Wheeler of South Bloomfield, died at the Rochester City hospital. Mr. Wheeler was born in East Bloomfield, March 30, and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison H. Wheeler. All his life had been spent in his native town and Canandaigua. Until a few years ago, he had always been engaged in farming, but at that time he came to this village and devoted his interests to the sale of wire fence. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Walter S. and Wells J. Wheeler, both of this town. The funeral was held from his late residence on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. John Q. Adams officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1905

Walter S. Wheeler
died at his home on the Canfield farm on the lake shore road on Tuesday afternoon, aged 38 years. He had been ill with typhoid fever for 68 days. Four weeks ago, after a period of improvement, he suffered a relapse, and, though everything was done for him, the disease sapped the vitality of his strong frame, and he succumbed suddenly on Tuesday. Mr. Wheeler was born in the town of East Bloomfield 38 years ago. He was the older son of the late Thaddeus Wheeler. Most of his life he had lived in this town. He attended the Canandaigua Academy. Save for a few years lived in the village, he had devoted himself to farming. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of the late Thaddeus Munson, of Cheshire,; two daughters and one son; his mother; and one brother, Wells J. Wheeler, of this village. The deceased was an industrious, hard-working citizen. His many kindly qualities made him a genial companion, and many friends will mourn his early death. He was a member of Modern Woodmen. The funeral was held from his late residence yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Scott Ebersole. The interment was in Woodlawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1912

William M. Wheeler,
a veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday after a lingering illness of several months, at the the home of his son, A. E. Wheeler, 351 Exchange street. Mr. Wheeler was 75 years of age and is survived by his widow, one son by his first wife; and one brother, of Grand Rapids, Mich. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of A. E. Wheeler, and interment will be Glenwood Cemetery.



From Naples Record 27 July 1872

The death of Worden W. Wheeler was attended from the M. E. church on Thursday at 11 a.m. The sermon was by Rev. M. B. Gelston. Mr. Wheeler was the son of Seymour Wheeler, and son-in-law of Linus F. Lincoln, and a very worthy young man; he was 28 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1903

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Deborah Wheelock,
widow of John Wheelock, died at her home on Saturday night, and the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Newton W. Bates, officiating. The interment was in the Pioneer cemetery. The deceased leaves two children, Royal Wheelock, who, with his family, had always lived with his mother, and Mrs. Fisher, of Elkhart, Ind.



From Ontario County Times 14 April 1869

A young man named Edward Wheelock met with an accident on Saturday last, in the village of West Bloomfield, which caused his death within a few hours. He had ridden to the village on horseback, and hitched his horse in front of one of the stores. On attempting to remount, when about to return home, the saddle, which not secured by a girth, as it should have been, turned on the horse's back, and the young man fell violently to the ground, but without loosing his hold upon the bridle reins. The horse, being frightened, commenced rearing and jumping, while the prostrate rider still held fast to the bridle, until finally the animal either kicked or struck him on the head, just above the temple, inflicting a fatal wound. Surgical aid was immediately procured, but an examination showed that the skull was so terribly fractured and crushed in as to preclude any hopes of his recovery. He lingered, however, until one o'clock on Sunday morning, when death put an end to his sufferings. The deceased was twenty-one years old, a son of Mr. John Wheelock, a respectable farmer of West Bloomfield, and a young man of excellent character. The report of his sudden and untimely death gave a painful shock, not only to his parents and other near relatives, but likewise to the entire community. It is said that he had long been in the habit of using the saddle without a girth, not thinking of the fearful danger he was thus incurring. His sad fate should serve as a warning to others who indulge in like dangerous practices.



From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1911

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Royal Wheelock,
son of John Wheelock and Deborah Plimpton Wheelock, pioneers of the town, died very suddenly at his home southeast of the village, Friday morning, from apoplexy. Mr. Wheelock was highly esteemed, a good citizen and neighbor. He had spent his whole life of 68 years here, having been born and always lived on the farm where he died, with the exception of a few years when he was clerk in the general store kept by Baker & Huntington in this village. In 1874 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Southgate, of this town, who with one son, Harry Wheelock of Rochester, survives; also two sisters, Miss Lydia Wheelock, and Mrs. Carrie Fisher of Elkhart, Ind. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Charles Hamblin officiated and interment was made in Rural cemetery.



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