From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1917
The death of Mrs. Aurilla Whipple occurred at Memorial
hospital yesterday. Deceased was born in Ellisburg on July 12, 1837,
and had resided in Canandaigua with her daughter, Mrs. John D.
Harkness, for some time. The funeral services will be held at this
afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate and
interment will be in the Adams.
From Fairport Herald Mail 17 December 1924
The death of Mrs. Carrie Cotton Whipple occurred last week
Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle,
after a long illness. Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of Isaac and Nancy
Cheesbro Cotton and was born in this town Feb. 28, 1858, and was 66
years old. She was united in marriage in 1875 to Frank Whipple, who
died July 11, 1917. She leaves to mourn their loss one daughter, Mrs.
Richard Tuttle; and two grandsons, Anson and Richard Tuttle; also one
sister, Mrs. Sarah Whalen, of Palmyra; and one brother, Albert Cotton,
of this town. Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Richard Tuttle, last Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. from the
Friends church. Burial was made in the North Farmington Cemetery. Mrs.
Whipple was a lady of quiet, unassuming ways and will be missed by
friends and relatives.
From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1917
Farmington, N. Y. - Frank Whipple, who had been in poor health for
some time, died on July 11 at the home of his brother, Elisha Whipple.
He was the son of James and Amy Whipple and was born in this town on
March 26, 1851, and had always lived in Farmington, with the exception
of a few years in Palmyra. He was a painter and paper-hanger and was
successful in his business. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dollie
Cotton Whipple; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle of this town; one
sister, Mrs. Gillette Aldrich of Macedon; two brothers, Elisha Whipple
of Macedon, and Henry Whipple of this town. The funeral was held on
Friday from the Friends church, Rev. Reuben J. Payne officiating.
Interment was made in the North Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1908
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Henry J. Whipple died at her home in this
village Wednesday after a lingering illness, aged 68 years. She was
born in Farmington and had resided here nearly all her life. Her maiden
name was Ann Decatur. She was a member of the Society of Orthodox
Friends, and a woman loved and respected by all. She was especially
fond of flowers and had them in bloom all months of the year. She is
survived by her husband, Henry J. Whipple, a sister, Mrs. Sarah
Hollenbeck of this town, and a brother, James Decatur, of Hudsonville,
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 March 1931
Canandaigua, N. Y., March 26 - Mrs. Susan M. Whipple, 75, wife of
Smith Whipple, died last night. Besides her husband, she leaves two
daughters, Mrs. George Johnson of Canandaigua and Mrs. Walter Hogan of
Shortsville; also a sister, Mrs. Frank B. Housel of Canandaigua.
Funeral from Woodlawn chapel at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Miss Helen Whitbeck, who
died Saturday, was held yesterday afternoon. Miss Whitbeck was about 60
years of age and is survived by two brothers, Jacob of Rochester and
Elmer of Phelps.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - Matilda Whitbeck, wife of J. E. Whitbeck, died
Friday afternoon, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Whitbeck
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William West and was born at Newark
sixty-six years ago. For several years she lived at Rochester where her
husband was employed in the mail service. Mr. and Mrs. Whitbeck have
been residents of
Phelps for the past three years. Besides her husband, she is survived
two brothers and one sister, Elmer West of Newark, and James West of
and Mrs. Henry Bailey, of Rochester. The funeral will be held Monday
Rev. C. E. Gregory of the Presbyterian church officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Sara E. Whitbeck, widow of the late George
Whitbeck, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Caleb Kelly, yesterday.
Mrs. Whitbeck had been an invalid for a long time. She was born in
Phelps 65 years ago and always lived here. Her near survivors are her
mother, Mrs. Kelly, and one brother, Thomas Kelly of Newark. The fun
will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. C. C.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. William Whitbeck died at her home in the
village Friday afternoon. On the Sunday preceding her death, while she
and her son, Harry, were driving home from a visit to her brother, Ira
Farnsworth, she complained of feeling strangely. Before they were able
to reach home, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she did
not rally. Her mother died in a similar manner and at about the same
age, 47 years. Mrs. Whitbeck is survived by her husband and one son,
Harry, a sister, Mrs. Mary Farnsworth, and a brother, Ira Farnsworth,
all of this place.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 March 1929
Phelps, March 8 - Mrs. M. Alcie White, 80, died Thursday at her
home in Ontario Street. Mrs. White, who was a daughter of Warren and
Sarah Dickinson Wheeler, was born at Gates, Monroe County, Feb. 17,
1849, and had lived in Phelps for the past 45 years. Surviving are one
daughter, Miss Nellie E. White of Phelps; one sister, Mrs. O. C. Rider
of Geneva and a nephew, Carl Rider of Chicago. Funeral from the home at
2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 27 August 1886
Andrew White, a
brother of George White, proprietor of the International Hotel, died
last Monday night after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever.
About a week ago, early one morning, while delirious, he escaped the
vigilance of his attendant, ran out of the hotel and down Exchange and
Castle streets toward the lake. William Ringer, night watchman, saw him
running in an almost nude condition, and gave chase. He arrived just in
time to pull White out of the lake. He carried him back to the hotel,
but although the best medical skill was employed, the exposure and shock
to his system so aggravated the disease that he gradually grew worse
until death relieved him of his suffering. His age was about 30 years.
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1908
Mrs. Catherine White, who lived in Canandaigua for about forty
years, up to seven years ago, when she went to live with relatives at
Buffalo, died there on Tuesday night, aged about 75 years. She leaves
three daughters, Misses Mary, Anna and Julia White of Buffalo. The
funeral will be held from St. Mary's church, after the arrival of the
remains here this morning, and the interment will be at Calvary
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1911
Cornelius J. White died yesterday morning at his late home, No. 92
N. Main street, of tuberculosis. The deceased was a Civil War veteran,
having served in the 22nd New York Cavalry. He is survived by his
widow; one daughter, Mrs. William t. Lozier of this city; four sons,
Charles U. of MacDougall, James M. of Ithaca, William of Miami, Fla.,
and Frank W. of this city; two brothers, Fred M. of Albany and Isaac F.
of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Edward Pritchard of Seneca Falls; and
three grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the family
residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver will
officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - Earl Gibson White, an esteemed young man
of this village, died Friday morning, after an illness of several
weeks. Mr. White was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. George White, and was
born at Lyons twenty-two years ago. He came to Phelps with his parents
at an early age. His preliminary education was obtained at the Phelps
High School, from which institution he graduated with the class of '01,
being valedictorian of the class. He afterwards entered the University
of Rochester, where
he took an active interest in athletics. He was a member of the Delta
Upsilon fraternity. He came home last February feeling ill and
gradually declined. He had been confined to his bed for nineteen weeks.
The untimely death
of Mr. White, whose future career was so bright and promising, has cast
a gloom over this entire community. Besides his parents, he is survived
by two sisters, Nellie and Lina White of Phelps.
From Fairport Herald 19 January 1933
Mrs. Ellan E. White died Monday night, Jan. 2, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Cora L. Woodward of Hopewell, after a brief illness due
to a shock. She had passed her 88th birthday. She was a resident of
Farmington for a good many years. Surviving are one daughter, Cora L.
Woodward; and one son, George White of Buffalo.
From Ontario County Times 2 May 1877
Another family in our town have been sadly afflicted during the
past month. Mrs. Eunice White died at the residence of her
granddaughter, Mrs. Geo. W. Smith, very suddenly on the 16th of March,
at the advanced age of nearly 103 years. She was the oldest resident of
this town. April 3d, Annie, oldest daughter of Geo. W. and Eunice
Smith, died of diphtheria. Two hours after their hired girl (whose name
is unknown to us,) died of the same disease. April 10th, their infant
son died of diphtheria. All of the other members of the family have
suffered from that terrible scourge more or less, but are nearly
recovered. When death takes one of our loved ones from us, it makes a
great void, but where there are four deaths in one family in a single
month, how sad must be the hearth-stone. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the
sympathy of the entire community, and we commend them to the Great
Healer who has caused them to "pass under the rod."
From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - George W. White died Sunday night at the
home of his sisters, Misses L. M. and W. A. White, on North Pearl
street, aged about 62 years. He had suffered from stomach trouble for a
long time. He was a member of Waterford, N. Y., lodge of Odd Fellows,
but had lived here for about five months past, coming here from Troy.
He had been confined to his bed only about three weeks.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. James White died at her home last
Monday after a long illness. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev.
Arthur Dill officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery. She
leaves, besides her husband, four daughters, one son, a sister and a
From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - John White died yesterday morning after a few
days illness with pneumonia, aged 59 years. Mr. White was born in
Newbury, Fifeshin, Scotland. He came here in 1837 where he has since
resided. For many years he was engaged in the malting business. During
his latter years he was not actively engaged in business. He is
survived by one son, John R. White, from whose home the funeral will
take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913
Stanley, N. Y. - The death of John White, Sr., occurred at
his home on Oct. 29, after a brief illness of typhoid fever. Funeral
services were held from the home on Friday. Rev. Dr. John McCall, of
the Gorham Presbyterian church, had charge of the services. Interment
was in Gorham cemetery. The deceased was a farmer and had lived on the
same farm for many years. He was a good citizen and kind neighbor.
There survive an invalid wife; and two daughters, Miss Nettie and Mrs.
John Herrin of this place; and four sons, William of Auburn, John of
Reeds Corners, and Albert and Robert of Gorham.
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - John R. White, who has been in feeble health for
the past year or more, died of consumption shortly after midnight on
Tuesday, in the 35th year of his age. The deceased, who was a popular
young man, had made a strong fight for life and had received the best
of skill and attention, but failed gradually, expiring at the time
mentioned. A wife and little daughter, Gladys, survive. The funeral
services will be held from St. John's church this afternoon at four
o'clock and interment made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1914
Joseph White, colored, was drowned in the lake at the south end of
the pier on Saturday night. He was seen near the water at the west side
of the bulkhead by Sylvester Wilhelm and Harry Kennedy as they were
about to enter their boat house shortly after midnight. Hearing a
splash a few minutes later the men investigated and found that White
had disappeared. After several unsuccessful attempts to locate him,
Officer VanOrman and Coroner A. W. Armstrong were notified and hurried
to the lake. In the meantime the body had been recovered and efforts
were made to resuscitate him. The body was taken to the Curtice
undertaking rooms. White, who had worked on the E. T. Case farm north
of Canandaigua, removed to Canandaigua last spring with his family. It
is said that he has been greatly depressed over his wife, who left him
recently, taking their children with her. Among the survivors are his
father, Joseph White, of Centerfield; two brothers, Schuyler and E.
Edward, Centerfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Brooks, of Honeoye;
one residing in Rochester and one in Pittsburg; also a wife and five
children whose whereabouts are unknown by White's relatives. Rev. W. E.
Searles officiated at the funeral services held at Woodlawn chapel
Wednesday afternoon. Coroner Armstrong had rendered no verdict as to
the cause of White's death up to yesterday. He is not satisfied with
the theory that White took his own life, owing to the number of
circumstances pointing to accidental death.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 October 1912
Geneva, Oct 6 - Joseph William White, aged 47 years, one of
Geneva's prominent business men, died at his home, No. 44 High street,
after an illness of several months. About three months ago, Mr. White
suffered a stroke of paralysis, but apparently recovered and was able
to be about the city. Two weeks ago he was stricken with heart failure
and other complications set in which resulted in his death. Mr. White
was born in Ovid and came to Geneva about thirty years ago with his
brother, George White, who conducted the White House and afterwards the
International Hotel. Mr. White acted as (can't read) for his brother up
to the time of his brother's death, when he engaged in business for
himself in Castle street. Mr. White leaves his wife and two sons,
Joseph W. and Richard F. White, all of this city. The funeral will be
held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church and burial
will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1905
Mrs. Julia A. White, sixty-eight years of age, died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Wesley, No. 25 Pulteney street, at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were taken this afternoon to
Macedon, where the funeral will be held. Burial will
be in Macedon cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904
Ionia, N. Y. - This community was greatly shocked to hear on Tuesday morning of the death of Mrs. Laura Green White, wife
of Charles R. White, of this place, who had been ill in the Canandaigua
hospital for some time past. She was thought to be progressing toward
recovery until quite recently, when peritonitis developed, and she grew
worse rapidly. She leaves, besides her husband, three sons, Oliver,
Edwin and Albert; her father, William Green, of this place; two
sisters, Mrs. Allan Saxby of East Bloomfield and Miss Ida Green, of
this place; and one brother. The funeral was held yesterday from the
family home. Interment was made in the cemetery here.
From Democrat and Chronicle 4 January 1915
Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The death of
Mrs. Lura M. White, for about thirty-one years a teacher in the first grade of
the Canandaigua public schools, occurred yesterday morning in the home of her
sister-in-law Mrs. C. M. Osgood, in Pearl street, aged 66 years. She leaves a
son, Charles E. White, of Rochester; a brother Eugene Pitcher, of Parma, and two
sisters, Mrs. Emma Allen, of Rochester, and Mrs. James Corbett, of Barnard. The
funeral will be held from the Osgood home here at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, with Rev. Livingston I. Taylor, Congregationalist pastor here,
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1904
Margaret White, seventy-two, died at her home on Colt street
yesterday afternoon at 3:15. The cause of death was heart trouble. The
deceased was well-known in the city, having
resided here for many years. She is survived by four children, two
daughters and two sons, Mrs. Michael Quennan of Penn Yan and Mrs. Henry
Kogler, Joseph and Richard White of this city. The funeral will take
place from St. Francis de Sales church Saturday at 9:30. Burial will
be at Ovid.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word from Victor Tuesday night called
Coroner F. P. Warner there to investigate an accident which resulted in
the death of Martin White, a middle-aged laboring man of that
He was killed by the cars on the Lehigh Valley tracks, near the Main
street crossing in Victor, about 9 o'clock. It was learned that White
was crossing the tracks, with a lighted lantern in his hand. He was
seen to make the attempt to cross ahead of the Black Diamond express,
but failed to get out
of the way of the train and was struck by the locomotive, which threw
body on another track and while he lay there unconscious another
passenger train going in the opposite direction ran over him, before
his body could be reached to remove it. The latter train terribly
mutilated his body. Coroner Warner could find nothing to indicate
negligence on the part of any one but
the victim of the accident.
From Geneva Gazette 27 January 1899
MARY A. WHITE - died at her residence on South Exchange street,
Jan. 22d, after a painful illness of a few weeks. She was born in Ovid,
and had resided in Geneva about fourteen years. She lovingly
assisted a devoted wife in the care of her brother, George White,
during his long illness preceding an entire collapse of his mental
faculties and consignment to Willard Hospital. Then her own
enfeebled system gave way and she took to a sick bed, never to arise in
mortal life. Other near relatives surviving are her venerable
mother, J. W. and Richard White and Mrs. Koegler of Geneva, and Mrs.
Queenan of Penn Yan. The funeral of deceased took place Tuesday
last, interment at Ovid.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 May 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Hutchinson White died at home
in this village on Wednesday, May 16th, nearly 71 years. She was born
near Geneva where she spent the early years of her life. Later she
moved to Marion and October 25, 1866, was married to Alfred D. White.
About thirty-four years ago they moved to this place where the family
has since resided. For the past four years Mrs. White has been in poor
health, but about four weeks ago was taken much worse. At one time it
was thought that she would recover, but on Tuesday, May 8th, she
suffered two strokes of paralysis which caused her death. Although a
great sufferer, she bore it all with that same sweet, patient and
cheerful spirit which won for her a large circle of friends. She was an
earnest, sincere Christian, and though unable for a number of years to
attend church services, was a faithful member of the Methodist church
of this place. During the last week of her life she longed to go to
that rest above which she so well knew was awaiting her. She is
survived by two daughters, Miss M. Frances White and Miss Irma A.
White, both of this place; and one half-brother, C. W. Williams of
Bellona. The funeral was held Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the
house, Rev. A. W. Rice officiating. On Friday the remains were carried
to Marion, where the body was laid at rest by the side of her husband,
who died in 1891. Among the friends from out-of-town who attended the
funeral were: C. W. Williams of Bellona, Mrs. Anna Williams and Miss
Honora Williams of Geneva, Mrs. G. G. Hutchinson of Fairmont, and Mr.
and Mrs. Harrison Hyde of Cheshire.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1939
East Bloomfield - Mrs. Maude Ross White, died
in her farm home in the Ionia Road yesterday morning following a year's
illness. Born in Farmington, the daughter of the late Willard Ross and
Ellen Van Allen Ross, she came to East Bloomfield in 1906 to teach
school and the same year was married to Charles R. White, and had since
resided at the homestead. Her husband, who died several years ago, was a
well-known Ontario County Republican and was director of cooperation of the Department of Farms and Markets of New
York State and chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on
agriculture for the State of New York. During his lifetime the couple
spent much of the time in Albany. Mrs. White was prominent in Republican
politics; she took an active part in Ontario County Pomona Grange of
the National Grange and of the First Congregational church in East
Bloomfield. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ellen Ross, who resided
with her; a sister, Mrs. A. L. Clapper of Canandaigua; three sons,
Oliver W. and Edwin E. of this place and Albert W. White of Canandaigua;
eight grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the home at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Burial
will be in Ionia Cemetery. The Rev. W. Heber O'Hara, pastor of the
Congregational church of East Bloomfield, and the Rev. Howard V. Moses,
pastor of the Methodist church of Ionia, will officiate.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 August 1910
August 24 - Oliver H. White, a brother-in-law of Mrs. O. J. Hallenbeck
of this village, died at his home in Ionia last evening after a stroke
of apoplexy, aged 80 years, his birthday having been the day preceding
his death. Mr. White had been a lifelong resident of Ontario and Monroe
counties, having resided in Mendon Center before removing to Ionia. He
was a farmer and a member of the grange. He was a member of the Society
of Friends and a man who was highly esteemed in this vicinity. He
leaves his wife and three sons, Charles R. of Ionia; Edwin E. of
Milwaukee and Dr. W. H. of Grand Rapids, Mich. The funeral will be held
from the family residence tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Burial Ionia Cemetery, Ionia NY
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Phebe White died at her home in this
Saturday morning after a lingering illness from pulmonary trouble. She
one of the oldest residents of the place and for many years was a
of the M. E. Church and was always a faithful attendant upon its
until failing health prevented. Two children survive her, Mrs. S. R.
of Palmyra, and Edward White of this place. Funeral services were held
her late home on Monday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. D. W. Hooker,
The interment was at Greenhouse cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1905
Richard White died at the City Hospital early this morning, aged
48 years. Mr. White underwent an operation for hydradenis yesterday.
The operation was successful but complications set in which resulted in
his death this morning. The deceased was well known, having resided
here for the past twenty years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Queenan of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Henry Koghler, of this city;
and one brother, Joseph White. The funeral will be held from the
of his brother in Genesee street at nine o'clock Monday morning. The
funeral mass will be said at St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30
The remains will be taken to Ovid where burial will be made.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1910
Mrs. Ruby May White, wife of Frank W. White, died Tuesday
afternoon at the Hahnemann Hospital, Rochester. She was 20 years old.
Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank R. Knapp of Rochester, and three sisters. The remains will be
brought to this city on Sunday and the funeral will take place at 12:30
o'clock at St. Peter's Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector, will
officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 18 October 1917
Dr. W. A. White, a prominent dentist in Phelps, and well-known
throughout the state, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in
Ontario street. He had been in failing health for several months, but
his illness confined him to the house only ten days. Dr. White, who was
in his sixtieth year, was born in Albany September 14, 1857, and had
lived in Phelps for the last 36 years. He graduated from the Baltimore
Dental College in 1881 and since then had practiced his profession in
Phelps. In April, 1883, he married Miss Fannie Frazier, who with two
children, Mrs. George B. Nelson of Chicago and Harry White of San
Diego, Cal., survive. Dr. White always took an active interest in
matters pertaining to the welfare of his home town as well as to his
profession. During his career he had held the office of president of
the Seventh District Dental Society Association and at the time of his
death, held the chair of histology on the State Board of Dental
Examiners. For three years he was associated with the New York State
Department of Health as consultant and lecturer, during with time he
lectured extensively throughout the state before schools and various
organizations on oral hygiene. Dr. White also served five years as a
member of the Board of Education of the Phelps High School, was a
member of the Presbyterian church, treasurer of the Sunday School for a
quarter of a century and a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M. 200.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon from the
family home, and burial will be Rest Haven, Phelps. Rev. C. C. MacLean
of the First Presbyterian church of Phelps will be the officiating
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 October 1906
Saturday night at ten o'clock at his home in Curtis street occurred
the death of William J. White, formerly an engineer on the
main line of the New York Central, but for the last two years a
resident of this place and an employee in the Lisk machine shop. Death
was caused by pneumonia after an illness of only four days duration.
Deceased was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. The
funeral was held yesterday at 2 o'clock from his late home in Antis
street, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating, and interment was in Woodlawn
cemetery. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. G. W. Stevens
of this place, four sisters and one brother.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 March 1914
When Frank E. Whiting, of Manchester, completed his labors last
week Thursday night and returned to his home about 8:30 o'clock, he was
horribly shocked to find the lifeless body of his wife, Frances
Whiting, in a chair. Mr. Whiting, who is employed as conductor by
the Lehigh Valley railroad, left her that morning but she did not
complain of feeling ill. The deceased had been ill for over a year with
diabetes but was able to appear about the village. It is believed she
had been dead for several hours when found, as several neighbors had
tried to talk with her over the telephone at various hours of the day
but were unable to get a response. Mrs. Whiting was born in Honeoye
Falls on May 21, 1862, a daughter of Mortimer and Amy Locke. She was
united in marriage to Mr. Whiting on October 13, 1887, and for the past
18 years had made her home in Manchester. She was possessed of a wide
circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom were deeply grieved to
learn of her sudden demise. Besides her husband, she leaves one
daughter, Mrs. John Haggerty of Albany; one grandson, Cecil Haggerty,
of Albany, and one brother, Fred M. Locke of Victor. The funeral
services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains
were placed in the receiving vault in Brookside Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 15 February 1888
John Whiting, an aged and respected citizen of Naples, died on the
4th instant in a hospital at Buffalo, where he was being treated for a
cancer. The deceased was the father of Mrs. John S. Tellier, formerly
of this village.
From Ontario County Times 7 April 1886
Naples, N. Y. - Death has again visited us, taking in this
instance, Mrs. Lydia Jane, wife of John P. Whiting, who
last. Mrs. Whiting was 62 years of age, and
had lived here since girlhood. she had been a sufferer for many years,
but had maintained a watchful care of her family to the last, which
care was fully appreciated by her three dutiful daughters, Mrs. L.
Ehle, Mrs. J. S. Tellier and Miss Kittie Whiting, who feel that they
have lost their best earthly friend, and who, with their father, will
have the appreciative sympathy of all friends of the family and all who
had any acquaintance with Mrs. Whiting.
From Geneva Gazette 17 January 1890
Mrs. W. A. Whiting, of Phelps, died last Sunday in Brooklyn
after a brief illness. She was married only last November, going
with her husband to the Bermudas on a wedding trip. Says the
Phelps Citizen: "A great deal of sympathy is expressed
for Mr. Whiting who has received this great shock just at the starting
point of what seemed destined to be an unusually happy wedded life."
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Wm. A. Whiting, an old and highly esteemed
resident of this place, died at his home on Exchange street, Tuesday
afternoon, of old age, in the 84th year of his age. The deceased had
been in quite feeble health for some time, but was able to be out and
around the house up to within a short time previous to his death. A
wife, two sons and two daughters survive. The funeral services will be
held at the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow and burial will be made in
the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. William
Whiting, widow of the late William Whiting, occurred at 8
o'clock last evening at her home on Exchange street. Mrs. Whiting
was born at Cooperstown eighty-six years ago, but for the past
seventy-five years has lived at Phelps. She has been on the decline for
the past year or more, her death resulting from old age. Mrs.
Whiting leaves two sons, Charles of Phelps, and Arthur, who is at
present living at Daytona, Fla.; also two daughters, Alice Whiting of
Phelps, and Mrs. O. A. Carson of Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Chronicle 4 March 1903
John Whitlaw, a well-known resident of this village, died on
Saturday night at his home in Pleasant street, aged 51 years. He had
been in failing health for some time, his death being due to pulmonary
trouble. He was for a quarter of a century in the employ of the
American Express Company here. He is survived by a widow and an adopted
daughter, Miss Mary McGregor. The funeral was largely attended from St.
Mary's church yesterday morning.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 July 1918
Clifton Springs, N. Y.,
June 30 - The death of Dr. Charles H. Whitlock occurred at the
family home on Saturday forenoon, following an illness extending over a period
of several months. For nearly twenty years the deceased conducted his dental
offices in this village, and was one of the best known professional men in this
locality, until failing compelled him to give up active business several months
ago. He is survived by his wife and one son, William, both of this village. The deceased
was a member of the vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church and Garoga Masonic
Lodge, both of this village.
From Penn Yan Democrat 2 April 1920
The death of Leonard M. Whitlock, aged 62 years, occurred
Sunday morning at his home at 49 Geneva street. He is survived by his
wife and eight children: Irving of Geneva; Mrs. Joseph Seales of
Elmira; Mrs. Lulu Sparks of Geneva; Adelbert of Penn Yan; William of
Elmira; Leonard of Rochester; Minnie of Geneva; and Mrs. George Sterne
of Syracuse; also one sister, Mrs. Isaac White of the Canandaigua road.
The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at two
o'clock, with Rev. David H. Craver of the North Presbyterian church,
officiating. Interment will be made in Joslyn Cemetery at Oaks Corners.
From Neapolitan Record 27 May 1880
Died at the residence of J. C. Fox in Gorham May 21st, Mrs. Emeline S. Whitman, aged
69 years and 5 months, the deceased had been a great sufferer for a
long time, and had been kindly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Fox, as
principal nurse, with other friends around her; deceased left to mourn
her loss three daughters--Mrs. D. B. Harkness who lived near her; Mrs.
Anna L. Coe, who is living in the western country and was notified of
her mother's dangerous condition a few days before her death, and was
with her when she died; and Mrs. C. Fox, the youngest, who resides upon
the old homestead, her mother residing with her. She also leaves 2 brothers, Geo. W. Stearns of Coldwater, Michigan, and E. George
Stearns of this place; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. John Sutphin and
C. M. HIcks, a half-brother; and a large circle of friends who mourn her
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. J. Whitman, mother of Mrs. N. H. Green,
died at the home of the latter, on Gilbert street, the 4th inst. The
funeral obsequies were held at the house on Saturday, and the remains
interred in the village cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1875
Mr. George B. Whitman died very suddenly at his home in Rushville
on the 19th inst. He was about 60 years of age, and very
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 December 1902
Naples, N. Y. - Henry C. Whitman died early Friday morning from a
complication of diseases, aged 55 years. He was born in Naples and had
always resided here. He was a prominent farmer and general dealer of
produce of all kinds. He was a man of great industry and indomitable
perseverance and had accumulated a good property. He leaves a widow.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 September 1938
Gorham, N. Y. - Funeral services will be conducted in the home at 2 p.m. today for Urban Whitman, Gorham
farmer who was killed Tuesday morning when struck by lightning which
destroyed the barn in which he was standing on his farm. Burial will be
in Rushville Cemetery. Whitman leaves his widow, three children,
Defores, Marcus and Lucille; two brothers, Earl and William of
Rushville; three sisters, Bertha Whitman, Mrs. Lena McCombs and Mrs.
Frank Chrysler of Middlesex.
From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1900
The deaths of Mrs. Matilda A. Whitmarsh and William P. Cox, sister
and brother, occurred on Tuesday morning within a few hours of each
other. Both had been in feeble health for some time. Mrs. Whitmarsh was
52 years of age, and is survived by her husband, Rufus P. Whitmarsh;
one daughter, Phoebe; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Cox; and two sisters,
Mrs. George Randall of this village, and Mrs. R. M. Brown of Bristol
Center. The funeral services were held from the home on Main street
yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Dickinson, officiating.
Mr. Cox was born in Academy 50 years ago and had lived in this village
or in this vicinity all his life. He was a harness maker by trade, and
at the time of his death was poormaster of the town. Besides his mother
and sisters, Bertha and Fannie Cox; and one stepdaughter, Miss Mary
Hutchens. The funeral was held from the family residence on Main street
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev.
C. H. Dickinson.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Henry B. Whitmore died at Gulick, near
Naples, Monday morning, aged about 78. He was one of the oldest
resident settlers of that hamlet, and had been one of its most active
and honored citizens. Years ago he built saw mill in that wooded
district which under his management was a busy place for a half
century. He married a Miss Johnson, daughter of Levi Johnson of Naples,
and they raised a family of eight adult children: William, who has
remained with his father; two daughters, Celia and Augusta, who are
also still at the parental home, while the other five daughters
have married and have homes of their own. His wife also survives him.
From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1901
Ami Whitney, a well-known and highly respected resident of Flint,
died at his home on Tuesday, aged 86 years. Mr. Whitney had been in
feeble health for some time. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. J.
Rice of Seneca; and five sons, J. S. Whitney of Halls; Thomas D.
Whitney and Charles W. Whitney of Flint; Frank A. Whitney, who is now
in the west; and Professor Eddy R. Whitney of Binghamton. The funeral
will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1925
Seneca Castle - Byron Whitney, a lifelong resident of this village,
died last night at his home at the age of 94 years. Mr. Whitney was a
retired farmer and was known throughout all this section of the
country. He married Miss Mary Leason, who is now deceased. The only
survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Prescott Crosby, of Seneca Castle, and a
brother, Cheney P. Whitney, also of Seneca Castle. Mr. Whitney's home
was the old Whitney farm, just east of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1895
Cassandra, wife of Ami Whitney, passed away on Tuesday,
the 2nd inst. at the family residence near Flint, at the age of 67
years and 11 months.
From Ontario Republican Times 5 August 1863
Among the fatally wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, was Charles
a son of Mr. George L. Whitney, formerly of this
place. He died in Hospital near the battle field on the 16th of July,
just one year from the time he entered the service.
From Ontario County Times 17 February 1886
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - On Wednesday morning, Mr. Cheney
Whitney, aged nearly 91, was called to leave us after an illness
of a few days. His disease was pneumonia. A little over a year since
his brother, Otis Whitney, 99 years, died of the same disease. These
two brothers, with Luther Whitney, who died a few years since aged 95,
were among the first settlers in this community. There were two other
brothers in the family. Only one of the five are now living, and he is
95 years of age, living in Illinois. The funeral of Mr. Whitney was
held at the house on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. H. Kellogg.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1910
Daniel Hopkins Whitney was born October 19, 1819, at Seneca Castle
and died January 1, 1910. He was a grandson of Nathan Whitney, who came
to this country from Conway, Mass., in 1792, one of its first pioneers.
He was a son of Cheeney and Olive Whitney, and the eldest of a family
of eight, four of whom survive him, Hachaliah and Byron of Seneca
Castle, Cheeney P. of Orleans and Mrs. Sophronia McGregory of Pasadena,
Cal. His wife preceded him more than three years, but kind children and
grandchildren helped to make his declining days less lonely. He was
industrious and temperate in his habits; by nature and culture
quiet and unostentatious, willing to sit in the shadow that another
might reap honors. He was a supporter of the Presbyterian church, and a
member of its congregation til failing health deprived him of the
He leaves three children, Mrs. Clara Bond of Billsborough; Mrs. Mabel
Parshall and Frank E. Whitney of Seneca Castle, and seven
grandchildren. He belonged to a family noted for its longevity, but a
sudden attack of pneumonia resulted in his death at the ripe age of 90
years, two months, 12 days. The funeral was held at his late residence
at 2 o'clock today. Rev. E. E. Grosh, his pastor, officiated. Burial at
From Ontario County Times 14 June 1882
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Another of our old citizens has just
passed away. Eugenia Whitney, seventy years of age, died quite
suddenly Thursday morning. Having been blind from birth, or very early
infancy, she has during her long life been an object of sympathy and
solicitude by all her numerous friends. Having been left a fortune
ample for her support by her father, who died at Black Rock in the army
of 1812, nobly defending his country, she had been kindly cared for by
relatives and friends, among whom she had found a home, as happy as her
peculiar circumstances would permit.
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Frank Whitney, aged 76, died on Wednesday at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Monahan. He had lived all of his life
in Naples and for nearly 50 years on one farm on which he settled when
it was a wilderness. He leaves a wife and six children living, Henry
C., Frank, Mrs. W. H. Anable, and Mrs. Monahan of this place; and Mrs.
Charles Fires of Middlesex. One daughter, Mrs. Graves, of Canandaigua,
From Geneva Daily Times April 1918
Sunday noon, April seventh, Mr. Hachaliah Whitney departed
this life. Mr. Whitney had been failing in health for some months,
altho he was about until within a few days of his death. Mr. Whitney
was the oldest, and lifelong resident of the community. He was born
Aug. 31, 1822, being in his ninety-sixth year. Mr. Whitney and Matilda
A Vrooman were united in marriage May 15, 1843. After nearly
twenty-four years, Mrs. Whitney died Oct. 26 1867. A daughter, Frances
Matilda, was born to this union. In January, 1869, Mr. Whitney and
Hannah C. Stevens were married. After forty-four years, Feb. 21, 1913,
Mrs. Whitney died.
Mr. Whitney's ancestors came from New England and were among the
earliest settlers of this community about 1791. Mr. Whitney was five
years old when the Presbyterian church edifice was erected, the church
was organized in 1828. He was ever interested in the welfare of the
church. He united with it in 1842 and was a regular attendant until in
October last when failing health and unpleasant weather prevented. Mr.
Whitney was one of the originators of the Castle Grange which was
organized in 1873. In its early days the grange met for one year at his
home east of the village. Mr. Whitney was modest, retiring in
disposition but friendly and familiarly known as "Uncle Hack." He was a
constant reader of the daily papers and kept in touch with current
event until the end. The community sustains a loss. He leaves to mourn
his departure a daughter, Mrs. Frances Matilda Carr, and two brothers,
Byron and Cheney P. Whitney. The funeral will be held on Wednesday
afternoon. Services at the house at 2:30 o'clock and at the
Presbyterian church at 3:00 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. E. E. Grosh,
officiating, assisted by Rev. H. H. Kellogg of Geneva, a former pastor,
Interment in Whitney Cemetery.
From Phelps Citizen 17 March 1887
Henry H. Whitney, an
old resident of this town, died suddenly at four o'clock Monday
morning, having been sick but a few hours. Mr. Whitney was seventy-two
years old. The funeral service was held this afternoon at two o'clock,
Rev. Charles R. Perkins of Clifton Springs officiating. The interment
will be in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 1 February 1882
Death of an Old Citizen - Joel Whitney
One of our old residents and most respected citizens has been
the hand of death. Mr. Joel Whitney of Seneca Castle died Jan.
12, in the 86th year of his age. A few weeks of suffering
patiently endured, preceded death. A long life of usefulness is thus
closed. Mr. Whitney was a consistent Christian, an upright
citizen and a kind neighbor, and an honored and beloved father.
The church prizes his memory and mourns his loss. He leaves
a large family of children widely separated, some far from the old
homestead. Two, Mr. Wm. Whitney and Miss Mary Whitney reside
still at the old home. Mrs. Darrow lives in Geneva, Mr. Chas. Whitney
in New York, Mr. Oscar Whitney at Washington, D. C., Mr. Lemuel Whitney
and Mr. Wells Whitney, and Mrs. Colwell and Mrs. Benjamin reside in
Michigan, while Mr. Joel Whitney, jr., resides in Texas. His sister,
Mrs. Wm. Leeson, of Seneca Castle, survives him.
From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1887
Jonas Whitney, of Hopewell, died on Wednesday last and was
buried the following Thursday, the funeral being held at the house of
Jefferson Whitney, the father of the deceased. Mr. Whitney had been a
invalid for a number of years past, so that his death came not
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1904
Mrs. Levina H. Whitney of Seneca Castle,
widow of the late William H. Whitney of Seneca Castle, died
at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged sixty-four. She was born
in the town of Seneca and lived in the township throughout her life.
She is survived by one son, Edward Whitney of Seneca Castle; two
sisters, Mrs. William Jones of Orleans, and Mrs. Mary E. Rogers of
Castle; three brothers, A. M. Fiero of Canandaigua, W. C. Fiero of
Newark and A. E. Fiero of Rochester. The funeral will take place at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning from the Presbyterian church, Seneca Castle,
Rev. Howard Cornell officiating. Burial will follow in Whitney cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 24 May 1861
Died in this village, on the 20th instant, aged 61 years, Lucinda
wife of George L. Whitney, Editor of the Ontario
Repository. Her funeral, from the Congregational church, on Tuesday,
was attended by
a large concourse of friends. She was the youngest daughter of the late
Dr. Wm. A. Williams of this place, and thus closely related to several
of our most respectable families. She has been for more than twenty
years an esteemed member of the Congregational Church, and in all the
relations of life has endeared herself to all who knew her, by her
unaffected piety and kindness. Her husband and six children are left to
mourn in her death the loss of
a most exemplary wife and mother, and her many kindred and friends
an affectionate memory of her virtues. Having patiently borne for weeks
past a painful disease from which she knew she could not recover, she
found in death a release from the prospect of protracted sufferings,
and drew near the end with a lowly estimate of herself, but with
adoring contemplations of Christ her Savior, and glowing hopes of the
"rest" that "remaineth for the people of God."
From Geneva Gazette 24 May 1878
Died - In Seneca, near Seneca
Castle, May 19th, at 7 p.m., Mr. Luther Whitney, at
the advanced age of 95 years and 9 months. The "History of
Ontario County," published by Ensign & Evarts in 1877, contains a
lithographic likeness together with a brief sketch of the life of this
estimable pioneer citizen. From it we gather
the following facts:
"This venerable pioneer was born in Conway, Massachusetts, in August,
1782. When but
nine years of age he came with his father to this town, and has resided
on the farm he now occupies for a period of threescore years and ten.
But few persons have been spared by kind
Providence to witness the changes wrought by more than fourscore years.
Mr. Whitney has seen the gigantic trees of the forest
fall by the woodman's axe, and has seen the wilderness transformed from
the home of the savage to one of the finest agricultural regions in the
The Whitneys are closely identified with the pioneer history of Seneca,
and probably none in the town have done so much towards its
improvements as the
honored family of which the subject of this sketch is a worthy
representative. Mr. Whitney was well qualified to brave the
hardships incident to the settlement of a new country, and by economy
and strict attention to business, succeeded in gaining a competency of
this world's goods. He had six children living, viz:
George, in Michigan; Dolly, wife of Daniel Crosier in Benton;
Hannah, wife of
Eber Bradley in Michigan; and the following in this town:
Cornelia, wife of Charles Parshall; Tacy, and Harriet P., wife of
Cyrus Bray, Esq., who resides on the old homestead."
From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1923
Oaks Corners, Oct. 22 - Oscar J. Whitney of
this village, died this morning at his home after an illness of five
weeks. He is survived by one son, Henry Whitney of Phelps, and one
daughter, Miss Lea Whitney of Oaks Corners; also a granddaughter, Mrs.
Gale Houston of Rochester. Mr. Whitney had resided on the same farm
where he died for many years. The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Rev. Frank Weston of Rochester
and Rev. J. B. Feit of Oaks Corners will have charge. Burial will be in
Rest Haven Cemetery at Phelps.
From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1885
Mr. Otis Whitney, the oldest inhabitant of the town of Seneca,
died at Seneca Castle last Sunday morning, January 25th, aged 98 years,
3 months and 6 days. He has resided in this county over ninety years,
coming here from Massachusetts when only five years old, and was buried
on the same grounds upon which his parents settled nearly ninety-three
years ago. His wife died about eight years ago.
He was the father of twelve children, eight of whom are still living.
From Ontario County Times 28 January 1885
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mr. Otis Whitney, the oldest of our
old citizens, aged ninety-eight years, has been for some days very sick
with pneumonia, and is not expected to recover. He is one of a family
of eight, five sons and three daughters. The daughters all died many
years ago. Of the sons the eldest, Luther Whitney, died a few years
since on the farm now occupied by Cyrus Bray, and where the whole of
his mature life was spent, aged ninety-six. The next of the five
brothers is Otis, now ninety-eight, Nathan is next, living in Illinois,
aged ninety-four. The next in order was Jonathan, who died a few years
since in Albion, in this State, aged eighty-five or over, and the last
is Chauncey, who lives here, aged ninety. The family furnishes an
instance of longevity seldom equaled. Mr. Whitney's father came here
from Massachusetts in the latter part of the last century, bringing
some of his children with him, among whom was Otis. He purchased a
large farm here living on the ground where Sydney Whitney lives. It
extended from Mr. Ebenezer Burt's east line to the west line of lands
purchased by his brother Joel, who lived where his grandson, Wm.
Whitney, now lives, and extending from Mr. Oliver Childs's north line
to the south line of the farm now owned by Otis Whitney, comprising at
present seven or eight farms, owned mostly by his grandchildren. Mr.
Otis Whitney has been from his childhood identified with the history of
this community. He had a calm, even disposition, and was possessed of
strong common sense. His natural turn of mind was of a decidedly
religious character, and he has been identified with the interests of
the Presbyterian church here, and has been a ruling elder in the church
from its first organization, or very soon thereafter. Perhaps no man
living here at present has exerted a wider or more beneficent influence
than has Mr. Whitney, and though for many years past laid by from the
activities of the community, he has never lost his interest in the
welfare of the church and society.
LATER - We learn that Mr. Whitney quietly passed away during the latter
part of Saturday night. The funeral will be attended at the house on
Tuesday next at 2 p.m.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 February 1877
Mrs. Otis Whitney of Seneca Castle, died in that place on the 29th
ult., at the advanced age of eighty-two years. She was married in
March, 1815, and two years ago celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of
her wedding. She was the wife of one of the five Whitney brothers so
noted for their longevity. Four of the brothers are still living in the
enjoyment of about the same vigor as they have enjoyed for many years,
although they are, respectively, in their eighty-second,
eighty-seventh, ninety-first, and ninety-fifth year. Mrs. Whitney was
one of the earliest settlers in that region. Her aged husband, in his
ninety-second year, and eleven children, survive her.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Tuesday night, at the home of Mrs.
Joel A. Hill, on upper East Main street, occurred the death of her
sister, Mrs. Sarah Whitney, widow of the late Jefferson I.
Whitney, at the advanced age of 83 years. About four weeks ago Mrs.
Whitney suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she was unable to
rally. Mrs. Whitney was a pioneer and lifelong resident of this
vicinity, having been born on the farm now owned and occupied by C. E.
Jones, just south of this village. She was the daughter of Amos and
Mary Jones, and was one of a family of ten children, of whom two now
survive her, Mrs. Joel A. Hill of this village, and Andrew Jones who
resides at Hopewell. Since the death of her husband about twelve years
ago, she had resided at various places in this village and vicinity,
but during the past two years had made her home with her sister. The
funeral services will be held from the Hill residence on Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. Volney A. Sage,
pastor of the local Baptist church. The interment will be at the
Chapman Cemetery south of this village.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon occurred the
death of Mrs. Sarah Van Gelder Whitney, wife of Hopkins
Whitney, at her home in this village. Deceased was seventy-four years
of age and was born and had spent all her life in Seneca Castle. She is
survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Bond of Geneva, Mrs.
Frank Parshall and Frank Whitney of this village; and three brothers,
Mahlon Van Gelder of Paris, Mich., Morris Van Gelder of Alcampo, Cal.,
and Beekman Van Gelder of this village. The funeral services will be
held from the home tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Roland A.
Farnham, pastor of the Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Whitney was a
member, officiating. Interment in the Whitney Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1904
Sidney Whitney, one of the oldest farmers in Ontario county, died
yesterday at his home near Seneca Castle. He was eighty years of age.
Mr. Whitney was one of the four sons of Cheney Whitney, who came to
this section from Conway, Mass., in 1792. The deceased received one of
the farms that his father had cleared and resided at Seneca Castle
throughout his life. During his life he was a regular attendant at the
Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. He is survived by
two sons, Willis and Burritt Whitney, both of Seneca Castle. The
funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house,
Rev. Howard Cornell, officiating. Burial will be in the Whitney
From Shortsville Enterprise 11 June 1920
The death of Mrs. Annie Whittaker, wife of George W.
Whittaker, of Farmington, died at the family home on Monday evening,
following an illness of ten days. Her age was 72 years. Mrs. Whittaker
was born in England on March 17, 1848, a daughter of the late John and
Diana Gould Randall. During the year of 1851 she embarked with her
parents for America
and the remainder of her life had been passed in this section. She was
married to George Whittaker in the year of 1873. The survivors are her
husband; one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Herendeen, of the Canandaigua Lake
road; three sons, Frank, Lewis and Bert Whittaker, all of Farmington;
four sisters, Mrs. George Goodell of Manchester town; Miss Bertha
Randall of Canandaigua; Mrs. Harry LaMont of Auburn, and Mrs. J. C.
Smith of Palmyra; and three brothers, Oscar Randall, of Manchester
town, and Charles and Wilson Randall of Farmington. The funeral
services were held at the South Farmington Chapel Thursday afternoon at
3 o'clock, Rev. Reuben Payne officiating. The interment followed in the
South Farmington cemetery.
From Fairport Herald Mail 6 April 1944
Frank Whittaker entered into rest Sunday, April 2, 1944, at the
home of the daughter, Mrs. Ernest Romeiser, of Victor. He leaves four
daughters, Mrs. Ernest Romeiser and Mrs. Abram Hendricks, of Victor,
Mrs. Harold Walker and Mrs. Lloyd Collett of Shortsville; five sons,
Carl, Ray and Kenneth of Farmington, Elmer and Ralph, USA; 21
grandchildren; two brothers, Louis and Bert of Farmington. Funeral
services at the Manchester Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, Rev.
Leon Swarthout officiating, interment in South Farmington cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 1 February 1934
The funeral of George Whittaker of South Farmington took
place at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the Chapel, Rev. Leon J.
Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Mr.
Whittaker passed away Tuesday following a long illness. He was born in
England, December 14, 1851, coming here when 18 years of age. He leaves
one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wheeler of Cheshire; three sons, Frank, Louis
and Bert of this town; several grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 November 1911
Shortsville, N. Y., Nov. 12 - Mrs. John Whittaker died at her home
in the town of Farmington at 7:30 o'clock this morning, after an
illness of several months from Bright's disease, aged 45 years. She was
formerly Miss Letta Collett of Farmington, and was a daughter of the
late Richard and Sarah Collett. About 20 years ago she was married to
John Whittaker, who, with one daughter, Miss Edna Collett, survive her.
She also leaves three brothers, Fred Collett, Sidney Collett, and Hiram
Collett, all of Farmington. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon in South Farmington Chapel, conducted by the Rev.
Frank Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, and interment will
follow in South Farmington Chapel cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1936
The death of John Whittaker of the Shortsville-Canandaigua
road occurred at the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua on Saturday
morning, where he had been confined for several weeks. He was aged 77
years. Mr. Whittaker was a native of England, having been born on
February 11, 1858, at Leicestershire. When about 16 years of age, he
came to America and settled in Farmington. He continued his residence
there until about 16 years ago, when he went to live with his daughter,
Mrs. DeWitt S. VanNoy of the Shortsville-Canandaigua road. He was a
member of Manchester Grange and about a year ago was presented by that
organization with a silver star certificate, which denoted 26 years of
continuous membership. The only near survivors are the daughter, Mrs.
VanNoy; and a grandson, DeWitt E. VanNoy, Jr. Funeral obsequies were
held from the VanNoy residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, past of the Manchester Baptist
church. The remains were laid at rest in South Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1910
Mrs. Caroline A. Whitwell, wife of William Whitwell, president of
the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Co., died this morning at about 8:30 o'clock
at the family residence, No. 483 Main street. She was 76 years old. She
was born in Utica and for about forty years has lived in this city. She
is survived by her husband, three sons, Francis W., Frederick D. and
George H. Whitwell of this city; three brothers and four sisters, all
of Brooklyn. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal church. Interment in Glenwood
From Geneva Gazette 3 March 1882
Mr. Frank H. Whitwell, the younger of two sons of Mr. John
Whitwell, died in Canandaigua last Saturday of a sudden attack of
pneumonia. His remains were brought to Geneva, and the funeral held
last Monday at the residence of his father, corner of Elm and Colt sts.
Only one of four sons who grew to manhood now remains to the aged
From Geneva Courier 1 August 1883
Death of James Whitwell - James Whitwell died on Monday
evening, between 6 and 7 o'clock, at his late residence, Geneva
street. He had been ailing for the last ten years, and was
confined to his bed for four months past, suffering from neuralgia in
its worst form; he was greatly reduced in strength, and his death
occurred from exhaustion. Had he lived till September, he would
have been seventy-six years of age. His funeral will take place
from Trinity church on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
James Whitwell was born in England, and came to this country in
1830. He was a resident of Geneva from 1834. He went into
the grocery business and remained in it for many years, on the site
where now Mr. Southworth's banking and insurance office is; he did a
very successful business, accumulating a fair competency. He
retired a number of years ago, as is understood, on account of ill
health chiefly. From the time of the death of Mr. Whitwell's wife, and
before that, while she was unable to take care of her family, Mr.
Whitwell lived alone in his house on Geneva street, taking his meals at
the Franklin House; and during the time of his own illness he remained
there, his meals being carried to him. His brother, William, was
during this period in constant attendance, staying with him until death
Mr. Whitwell has always been a prominent citizen of Geneva.
Until lately he was seen for years almost daily on our streets.
He leaves considerable means. It is remembered that Mr. Whitwell
held but one office -- that of Overseer of the Poor -- in which he was
faithful and successful. A renomination was tendered him, but he
declined it. He leaves one brother, William Whitwell, and
two sisters, who are residents of Geneva.
From Geneva Gazette 19 March 1875
James E., youngest son of John Whitwell, died last Saturday of consumption, aged 38 years. An older brother died within a year past of the same dread disease.
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1883
This community was deeply shocked on Sunday
morning to learn of the death of John Whitwell, Esq. He
had been about the day before in his usual health. We saw him at five
o'clock Saturday afternoon, greeting and talking with friends in the
street. We learn that on Sunday morning he arose at five o'clock,
that it was yet too early to get up, and again went to the bed. Twenty
minutes later his wife discovered that he was dead. Mr. Whitwell has
quite prominent in local politics, being two or three times elected
of the Peace, and as such did nearly all the criminal business of the
Subsequently he was elected sheriff. He has buried one wife and three
grown to manhood, and leaves a second wife and his oldest son and
behind. He was a most exemplary citizen, respected as such by this
community. His age was 73 years, 6 months and 3 days. Geneva
From Geneva Gazette 11 September 1874
John G., second son of our old and respected townsman, John Whitwell, died on Monday last after a lingering illness of consumption. Deceased served for several years on our local police force.
From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1914
William Whitwell died at his home, 438 South Main street, at 1:30 on
Sunday morning, January 4, 1914. He was born in Geneva April 14, 1836,
and Geneva has nearly always been his home. His education was obtained
in the Geneva schools, being one of the pupils of Principal Swift in the
40s and 50s. He began the dry goods business with the firm of Cobb
& Smith in the 50s. Then for a time he was employed with Prouty
& Chew in their hardware store, then was junior member of the firm
of Tuttle & Whitwell, merchant tailors, which was late in the 60s or
early in the 70s, again went into the dry goods store of J. W. Smith
& Co. in 1874, and when the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company was organized
in 1892 became the secretary and treasurer. On the death of S. E.
Smith, he was elected president of the company and was such at the time
of his death, being the largest stockholder in the company. For the past
two years, on account of his failing health, he was not active in the
business, his work falling upon the shoulders of Joseph Wagner, who was
also brought up in that store.
William Whitwell was the son of our old Justice of the Peace, John
Whitwell, of which but one member survives, Mrs. Cornelia, widow of the
late Abraham Robison. Besides this sister, he is survived by three sons,
George H., who left here last week to look after his interests in the
Isle of Pines; Francis W., Cashier of the First National Bank; and
Frederick D., a rising lawyer of this city. Only last Friday, Mr.
Whitwell was in our office for a few minutes chat, and when we inquired
as to how he how he was feeling, replied, "Well, old Sammy Dog in the
well used to say, 'Miserable, Thank God'." The funeral was held from St.
Peter's Church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, with interment
beside the grave of his wife in Glenwood.
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