"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.
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
born about 55 years ago at Amsterdam, but had lived in Gorham about 35
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
John B. Witter of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. I. H. Reynolds of Seneca;
grandchildren, Miss Jessie Witter of Stanley, Fred and William Witter
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.
pastor of the church, will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1891
Ezra H. Witter, a venerable and highly respected citizen, died at
residence on Gibson street Monday afternoon, about ten o'clock. He was
in the town of Gorham and lived there until a few years ago when he
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
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
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 February 1902
W. Murray Witter, a widely known and highly esteemed farmer, died
his home near Reed Corners, on Thursday, aged 59 years. He was born in
December 23, 1843, and was a son of the late Warren B. Witter. The
married Miss Alicia T. Brundage, who together with four children,
him. Mr. Witter was an extensive breeder of coach horses and Merino
He served as justice of the peace for a number of years, and was
identified with the Grange, the Ontario County and the Reed Corners
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
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
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
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
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
From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Jonas W. Wolverton, one
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
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
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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