"Will" to "Wilz" Obituaries



From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1908

Mrs. Helen Day Willard,
wife of ex-Postmaster Samuel D. Willard, passed away at the family residence on Elmwood Place this morning at 3 o'clock after a lingering illness of several months. She was 74 years old and was born at Sangerfield, Oneida County. In 1869 she came to this city with her husband, where they have lived ever since, Mr. Willard being a well-known nurseryman and fruit grower. In the North Presbyterian church she will be greatly missed. For sixteen years she acted as treasurer of the Geneva Presbyterial Society but about a year ago was obliged to resign owing to ill health. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, William H. Day of Lima; one niece and three nephews. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the North Presbyterian church. Rev. David H. Craver, pastor, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 4 September 1872

Ezra Willcox,
residing south of the village of West Bloomfield, died very suddenly last Sunday. He had attended Sabbath School, as superintendent, and was driving home with his wife, and while in conversation with her, died instantly. He had been troubled with kidney difficulty for a number of years. Mr. Wilcox was a man highly respected by all who knew him.



From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1884

East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. - The funeral of Marshal Willcox was attended Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Wm. Armstrong officiating. Deceased was one of Bloomfield's oldest citizens and had been very feeble for a long time.



From Ontario County Chronicle 29 January 1902

Mrs. Abigail Stanley Clark Williams,
wife of Captain George N. Williams, died at the family residence in Howell street, on Friday night, aged 58 years. Mrs. Williams attended the Seton-Thompson lecture in the Union school hall just one week before her death and contracted a cold, which resulted in a serious attack of pneumonia. Everything that medical skill could do was done to alleviate her, but she gradually grew worse until the end. She was the youngest daughter of the late Governor Myron H. Clark, and was beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends, to whom her sudden and unexpected death came like a shock. During her last hours, she was surrounded by her husband and two children, Miss Mary Williams of Canandaigua, and M. Clark Williams of New York city, and her three sisters, Mrs. F. F. Thompson, Mrs. S. D. Backus and Miss Charlotte Clark. An only brother, Lorenzo Clark, of Detroit, Mich., did not reach Canandaigua until Sunday afternoon. The deceased had but recently returned from Europe, and, together with her husband and daughter, was planning an extended sojourn in California. The funeral was held from her late residence on Monday afternoon, the interment being in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1912

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Ann Williams occurred at the home of her son, Richard Williams, on Monday night, after a brief illness. Had she lived until April, she would have been 90 years of age. She was born in England, but had lived here many years. He husband, John Williams, who was a successful farmer, died about five years ago. Rev. Alfred Lawton, pastor of the Gorham Baptist church, had charge of the funeral services yesterday. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Gorham Baptist church for many years, and when single was faithful in her attendance. Three sons survive, all of this place: Richard, with whom she made her home, and William and John. Interment was at Gorham.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 September 1906

Caroline Townsend Gorham,
wife of Edward C. Williams, died at her home in Main street north, Sunday, after a severe illness of several weeks. Mrs. Williams had been in failing health for two years and death was due to angina pectoris. Mrs. Williams was a member of one of the oldest families of Western New York. She was the daughter of William W. Gorham and Betsy Parrish, and a descendant of the original Gorham of the Phelps and Gorham purchase. She was born in Canandaigua March 12, 1852, and has always been a resident of this village. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Margaret B. Williams of this village; and one son, Andrew P. Williams of Pittsburg, Pa. She had a wide circle of friends, who cherished her friendship because of its loyalty and devotion, and her death is sincerely mourned. The funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1900

Charles V. Williams,
one of the most prominent farmers in this vicinity, died at his home in Seneca Castle yesterday afternoon, aged 61 years. Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by two sons, E. H. Williams and C. H. Williams of Seneca Castle; one daughter, Mrs. F. W. True of New York; and one sister, Mrs. S. P. Ottley of Seneca Castle; and several relatives in this city. Mr. Williams served three years in the Civil war. He belonged to the 9th regiment, Company I, New York volunteers. The funeral will take place from the Seneca Castle Methodist church at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Mr. Andrews will officiate. Interment will be in the Whitney cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1886

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The community was startled last Monday morning by the announcement that Mrs. Chas. Williams, a loving wife and mother, was dead. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this their great affliction. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and attended by a large circle of friends, after which her remains were taken to Lima for interment.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1910

Mrs. Clare Williams,
aged 42 years, died last night at 7:30 o'clock at the family res, No. 122 Lyceum street. She is survived by her husband, two children, Holley and Leetta; her mother, Mrs. Edwards of Waterloo; one brother of Waterloo and a sister, Mrs. O'Dell of Waterloo. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. D. H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Maplegrove Cemetery in Waterloo.



From Victor Herald 21 June 1901

David Williams,
probably the oldest surviving resident of this town, died at the home of his son, Frank S. Williams, of this village, on Sunday last. It will surprise many people who had known Mr. Williams for years to learn that he was over 90 years of age. His burden of years seemed to rest lightly upon him and he was hale, hearty and active up to within a very short time of his death. Mr. Williams was born in Oneida county. He was thrice married, the third wife dying some six years ago. For about fifty-six years he was a resident of this town and tilled the farm near Valentine Hall, now occupied by Charles Hunt until about five years ago, when he moved to this village. He was a cooper, a shipbuilder and a wagon maker by trade and for five years or more worked at the hatter trade in Fairport, before moving to the Victor farm. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at his late home, the Rev. F. M. Cole officiating. Interment was at Fairport. Deceased is survived by three sons, George of Rochester; William A. of Owosso, Michigan; and Frank S., of this village.



From Victor Herald 24 August 1895

Mrs. David Williams,
residing near Valentown, died Wednesday evening, aged 70 years. She leaves a husband and two sons. The funeral will be held from her late residence this Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1911

The death of Edward C. Williams, one of Canandaigua's prominent and respected business men, occurred on Sunday afternoon, after a short illness. He was born in Newark, N. J. on April 7, 1845. His boyhood was spent in Newark, Seneca Falls and Canandaigua. After spending a few years in business in New York City, he came to Canandaigua and entered into partnership in 1866 with his father, A. L. Williams, jeweler, whose business was established seven years previously. On Oct. 15, 1878, he was married to Caroline Townsend Gorham, whose death occurred on Sept. 2, 1906. Mr. Williams was a member of the board of education for over 20 years. He is survived by one son, Andrew P. Williams of Pittsburgh, and one daughter, Miss Margaret B. Williams. The funeral services were held from the home, Main street north, on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiating. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery. Curtains were lowered in all business places during the hour of the funeral.



From Ontario County Journal 24 October 1902

The death of Mrs. Emily Williams, wife of John Williams, occurred at the family home on Coach street on Friday. The deceased had been ill three years. She is survived by her husband; one son, John Williams; and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Madison of East Bloomfield. Mrs. Williams was 59 years of age and had resided here for 50 years. She was a member of the Congregational church. The funeral was held from the home on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiating. The interment was in the West avenue cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1907

Rushville, N. Y. - Frank Williams of this village committed suicide at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon in his barn. He shot himself, using a shotgun, the charge entering his body just above the heart. Yesterday morning he tried to buy morphine at the drug store but could not as he had no physician's certificate. He had been ill mentally for several months. He was 50 years of age and leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters. By permission of Coroner Warner, the body was removed to the family home. There were indications that Mr. Williams had taken some kind of poison before he shot himself. An inquest will be held.

31 July 1907 -  Frank Williams, who committed suicide last Thursday was buried in Rushville cemetery Sunday afternoon, the funeral being held at the house, the Masons having charge, Rev. E. A. Hazeltine being the officiating clergyman. The Masonic rites were given at the grave, nearly fifty masons being present. Mr. Williams left a wife, two daughters, Margaret and Grace, two sons, Dr. Harry Williams of Newark, N. Y., and Frank, his youngest child.



From Geneva Gazette 26 July 1895

Geo. W. Williams,
a worthy colored man, for several years in the employ of Skilton & Co., died Sunday last, aged 44 years. He leaves a wife and stepdaughter. He is spoken of as a man of good habits, sober, industrious and frugal. His funeral took place Wednesday last, with services at the colored chapel on High street.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 January 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Following an illness which confined him in bed for less than a week, the death occurred Sunday night of Captain George N. Williams, one of Canandaigua's most prominent men. For some years Mr. Williams had suffered from rheumatism which had kept him from active life, and he had lately been in feeble condition. Born in this town March 11, 1837, Mr. Williams had spent his entire life here. His father, the late Dr. Thomas Williams, was one of the best known early physicians of the town, and his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Barlow, was a daughter of Colonel Thomas Remington, an early resident. Mr. William's early life was spent at the family home near Centerfield, and his early education was acquired at the East Bloomfield Academy. He took the course at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and followed that by teaching. He came to Canandaigua just before the war to take up the study of law which he gave up to enlist as a private in Company K, ninety-eighth New York Volunteers. Mr. Williams was chosen to the position of lieutenant of his company and later was appointed captain. He served with his regiment until 1863, when he was mustered out and returned to Canandaigua to resume his law studies, being admitted to the practice of the profession a year later.

In 1866 Mr. Williams married Miss Abigail Stanley Clark, daughter of ex-Governor Myron H. Clark. Mrs. Williams died several years ago, leaving two children, Miss Mary Clark Williams of this place, and Clark Williams who has achieved prominence in New York banking circles. One sister, Mrs. L. C. Loomis, of Washington, D. C., is the last survivor of the family of 11 children. In politics Mr. Williams was a Republican, and was twice honored by that party in election to the county treasureship. Most of Mr. Williams' active life, however, was spent in the banking business. For six years he was cashier of the Canandaigua National Bank, and for several years he was partner with the Barnes banking company. Mr. Williams was a helpful member of the Grand Army Post, a member and valuable assistant in the Congregational Church and an intelligent and useful citizen. He was universally esteemed for his many excellent qualities and his uniform kindness to all.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 November 1907

Victor, N. Y. - 
The funeral of George Robert Williams was held here Wednesday afternoon. The body was brought here Monday and taken to the home of James Booth in High street, Mr. William's father-in-law. The services were held at the Booth home and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Lehigh Valley employees from Buffalo and Niagara Falls, who were associated with Mr. Williams in business together, with friends from Honeoye Falls and Shortsville attended. The Honeoye Falls Masonic lodge sent a representative body, as Mr. Williams was a former member of the lodge and the local organization Milnor lodge, F. & A. M., attended in a body. The burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery.



From Ontario County Times 10 September 1879

At Geneva, on Saturday, Harley Williams, committed suicide by hanging. He was formerly a well-known citizen of the town of Manchester, but has for the past year been employed about the barns of the Mansion House in Geneva. It is supposed that he committed the rash act while depressed in spirits. The Geneva Asteroid says: "He had more or less of trouble with his family, and has been known to threaten suicide. For a day or two he appeared ill at ease, and only a few hours before he hung himself, he begged off from doing some work that he had himself proposed to do, on the ground that he didn't feel well. He told Mrs. Harrington that he was going to rest for that day. It is probable that he went off and laid down, and thinking over his sorrow, came to the desperate resolution to end his life." He was about fifty-three years of age, and leaves a daughter living in Shortsville. An inquest was held by Coroner Howe of Phelps.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Harriette Thompson Williams, wife of Professor D. B. Williams, took place in the Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The deceased was but 37 years of age, and her death was very unexpected. She was honored and beloved by a large circle of friends. The funeral services were simple and impressive and were conducted by Rev. William D. Robinson, pastor of the Congregational church, and Rev. H. Wyse Jones of Canandaigua. A quartette, composed of Mrs. J. S. Hamlin, Mrs. Frank Munson, A. T. Adams and Edward Page, rendered "Lead, Kindly Light," Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me." The pulpit was banked with floral tributes, which spoke silently of the high regard in which Mrs. Williams was held. Among the offerings were designs from the Alumni of the High school and scholars, a cross from the board of education, a pillow from Emblem Lodge, A. O. U. W., an anchor and a profusion of cut flowers from the Congregational Sunday school. The bearers were M. B. Eaton, Harry Taft, George A. Burrell and O. W. Curtis. Mrs. Williams leaves, besides a husband, two boys of tender years.



From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1915

Henry Williams,
aged 34 years, a teamster, employed at the A. M. Hollis coal and brick yards, was crushed by a fall of a large chimney on Tuesday morning, from which he died within a few hours. Mr. Williams was watering a team of horses when the accident happened. High winds which prevailed over the city during Monday night probably weakened the chimney. Mr. Hollis, with other employees who were in the yards at the time, extricated the man and he was hurried to Memorial hospital, where it was found that he suffered a dislocated spine, a fracture of his arm and leg, and injuries to his head. He did not regain consciousness. He had been employed at the yards but a short time and was an excellent workman. He leaves his wife and three children. The funeral services will be held this morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church. His death is the first in Canandaigua to come under the provisions of the compensation law.



From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
Sunday night occurred the death of Ira C. Williams, one of the old residents and a prominent citizen. He was 74 years old, and had lived for about 60 years on the same farm, which he inherited from his father, the late O. W. Williams. There were three brothers, three sisters and one half-brother, and only one brother, Ephram, and the half-brother, Thomas H. Williams are left. The dwelling of the deceased was perhaps the finest in the town, situated on lower Main street. He had prospered as a farmer, and leaves a fine estate. His wife, who was Miss Mary Dunton, and a daughter, Mrs. Eva Young, of Bath, survive him. His niece, Miss Francis Harkness, daughter of Deroy J. Harkness, has been a member of his household for ten years. Mr. Williams had long been an active member of the Methodist church. His pastor, Rev. E. G. Piper officiated at the funeral Wednesday afternoon.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1911

The death of James H. Williams occurred early Sunday morning at his home on Bristol street. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Williams was born in New Jersey on November 30, 1826, and came to Canandaigua when a young man. He was a shoemaker by trade and for many years was employed by the late Edwin Lines. He was active at his trade almost to the end and made daily trips to the business streets until December. Since the news of a railroad accident at Marshall, Mich., in November, in which his son, Edmund D. Williams, had both both feet severed, he gradually weakened. Mr. Williams was twice married. His first wife was Miss Emaline Dewey, daughter of the late Colonel Dewey of Clifton Springs. On November 26, 1873, he married Miss Martha J. Hildreth, who survives him. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Parshall of Detroit, Mich., and Edmund D. Williams of Marshall, Mich. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday morning. Burial was at Cheshire.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1906

Stanley, N. Y. - The funeral of John Williams will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his residence here. Mr. Williams was 82 years old and is survived by his wife and three sons, William, Jackson and Richard, all of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1915

The death of John Williams, aged 75 years, occurred at the Canandaigua hospital last Friday. Death was due to general debility. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary Madison, of East Bloomfield; and a son, John Williams, of Ovid. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services held at Ahrens & Breen's undertaking rooms on Monday. Interment was in West avenue cemetery. Mr. Williams was born in the south, and was a slave on a large plantation. When a young man, Williams made his escape, coming to Canandaigua by the "Underground Railway," after encountering terrible hardships enroute. While crossing the mountains, his feet were so badly frozen that permanent lameness resulted. Reaching Canandaigua, Williams was first employed in the family of the late Jared Willson.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1915

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Williams,
widow of Charles Williams, died at her home here yesterday noon, aged 70 years. Mrs. Williams had been in poor health for several years but death was unexpected. Death was due to arteriosclerosis. Mrs. Williams was born in this section, being a member of the old Ottley family, and had always lived here. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward Purdy of White Plains, N. Y.; two sons, Howard and Edward, with whom she lived, both of this place; one sister, Mrs. Emma Ridley of Phelps and four grandchildren. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2, the Rev. E. J. Brooker of the Methodist church officiating, and burial will be in the Whitney Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 2 October 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary Dunton Williams occurred Saturday morning, September 26. She was 68 years of age. Her husband, Ira C. Williams, died in January last. They had a large, beautiful home in the northern part of the village where they had lived for many years. It is now occupied by their only child, Mrs. Chas. H. Young, who, until recently, has resided in Bath. Mrs. Williams was one of thirteen children of Mr. and Mrs. John Dunton, nine of whom are still living. She was a sister of Lemuel Dunton of Canandaigua and of the late Mrs. Deroy J. Harkness. Both she and her husband were members of the Methodist church. Both had been invalids for several years.



From Montgomery Republican; published in Johnstown Fulton County NY

Deaths: WILLIAMS, Hon., Nathan Sep 25, 1835; at Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 29 January 1864

SUICIDE -
The body of Nathan Williams of the town of Manchester, was found on the 13th inst., suspended by a rope from the rafters in the chamber of his own house, in a nude state.  Appearances indicated that it had been hanging several hours. Coroner Persons was notified and an inquest held.  From the testimony taken before the Coroner's jury, the verdict was that he came to his death by his own hands.  As before stated, the body when discovered was completely nude and his clothing could not be found.  A disturbed state of mind, brought on by his step-mother getting married lately and leaving him alone, was supposed to be the cause of the rash act.  He attempted over a year ago to put an end to his life by cutting himself on the throat and body with a knife, but the attempt then was not successful.  Canandaigua Times



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1881

We chronicle this week another old man gone. Oliver S. Williams died on Friday, Sept. 2, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Peter VanOsdoll, and had he lived until the Monday following he would have been 88 years old. Mr. Williams was one of the early settlers of this vicinity, having come on from the east some 80 years ago, settling in Middlesex, where for many years he was a prominent farmer. Many of his relatives reside there at the present time. About 50 years ago he came to this town and has resided here ever since, with the exception of a few years that he lived with his son, T. H. Williams, in Canandaigua. He was the father of J. C. Williams, of this village, at whose residence the funeral took place on Monday last. But four of eight children were present, one of them, Mrs. Dr. Hagadorn, of Michigan, being providentially here on a visit. Mr. Williams was in his day quite a large property owner, and one of the leading farmers of the town, a man eminently respected by everyone. He was buried in the Italy cemetery, beside his first wife.



From Ontario County Journal 28 March 1902

Samuel E. Williams
died at his home on Pleasant street on Wednesday morning, aged 54 years. The deceased had been an invalid for two years, having suffered from goitres of the neck and eyes. The family came here from Stanley about four months ago. The funeral will be held this morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Dr. J. W. Webb officiating. The remains will be interred in the Sand Hill cemetery at Seneca. A wife and two daughters survive.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1902

Mrs. Sarah Williams
died at the Church Home hospital at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon, aged 97 years.  Mrs. Williams probably was the oldest person in this city, if not in this section of the country.  The aged woman bade fair to reach the century mark, but for the fact that six weeks ago she fell in her room and sustained a severe fracture of the right hip.  The deceased had been an inmate of the home since April, 1882.  At that time she was found in a canal boat in the harbor here.  She was badly crippled with rheumatism and would probably have died had it not been for the practical charity of Rev. Dr. H. W. Nelson, now rector emeritus of Trinity church.  The latter had Mrs. Williams taken to church home, where she soon got well. There she had resided ever since.

Mrs. Williams was of a kindly disposition.  She was familiarly known as "Auntie Williams."  She could neither read nor write, but was a fluent and intelligent talker.  Mrs. Williams smoked a pipe from the time she was 20 years old to the time of her death.  It was her wont to declare that she owed her longevity to this fact.  She was in full possession of her faculties to the last. Mrs. Williams was well posted on historical facts and her stock of stories never gave out. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ramsey, of Jersey City, N. J., and by grandchildren and great-grandchildren residing at Corning and Elmira and in California.  The funeral arrangements are not as yet completed.



From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sophia Williams
died at her home on Sunday afternoon of cerebral hemorrhage, aged 54 years. She was born and had always lived on the farm on which she died and which has been in the Green family for several generations. Her grandfather, Captain Henry Green, served through the Revolutionary war and was one of Major Andre's guards the night before his execution. When but a girl, she joined the Congregational church here and had always been a faithful attendant at the services. For many years she was the church organist. Thirty-five years ago she married Frank P. Williams, of Middlesex, whom she survived by nearly six years. She leaves four children: Dr. H. B. Williams of Mace, Ind.; Miss Margaret Williams of Syracuse; and Mrs. Ward Hill and Frank Williams of this village. The funeral was held from the residence on Wednesday morning, Rev. Rollo C. Speer officiating. Burial at Rushville cemetery.



From Clifton Springs Press 9 March 1916

The residents of this village and vicinity were greatly shocked on Monday morning to learn of the death of Ann Estella Williamson, wife of James W. Williamson, which occurred on Sunday evening at their farm home north of this village. Mrs. Williamson had been in poor health for several years, having a serious heart trouble, but was about the house as usual on Sunday. In the late afternoon, while Mr. Williamson was attending to his duties at the barns, Mrs. Williamson went down cellar, and it is thought that she attempted to put coal on the furnace. Upon coming back into the house, Mr. Williamson did not see anything of her, and going down cellar he found her lifeless body by the side of the furnace, the door of which was open. Mrs. Williamson was born in the town of Phelps 54 years ago, and had always resided in this vicinity, being the daughter of Edwin and Sarah Peer Cobb. She will be greatly missed in the vicinity in which she had spent her life. Aside from her husband, she is survived by one son, Dr. Claude G. Williamson, of Gorham. The funeral services were held from the house on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was made in River View cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank L. Williamson,
aged about 29 years, died at her home on Broad street, Wednesday morning, at about 12:30 o'clock, of consumption. The funeral services will be held from the house this afternoon. Mrs. Williamson leaves beside her husband, two small children to mourn her loss.



From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Henry Williamson, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Turck, on Friday morning, was held from that place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. O.C. Houghton officiating. Mrs. Williamson had been a great sufferer for several months with cancer of the liver and stomach. She was 68 years of age and leaves a husband, four sons and one daughter, all of this place. Interment was made in village cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1923

Mrs. Mary Adeline Williamson,
aged 62 years, widow of Joseph H. Williamson, died Sunday afternoon at her home, 28 Kirkwood avenue, after a long illness. She is survived by two sons, Frederick Williamson of Buffalo, and Calvin Williamson of Genoa; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Doyle of New York and Mrs. Mary Nallos of Geneva. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Fred T. Drewett of the First Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1906

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary A. Willier is dead at the age of 81 years. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter in this town, which had been her home for ten years. She came to Naples from Uniontown, Pa., after the death of her second husband, Joseph Willier. Her early life was spent in this vicinity. She was lovely in her person and character. Her daughter, Mrs. Darwin A. Tyler, and a son in Avoca, survive her, also several grandchildren. The burial will be at Ingleside, once her home.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of R. A. Willing, a well-known manufacturing and prominent citizen of Phelps, occurred suddenly yesterday afternoon. Mr. Willing was sitting by the window at his residence on East Main street, reading a newspaper when he was seized with a sudden attack of heart trouble. He expired before a physician could be summoned. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Willing came to Phelps and engaged in the milling business. He first built the Star flour mill, half a mile north of Phelps, and then three years later purchased the mill at Unionville. Both concerns he successfully conducted up to the time of his death. About a month ago Mr. Willing gave up active work on the advice of his physician in the hopes that rest and quiet would restore him to health, it having become known that his heart was affected. The deceased was a native of England, having been born at Devonshire 54 years ago. He always took an active interest in the welfare of the village of his adoption, was kind and generous to the needy and a man whose death is a severe loss to this community. He was a lifelong and active member of the Presbyterian church. Forty years ago Mr. Willing was united in marriage to Miss Ormanta Watson, who survives. He also leaves four sons, William A. of Des Moines, Ia., Adelbert and Robert of Phelps and Stuart of Williamson; also one daughter, Miss Helen, who resides at home.



From Ontario County Times 14 October 1891

Caroline Willis,
an aged colored woman who resided quite alone on Phelps street in this village, was found dead in her room Monday afternoon. Coroner Beahan was called, but after examining the body, concluded that death had resulted from natural causes and therefore decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Mrs. Willis was extremely old, and had been cared for of late by the town authorities.



From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897

On Sunday morning last, Daniel B. Willis, a colored resident of Phelps street, was found dead in bed. He had been taken to his home by friends the night previous in an almost helpless condition, whether from the effects of drink or other causes, is not exactly clear. The coroner who was called made a quiet investigation and decided an inquest was unnecessary. Willis was a hard-working and honest old man, but was known to indulge in liquor, and there was evidence given the coroner that the old man had drank on Saturday night, so the coroner granted a certificate of death from alcoholism. Willis was aged 58. He is survived by several children.



From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Saturday occurred the death of John Willison, an old and highly respected resident of this town, after an illness of a few weeks, from heart trouble. Mr. Willison was born in Hull, England, in 1831, coming to this country when three years of age. He had resided in this vicinity since that time. In 1859 he was united in marriage to Miss Sabra Gooding. Three children were born to them. Their daughter, Ida, died some years before the death of her mother. Two sons, Edward, with whom he lived, and William of Avon survive. A brother, William of Conesus, died last week. His funeral was held from the Congregational church Monday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Hamblin, assisted by Rev. N. W. Bates, officiating. Interment was made in Rural Cemetery.



From Victor Herald 5 February 1904

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. John Willison, who died on Monday, was held last Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of the Congregational church, Rev. Newton Bates officiating. Interment was made in the Rural cemetery. The deceased was about 70 years of age and leaves besides her aged husband, two sons, William of Avon and Edward of this place.



From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Alice Willson occurred suddenly from heart disease at her home on the east lake shore road on Sunday. Deceased was 52 years of age and was highly respected. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1894

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Benj. Willson,
a highly respected lady of this village, died at her home on Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Willson was about 45 years of age. She has been suffering from consumption for a number of years, and although her friends had expected her death for some time, yet it was a shock to them all when the dread messenger came and took their loved one from them. She was beloved by all who knew her and all extend their condolence to the afflicted family. She leaves, beside her husband, two daughters, Phebe and Nellie, also two sisters, Mrs. Andrews of Saginaw, Michigan, and Mrs. Green, of Victor. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mrs. Eastman conducted the services.



From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
At his home in the western part of the town of Richmond, on Sunday morning, occurred the death of Charles Willson, aged about 80 years. Death was due to infirmities of old age. He was born in Canada, but came to this town when a young man, and for the past 40 years had lived on the farm where he died. About 60 years ago, he was married to Miss Helen Sullivan and six children were born to them, five of them surviving: two sons, John and William Willson of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Mary McGreevey, of North Bergen; Mrs. Anna Costello and Mrs. Belle Peterson of this town. His wife died about 25 years ago, and since that time he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Peterson, who has tenderly cared for him during the long months of feeble health. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church, Honeoye, on Wednesday, with interment beside his wife in the Calvary cemetery in Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Times 14 April 1880

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Gilbert Willson of Allen's Hill. This sad event was the result of the injuries he received some weeks ago in falling from his doorstep. It will be remembered that his thigh bone was broken by this accident, and his extreme age rendered recovery from the first very doubtful. He was in the ninety-fifth year of his age.



From Ontario County Journal 24 October 1913

Mrs. Lizzie N. Rankine,
wife of Robert Pierpont Willson, of Summit, N. J., died at Clifton Springs sanitarium on Sunday. Deceased was born in Canandaigua, and was a daughter of the late John and Julia Rankine. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Kenneth and Marceus Willson. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational chapel, Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiating. Interment was in West avenue cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah A. Willson, sixty years old, widow of Robert Willson, died at her home here Tuesday of a complication of diseases. She had been ill only a short time. Deceased was married to Robert Willson, well-known in Canandaigua, in 1868. He died in 1886. Two daughters survive, Miss Mary Willson, and Mrs. N. E. Hutchens, of this village, and two brothers, John Lightfoote of Penn Yan and William G. Lightfoote, of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1897

On Saturday morning, occurred the death of David S. Willys, a well-known business man and long time resident. Deceased had been in poor physical and mental health for some time past. He was aged 56 years. Survivors are his widow, one Section, John N. Willys, two daughters, Misses Emily and Mary Willys. Deceased was a member of the firm of Willys & Hollis, brick manufacturers. He was a prominent Grand Army man, having served during the rebellion in the 27th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry. There was a largely attended funeral at the family residence on Pleasant street on Tuesday morning. The members of A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., were present in a body; Rev. J. J. Lawrence conducted the services at the house, the Presbyterian church choir furnishing music.



From Geneva Courier March 4 1885

Last Saturday, Feb. 28, the death of Mrs. Marion W. Wilner, aged forty-seven years, occurred.  She was a much respected lady in this community, and was a member of St. Peter's church.  She leaves two daughters to mourn her untimely death.  The funeral of the deceased took place yesterday afternoon from St. Peter's church, Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating.  Her remains were taken to Friendship, Allegany county, N. Y., for burial, and were accompanied by her daughters.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1910

Mrs. Amelia Louise Wilson,
wife of John T. Wilson, of No. 18 Columbia Avenue, foreman at the plant of the United States Lens Company, died yesterday while being taken to the Geneva City Hospital for treatment. The deceased was 45 years of age and is survived by her husband, and daughter, Miss Amelia Wilson; her mother, Mrs. Caroline Seith of Rochester; and one brother, Fritz Seith, also of Rochester. The remains were taken to Rochester on the 2:30 o'clock train this afternoon and taken to the family home. The funeral will be held from the family home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Hyde, pastor of the German Lutheran church of Rochester, will officiate. Burial will be made in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester. Mrs. Wilson came to Geneva on April 17th last in company with her husband and family from Southbridge, Mass., where Mr. Wilson was foreman in the plant of the American Optical Company for 20 years. Since arriving in Geneva, he has been  connected with the plant of the United States Lens Company, of which his brother, Charles E. Wilson, is the manager. The employees of the Lens Company took action on the death of Mrs. Wilson this morning and sent a number of floral pieces to the house.



From Geneva Gazette 1 July 1812

In this village, on Friday last, the Rev. ANDREW WILSON, in the 40th year of his age, Pastor of the Associate Reformed church in Seneca.  He was a native of Ireland -- was educated in the University of Glasgow, and removed to America in the year 1801. By this dispensation of Providence, his amiable and affectionate widow, is deprived of her greatest early consolation -- his children are bereaved of a tender and exemplary parent -- and his church and congregation are left destitute of the stated ordinances of the gospel.  May the Lord qualify and send forth new labors into his vineyard.



From Geneva Advertiser 18 February 1902

Caroline Wilson,
widow of the late John Wilson, died at Halls February 8th.  The funeral was held on Wednesday. Interment was at Seneca church cemetery.  Deceased was about 70 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were for many years prominent members of Seneca Presbyterian church, and well-known in the town of Seneca.  They were formerly members of the United Presbyterian (old Scotch) church of Geneva, and remained with it until it was given up, became the foundation stone of the North Presbyterian Church.  The Y. M. C. A. occupies the site of the old Scottish Church, and it is not a little singular that it should be burned on the very day after the funeral of this good old lady.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine C. Wilson died at the home of her son, H. Clay Wilson, on La Du Avenue, Monday. She was ill only a few days with pneumonia. She was 79 years old and had been a resident of this village for twenty years. She leaves one son, Clay, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Wheaton, both of this village. The funeral was held Wednesday, after which the remains were taken to Italy Hill for burial.



From Ontario County Journal 1 February 1901

Naples, N. Y. -  Charles Wilson,
who resided in Naples for 20 years, and who for several years had been employed by R. F. Meyers, died Thursday last, aged 68 years. He was a victim of the grip, which induced pneumonia. Mr. Wilson leaves a wife and three children. A half-brother, Fred Wilson, who was in business here as a butcher recently, now resides in Bristol. James Spayton, of this place, married a half sister. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. Meyer, Rev. W. R. Pierce officiating.



From Geneva Gazette 3 September 1869

Charles Wilson
of Canandaigua, a switch tender at Coal Point, was run over by a locomotive and instantly killed.



From Ontario County Times 27 June 1888

Mrs. Charles Wilson,
of Honeoye, died very suddenly on the 16th instant. She had just finished getting dinner and died without a moment's warning.



From Clifton Springs Press 17 December 1914

Mrs. Claude G. Wilson
died at the home of her brother, G. A. Durkee, on Hibbard avenue, early on Monday morning. She came to visit her brother and family on Thursday last, and although she had not been feeling well for several weeks, her death was quite unexpected. She was the daughter of the late G. W. Durkee and wife, and was born in the town of Phelps on September 14, 1880. Her parents moved to this village when she was about eleven years old, where she lived until she was married, which was on June 28 1899. Since her marriage she had lived in Lyons, Canandaigua and Port Gibson. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Rebekah Lodge, of this village, and the W. C. T. U. of Port Gibson, and was an active worker in these organizations. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mildred A. and Doris M. Wilson, all of Port Gibson; and two brothers G. A. Durkee of this village, and F. E. Durkee of Canandaigua. The funeral service was held at her home in Port Gibson on Wednesday afternoon, and was conducted by the Rev. Jesse Mulette, pastor of the Port Gibson M. E. Church. The interment was made in the Port Gibson cemetery.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 January 1914

Clifton Springs, Dec. 31 -
The death of Edward Wilson occurred at his home in Pearl street yesterday. Mr. Wilson had been ill for a long time, but he only gave up his work at the Sanitarium about six weeks ago. He was confined to his bed for about one week. Mr. Wilson was an expert florist and gardener, and a great lover of nature. He was a member of the Rochester Lodge of Independent Order of Foresters. He was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, on March 3, 1843, and came to Buffalo in 1885. In 1900 he removed from Buffalo to this village and had since resided here. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Herendeen of Geneva; his second Miss Annettie L. Robinson. Besides his wife, he leaves seven children, Mrs. Miles Little of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Albert E. Wilson of Williamsville; Mrs. Charles Hunt of Alexandria Bay; Thomas W. Wilson of Buffalo; Mrs. A. O. Chrysler of Manchester; Miss Katherine O. Wilson and Edward H. Wilson of this village. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on New Year's afternoon, from the family home, Rev. Y. A. Sage, pastor of the local Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in River View cemetery at Gypsum.



From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1908

Mrs. Eleanor Wilson
died yesterday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. F. Seymour Clark, Main street, aged 88 years. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age. Since the death of her daughter, Mrs. Thalman, in October, Mrs. Wilson had made her home with Mrs. Clark. Six grandchildren survive: Mrs. Clark, and and Ethel and Arthur Thalman of this village; and three who reside at Rochester. The funeral will be held from the Clark home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mosher officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1898

Naples, N. Y. -
The remains of Elijah Wilson were buried in Rose Ridge cemetery on Tuesday. Mr. Wilson was a native of Naples, which was his home till a few years ago. He was a soldier, enlisting when 16 years of age, and served three years. He died on Saturday in Bath, where he was being treated, his home being in Geneva. He was 52 years old, son of Eliza Wilson, of this place, who survives him. He leaves also a wife and son, one brother and three sisters, all residents of this vicinity.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, mother of T. F. Wilson, was held at the home of the latter at 1 o'clock on Wednesday. Burial was in the Little Church cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 15 October 1886

Frank Wilson, employed at Siscoes' Market, East Bloomfield, while pulling in ice Saturday afternoon, slipped and fell, a cake of ice following him and crushing his head against the flooring.  He died almost instantly.  He was a member of Co. H, Eighth N. Y. Cavalry and was buried Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of Sheridan Crandall Post, G. A. R.



From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
The remains of Fred Wilson, a young colored man about 25 years of age, were brought from a Rochester hospital, where his death occurred after an operation for appendicitis, to the undertaking rooms of John F. Burton, on Feb. 4, and the funeral was held from the Congregational church on Friday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Dill officiating. He was the son of George Wilson, of this town, who with two sisters and one brother, survive him. His mother died on Feb. 2 of last year, and his death occurred on Feb. 3. He was a young man of good repute and left many friends to mourn his early death. The sympathy of the community goes out the family thus twice bereaved in so short a time.



From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Frederick Wilson,
a former resident of this place, died at the home of his son, George Wilson, in Attica, on Wednesday, May 6, and the remains were brought here for interment on Friday. The deceased was 92 years of age. He is survived by two sons, George Wilson, of Attica, and Frederick Wilson of Buffalo; and three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Mallory and Mrs. LeRoy Pratt of Oneonta, and Mrs. Jabez Metcalf of Washington, D. C.



From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Fredrick Wilson occurred at her home in this village Wednesday evening of last week. The funeral was held in the Methodist church last Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. J. Gwynne officiating. Mrs. Wilson had been ill for some time but her death came unexpectedly.



From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1909

George V. Wilson
died at  his lake shore home at Red Dock on Friday, following a brief illness. The remains were taken to Pittsburg for interment. Deceased was born in Manchester 55 years ago. When 20 years of age he went to Pittsburg, where he secured employment with the firm of Hussey, Binns & Co., and advanced until he became a member of the firm. Several years ago he purchased the Red Dock farm and came back to the scenes of youth to spend his summers. Mr. Wilson was a son of the late W. A. Wilson, of Manchester, and grandson of Jared Wilson, one of the early prominent residents of the county. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Tripp and Miss Julia Wilson; two sons, Frank and Norman; two brothers, William A., of Redlands, Cal., John, of Shortsville; a half-brother, Fred Wilson of New Mexico, and three half-sisters, the Misses Mary, Julia and Elizabeth Wilson of Niagara Falls. 



From Ontario Republican Times 15 July 1863

Died on the battlefield of Gettysburg, Friday, July 3, 1863, in the 35th years of his age, Henry W. Wilson of Co. D., in the 126th Reg. N.Y.S.V. The tidings of his death among other like messages and rumors from the scene of the late fearful strife, awakened tender memories in many hearts in this community where he was born and reared, and where he was beloved not only by his numerous relatives, but by many associates and friends. He had his temptation, errors and struggles, which are best appreciated by that Lord to whom he has often addressed himself in sincerity and with tears, but he is remembered for his rare personal qualities that made him many friends and kept them to the last. His bright perceptions, lively fancy and inexhaustible humor and still more his warm and generous affections, ever at the service of the sick, the needy or the dependent, endeared him to all who know him. When he enlisted last autumn, at the time his regiment was formed, it was with something like a presentiment of the issue. In the action at Harper's Ferry, he exposed himself fearlessly to danger, and now has fallen in a victorious conflict, doing his duty gallantly and winning the honors of those who died for their country. "Honor to the brave; tears for the fallen."



From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1910

The death of Ida Evelyn Wilson, aged 55 years, wife of William B. Wilson, occurred yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at her home on Sherrill street. She has been in ill health for about a year and a half. Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Rev. George Dennison of this city. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Olive, and three sons, William, Harold and Reginald, all of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from Trinity church. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate, assisted by Rev. Malcom Johnston. Interment will be in Glenwood.



From Ontario County Chronicle 1 April 1903

Jacob Wilson,
an aged resident of this village, was found dead in his bed Thursday, by his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Pierson, on Coach street. He had been in feeble health for some time, and infirmities incident to old age are said to have been the cause of death. He was in his 89th year. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Pierson, one son, who lives in the west, survive. Deceased had at one time been a prominent resident of Seneca county, and had lived most of the latter part of his life in Michigan and the West. The remains were taken to Michigan for interment.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 March 1908

Oaks Corners, N. Y. -
After an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Jennie Wilson died yesterday. Mrs. Wilson was 67 years old, and leaves 6 sons, Curtis of Geneva, Howard of Phelps, Frank of Billsboro, Lewis, Oliver and Myron of Oaks Corners. Funeral Thursday at 1 o'clock at the church.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908

John Wilson,
aged 82 years, died last night at 10:30 o'clock at his home, No. 100 North Main street.  He had lived in this city for sixty years and for fifty years had lived in the house where he died.  He leaves three children:  two sons, John R. Wilson of Chicago, and Robert J. Wilson of Syracuse; and one daughter, Mrs. Stuart F. Dey of this city.  About fifteen years ago the deceased was connected with the State Experiment Station here as gardener.  The funeral announcements will be made later.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1908

The funeral of John Wilson will take place Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock from his late residence, No. 100 North Main street.  Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

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From Geneva Gazette 19 August 1892


Died at Willard State Hospital, July 19th, John M. Wilson, formerly of Stanley, aged 49 years, 11 mos., 26 days. The deceased was a member of Co. F, 126th Reg't, N. Y. Vol.  He was buried in the cemetery at No. 9 Church in Seneca with Grand Army honors.



From Geneva Gazette 30 March 1900

Mrs. John Wilson
whose death is chronicled today was an English lady by birth.  She is survived by her aged husband and three children, two of the latter residents of this city, :viz.  Mrs. Stewart F. Dey and Robert J. Wilson.  The latter with his recently wedded wife live at the old homestead.  Mrs. Wilson, deceased, was a member of St. Peter's Church, whose rector officiated at her funeral yesterday.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Kearney Wilson,
aged 43 years, died at the Memorial Hospital Thursday. Mr. Wilson was taken ill a week ago Sunday and was removed to the hospital, where an operation for appendicitis was found necessary. He was born at Ferguson's Corners, Yates County, and had resided in Canandaigua for the past 33 years. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Ruth; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Grimble and Mrs. E. Benson, and one brother, L. Stanley, Jr., all of this village, and his father, L. Stanley, Sr., of Los Angeles, Cal.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1892

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. M. J. Wilson, on Wednesday morning of last week, was a great shock to the family and many friends. She had been unwell for several months, gradually failing under the action of disease. Many years ago she united with the M. E. Church in this place, and has been ever active and earnest in all good works in church and society. The funeral was largely attended at the residence on Friday. The afflicted family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.



From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1903

Naples, N. Y. - 
The death of Marcus Wilson on South hill, near the head of the lake, occurred on Sunday. He was suddenly stricken down with apoplexy and lived but a short time. He was past 70 years of age. Mr. Wilson was a well-to-do farmer and well-known in Naples. He leaves a wife and a daughter, Mrs. Bowman, of Shortsville.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 March 1915

Mrs. Martha Wilson,
aged 63 years, died at the Geneva City Hospital last night at 5:30 o'clock. Cause of death, pneumonia. Mrs. Wilson has resided at 72 Wadsworth street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Simsonby, of Corning; Mrs. D. W. Wolcott of Manchester; Mrs. Pole of Ithaca; three sons, Harry, Clarence and George Wilson, of Geneva. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1909

Mrs. Martha Burdus Wilson,
88 years of age, died this morning at her home in the town of Geneva, three miles south of the city on the Lake Road. The deceased has resided in the house where her death occurred for 54 years. She is survived by two  daughters, Mrs. H. A. Clark and Miss Margaret Wilson of the Town of Geneva, and one brother, Thomas Burdus of Seneca. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the house, with Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Seneca.



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1910

Mrs. Mary A. McGregor,
wife of William Wilson, died at her home on Buffalo road on Sunday noon following a general breakdown due to cancer. Mrs. Wilson was 67 years, six months of age and besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William J. Wilson. Rev. H. L. Gaylord conducted the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1908

Matthew Wilson,
one of the oldest business men of the city died this morning at 6:13 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. J. VanAuken, of No. 772 Main street. The deceased was in his 88th year. While Mr. Wilson has been in feeble health for some time, he had been able to be about until ten days ago when he began to fail rapidly and since had been confined to the home of his daughter, growing steadily more feeble until his death this morning. The deceased was born in Longford County, Ireland, on August 18th, 1819. In June 1839, he landed in New York and secured a position as clerk in the office of William K. Strong & Co., a large wool buying concern. He held this position for three years and then came to Geneva, where he became the local representative of his New York employer, buying wool for the firm throughout Western New York. While he was thus engaged the firm purchased the Swan farm, now known as the Martin Smith place on the east side of the lake, and for a year or two he managed the farm for the company. Later he moved into the city and became engaged as a painter and paper hanger. After following the trade for a time, he opened a paint and paper store of his own in 1852. This business he conducted until his retirement in 1902, although during the later years of his business career he was assisted by his two sons. Outside of business, Mr. Wilson had few interests or affiliations. In the seventies he became interested in public affairs and after serving for a time as a village trustee, he was elected president of the village of Geneva in 1875 and served in this capacity for two years. The deceased is survived by two sons, William D. and Frank J. Wilson, and one daughter, Mrs. D. J. VanAuken, all of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 23 July 1897

OBITUARY - MRS. MATTHEW WILSON -
Died at her home, South Main street, on Friday evening, July 16, after confinement to her room several weeks of paralysis.  The deceased was a native Genevan, born in 1829.  One brother, Dr. E. Dorchester of Florida, and three children -- Mrs. D. J. Van Auken, Frank J. and Wm. D. Wilson, survive her, as does her venerable and sorrowing husband.  Her married life has been a peculiarly happy one.  She was always surrounded by her family -- that is, all resided and still reside in our village.  It is a melancholy coincidence that only ten days previously Mr. Van Auken, the son-in-law, lost by death his mother and last surviving parent.  Her home was at Hannibal, Oswego Co.  Mrs. Wilson was buried in Glenwood cemetery.



From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Norman Wilson, who died in Redlands, Cal., on Wednesday, March 23rd, was held at the family home in Manchester at 2 o'clock last Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Charles Eddy of Manchester conducting the service. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.



From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1908

Phillip Kearney Wilson
died at the Canandaigua hospital on Friday afternoon, following an operation for appendicitis. The case was serious from the first and there was but little hope for his recovery. Mr. Wilson was well-known throughout the village. He was in the employ of W. W. Wilcox and E. S. Wheaton for a long time. For two years he had worked at the painting trade and was thus employed when he was taken ill. Mr. Wilson was held in respect and esteem by his employers and the people whom he served. He was always kind and obliging and his fidelity and faithfulness to his work made him a valued employee. He was a member of the The Singers, taking an active interest in the work of the organization. He was 43 years of age and was a son of L. Stanley Wilson, who now resides at Los Angeles, Cal. He came to this village from Ferguson's Corners at the age of ten years. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Ruth; two sisters, Mrs. Fred J. Grimble and Mrs. Edgar L. Benson; and one brother, L. Stanley Wilson, Jr. The funeral was held from the home on West avenue on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher and Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating. Mr. Wilson was a member of the local lodge of Modern Woodmen of America and the members attended the funeral in a body. The interment was in Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ruth Pierce Wilson,
widow of William Wilson, died on Monday evening, aged 77 years. She was one of five daughters of Parley Pierce, deceased, of whom only one, Mrs. N. R. Holcomb, survives. One daughter, Mrs. Effie Adams, resided with her, and a grandson, Lindsley Adams.



From Geneva Gazette 1 October 1880

Suicide -
Last Saturday night, Samuel Wilson of Reed's Corners, this county, died in our Lock-up, where he had been placed by an officer on the supposition that he was drunk. Subsequent developments proved that when arrested he was suffering from the effects of poison. Eleven years ago, deceased married Mrs. Jane Eaton, a widow of this place. Wilson and his wife lived together continuously about five years, when the former went into the country at farming, the latter remaining and keeping house in Geneva, two sons living with her. Wilson's visits to his wife have meantime been frequent, but not pleasant. Since he settled at Reed's Corners, he had with him his own mother, a sister and niece. Of late Wilson had shown strange conduct, and it is now evident, although unsuspected at the time, that his mind was affected. Last week Tuesday he came to town and stayed over that day. In the night he left the house and paraded before it for two hours robed in but a single garment. On leaving Reed's Corners the last time, he remarked to several acquaintances that he was going to Geneva to die. Saturday afternoon he was at the house of his wife, and acting so badly that the latter sent for her son to come home and protect her. Wilson acted like a drunken man. The son, with the aid of an officer, ejected him from the house. In a moment, Wilson took a small paper from his pocket, unfolded it and swallowed a white powder. Subsequently he took two or three more powders, believed to be arsenic. He also partook of a dark substance which afterward was found to be opium. About 6 o'clock he was found in a stupid condition on the corner of Main and Castle sts. Supposing him to be drunk, an officer arrested him and took him to the Lock-up. At 7 o'clock J. F. Eaton called to see him, and found him in such a deathly stupor that he went for a physician. Dr. Frantz came and endeavored to force down an antidote. Wilson persistently shut his teeth and refused to take medicine saying he wanted to "go to the bone yard." He continued to sink, and breathed his last about 3 o'clock in the morning. On his person were found about $225 in money and a gold watch. These were taken possession of by Coroner Clark. Wilson was about 53 years old. The verdict was "suicide by taking poison while of unsound mind." His remains were taken to Reed's Corners for interment last Wednesday.



From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1906

Naples, N. Y. -
On Sept. 12, Mrs. Sarah F. Wilson, wife of Irving B. Wilson, of South Bristol, passed away, after many months of suffering at the age of 65 years. She was a noble woman and devoted to duty, living a strenuous life of self-denying toil and in work for the Master. She was born at Seneca Castle, and her maiden name was Atchley. For a score of years she had lived at the home where she died, and took great interest in the large, fertile farm. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating. She leaves one son, Ulysses, of Lodi, and one daughter, Mrs. George Trickey of Bristol.



From Ontario County Times 28 April 1875

Town of Seneca, N. Y. -
On Wednesday, again this community was called upon to pay their last respect to a very aged and estimable woman, the widow of Mr. Thomas Wilson, who, also, had reached her eighty-third year. They were amongst our earliest settlers, and have left behind them children who are following their footsteps, and are an honor to the community at large.



From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1896

Canandaigua lost another aged resident in the death of William Wilson, which occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Frederick Maggs, on Gibson street, Saturday evening. The deceased was born at Aberdeen, Scotland, over 93 years ago. He came to this country at an early age and had resided in this village ever since. Three children survive, Mrs. Frederick Maggs and Mrs. James McFeggan of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Henderson of Corning.



From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1897

Naples, N. Y. - William Wilson,
an old resident, died on Thursday, April 1, aged 77 years. He was born in Ohio, lived in Canada some years, coming to Naples about 58 years ago. He married one of the daughters of Parley Pierce 56 years ago, and is survived by her and one daughter, Mrs. Effie Adams.



From Geneva Gazette 24 June 1881

William E. Wilson -
This well-known, life-long resident and farmer of this town, died on Sunday last of a lung disease which had disabled him for several years. He was a brother of the late James Wilson of Seneca, who fell a victim to the same disease. The deceased was a man of the highest probity of character, which won for him the marked esteem of all acquaintances. His age was about 75 years. In his demise we mourn the loss of an old, faithful and valued friend and subscriber. His funeral took place last Tuesday p.m.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1907

Manchester, N. Y. -
The Lehigh Valley Railroad yards in this village was the scene of another fatal accident yesterday, the victim being William E. Wilson, who was employed on what is known as the "air force," whose duty it is to connect the cars of each train that is being made up, by the air pipes. While engaged in this work, an engine or a shunted car struck the ones that Wilson was connecting by the air pipes, crushing him in such a manner that he died shortly after being taken to his home. He was about 40 years of age, and is survived by a wife and two sons of this village. Burial Brookside Cemetery.



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