"Wim" to Won" Obituaries



From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1897

Canadice, N. Y. - Hon. Amasa T. Winch,
one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town, died early last Monday morning. About ten days ago he was seized with an attack of pneumonia, which caused his death. Mr. Winch was a man of influence, both in the church and in the community. He has long been a member of the M. E. church, has held many town offices, and was at one time assemblyman from this district.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Winch
died at her home here last week Wednesday, aged 76 yrs. Mrs. Winch had been in poor health for a long time, but had been a patient sufferer. The funeral was held from the church on Friday and was conducted by Rev. I. B. Bristol of Rochester, and Rev. A. W. Decker of Springwater. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lucius Doolittle of this place; two sisters, Mrs. Asher Norton of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Sarah Hancock of Hemlock; one brother, Osband Bush of Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Times 15 February 1882

Canadice, N. Y. - John Winch,
nearly ninety years of age, and the oldest resident of this town, died last Saturday morning at the residence of his son, Lorenzo Winch, Esq. His funeral will be at the church today. Deceased was highly respected, and had been for many years Notary Public and pension claim agent, and until quite recently enjoyed a fair degree of health and was about his business as usual.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 August 1902

Canadice - Lorenzo Winch,
an aged resident of this town, died at his home on Monday. Mr. Winch had been sick for a number of years. He had resided in the town over 70 years. The whole community sympathize with the bereaved family.



From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1901

Gorham, N. Y. - 
Early Wednesday morning occurred the death of Frank Windagle at his home, near Fergusons, of heart disease. The deceased had been in ill health for some time, but for a few days had been feeling much better and arose as usual, and when passing near the stove fell over, death having occurred almost instantly. He had been a successful farmer for many years. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from his late home. A wife and two sons survive him; also three sisters, Mrs. L. M. Fritz, Mrs. Henry Holcomb and Mrs. Emery Fritz. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of this place, also the K. O. T. M.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 February 1912

Victor, N. Y., Feb. 18 -
The death of Mrs. Michael Windle occurred on Saturday morning at the home in School street where the family had lived less than two weeks. Pneumonia with complications was the cause of death. Mrs. Windle had been ill for only ten days. She was 86 years of age. Her maiden name was Mary McHugh and she resided in Rochester until her marriage two years ago when she came here. The family resided on a farm south of this village until less than two weeks ago when they moved into the village. Besides her husband, she leaves a four-months old daughter; a sister residing in Ireland; and two brothers, Michael and Matthew McHugh, both of Rochester. The body was taken to Rochester on Saturday afternoon to the home of her brother, Michael McHugh, and the funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Church either on Monday or Tuesday morning.



From "The Owl, Volumes 18-21." Wing Family of America, 1916.

FREEMAN SNOW WING (1372), son of Enoch and Mary (Oliver) Wing (John, John, Ananias, John, Rev John, Matthew), was born Oct. 19, 1806. He was educated at Geneva Academy (since Hobart College), and commenced farming with his father about two miles south-west of what was then the village of Vienna (now Phelps), Ontario County, N. Y. Having been engaged in the independent management of the farm about three years, while out late at night with a sleighing party, March 4, 1828, he stopped for supper at a hotel in Hopewell, and while walking to the barn, he fell into a new well which was unstoned and uncurbed, and was found a few moments afterward by his friends, quite dead. [page 1758]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.



From Ontario County Times 14 March 1888

Reed's Corner, N. Y. - 
Our whole community was saddened to learn last Sabbath morning that death had again been in our midst, and removed one of our number who was loved and respected by all. On the morning of that day, a few minutes before six o'clock, Mrs. A. S. Winne passed from earth, her death being the result of a fall received by her five weeks ago last Saturday, while proceeding to the cellar to procure some article for a customer at the store. During a part of the time since the accident, it has been hoped that she would recover, but her sufferings have ended in death. Mrs. Winne came from Michigan with her mother, Mrs. Benson, when a small child, and has ever since resided at Reed's Corners, or in this vicinity. She leaves one child, a boy about six years old, and a husband to mourn her loss. Her bereaved partner in life will sadly miss her cheerful cooperation and assistance in the many ways in which she has been truly a helpmeet to him, and none can realize, however sympathetic they may be, how great will be his loneliness and sense of desolation. But how will little Earl miss "mamma," and who can take her place in his young life. Mrs. Winne will also be greatly missed by the many, many friends to whom she has endeared herself by her charitable disposition and her uniformly pleasant and agreeable manner. She was about thirty-three years of age at the time of her death. She died in blessed hope of life eternal beyond the grave.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 November 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
At Reed's Corners, occurred at noon Saturday, the death of Arthur S. Winne, a resident and business man of the Town of Gorham. He had been ill for some months past with Bright's disease. He was born about 55 years ago at Amsterdam, but had lived in Gorham about 35 years, conducting for most of that time the big general store in Reed's Corners. He was a man of public spirit and had been active in the affairs of his town and community. He was a member of the Maccabee order, and in past years been active in the affairs of the Gorham Agricultural Society, and was a trustee in the Reed's Corners Cemetery Association. He was liberal in his support of public and church enterprises and his genial disposition endeared him to a large circle of friends and acquaintances all through Western New York. Surviving relatives include Mr. Winne's wife, his son Earl, both of Reed's Corners, a brother, James Winne of Rushville, and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Lewis of Buffalo. After the funeral service at the family residence today, the remains will be brought to Canandaigua for interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1916

Rushville, N. Y. -  James Winne,
a well-known resident of the town of Gorham, died suddenly on Tuesday morning. He had been feeling as well as usual and was engaged in the usual morning duties on his farm when he discovered that the cows had gotten out of the pasture lot. Telling the hired man to go around them on one side, he hastened to round them up from the other way. The hired man first noticed that he had fallen, and by the time he reached him, Mr. Winne was unconscious and died within a few minutes. The physician who was summoned said that heart failure was brought on by over-exertion. He was 58 years of age, begin born at Amsterdam, but came here with his parents, William and Patience Smith Winne, when a little child. His boyhood days were spent on the Winne farm now owned by Thomas Dwyer. Upon his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Washburn about 35 years ago, they settled on her father's farm where they had since resided and where his death occurred. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Hennessey, of Rochester, and Miss Blanche Winne at home; also one sister, Mrs. Mary Lewis of Buffalo. The funeral services were held from the home on Thursday with burial at Rushville cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1906

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Patience Winne,
widow of William Winne, of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Lewis, at Buffalo, on Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Winne suffered from a contraction of the throat, which for several months had prevented her swallowing anything but liquids, and for some weeks she had been unable to swallow at all. She is survived by two sons, James of Rushville, and Arthur, of this place; one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Lewis of Buffalo, with whom she had made her home for some time; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Winne was a loving mother and a kind neighbor and will be greatly missed by her family and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held yesterday at Buffalo. The interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910

Canadice, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Seeley Winne occurred at her home on the west shore of Honeoye lake on Thursday after a five days illness of pneumonia. The funeral was held on Saturday. Mrs. Winne is survived by her husband and three children, Garrett Winne of Canandaigua; Mrs. Gertrude Jennings of Naples; and Miss Cora Winne of this place; also by a sister living at Prattsburg.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock our friend and neighbor, William Winne, passed away after an illness of several weeks. He was one of our oldest citizens and as far as his means admitted, did a good deal to improve our little village, his home being a monument to his thrift. A marked characteristic of his was his high appreciation of his estimable wife. The deceased was born in the town of Amsterdam in 1825. He was among the California gold seekers of 1848, returned to his native town in 1850, and in 1851 was married to Patience Smith. In 1871 they moved from Amsterdam to Canandaigua. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Arthur Winne of Reed's Corners; James Winne of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lewis of Buffalo; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Millard of Amsterdam. The funeral was largely attended from their home. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1937

The death of Mrs. Mary Ellen Winnek, 70, wife of James C. Winnek, occurred yesterday at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. C. R. Shea of Buffalo, and the Misses Florence, Mildred and Alice Winnek of Geneva; four sons, Harold Winnek of Rochester, Raymond, Frederick and Charles Winnek of Geneva and ten grandchildren. Mrs. Winnek was an honorary charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. She was a Gold Star Mother, her son, Lieut. Edward Francis Winnek, for whom Winnek Post, American Legion was named, being killed in action in the World War. He was a member of Company B., 108th Infantry. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 o'clock from the family home on East North Street and 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.



From Geneva Gazette 19 June 1885

Under the appropriate head will be found the announcement of the death on Wednesday night last of Mrs. Mary B. Winnie, mother of Charles, E. M. and H. K. Winnie, young men who are well and favorably known in Geneva.  Mrs. Winnie had been ill for several months yet a fatal termination was hardly anticipated.  It seems, however, that such was to be, the disease from which she suffered rendering her weaker and weaker until death occurred on Wednesday night.  During her residence in Geneva Mrs. Winnie had made many friends who will sympathize with the sorrowing family and relatives in their bereavement.  The remains were taken to her former home in Jefferson county for interment this morning.



From Ontario County Chronicle 19 November 1902

Manchester, N. Y. - Chas. Winslow,
who was at one time a resident of this village and worked in the meat market owned by N. G. Herendeen, but for the past five years lived at Port Gibson, was killed at Newark on Friday, by a horse running away with him, throwing him against a tree and crushing the top of his skull. Last January he came near being killed in a like manner by being thrown against a telephone pole which unfitted him for labor for several months. As he was a skilled horseman, he seemed to take delight in driving vicious horses. His age was 35 years.



From Ontario County Times 14 May 1884

Bristol, N. Y. - 
Died, on the 7th inst., at the residence of F. J. Hicks, Mrs. Fanny Winslow, aged 86 years, 7 months and 2 days. Two daughters and one son, Mrs. F. J. Hicks, Mrs. Lafayette Gladding of Bristol, and Sylvester A. Winslow of Texas, survive her. She has lived with her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Hicks, who has for many years watched and cared for her in her old age.



From Ontario County Times 30 April 1884

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Winslow, (sister of the late Leonadas Wilbur, Dr. L. F. Wilbur's father), was held yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Winslow was 81 years of age, a lady of cultured mind and manners, and of cheerful, generous, Christian sympathies. Among the circle of near kindred and connections at the funeral were Mr. Theodore Wilbur, (a venerable brother), of Fall River, Mass., Mrs. L. Wilbur, and the families of Dr. Wilbur, Mr. L. L. Pierpont and Mr. Frank Ashley.



From Geneva Gazette 13 October 1899

JOSEPH WINTERS,
foreman of the moulding room of the Empire Drill Co., at Shortsville, fell out of a third story window last Thursday night, mistaking it for an open door to his son's room.  He fell 35 feet and sustained internal injuries which it is feared may prove fatal.  The ill-fated man died Monday last.  His age was 42 years.  A widow and one son survive him.

From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1899

Shortsville, N. Y. -
This village was pained by the sudden death of Joseph Valentine Winters, which occurred on Monday afternoon. On Friday evening he accidentally fell from the window of his room, which was located on the third floor of the house. He suffered severe internal injuries, and the exposure on the damp night before he was found brought on pneumonia , which resulted in his death. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Wednesday. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery. The moulding department of the Empire Drill works, of which Mr. Winters was foreman, attended the services in a body. The Knights of the Maccabees also attended. Mr. Winters leaves a wife, one son and several brothers and sisters.



From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1902

Cheshire, N. Y. -
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 1, occurred the death of Mrs. Lucretia Doolittle Wire, aged 82 years. The deceased was stricken with paralysis four months ago. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lemuel M. Spauldin and Mrs. B. Frank Odell; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Mullen. The funeral was held from the house on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Lewis T. Reed of Canandaigua, pastor of the Congregational church of Canandaigua, officiating.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1916

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Wirth, aged 86 years, widow of Jacob Wirth, occurred on Monday at her home in Hopewell. She leaves four sons, Gilbert of Milton, Pa.; Forest of Kanesville, Ill.; Andrew of Palmyra, and Edward N. of Hopewell Center; and one daughter, Mrs. Rena Parish of Williamsport, Pa. The funeral services were held at the home of Edward Wirth on Wednesday, with interment at Woodlawn.



From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Alice Wisewell died on Wednesday, June 22. Though she had been prostrate for months, yet the end came quite suddenly. She was 79 years old, and one of the most sincerely beloved and highly esteemed women of Naples. She was a bright, happy, intelligent and earnest Christian, and wielded an influence that only such a one can wield. It was a pleasure to know her and a charm to enjoy her society. She was indeed a "mother in Israel," and the Presbyterian church has lost one of its original members and for a half century one of its most devout and able supporters. All of her children were with her when she passed so gently away. Loving, devoted children they were, and they mourn, but not as they of the world mourn. She had done her work well, and heaven was waiting to receive her. The three surviving children are Mr. Frank Wisewell, Mrs. Martha Barrett of Illinois, and Mrs. Mary Caulkins. On Friday after loving words by her pastor and the singing of some of her favorite hymns, dear "Aunt Alice" was laid away to rest. 



From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1881

Died, December 17, 1881, at her residence in Rushville, Mrs. Betsey Wisewell, aged 76 years, 4 months and 21 days. She was born at Wilder's Point, now Seneca Point, on west side Canandaigua Lake, July 15, 1805. Her father was Daniel Wilder. Her grandfather was one of the earliest settlers of Bristol. Mrs. Wisewell lived in Rushville about 65 years. She was the wife of John Wisewell who died here in 1874. Her christian life was of the highest order. She leaves an only daughter and an adopted son to mourn her loss.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907

Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Caroline E. B. Wisewell died suddenly Monday afternoon. She was being given a bath and died of paralysis. Miss Wisewell was born Sept. 22, 1839, in Rushville, and is the last of her family, save an adopted brother, James Wisewell, of Rochester. She was a graduate of the Canandaigua Seminary, leaving it with honor. She has been nearly helpless for six years, living with her cousin, Mrs. Ann Jones.



From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1910

Naples, N. Y. - Charles R. Wisewell,
the last of the family of Edwin J. and Harriet Reed Wisewell, formerly so well-known in Naples, died at the Soldiers' Home in Bath last week. His life had been spent here. Becoming totally disabled by reason of a broken hip, and being a veteran of the Civil war, and having lost his wife, he went some three years ago to the Home, hoping by the skillful treatment afforded there he might recover, but he never was able to walk without crutches. His age was 74. He served in Co. G, 148 N. Y. V., for three years. His wife was Miss Annie Bennett of Naples. One daughter, Mrs. W. A. Sturgis of Geneva, survives him.



From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1884

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of E. J. Wisewell, of Canandaigua, but nearly a life-long citizen of this place, was wholly unexpected by most of us. Mr. Wisewell was highly esteemed here as an upright and intelligent citizen. He has two sons residing here and one, W. P. Wisewell, in Canandaigua, at whose home he expired on Wednesday morning, Dec. 3. Funeral services were held here at the residence of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Wisewell, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Mr. W. had been for many years an officer in the Presbyterian Church here, and his Christian character is without reproach. His wife survives him.



From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1921

Phelps, N. Y. - 
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wisewell of Washington, D. C., Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Wisewell of Hudson, N. Y., and Prof. George E. Wisewell of New Haven, Conn., were called to Phelps this week by the death of their father, Dr. F. H. Wisewell. Funeral of Dr. Wisewell was held at two thirty o'clock this afternoon at the Phelps Presbyterian church, the minister, Rev. C. J. Wood, conducting the services. Interment was in the family lot in Rest Haven Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1906

Mrs. Harriet Wisewell,
aged 97 years, died this morning at eleven o'clock at the home of her late son, W. P. Wisewell, No. 7 Jefferson avenue. About two weeks ago, Mrs. Wisewell fell and fractured her leg, which with her great age, caused her death. She was the mother of W. P. Wisewell, general insurance agent, who died about seven weeks ago. She is survived by one son, Charles Wisewell, of Bath. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.



From Neapolitan Record 5 May 1881

Died at his residence in this village, Wednesday evening, May 4, Henry F. Wisewell, at the age of 74 years and 8 months. Henry F. Wisewell was born at Pompey, Onondaga county, N. Y., September 5, 1806. His father was Moses Wisewell, whose birthplace and early home was Mendon, Massachusetts, and his mother, Martha James, from Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1822, when the subject of this sketch was sixteen years of age, he came to Rushville, Yates county, N. Y., to join his older brother, Edwin, who still survives him, who was engaged there in the business of carding wool and "dressing," or finishing, the old-fashioned homespun cloth. March 14, 1826, he was married to Alice Whitman, of Rushville, who is the last surviving member of her family. One of her brothers, it will be remembered, was Dr. Marcus Whitman, who was one of the first missionaries to the American Indians.

September 22, 1828, nearly fifty-three years since, Mr. Wisewell removed with his young wife to this place. Their first night here was spent at the old "Clark homestead" on lower Main Street, where so many pioneers first found a welcome. They settled "under the hill' in the house in the rear of the Ontario mill -- then a mill belonging to Asahel Stone and called the "Stone mill." Mr. Wisewell engaged in business, making a purchase of the wool carding and cotton dressing establishment adjoining his house, which then
belonged to Perry Holcomb. After living ten years in the house under the hill, Mr. Wisewell purchased of Ephraim W. Cleveland a lot on Main street and erected the house in which he died, and in which, until his decease, there has not been a death for the forty years of its occupancy.

Six children have been born to his family, three of whom are now living, Mrs. Martha Barrett, of Sterling, Illinois; Frank H. Wisewell, of New York City; and Mary A. Wisewell, of our village. One child -- the first born -- died at the age of three years; the oldest son, Darwin N. died here in 1863; and the second son, Marcus Whitman, died in Illinois in 1871. Nearly forty years since Mr. Wisewell joined the Presbyterian church of this village, and of late his christian faith has sustained and comforted him to a remarkable degree. He became as tender and trustful as a little child, and when, after much suffering from organic disease of the heart the change finally came to him, when he had finally ceased to dread, it came so gently that his watching friends could scarcely tell whether he was living or dead.

By a long life of industry and probity he had secured to himself the entire confidence and esteem of our community, and the recollections of a kind, good man, as we recall them from our earliest memory to his decease, are a lasting monument to his worth; this can be said by all who knew him. The church of his choice, and the community, have lost a valued member, and the family a kind husband and father. The funeral services will be held from the residence tomorrow at 2 p.m.



 From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Isabell Ellas Wisewell, wife of Dr. Francis Henry Wisewell, occurred at her home on South Wayne street at 9:38 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Wisewell was born in Bath, September 28th 1843. Her parents were George Stearns Ellas and Amanda Loomis Ellas. Her early life was spent at Bath. In 1867 she was graduated from Ingham University at Leroy. At this time her father having died, she went to Rushville to live with her mother. There she married to Dr. Wisewell.. The first year of their married life was spent at Woodbourn, Sullivan county, after which they moved to Phelps where they have since lived. Four sons were born to them, the eldest having died in infancy. Mrs. Wisewell is survived by her husband, Dr. Wisewell, of this place, and three sons, Karl Hobart Wisewell, and Francis Henry Wisewell of New York city, and George Ellas Wisewell of Phelps; also by one brother, Charles A. Ellas of Bath.



From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1895

Naples, N. Y. -
We have to record another sad death. On Friday morning, James Wisewell fell from a staging on which he was at work as a carpenter, building a house. He fell backward heavily to the ground, a distance of 14 feet, suffering severe external injuries. His shoulder was dislocated, three ribs broken and he was badly bruised. His suffering was so great that it was feared at the time that there were more serious injuries. But the next morning he was some easier, and his friends were encouraged to think he would recover, but only for a little time. At 11 p.m. he relapsed into unconsciousness, his breathing became difficult on account of internal rupture, and he died at 2 a.m. Sunday. The deceased was one of the best men in the town; always the same, honest, faithful to every trust, quiet, industrious, kind, and above all, an earnest Christian. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church, of which he had been a member 32 years. He was born in Naples in 1847, the son of E. J. Wisewell, deceased brother of Chas. R. and William P. Wisewell, cousin to F. H. Wisewell of Canandaigua. He left a beloved wife who, with his aged mother, are the chief mourners. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the house, Rev. Eugene Anthony officiating.



From Ontario County Times 22 September 1875

Mr. John Wisewell,
an old resident and respected citizen of Rushville, died at his home in that village, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, after an illness of several weeks. He was 74 years old.



From Geneva Gazette 19 June 1868

A HEARTRENDING CASUALTY -
Last Friday, Mrs. L. C. Wisewell of Rushville, was thrown from a carriage as she was riding with her husband on the road leading from Middlesex to Naples, and killed.  Mr. Wisewell had alighted from the carriage to uncheck his horse so that it could drink, when the horse was frightened by the barking of a dog, and started so suddenly that Mr. Wisewell was unable to catch him, and after running violently for a few rods, Mrs. Wisewell was thrown from the carriage with such force that her neck was broken, and she expired.



From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Wisewell,
widow of the late Henry Wisewell, died last week Friday afternoon, aged 78 years. The deceased had been in poor health for a year or more, and confined to her room for several months previous to her death. She has resided at East Main street with her son, Dr. F. H. Wisewell, and has received the best of care during her declining years. The funeral services were held from the residence last Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, and the remains taken to Seneca Falls for burial on the 4:12 train.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1906

William P. Wisewell, aged 54 years, died this morning at six o'clock at his home on Jefferson avenue. Mr. Wisewell was born in Naples in 1852 and after his marriage he moved to Lima. He had always been engaged in the insurance business and since his removal to this city about seven years ago, had been general manager of several insurance companies. In this city he has been an active worker in the First Presbyterian church and a teacher at the High street colored Sunday school and in Lima was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school. The deceased had been sick for past five or six months although he was not confined to the house until about three weeks ago. Since then he had rapidly failed. Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harriet Wisewell, who is in her ninety-eighth year, and one daughter, Mrs. George B. Franklin of Honeoye. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at nine o'clock from the late residence. Burial will be in Naples. Rev. Wm. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate.



From Phelps Citizen 23 September 1880

Clifton Springs - Mr. Harrison Wisner,
who has been sick with the malaria fever since his return from South America, died Saturday morning. He was taken to Bristol with the hope of being benefitted by the change, but only survived his removal by a few days. His family, seven years ago, were afflicted by the loss of four of their number by diphtheria in a few short days, and since their coming here not yet one year, this is the third death. Mrs. Wisner and a daughter and son remain to comfort each other in their loneliness.



From Geneva Gazette 20 July 1814

On the 14th inst., at the house of Spencer Coleman, Esq. in East Bloomfield, Polydore B. Wisner, Esquire, of Geneva, in the 45th year of his age.  He was seized with a typhus fever at ,Chautauqua where he had been attending the Court of General Sessions of the peace, and endeavored to return from thence to his family.  With much pain and difficulty he got to Mr. Coleman's when his strength entirely failed him.  Every aid which kindness and genuine hospitality could afford was given by Mr. Coleman and his family; medical assistance was called in, but to no purpose.  On Wednesday, at seven o'clock P. M., he expired and on Thursday evening his remains were interred in this village.  A widow and three children are left to lament the loss of an affectionate husband and tender father.  Mr. Wisner was born in Orange county, pursued his professional studies with Richard Varick, esq., formerly the mayor of the city of New York.  He had resided about 16 years in Geneva; had been several times elected a Member of our Legislature, and at the time of his death was District Attorney for the four western counties of the state.  Possessed of peculiar talents for public business, he was one of the most useful members of society, devoting much of his time to promote objects of a general nature; and in the establishment and support of schools and religious institutions, he was active, liberal and persevering.  In sickness he was kind and gentle and always attentive.  The citizens of Geneva know his worth, and most sincerely deplore his loss.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1917

The funeral services of Mrs. Ralph B. Wisner, whose death occurred on Monday, were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Acey W. Sutherland, on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Ernest E. Morrell, assistant pastor of the Congregational church, officiated. Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Waterman Power and was born in Farmington on March 1, 1852. During the service of her husband as keeper and superintendent of the poor, she acted as matron at the County Home. Her kindly ways, her charitable deeds and her love and tenderness for all by whom she was surrounded characterized her whole life. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Acey W. Sutherland, of Canandaigua; one son, Ralph W. Wisner of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Frank Gillam of Portland, Ore., and two brothers, DeWitt Power of Canandaigua, and Sibley Power of Victor. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. The bearers were G. Bradley Anderson, Hon. Frank H. Hamlin, Charles F. Milliken, Augustine S. Cooley, George N. Parmele and Dr. Albert L. Beahan.



From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1881

Mrs. Judith Withman
of Phelps, died at the advanced age of 96 years last week.



From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 March 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Alanson S. Witter, 78 years of age, whose death occurred on Sunday, March 4th, was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira Lacey, on Wednesday at 10 o'clock and burial was made in Hopewell Cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1906

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Alica Witter, of this town, widow of Murray Witter, died Friday evening at the home of her son-in-law, Floyd Henry, at Reeds Corners of Bright's disease. Mrs. Witter was a member of the Reeds Corners Baptist church. The funeral occurred from the home of her son-in-law yesterday at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. H. Knight of the Baptist church and pastor of the deceased, officiating.



From Ontario Repository and Messenger 13 August 1873

Died in Gorham, July 7th, Caroline, wife of Warren Witter, aged 58 years. The subject of this notice has been an invalid for a number of years, unable to use her limbs, and was so incapacitated to help herself that on other arms and hands she relied for assistance. Who can tell the awakenings of her memory as she sat day after day, unable to leave her chair, thinking, and still thinking. No wonder she was fretful and peevish, no wonder her frail body, in its decay, influenced her mind, and dissatisfaction with all her earthly surroundings showed itself. But she has gone, her earthly trials are over; alas, how little charity is extended to many in their troubles and trials; how little encouragement is shown to weary, tired humanity; how little of brotherly love; yet she all through her sickness and tired pilgrimage had the arm of a fond husband to lean on, and he has the proud satisfaction of knowing that the remorse of duty unperformed is not with him.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1907

Mrs. Catherine B. Witter died yesterday at her home in the Town of Stanley near Gorham. She was 80 years old and has always lived in that vicinity. She was a member of the Baptist church at Bethel. Death was due to pneumonia. The survivors are two sons, W. H. Witter of Stanley, and John B. Witter of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. I. H. Reynolds of Seneca; three grandchildren, Miss Jessie Witter of Stanley, Fred and William Witter of Geneva. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Interment will be made in the Gorham cemetery. Rev. A. H. Knight, pastor of the church, will officiate.



From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1891

Ezra H. Witter,
a venerable and highly respected citizen, died at his residence on Gibson street Monday afternoon, about ten o'clock. He was born in the town of Gorham and lived there until a few years ago when he moved to this village. He was 71 years of age. He leaves a widow.



From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1918

Mrs. Lottie Bell Witter,
aged 75 years, passed away at Memorial hospital on Sunday night after a long illness. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. James Riley, of Ridgewood, N. J., and a son, Augustus Bell of Arizona. The funeral services were held from the home of N. Watson Thompson, West Gibson street, on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. 



From Geneva Advertiser 25 February 1902

Murray Witter,
a well-known farmer of the town of Gorham, died last Thursday, aged 56 years, death resulting from Brights disease. He is survived by his widow and five children.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1909

Mrs. Sarah Witter,
wife of James M., died last night at the family residence. She was 69 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, F. E. Witter of San Diego, Cal., and one daughter, Mrs. B. S. Latimer of Auburn. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1909

Mrs. Sarah DeGraff Witter,
widow of Ezra Witter, died at her home on Gibson street at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, after seven years of patient suffering from paralysis, at the advanced age of 89 years. Mrs. Witter was born at Amsterdam on February 29, 1820, and was the daughter of Abraham & Maria DeGraff. When a young girl she removed with her family to Gorham. After her marriage on March 28, 1850, she continued to reside with her husband in Gorham until after the close of the war, when they moved to Seneca Falls. Twenty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Witter came to Canandaigua, and Mr. Witter died on March 23, 1891. Mrs. Witter was a member of the Presbyterian church, her pastor, Rev. Guy L. Morrill, conducting the funeral services on Monday morning. She is survived by one sister, Miss Eliza DeGraff, who resided with her, and two brothers, Groat A. DeGraff of this village, and William DeGraff of Makato, Minn.; a nephew, Frank A. DeGraff of Canandaigua, and several nephews and nieces who reside in the west. Mrs. Witter was of a bright and cheerful disposition and possessed many noble traits of character which endeared her to many friends who will mourn her death. Interment was made in the Gorham cemetery, where her husband and two daughters are buried.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 February 1902

W. Murray Witter,
a widely known and highly esteemed farmer, died at his home near Reed Corners, on Thursday, aged 59 years. He was born in Seneca, December 23, 1843, and was a son of the late Warren B. Witter. The deceased married Miss Alicia T. Brundage, who together with four children, survives him. Mr. Witter was an extensive breeder of coach horses and Merino sheep. He served as justice of the peace for a number of years, and was prominently identified with the Grange, the Ontario County and the Reed Corners Agricultural societies. Death was due to Bright's disease.



From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1893

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
On Monday morning occurred the death of one of our oldest and most respected residents, Mrs. Warren Witter. Mrs. Witter had only been sick for a few days, and her death was very sudden and sad. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Witter, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock; interment was in the Reed's Corners cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 21 August 1885

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. Warren B. Witter
died on Sunday evening at 10 o'clock. Mr. Witter attended church a week ago last Sunday, and has been able to ride out and be about until the last. We have been informed that Bright's disease was the cause of his death. Mr. Witter has been a very useful man in society, always helping the poor and needy. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn the death of a kind husband and father, Mrs. Jeanette Reed, Mr. Murray and Mr. Delos Witter. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this hour of deep affliction. Funeral to take place at the house at 3 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 15 August 1922

Geneva, Aug. 14 - William G. Witter, 46 years old, died this morning at his home, No. 66 Cherry street, after an illness of four months. Mr. Witter was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company for the past twenty years in the capacity of night yard master and was a member of the Trainmen’s Brotherhood. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Harold and Jack; his father, John B. Witter and one brother, Frederick J. Witter, all of this city. The funeral will be held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Alexander Thompson, pastor of the North Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 31 August 1917

Naples, N. Y. -
Saturday morning occurred the death of Jacob Wohlschlegel at his home here, caused by injuries made when he was run over by a motor truck several days ago. He was born in Germany seventy-three years ago and had been a residence of the United States for the past thirty-nine years. His wife died two years ago, since which time he had lived alone. He leaves three sons, Charles, Fred and George, all of Naples; and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Evarts of Prattsburg and Mrs. William Schutz of Naples. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Presbyterian church, Dr. J. H. France officiating, with burial in Rose Ridge.



From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1890

Miss Lila Wolcott, sister of the Mrs. Walter H. Ellis, of this place, and daughter of the late Edmund W. Wolcott, died of pneumonia at her home in Chicago, on the 5th inst. Her mother and others of the family were visiting this place and were summoned home, where they arrived only a few hours before her decease. The remains were brought to Canandaigua and deposited in the vault for future interment in Woodlawn cemetery. The Wolcott family were former residents of Hopewell in this county and are well remembered by many in this vicinity.



From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1919

Nicholas Wolfanger
died at the home of his son, Benjamin, in Hunts Hollow on Sunday, after an illness of two weeks caused by hardening of the liver. He was born at Sandy Hill, near Perkinsville, on July 28, 1844. He enlisted in Company D, 188 Regular New York Volunteers. He was married to Miss Wilhelmina Sick on Sept. 5, 1864. He is survived by eight children, William and Benjamin of Naples; Fred of Springwater; Jacob of Wayland, Mrs. Lewis Worth of Dansville; Mrs. Oscar Hall of Wayland; Mrs. Albert Struble of Ossian; forty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A brother, William Wolfanger, of Perkinsville; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Krescher of Rochester also survive. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Lutheran church in Wayland with burial at Perkinsville.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 October 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Matthew Wolfe,
a much respected citizen, died at his home last Thursday. He is survived by a wife, one son, Fred Wolfe, and one daughter, Mrs. Woodhouse. The funeral services were held from his late residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. Interment was made at East Newark.



From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1918

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Kate Wolford
died at her home in this village after a long illness at the age of 58 years. She was born in Hungary February 21, 1860, and came to America 24 years ago, at the time being a widow with one child. October 18, 1892, she was married to John Wolford. They came to Manchester to reside in 1896 and with the exception of two years at Victor and seven years in Buffalo, had since been residents here. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Reubens; and one son John Wolford, Jr., all of this village. The funeral was held from St. Dominic's Catholic church of Shortsville and burial was in the Catholic cemetery.



From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1915

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Wolverton, widow of Joel Wolverton, occurred at her home on west lake road on Wednesday evening, at 9 o'clock, after an illness of 18 months, aged 83 years, nine months. She is survived by a son, Edson, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward, both of Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Thompson of Canandaigua. Rev. Charles M. Eddy will officiate at the funeral services tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in West avenue cemetery.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 June 1904

Yesterday morning, at her home on the west shore of Canandaigua lake, about four miles from Canandaigua village, occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Munson Wolverton, aged forty-seven years. Mrs. Wolverton's death was unexpected, she having been ill less than a week. The cause of death is said to have been Bright's disease. She leaves besides her husband, Edson Wolverton, four children, three daughters and one son, and a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn her loss. The funeral will be held tomorrow at two o'clock at the family residence.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Jonas W. Wolverton, one of the oldest agriculturists of this town, occurred yesterday at his home near the west lake shore. Mr. Wolverton was 87 years of age and for two years has been incapacitated by ill health. He was born in New Jersey but had resided in this town, in the vicinity where he died, for upwards of 75 years. His wife, Mrs. Patience Spencer, whom he married 55 years ago, and one daughter, Mrs. Emily Cribb, are dead, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon, of Naples, survives. Two brothers, Peter and Job Wolverton, of this place, also survive. Mr. Wolverton was a member of the Methodist Church and a lifelong Democrat.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary A. Wolverton, wife of Peter Wolverton, died Monday evening at the family home on Chapin street, from heart trouble with which she had suffered for some time, aged 59 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Augustus Sackett of Ossining, and her aged mother, Mrs. Caroline Bower, who lived with her.



From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1904

Mrs. Patience Andrews
, wife of Jonas Wolverton, died at her home south of the village on Tuesday having passed by a month and 4 days her 92nd birthday. Two years ago Mrs. Wolverton celebrated her 90th birthday and her activity of body and mind on that occasion was a subject of note. Mrs. Wolverton was the oldest member of the Methodist congregation, her relations with the church dating back to 70 years. There survives besides the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon of Naples; one sister Mrs. Lucinda Thwing of California; and one brother, Heman Andrews of this town. Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon.



From Ontario County Chronicle 29 May 1901

Manchester, N. Y. - David Wolvin, an old and respected citizen of this place, died at his home, State street, on Thursday morning at the advanced age of 80 years. For many years Mr. Wolvin had been the sexton of the M. E. Church until about six months ago, when ill health forced him to resign. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. He is survived by a wife and daughter, Mrs. James Hawkes; also one son, who is in the West.



From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1910

Mrs. Margaret Shay Wolvin,
wife of Hiram Wolvin, aged 27 years, died at her home on Coach street yesterday morning from pneumonia, following a brief illness. The death is particularly sad by reason of the fact that on Sunday Mrs. Wolvin gave birth to twins, a girl and a boy, both of whom are doing well. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Shay of Italy; two brothers, George Shay of Italy; and Charles of Syracuse. The remains will be taken to Italy on Saturday and the funeral will be held from the home of her parents on Sunday.



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