"Woo" to "Woz" Obituaries
From Victor Herald 30 June 1899
Mrs. Adelaide H. Wood, a minister of The Society of Friends,
died at her home in Farmington Sunday morning, on her fifty-third
birthday. She had been ill over six months. Mrs. Wood was the eldest
George and Sarah Hallock, of Milton, Ulster county. On December 23,
she was married to Charles H. Wood of Farmington. Mrs. Wood had always
been prominent in social, religious and educational work, having been
pastor of the Orthodox Friends Church at Farmington, president of the
local W. C. T. U. and also president of the Ontario County
organization. Mrs. Wood is survived by a husband, Charles H. Wood,
three sons, Walter H., William C., George; and one daughter, Grace W.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1913
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Belle Jones Wood, wife of H. C.
Wood of Reeds Corners, died on Wednesday night. Mrs. Wood was born in
Middlesex 65 years ago. She is survived by her husband and two
step-children, Mrs. Charles Davis and Gilbert Wood, both of Reeds
Corners; also two brothers and one sister, Myron Jones of Reeds
Corners, and Charles Jones of West River, and Mrs. Lafayette Johnson of
South Bristol. The funeral services will be held from the home at 1
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor of Canandaigua
will officiate. Interment will be in the cemetery at Reeds Corners.
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899
Ionia, N. Y. - Benjamin L. Wood was found dead in a road running
through a field belonging to Charles Lamb, about 1 o'clock on Monday
afternoon. Coroner Partridge was summoned and decided that Wood was
seized with an epileptic fit, and falling, with his face in the sand,
which was quite deep at that place, was smothered. He was 67 years old
and had always resided in this place. He leaves a wife, one son,
Everett Wood, a daughter, Mrs. Henry Alvord, and a sister, Mrs. William
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1907
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Hazlett Wood, wife of John Wood,
died at her home near this village Saturday, aged 18 years. Miss
of Brooklyn, was married to John Wood last June. There survive beside
the husband a widowed mother, a brother and sister, all of Brooklyn.
The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Susie Wood, Sunday, at 3:30
p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Temple of Seneca
Presbyterian church. The remains
were taken to Brooklyn for burial.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Ann Covel Wood, aged 71 years, wife
of Ezra F. Wood, died at her home in the town of South Bristol, near
here. Mrs. Wood leaves, besides her husband, one brother, T. J. Covel
of Bristol Springs. Her funeral will be held at one o'clock today with
interment at Coye cemetery. Rev. Albert Briddon officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 4 December 1874
West Farmington, N. Y. - David Wood, a citizen of this town,
living near East Farmington Station, well-known as a man of strict
integrity and good habits, committed suicide on Monday last. He
had been out of health for about two weeks --
spoke frequently of a terrible pain in his head. He was treated
by Dr. Bennett, of Canandaigua, for typhoid fever, and had so far
recovered as to be able to attend to his business. At dinner, on
Monday, he ate with an
excellent appetite; seemed in fine spirits, and while the men
were taking their noon rest he went to his room, took a bath, changed
his clothing, and then went to the barn, where he climbed to a
beam to which he fastened one end of a halter, placed the other
in a noose about his neck, and made the leap that took him out of life.
It is said that Dr. Bennett received a letter Monday afternoon
from Mr. Wood, desiring him to come to his house on
the 4 p.m. train, as he would then find him hanging. Without
calling an inquest, the Coroner gave a verdict of "insanity."
That is the usual one, in nearly all such cases, though, as in
this instance, there may be a great deal of "method in the madness."
Mr. Wood was a wealthy man; owned a large farm, a fine house; had
everything about him, it would seem, to make life desirable, and his in
his prime - forty-eight years of age. The funeral services were
held today at his late residence. A great many people were
present and listened attentively for a short time to Mr. Bell, an
Orthodox Friend of Rochester. One would hardly give to his
remarks the name of sermon, tho' he took for a text, "Be still and know
that I am God." It was the familiar talk of a father to
children -- loving, tender. The better way was pointed out, in
which each one was to walk, without turning aside to note the faults or
failures of others. Little allusion was made to the sad event
that had called us together.
The saddest feature of all this is the fact that yesterday was to have
been the wedding day of Mr. Wood and Miss Boles. It was to have
been Thanksgiving day, but his illness prevented. Now it will
never be. A grave stands between her and
the happiness of which she dreamed. Hard for her
to believe that upon this night no morning will ever dawn; but
"shall not the judge of all do right" ?
From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1915
Naples, April 2 - Fastening a rope to a rafter in the barn, tying the other end about his neck and then throwing himself over the stairway, Dennis Wood, 65
years old, and a well-known resident of this village, committed suicide
yesterday. He had been in ill health for some time, although he was
seen on the street in the morning and seemed unusually cheerful. The
body was discovered by Mrs. Charles Sutton, with whom he had made his
home the past winter. Mrs. Sutton summoned a physician and the body was
but life was extinct. Mr. Wood leaves a wife and a daughter, Anna, in
Rochester; three brothers, Melvin, Frank and Van Ness in South Bristol.
The funeral will be held from the Sutton home, but the time has not yet
been decided upon.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 November 1902
Denton D. Wood died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his late
residence near Halls Corners, aged 52 years. On Friday the deceased
underwent an operation for appendicitis at his
late residence. He was considered on the high road to recovery until
yesterday morning when unfavorable symptoms developed.
Death followed in the afternoon. Mr. Wood was one of the esteemed
residents residents of that section. He was
an active member of Number Nine Presbyterian church. He is
survived by his widow, one sister, a Mrs. Nelson of Canandaigua; one
son, John Wood, and one daughter, May Wood of Halls Corners.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from
his late residence. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Interment
will be in Number Nine cemetery.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 27 June 1866
Suicide at West Bloomfield -
A correspondent of the Rochester Democrat relates
the suicide of Mrs. Edgar F. Wood by drowning in Hall's
mill pond, West Bloomfield, on the 12th day of this month. It is
supposed that she committed the act while laboring under a
temporary aberration of mind, induced by a painful illness.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 October 1908
Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, widow of the late Leonard Wood, died
yesterday about noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Holcomb,
who resides south of this city on the lake road in the Town of Geneva.
The deceased was 87 years old and had always made her home in this city
until about five months ago when she went to live with her daughter.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Holcomb and Mrs. W. N. Coe of
this city, and one brother, William Wilkie of Castile. The funeral will
take place Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. B.
Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Number Nine, will
officiate and burial will be in the cemetery at Number Nine.
From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1887
Last Sunday evening at seven o'clock, Elmer E. Wood, superintendent
in this village, met with
instant death while renewing the carbon in the
lamp on the corner of Niagara and Pleasant streets. The accident was
caused by the formation of a ground circuit. A guy wire which had been
used to support one of the poles further down on Niagara street had
been wound around the pole and fastened. In some manner it became
loosened and one end hanging over the electric wire extended to the
The constant sway of the wire had worn off the insulation, and Wood
standing in the mud and touching the lamp with a glove which had become
wet by contact with the rope that lowered the lamp, supplied the
remaining gap in the circuit and the electric current went through him.
His groans were heard and assistance summoned by a lady who saw him
fall, but the
electric fluid had effectively paralyzed all vital functions and he
died before they could bear him to a couch. The accident was not due
either to Mr. Wood's carelessness or to the system, but was caused by
the loosening of the guy wire, an accident which might happen at any
with any system. Mr. Wood was about 30 years of age and he leaves a
and two children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held on Tuesday,
remains being taken to Penn Yan for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1877
Reeds Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Wood, wife of H. C. Wood, died on
the 8th inst., of Consumption. She had been ill for a long time, and
gradually approached the end which all her friends knew was inevitable.
Her funeral was attended from the Congregational Church, on
Sunday, and a large concourse of mourning friends followed her remains
to our rural cemetery, and saw them deposited in that silent bourne
whence she can never return. The
funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. Mr. DePew of Gorham village,
and was really the finest discourse for such an occasion that
we have listened to in a long time. This bereavement is a sad
affliction to the remaining members of the household. The husband
and father will meet no more the gentle and loving companion of other
years, and his two little children will indeed feel often the want of
the kind care their lost mother has ever bestowed. Father and
children have the sympathy of the community.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1910
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon occurred the death of
Mrs. Frances Ann Wood, at the home of her son, William E. Wood,
of this place, aged 80 years. She was born in Richmond, Feb. 5, 1830.
Her maiden name was Frances Ann Wilson and she twice married. Early in
life she was married to William McDermont and resided in northern
Pennsylvania for about five years. Two children were born to them, who
died in their infancy. In 1861 she married William Wood of this place
and had been a resident here ever since. Mr. Wood died nineteen years
ago. For the past eight years the deceased had made her home with her
sons, William E. and Charles G. Wood, both of this place. Her death was
not unexpected as her health had been failing for the past three years.
The deceased was an earnest, enthusiastic Christian and church member
for over fifty years, and a teacher in the Sunday School for many
years. She is survived by four sons, William E. and Charles G. of this
place, and Norman W. and A. Frank of Seneca Falls. The funeral was held
at the late home yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by
the pastor, Rev. B. D. Showers. The interment was made in Chapman
From Naples Record 29 April 1925
At his home in South Bristol, N. Y., occurred the death last Wednesday, April 22, 1925, of Frank Marion Wood;
he had been in failing health for several years, but had been confined
to his bed for only a few days. Mr. Wood was the second son of John G.
and Caroline Pierce Wood, and was born in South Bristol on March 15th,
1855, always residing in that town, where he had been a successful
fruit farmer. On July 28, 1880, he was united in marriage with Miss
Elizabeth J. Griswold, who survives, together with one son, Harry G.
Wood, who resides at home Other survivors include two brothers, Wanness
and Melvin N. Wood, both of South Bristol. Funeral services were held
from the home last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. W. T. H. Bay ford, pastor of the Naples Methodist church, and
burial was made in Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 February 1935
Entered into rest, Feb. 7, Frank Wood of
North Bloomfield. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs.
Roland Brown, Mrs. Delbert Featherly and Mrs. Jesse Evans; and 1 son,
Ward Wood; 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the
home Saturday, Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m. Interment at Ionia Cemetery at 3:30
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 February 1905
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Ganyard Wood, an old and respected
resident of this place, committed suicide by hanging Thursday evening.
Mr. Wood has been making his home with his son, M. N. Wood for a long
time and seemed to be enjoying his old age very pleasantly and no cause
can be found for his rash act. He left his home Thursday afternoon and
it was supposed by his son that he had gone to visit his son Frank, who
lives on the lake road, as he frequently went away not telling where he
was going. His son, Melvin, did not feel worried. Friday morning Melvin
went to the barn, and there he met the awful sight of his father
hanging. His funeral was held Sunday at the house.
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1919
The death of George W. Wood, aged 84 years, occurred at his
home on Chapin street yesterday, following an illness of two months.
Deceased was born in Ionia. When a young man, he obtained employment of
the New York Central, in which service he remained 38 years, a large
portion of that time as conductor in passenger traffic on the main line
and Auburn road. He was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors,
Syracuse Division, and was chairman of that branch for years. He
retired from railroad service on a pension 20 years ago. Mr. Wood had
resided in Canandaigua about 30 years. Mr. Wood was a member of Batavia
Lodge of Masons. The survivors are four children, Mrs. Joseph Maxwell
of New York, C. M. Wood of Rochester, Dr. George D. Wood and Harry R.
Wood of Canandaigua. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord will officiate at the
funeral services at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
From Victor Herald 23 October 1903
Mrs. George W. Wood died Sunday morning at her home on High
street, aged 66 years, of cancer. Mrs. Wood had been quite ill for
several weeks. She was the second wife of George W. Wood, the bereaved
husband, and is also survived by four children, Charles of this
village; John of Medina; Mrs. Millie Dillman and Mrs. Addie Tiffany,
both of Rochester; two brothers, George Bliss of Victor; S. A. Bliss of
Cambria, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. James Smith of Victor. The funeral
was held Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from the family home, Rev. L. Stiles
officiating. Interment was made at Boughton Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - After an illness of several months, Gilbert
Wood, aged 77 years, died at his home on West Main street
yesterday morning. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1941
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Funeral services for Gilbert J. Wood, aged
69 years, lifelong resident of Reeds Corners who died Sunday, April
13th, after a long illness were held Tuesday afternoon at his home. The
Rev. Forrest Fordham officiated, assisted by Rev. David Boswell of
Rome. Mr. Wood was the son of the late Clark Wood, who was a lifelong
resident of this place. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Dr.
Howard Wood of Rome, Arthur Wood of Oneida; and one daughter, Mrs.
Delbert Dewey of Reeds Corners; also one grandson, William Wood of
Rome. Bearers were George Gage, James Partis, Otto Heusler, Albert
Brahm, Earl Dewey and George Dewey. Burial was in Reed Corners cemetery.
From Geneva Courier 22 March 1876
Mr. Isaac Wood, one of the early settlers of Ontario County, died
in South Bristol on Monday, March 6th. He was 81 years of age,
and came to that town in 1810. He came from Woodstock, Vermont,
and located west of Seneca Point, remaining on the same farm 65 years.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1894
Cheshire, N. Y. - The funeral of the late Isaac L. Wood, whose
was held on Friday afternoon
at 1 o'clock. A brief service was held over the remains at the home of
the deceased, after which they were taken to Academy, where the funeral
was held from the Union church. The service was conducted by Rev. W. H.
Ward, pastor of the Union church at Cheshire, and was attended by a
large number of friends and neighbors. The body was interred in the
From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1905
Naples, N. Y. - The dead body of J. G. Wood was found
yesterday hanging in the barn on his place at South Bristol. It was not
known how long Mr. Wood had been dead. He left home Thursday morning to
visit a son who resides at Naples. That was the last time he was seen
alive at his home. Mr. Wood was the owner of the first steamer, the Joseph
that plied the waters of Canandaigua lake. He was eighty-one
years of age and for some months had suffered from ill
health, producing melancholy. Eight years ago one of his sons, Spencer
Wood, was drowned in the lake. The sorrowing members of the family
are three sons, Mrs. Wood having died some years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1876
Died - in this town, on the 2d inst., James Wood, in the
84th year of his age. The deceased was the last of the old
settlers on the lake road. He died at the residence of Mr. William
Beeman, his nephew, near Cheshire, where he had past the last five
years of his life. Born in the town of Newburg, Orange county, N. Y.,
he came to Canandaigua with his parents probably as early as the year
1800. His father, John Wood, in the year 1806, bought the tract
of land on the west side of the lake, on which Mr. James Wood passed
the years of his industrial life. His last five years were spent
with Mr. and Mrs.
Beeman, near Cheshire, to which place he came in December, 1870.
He was endowed with a sound mind; had an order
of mental faculties strong, practical and clear, and conducted the
affairs of life with prudence and foresight. By industry and
economy he acquire a moderate fortune, and was a good illustration all
through his active life, of a man minding his own business. He
had no family of his own, having lived
the life of a single man. His first and second cousins, who
kindly hold his name in remembrance, attended his funeral obsequies.
All his habits were of the quiet and peaceful order.
In 1812, during the second war between the United States and Great
Britain, Mr. Wood witnessed the great struggle with the patriotic
feelings of an American citizen, and at least on two different
occasions, rendered services to the government by conveying provisions
and goods to the army of the country. His funeral services were
conducted by Rev. K. G. Holland on the afternoon of June the 3d, 1876,
at the house of his nephew, Mr. Wm. Beeman.
From Geneva Gazette 3 December 1817
In this village, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Jane Wood, daughter
Elizabeth Backenstose. Her death was occasioned by her clothes
fire, by which she was burnt in a shocking manner. She lingered
misery several days after the accident. Let this, added to a long
of similar calamities, operate as a salutary caution against exposure
From Ontario County Journal 19 April 1918
The death of Mrs. Jane Ann Wood, wife of George W. Wood,
occurred at the home on Chapin street on Wednesday morning. Deceased
was the daughter of Homer and Lucinda Daw and was born at Daw's Corners
on July 20, 1838. Jane Ann Daw was married to George W. Wood at Batavia
on December 26, 1856. Most of their married life was spent in
Canandaigua. All admired and respected her for her many good traits of
character and for her tender regard for all those by whom she was
surrounded. She was a member of St. John's church, the Women's
Auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian Association and the Womens
Christian Temperance Union. There survive three sons, Clay M. Wood of
Rochester; Dr. George D. Wood and Harry Wood, of Canandaigua; and one
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Maxwell of New York City; also five
grand-daughters and one grandson. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord will
officiate at the funeral services to be held at the home this afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Ionia.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1904
John Wood, eighty-two, died at 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon
from apoplexy. The deceased was born in England, came to this country
fifty years ago, and to this city one year ago. He is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Mary Graham of Jersey City, Mrs. Helen
Ross of Port Huron and Mrs. Frank J. Philips of this city. The funeral
will take place at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home, No. 113
Cherry street. Rev. Dr. Remick officiating. Burial will be in
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1905
This community was shocked on Friday morning to learn of the suicide by hanging of John G. Wood, a
man upwards of eighty-one years of age, and a lifelong residence of
this town. Mr. Wood resided with his son, Melvin, on the old homestead,
about a mile and a half south of this village. His son, Frank M., lives
about a half mile below on the Woodville road and there he frequently
spent a day or two without giving notice of his intentions at home.
This had become so common that his absence on Thursday evening, when M.
N. Wood and family returned from a visit at a nearby farm, was not
particularly noticed, except to use the telephone among merchants and
farmers near by to learn if he was there, but he had not been seen at
any of those places. He took pride in the care of a flock of sheep kept
at a barn on the premises, a short distance from the home buildings,
and was seen to go there to care for the sheep on Thursday. There he
was found on Friday morning, when his son, Melvin, went to look after
the sheep. Mr. Wood was born at Lapham's point and had always resided
near this village, although for a few years he owned and ran both the
steamboats on this lake, disposing of one in the fall of 1864 to Warner
Bros., and exchanging the other, the Joseph Wood, with Salem and Henry
Standish for a farm in the spring of 1865. Mr. Wood was always known as
an exceedingly kind and indulgent parent and husband and obliging
neighbor and a shrewd and honorable business man. He was well-to-do and
was respected by a large circle of acquaintances. In view of his
perfect mental condition and good health, his rash act is beyond
explanation. His wife, two sons and two daughters have gone before him.
Four sons, Frank M., VanNess, Dennis P. and Melvin N., survive him. The
funeral service was held on Sunday, Rev. H. L. Howard officiating.
From Ontario County Times 5 May 1880
Flint Creek, N. Y. - We are pained to report the death of our
respected neighbor and townsman, John M. Wood, which sad event
occurred the 29th ult., after an illness of only one week. His funeral
was attended the following day by a large company of mourning friends
and neighbors. The deceased had lived in the town nearly all his life
and was highly respected by all who knew him. His sudden demise has
cast a gloom over the entire community, and we feel that we have lost a
good man, and his bereaved family one of the best of husbands and
fathers. They have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1901
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of John M. Wood occurred at
his home near Halls on Monday, after a long illness. Funeral services
were held at his late home on Wednesday, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating.
Besides a wife, he is survived by four sons, J. H. Wood of Canandaigua;
P. R. Wood of Rockford, Ill.; J. W. Wood of Long Beach, Cal.; and D. D.
Wood of the town of Seneca; and by one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Nelson,
residing at the family homestead. Mr. Wood was born in the house where
he died. He had been prominently identified with the best interests of
the town of Seneca during his life. When the town of Seneca was divided
into the towns of Geneva and Seneca, Mr. Wood worked untiringly for the
From Geneva Advertiser 30 July 1901
The death of John M. Wood removes one more of the rapidly
decreasing second generation descended from the original settlers of
the district, so long and favorably known as No. 9. He lived all the 83
years of his honorable life on the farm where he was born, and which
was taken up by his father and uncle, early in the last century. For
over 60 years he was identified with the Christian church, being a
member and for some years Deacon in the First Presbyterian church of
Geneva, and for the last 25 years a member of the Church of Seneca. He
was also an active and public-spirited citizen, and in the years of his
unimpaired vigor, an earnest advocate of all that he believed to be for
the best interests of his community and country. For many years he has
been an invalid, and during all these years has been ministered to with
tenderness and fidelity by the wife who survives him. The funeral took
place from his late residence on Wednesday, July 17th, the burial being
in the Cemetery of Seneca Church.
From Geneva Gazette 18 July 1880
For obituary of
Leonard Wood, see obituary of George Brown.
From Ontario County Journal 4 June 1897
On Monday afternoon, while walking on lower Main street, Lorenzo
the veteran harness maker, fell to the sidewalk forcibly,
sustaining in his fall a severe scalp wound and other injuries. He died
from the shock that evening, never having regained consciousness. He
had been in poor health for a long time. Deceased was aged 70 years and
9 months. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary A. Wood, and one daughter,
Mrs. George Donahue of Meadville, Pa. The funeral was held from the
late residence at 4 p.m., Rev. H. W. Jones officiating. A. M. Murray
post, G. A. R., of which deceased was a member, attended in a
body. It was at first reported that Mr. Wood was run down by a
wheelman; the report is denied, it being stated by eye-witnesses that
two youngsters came riding off of Saltonstall street at a rather rapid
rate of speed and crossed the sidewalk in front of Mr. Wood; he was
startled and fell backward. It is positively denied by the witnesses
that any portion of the bicycle touched Mr. Wood. The old gentleman's
enfeebled condition rendered him unable to withstand any shock.
From Naples Record 29 December 1886
The death of Mrs. Lucy C. Wood, wife
of J. G. Wood, near Bristol Springs, occurred on Wednesday last, and
her burial was Friday at 11 a.m., Rev. W. D. Platt and a choir of this
village officiating. The remains were brought to Rose Ridge for
interment. She left six sons and one daughter besides a sorrowing
husband; the sons acted as bearers as the last kindness for a beloved
mother. Mrs. Wood left many relatives and friends to mourn, and those
who knew her best loved her most as the worthy wife, mother and
neighbor. Dennis Wood of this village is one of the sons, who, with the
others have the sympathy of friends.
From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1894
Nathaniel R. Wood, for twenty years a residence of Canandaigua,
died at Willard State Hospital on Monday afternoon, aged 69 years. He
was a carpenter by trade, but had been in ill health for several years
past. He was a veteran of the late war, having served in Company K, 1st
New York Volunteer Dragoons. Mr. Wood leaves a wife and one daughter,
Mrs. Mary Wheldon of Atwood, Colorado. The funeral services were held
Wednesday at his late home on West Gibson street, interment being at
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1919
Osmond C. Wood died Saturday evening at his home on Gilbert street
after a few days illness with acute heart disease, aged 71 years. He
was a son of Charles and Maria Tyler Wood and has always lived in
Middlesex or Rushville. In 1872, he married Miss Alice Crysler of
Middlesex, who survives him. They had three children, two of whom died
in infancy. Their only living child is Charles H. Wood, of Rushville,
former district attorney of Yates county. There also survives one
sister, Mrs. Orissa Jolley, of Rushville. Funeral services were held
from the residence at 3 o'clock Tuesday, Rev. G. L. Pasche, pastor of
Rushville M. E. church, officiating. The following people from
out-of-town attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Moon of Branchport;
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jacobs of Victor; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Forster of
Hall; Miss Inez Wood and William Bateson of Gorham; Alexander and Lewis
Crysler of Middlesex.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907
Ionia, N. Y. - Ransom S. Wood, a lifelong resident
of this place, died on Friday of apoplexy after an illness of a little
more than a year, at the age of 75. He was a son of Carlton and
Freelove Wood, and was one of a family of fourteen children, of whom
five are still living. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from
the residence. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife,
a son and daughter, Ralph L. and Miss Millicent Wood.
From Victor Herald 25 September 1903
Mrs. Sarah P. Wood, an old and highly esteemed resident of Ontario
County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James A. Maher, at
Fishers, on September 18, 1903, at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 14
days. Mrs. Wood was born in Connecticut in the year 1815 and has
resided at Fishers for the past thirty-two years. She was a member of
the Presbyterian church of Mendon and a staunch temperance worker,
being a charter member of the Good Templars and a member of the W. C.
T. U. Her beautiful Christian character and exemplary life has won a
very large circle of friends who deeply mourn her demise. Mrs. Wood was
twice married and leaves to mourn her loss three daughters, Mrs. J. E.
Scott and Miss Angeline Davison, of Auburn, and Mrs. James A. Maher of
Fishers and nine grandchildren.
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1882
Spencer Wood dropped dead
last Monday afternoon at the residence of Wm. Potter,
about one mile north of Manchester village. He had been at work in the
harvest field and had just returned to the house and
was in the act of splitting some wood when he fell dead. It is
supposed he was sun struck.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1908
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Wood, widow of Denton Wood, died quite
suddenly Sunday morning at Syracuse, where she had gone to care for her
son, John, who is critically ill with pneumonia. She is survived by the
son and one daughter, Miss May Wood, who has been studying music at
Ypsalanti, Mich. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Rev. A. B.
Temple of Seneca Presbyterian church officiating.
From Victor Herald 23 September 1893
Last Sunday morning it was announced that T. R. Wood was
dead; for several weeks it was known he had been very low and his death
was not unexpected. Mr. Wood was born in the town of Mendon in 1845; he
followed the occupation of a farmer till he purchased the hotel at East
Rush, which he conducted very successfully till about five years ago
when he came to this village and purchased the Victor Hotel, of Messrs.
Peer and Huston. About two years ago he, like many others, was a victim
of the grip, and was confined to his room for a number of weeks. From
this illness he never fully recovered and serious pulmonary disease set
in. In January last his health became so much impaired that he was
obliged to sell the hotel property and give up business. In the
management of the hotel he was very successful and made many friends,
not only with the townsmen but with the traveling public as well.
Mr. Wood was married to Miss Ella Murphy of Mendon, about twenty years
ago, three children were born to them, Charles, Frank and Ollie. His
first wife died about ten years ago, and about two years later he
married Miss Nellie Eggleston of Hammondsport, N. Y., and one child,
Leslie, was born to them. Besides his wife and the four children
mentioned, he leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. M. A. Lawton, of
Honeoye Falls, Mrs. H. L. Birdsall of Sterling, Ill., and John Wood of
Mendon. Mr. Wood was a member of the Catholic church
and of the E. K. O. B. The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church
morning and the remains were taken to Honeoye Falls for burial.
From Geneva Courier 12 August 1857
Died - In Canandaigua, on Wednesday, the 5th inst., Mr.
William Wood, over 80 years of age. Mr. Wood was a native of
Massachusetts, and for many years a thriving merchant in the city of
Boston, but his fortune which he had accumulated was lost in the French
spoliation. He was a most excellent man and his loss will be
deeply lamented by the citizens of Canandaigua where he has resided for
the last 30 years.
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1883
We noticed briefly last week the fact that Mr. William Wood, a
Farmington, had suffered the
amputation of a foot in hope of relief from a cancerous infection. He
has suffered from this terrible disease for several years, and some
five or six years ago placed himself under treatment of a noted
physician at Utica, but it seems was afforded only temporary relief.
After the amputation of his foot on Monday of last week, he felt much
better and was encouraged with the hope of recovery. But on Wednesday
to fail, and he died Wednesday evening. Mr. Wood was well-known in
this vicinity and very generally respected. He leaves a wife, one son
Charles, and one or two daughters. His age was about 70 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 November 1936
Hopewell, N. Y. - William E. Wood died at his home on
Wednesday afternoon about 5 o'clock, after being ill with heart trouble
for some time, aged 74 years. The deceased was a lifelong resident and
one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Hopewell. He was
a member of the Methodist church here and a past master of Hopewell
Grange. Mr. Wood is survived by one son, Edward Wood, with whom he
resided; and one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Davison of Canandaigua; and six
grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his late home on Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Boyd of Geneva, the local pastor,
officiating. Interment will be made in Chapman Cemetery on the Orleans
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1915
Naples, N. Y. - On July 18, at the family home in Gulick, occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Woodard. Mrs.
Woodard, who had been subject to heart trouble for several years, had
been about the house as usual and had prepared dinner for the family.
After eating, she arose and started to go into another room, but she
fell and died within a few minutes. Miss Clara Coons was born
in Steuben county 51 years ago, daughter of Elijah and Phila Coons. She
was married to Charles Woodard of Gulick, and to them were born seven
children: Ethel, who is now Mrs. Lisle Brown of Hemlock; and six sons,
Grover, who graduated in June from Syracuse University as a civil
engineer; Raymond, who has taught for two years at Bristol Springs;
Lee, principal of schools at Mumford; Maurice and Gordon, at home; and
one son, Charles who died in babyhood. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, with burial in Rose Ridge, by the side of her baby boy.
From Naples Record 18 December 1929
Mrs. Fanny A. Woodard, aged nearly 78 years, died at her home on
Lyon street at 2 o'clock this morning, December 18. She was a daughter
of William and Anne Hammond McGary and was born in Richmond on January
15, 1852. For many years she had made her residence in Naples. Mrs.
Woodard was a member of St. Januarius' Catholic Church of Naples, and
was a regular attendant upon its services. The survivors include one
son, William Woodard of Bristol Center; one brother, William McGary, of
Lima; one sister, Mrs. Kate Peck of Akron, O.; three half-brothers,
James, Edward and Fred McGary, of Rochester; and two half-sisters, Nona
and Celia of Rochester; also four grandchildren. Funeral services will
be held from St. Januarius' Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. on Friday,
Rev. George W. Doud officiating, and interment will be made in Rose
From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1896
Naples, N. Y. - The neighboring district of "Frosttown," in South
Bristol was sorely afflicted last week in the death of two of their
prominent people. Mark Woodard was one of the most prosperous
farmers there, a very hard-working, upright citizen. He died on
Thursday morning, April 23, aged 64 years, leaving a widow and seven
From Naples Record 25 December 1929
Solomon Woodard, aged 82 years, ended his life on Sunday by
shooting himself with a shotgun at the home of Mrs. Ida Woodard, on
Trafalgar Square, where he had resided for many years. Mrs. Woodard,
returning from church, found his body in the wood shed. He had been in
poor health for some time and recently had been confined to his bed,
but he appeared to be somewhat better on Sunday, being believed to have
been the cause of his act. Solomon Woodard was the won of Abram and
Nancy Frisbie Woodard and was born in the town of Naples on October 26,
1847, his death occurring on December 22, 1929. Most of his life was
spent in this vicinity. He was a member of the Methodist Church of this
village. He is survived by one son, William Woodard of Bristol Center,
and four grandchildren; also by and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of
Mrs. Ida Woodard, conducted by Rev. William Partington, pastor of the
Methodist church, and interment was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 May 1903
Mrs. Philip R. Woodcock died very suddenly at her home on Sherrill
street last Thursday night, April 30th, of heart disease. There was no
warning of it whatever. That day she had been about as usual, and
attended the meetings at the Baptist Church
that day, and well until about 8:30 in the evening. An hour later she
was dead. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons
and one daughter, George of Rochester, Charles of Geneva, and Mrs.
Carey Newton, who is now in China. The remains were taken to Rochester
where the family resided before coming here. Interment in Mount Hope
Monday afternoon. Mr. Woodcock was away at the time of her death. He
has the warm sympathy of all, for he is really a town's man, foremost
in all good works.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 September 1904
Andrew Wooden, aged fifty-two years, died Saturday of lockjaw at
his farm, two miles east of this city. A week ago Mr. Wooden fell from
a wagon while unloading manure on the farm and struck on his hand and
bent his thumb back, lacerating it severely and breaking the bones so
that they protruded through the flesh. He came to Geneva and had the
wound dressed and seemed to be doing nicely until Friday, when lockjaw
set in. It is supposed the tetanus germs came from the manure. Mr.
Wooden leaves his wife and four children, also his
mother and one sister. The funeral took place at the home at 3 o'clock
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 July 1924
Geneva, July 10 - Benjamin Pardee Wooden, 84 years old, died today
at the home in the New Pre-Emption road. Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Arthur Condit, of Geneva, Mrs. Charles Vosburg, of Lynbrook, and
Miss Elsa Wooden of Geneva. Funeral services will be held from the home
at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Frank Weston officiating.
Interment will be made in the Wooden cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1906
James H. Wooden, aged 73 years, died yesterday afternoon at
1:15 o'clock at his home about three miles northeast of this city. The
deceased was born near Waterloo and has lived
in this section of the country his entire life. About a year ago he
was taken sick and has been gradually failing ever since. The survivors
are a daughter, Mrs. James Maney, and a son, Harvey J. Wooden. The
funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from his late
home. Rev. C. E. Jewell, of the First Methodist church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Wooden family burial ground.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1907
Mrs. James Wooden died at her home northeast of the city last
evening. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Marilla M. Maney,
one son, H. J. Wooden, and one brother, Andrew Howard, all of this
The funeral will be held from the house at two o'clock Monday
Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of the First Methodist church, will
Burial will be made in the Wooden cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 February 1911
Mrs. Marion Wooden, aged 90 years, died Saturday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Russell. The
deceased had been a resident of this city for the last 27 years. The
funeral took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her
daughter. Rev. Donald H. Carver, pastor of the North Presbyterian
church, officiated. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901
The death of Mrs. Mary L. Wooden occurred yesterday morning at
3 o'clock at the family residence in Pultney street, Geneva. Mrs.
Wooden was 44 years of age and had been in poor health for some time.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Rose, of Geneva and her father,
Newman Noyes, of Fayette.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 November 1901
Mrs. Mary Wooden died at the family residence three miles west of
this city, at 7 o'clock last night, aged 76 years. The deceased was one
of the oldest residents of this section. She is survived by one
son, Robert Wooden, residing at home, and by one daughter, Mrs. W. D.
Dox, of this city. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte Dillon Woodhouse, wife of John
Woodhouse, died at her home a few miles south of this village last week
Tuesday night, aged 75 years. She had been sick for several weeks, her
death being due to dropsy. Besides a husband, one son, William, of this
village, survive. The funeral services were held last Friday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, Rev. L. Bailey of Geneva officiating. Interment was made
in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1879
James Woodin, a well-known and respected farmer of Phelps,
residing about 3 miles north of Geneva, died yesterday afternoon of
consumption. His age was 68 years. The
funeral will take place next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1888
Mrs. James Woodin, a most estimable lady of Phelps, well
advanced in years, died suddenly on Tuesday last of paralysis.
Her funeral took place yesterday and was largely attended.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1915
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday occurred the death of Clarke
Woodruff at his rooms in the Laundry block after an illness of
several weeks. He
was found by Tuttle Kenfield dead on the floor when he went to visit
him. His wife and an only son died a few years ago. Funeral services
were held from home of Oliver Woodruff on Monday at 2 o'clock, followed
by burial at Rose Ridge Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 2 September 1887
Suicide of a West Bloomfield Man - Saturday
morning Edward P. Woodruff committed suicide in Chicago
by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. He left a
letter addressed "To the Newspapers," in which he said: "It's
nobody's business except my own. Give me a rest." In another letter
he requested that his remains be sent to West Bloomfield, N. Y., for
burial. The Democrat & Chronicle publishes a West
Bloomfield dispatch which says: "Edward Payson Woodruff was the son of
Arden Woodruff. He was born at Warsaw in 1840, and lived at
during boyhood. He was educated at Homer, N. Y., and at Andover, Mass.
He had resided in Chicago for the past fifteen years. He leaves a wife
and two children. The family have been separated for several years. The
cause of the separation is not known here. The remains will be buried
West Bloomfield, beside his father who died here in 1875. He leaves an
mother, residing at West Bloomfield, and a brother, Dr. C. P. Woodruff,
residing at Allegan, Mich. The circumstances of his death are not known
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1878
Mr. Frederick Woodruff, of Farmington, an old resident, well-known
in this vicinity, died of typhoid pneumonia at this home in Farmington,
on Friday evening of last week, the 22nd inst.
His funeral was held at his late residence.
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Helen Woodruff died on Wednesday, February 7,
of bronchial consumption, at the age of 38. She was the wife of O. M.
Woodruff, proprietor of the Ontario Mills, and a most estimable woman.
She had been feeble for several years. She was the daughter of Joseph
Simons of this village. Her father and three sisters survive her. Three
children, one a babe, are left motherless. There is much sympathy for
Mr. Woodruff and family, as he himself is not strong, being a great
sufferer from asthma.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 November 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Holman E. Woodruff died at her home on
Grove street, at half past eight on Friday evening, at the age of
sixty-three years. She was a daughter of the late Leonard H. and Sarah
Knapp of Hopewell, and was born in that town Nov. 22nd, 1841. On
October 23, 1860, she was united in marriage with Holman E. Woodruff,
also of Hopewell, and her whole life has been passed in this vicinity.
Although Mrs. Woodruff had been ill since July, the serious nature of
her disease was not realized by her friends until a few days before her
death. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Miles
Kingsley of Waterloo, and Mrs. Clarence D. Bentley of Shortsville; one
brother, Albert Knapp of Manchester; one sister, Mrs. Ella Sutton of
Hopewell; and three grandchildren, Dorthy, Hugh and Martha Bentley of
Shortsville. The funeral was held at her late home at two o'clock on
Monday afternoon, the Rev. Seymour C. Ferris, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, officiating. The interment was in Brookside
Cemetery in this village.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1900
The death of Mrs. Ida A. Woodruff, wife of Silas H.
Woodruff, occurred at her home on West avenue on New Year's day. Mrs.
Woodruff had been ill for nearly a year, having suffered from
consumption. The deceased was 33 years of age. She is survived by her
husband, two little sons, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben
Link, two brothers, Theodore and Alonzo Link, and three sisters, Mrs.
George Powell and Mrs. Ralph Spoor, of Reed's Corners; and Mrs. Fred
Moore of this village. The funeral services were held from her late
home on Wednesday morning, Rev. John Q. Adams officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1913
The death of Mrs. Mary Roberts Woodruff, aged 80 years,
occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Artemus Lincoln, east lake
road, last Friday. She had been confined to her bed for the past ten
years. She leaves a son, Silas Woodruff of Hopewell and two daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Rosa Drake Woodruff, wife
village, occurred on Jan. 19. She was 57
years old and had spent her life here. Her parents were of English
birth and have been dead some years. She married 30 years ago and had
one son who was killed in a railroad accident on the New York Central
after attaining to manhood. She had been a sufferer for several months.
Her husband and one brother, Will of County Line, survive her. The
funeral was held Monday, her pastor, Rev. S. T. Harding, officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Sylvia H. Woodruff, wife of the late Rev. W. D.
Woodruff, who had been ill for some time, died about 8 o'clock last
Tuesday morning, aged 77 years. Two sons, Charles and Edward, and one
daughter, Mrs. Augusta Salisbury, survive. The funeral services were
held from the residence on South Wayne street yesterday afternoon at
2:30, Rev. Mr. Waugh officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps
From Ontario County Times 8 September 1880
Flint Creek, N. Y. - James Woods, Sen., died at his residence in
this place on the morning of the 1st inst., at the advanced age of
eighty-seven years, six months and twelve days, after an illness of
about ten days. Mr. Woods was born in the State of New Jersey and came
to this place about sixty years ago, and we think has lived on the same
farm ever since. He was therefore one of the oldest inhabitants. His
wife died about seven years ago, since which time his daughter, Mrs.
Collar, has kept his house. Mr. Woods was highly respected in this
community. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was
one of the founders of Emory Chapel, with which he has been connected
ever since, adorning his profession with a well-ordered life. His
funeral was attended at his late residence on the 3d inst., by a large
concourse of neighbors and friends, who assembled to pay their last
tribute of respect to the deceased. His remains were interred in the
family lot at the Sand Hill cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893
The death of Eli Woodward, of this village, occurred last
Friday, June 30, at the Long Island Hospital, cause of death being
heart failure. His age was fifty-three years and six months. Until
shortly before his death, Mr. Woodward was engaged in a government
position on Ellis Island. His remains were brought to his home on
Gorham street, and from there conveyed to his former home in Reed's
Corners for burial.
From Ontario County Times 27 March 1878
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. Frederick Woodworth of Farmington, well-known
in this place, died at his home on Saturday, after a very short
sickness of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the
house on Tuesday. They were conducted by the Rev. Thos. Borden.
Deceased was fifty-two years of age. He leaves a wife, one son and a
daughter, to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva P. Wooley of 155 Castle
street, who died Sunday, August 27th, were held this afternoon from the
Corwin Funeral Home, at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. Lincoln Wadsworth of the
First Baptist church officiated and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
Bearers were Howard Turner, Arden Dadson, Earl Atkinson, Charles
Edwards, Walden Booth and Elmer Cronk.
From Geneva Gazette 18 October 1878
The widow of the late Stephen Woolly died early yesterday
morning, aged 44 years. Her maiden name was Martha J.
Hewlitt, her former residence Benton, where she was married about
21 years ago. Mr. Woolly came to Geneva and embarked in business
as a grocer about twelve years ago, but impaired health forced him to
retire within two or three years. His illness proved fatal, and the
bereaved widow was left to care and provide for a family of five young
children. This duty she admirably performed with the assistance
of sympathizing relatives and friends, while the surviving children
themselves (having also lost one of them) as they grew up became to her
a help as well as comfort. Mrs. Woolly has been failing in health
for a year past, and a few weeks ago her illness assumed the form of
pneumonia, baffling medical skill. Mrs. Woolly was a
member of the Presbyterian Church, and adorned the doctrine which
professed. For the trials and tribulations which she suffered on
earth, may we not hope that she has entered upon a life of never-ending
bliss. The funeral will take place tomorrow at half past
ten o'clock in the forenoon when her remains will be conveyed to
Bellona for interment.
From Victor Herald 21 March 1902
Franklin Woolston, a well-known and respected resident of the town
of Victor, died at his home near Railroad Mills on Saturday, March
15th. Mr. Woolston had resided on the farm upon which he died all his
lifetime of sixty-five years. His widow and three children survive,
Miranda L., George and Elmer, also three brothers, John Woolston of
Mendon, William Woolston and Daniel Woolston of Pittsford; two sisters,
Mrs. Laura A. W. Hill and Mrs. Miranda Hill of Victor. The funeral was
held from the house Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m., Rev. A. J. Atkinson
officiating. Interment at Pittsford.
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of George Woolston Sr.,
occurred at his home on Saturday evening very suddenly. Mr. Woolston
was born at Hickland, England, on May 17, 1832. Before coming to
America, in 1852, he married Miss Sabina Nudd. They have lived 62 years
in America, and 50 years of this time had been spent on the home farm,
where by his frugality and genial manner, he won the respect and esteem
of his town's people. Those left to mourn his loss, beside a large
circle of friends, are his aged wife, Mrs. Sabina Woolston, and five
daughters and two sons, Mrs. Lena Appleton, Canandaigua; Mrs.
Elizabeth Tooley, Ionia; Mrs. Mary Appleton, John Woolston, Mrs. Alice Silvernail; George Woolston. Jr.;
Mrs Maude Crocker, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also
an aged brother, John Woolston of Ridgway.
From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1896
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. John Woolston died at her home in the
western part of the town on Monday, Nov. 30, aged 51 years. She had
been ill a long time and her death was not unexpected. The funeral was
held last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bard officiating. Besides her
husband, she leaves two sons and one brother, S. S. Luch.
From Fairport Herald Mail 23 February 1922
John A. Woolston, aged 84 years, died at his home in the town of
Victor, on Saturday last, Feb. 18, 1922. He is survived by a son, Dr.
William F. Woolston, of Victor; two brothers, William J. Woolston of
Perinton, and Daniel D. Woolston of Pittsford, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late
residence on the Mendon-Victor road. Interment was in the Boughton Hill
From Victor Herald 30 June 1894
Died at North Bloomfield, N. Y., June 13th at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. R. Hunt, Naomi Woolston, aged 83 years.
Naomi Ford was born in Onondaga county, September 8th, 1810. She
removed with her parents to Victor in childhood. She married John
in 1828 and with him settled on a farm near Fishers, where they lived
continually 40 years. Her husband died in Mendon in 1870, since which
time she has found a home with her daughters. She was the mother of
eleven children, three died in infancy and seven are still living, six
of whom were present at her funeral. She leaves besides her daughters,
one brother and two sisters. In her early married life she, with her
husband, united with the Baptist church at Mendon, and for more than
sixty years was a faithful, consistent member of the society, and the
close of her long life reflected the joy and peace found in the faith
of the saving love of her Divine Master. She was buried beside her
at Mendon, Friday, June 15th, followed by numerous relatives and
of the family. The services were held at the Presbyterian church, Rev.
From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Sabina Woolston, aged
83 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Silvernail, on
Friday evening. She was born in Norfolk, England, and came to America
with Mr. Woolston, her husband, in 1852. At the time of Mr. Woolston's
death, about two and one-half years ago, they had resided on the home
farm for a little more than 50 years. They were the parents of eight
children, one, Louise, dying at the age of 18 years. The seven to
survive are Mrs. William Appleton, Mrs. Richard Appleton, Mrs. William
Tooley, Mrs. Theodore Silvernail, George Woolston, John Woolston and
Mrs. Eugene Crooker; also two sisters, Mrs. Lena Hallock and Mrs.
Priscilla Sweeney, and a number of grandchildren. The floral offerings
were beautiful and attested in a way to the love and esteem of her many
From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1888
Fishers, N. Y. - Wm. Woolston, of Rail Road Mills, died Tuesday
night. He was eighty years and nine months old. He was born and
always lived in this town. He leaves six children, John Woolston, Jr.,
Daniel Woolston, Frank Woolston, and Mrs. Geo. Hill, Mrs. Wm. Hill, all
of this place, funeral at the house today (Friday) at twelve o'clock.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1888
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Chas. Worallo, who has been sick for
some time, departed this life last Tuesday morning, aged 78 years.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational
From Geneva Courier 27 February 1856
Alvah Worden - This distinguished individual died at his residence
in Canandaigua on Saturday, the 16th inst. after a long and painful
illness, in the 59th year of his life. In his legal profession,
he was ranked among the first in the state. In 1835, he entered
into co-partnership with Mark H. Sibley, in the practice of the law.
Mr. Worden has represented the people of this
county several times in our Legislature, was elected in 1846 a delegate
to revise the State Constitution, and afterwards appointed one of the
three commissioners to simplify the code of this state. In
his death, the people of this county lose one of their
most distinguished citizens.
From Phelps Citizen 27 July 1926
Mrs. Caroline M. Worden, widow of John B. Worden, died at her home
in the northeastern section of the town, on Thursday morning, at the
age of 78 years. Mrs. Worden is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R. C.
Kise of Clyde and Mrs. G. M. Rising of Newark; and four sons, Eugene,
Charles and Albert of Phelps and Fred of Scottsville; besides five
sisters, twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. A. J. Thomas
of the Lyons Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was made in the
South Lyons cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888
Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Worden, after a severe
illness of malarial fever, died Nov. 25th, aged 59 years. She was
buried in the Covel Settlement cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Barber having
charge of the ceremonies.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 July 1919
Phelps, N. Y., July 24 - John V. Worden, age 75 years, died at
his home in Maryland street, four miles northeast of Phelps, last evening. He
was born at Rose, April 13, 1844, and had been a resident of the town of Phelps
for the last fifteen years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served two
years with Company M, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery. Surviving relatives are
his wife; four sons, Eugene, Bert and Charles Worden, of Phelps, and Fred
Worden, of Lyons; two daughters, Mrs. Harley Kise, of Clyde, and Mrs. Dudley M.
Rising, of Clifton Springs. Funeral services will be held at the house
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. C. MacLean, minister of the Phelps
Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in South cemetery,
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Worden died January 3, at the
home of her son, Albert Worden, in Boswell's Corners, South Bristol,
aged 85 years. She was an esteemed citizen of the town. Her husband had
been dead many years. She leaves two sons and five daughters. The
funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m., the pastor of the church at
Baptist Hill officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 May 1914
The death of Paul Worden, one of the oldest and best-known
residents of this section, occurred on Sunday morning at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. James Warner, about four miles northeast of this
village. His age was 83 years. Mr. Worden has been in poor health for a
number of months. Mr. Worden was born in the township of Farmington on
January 24, 1832, on what is known as the Darius Rush farm. When about
12 years of age he went to live with Assemblyman Thomas McLouth, where
he remained until he was 21 years old. He also resided in Bristol at
one time, but about 70 years of his life was passed in this section. He
was town constable of Bristol for two years and served in the same
capacity in the town of Manchester for 17 years. Two years each were
spent as town collector for the above named townships. He completed his
last term as such in this township in 1913. He was also known as a
weather forecaster of considerable ability. The deceased chose as his
life partner early in life, Miss Louise Wheat of Manchester, who passed
to the great beyond several years ago. He was of a family of eight
children, and his father came from Tioga county nearly a century ago.
His grandfather, Sylvester Worden, was a Revolutionary pensioner. He
was a member of Manchester Grange and Manchester M. E. Church. The
survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Warner and Mrs. William H. Post of
Manchester, and Miss Ethel Worden of Clifton Springs; two sons, Loren
Worden of Canandaigua and Arthur Worden of Manchester; also one
brother, Marven Worden, of Lima. The funeral obsequies were held from
the Manchester M. E. church on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the
pastor, Rev. W. W. Lane, officiating. The burial followed in Manchester
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1888
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Last Sunday the funeral of Mrs.
Sally Worden, relict of the late Samuel Worden, was held in this
place. Her age was 86 years. But one of her eight children survives
her, and it has been this daughter's privilege to console and care for
her aged mother in her last years, and to that end has her whole time
and attention been given.
From Naples Record 3 April 1875
The last tributes of respect are to be paid Mr. Samuel Worden, Jr., today.
He died Wednesday morning of consumption, from which he has suffered a
long time; he would walk out every day until about three weeks ago;
since then he failed rapidly. The question has been asked, "has Samuel
an enemy in the past?" The answer is "no." Quiet and peaceably, he
passed into the hands of his God where his father, two brothers and four
sisters have gone leaving his mother and one sister behind.
From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1916
Bristol Valley, N. Y. - On Saturday, John Worden received word of the death of his brother, Squire Worden, of
West Bloomfield. Mr. Worden was 70 years old and was well-known through
the town of Bristol. He leaves, besides his wife, three daughters, Mrs.
James Flood and Mrs. J. W. Leary of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Charles
Freer of Springwater; also three brothers, George and John Worden, of
Bristol, and Sylvester Worden of Pennsylvania. The funeral was held
from his late home on Monday.
From Ontario County Journal 20 November 1891
Canadice, N. Y. - Mr. Sylvester Worden died on the 8th inst. of
pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the late residence of the
deceased on the 11th inst., Rev. Walter Dynes officiating. Mr. Worden
was a man respected by all.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3 April 1933
Geneva, Apr. 2 - Walter Worden,
retired city employee, died this morning after a short illness at his
home, 397 Castle Street. Mr. Worden was employed by the Board of Public
Works for 33 years. He was one of the best known of the city's aids. He
retired about a year ago. He leaves two sons, Walter H. Worden of
Rochester and Harry G. Worden of Auburn; and two grandchildren. Funeral
services will take place Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev.
Alexander Thompson officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1897
Mrs. Worden, wife of Walter Worden, died at noon today at the
family residence, 397 Castle street. She had been very low for many
weeks and her death was not unexpected. She had recently submitted to
an operation in a Rochester hospital, but no relief was found. Besides
her husband, she leaves one son, Walter H. Worden.
From Ontario County Times 6 September 1882
Seneca, N. Y. - Sunday evening, Mr. Jacob Wormly, aged
75, suddenly died at the residence of his son-in-law, Judge Charles
Ottley. Mr. W. has for many years filled a large place in the public
mind as hotel keeper, auctioneer, &c. His family connection was
very numerous. He was a kindhearted man and universally beloved. His
funeral was attended from the residence of Judge Ottley by a large
concourse of friends and relatives. Mr. W. has made his home since his
wife's death, some two or more years since, with his daughter, Mrs.
Joel Page, but as Mr. P. and family were at Sodus for a couple of
weeks, Mr. W. was temporarily with his daughter, Mrs. Ottley. Rev. W.
M. Hermans of the M. E. Church, assisted by the Presbyterian clergyman,
conducted the funeral exercises. Chas. Wormly came on from his Kansas
home to attend the funeral of his father, and will remain some weeks
with his sisters and other friends here.
From Naples Record 18 December 1929
The death of Gerhart Worsing, of Gorham, occurred last
Thursday, December 12, 1929. His age was 64 years. For a number of
years deceased was a residence of Naples. For two or three years, he
was in the employ of the late Joseph H. Loveland, and later purchased
the Gillett farm, on the Italy Hollow road; after a few years, he
disposed of this property and purchased a farm in Gorham, where he had
since resided. Deceased is survived by one son, Frederick Worsing of
Gorham; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dantz of Atlanta, N. Y., and Mrs.
Philip Dantz of Cohocton; one brother, Henry Worsing of Atlanta; and
one grandson, Frederick Worsing, Jr. of Gorham. Funeral services were
held from the home on Sunday.
From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1875
Mrs. Ambrose Worthington died very suddenly at the family
residence in West Bloomfield on Monday morning, the
1st inst. She was an estimable lady, and her sudden death
is sincerely regretted by all who knew her.
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Monday, at the home of William Seymour,
occurred the death of James R. Worthington, aged 65 years,
death being due to a malignant disease of cancer. Some little time ago
he went to the Canandaigua hospital, where he remained for some time.
On March 15, he was removed from the hospital to the home of Mr.
Seymour, and everything possible in the way of medical assistance was
done for him, but to no avail, as no power of science could save his
life. The farm which was his birth place and which he had always lived
on was situated in the town of West Bloomfield just over the Richmond
town line. Mr. Worthington was forced to give up active participation
in business affairs several months ago. He was recognized as a most
successful farmer, as he was a man of advanced ideas in his business as
well as of the strictest integrity in all his dealings. He served the
town at various times as assessor and was elected to the highest office
with which it could honor him, that of supervisor, which office he
filled with credit and honor. For many years he was an active and
valued member of the Allens Hill Methodist church, uniting with it when
19 years old. In the church are many evidences of his love, for the
house of God and these memorials of his care have become doubly dear
because of the giver. At the time of his death, he held the office of
trustee and treasurer, and was a member of the Sabbath school. His
presence was always welcome, being gentlemanly in manner and
interesting in conversation. There is lost a kind and obliging
neighbor, friend and fellow worker. His influence will be for all time.
Of a singular modesty, shrinking from the public gaze, yet none has
known a man of whom it can more truthfully be said that his left hand
knew not of what his right hand was bestowing. But it is impossible to
hide a city that is set upon a hill. He could not be unknown. His life
could not be hid. Brief services were held at the home of Mr. Seymour
on Wednesday morning and the remains were brought to Allens Hill and
the funeral was held at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church, Rev. J. G.
Hann officiating. The interment was in the cemetery here beside his
parents and sister, who passed away many years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1911
Marion P. Worthy, a veteran of the Civil war, for several terms a
member of the board of supervisors, representing the town of Richmond,
and for some years past court crier in County and Supreme courts,
passed away suddenly at his home on Bristol street, on Monday
afternoon, aged 72 years. Mr. Worthy was born in Poughkeepsie. His
parents removed to Allen Hill when he was a youth. For many years, Mr.
Worthy conducted the general store at Allen's Hill, and also served as
postmaster. He became a member of Company C, Fourth Heavy Artillery,
when the Civil war broke out, and served three years with honor. About
25 years ago, Mr. Worthy removed with his family to this village. He
was a member of the Masonic lodge and of A. M. Murray post, and had
served as a member of this village board of trustees. For some time,
Mr. Worthy held a clerkship in the local post office. He was also a
captain of the steamer Onnalinda for a number of seasons, and it was in
those positions that he acquired a wide and favorable acquaintance
through his always affable, courteous and genial manner. Mr. Worthy had
in recent years passed through distressing periods of sickness, and,
while in feeble health, was active and about up to the very moment of
his death, retaining in his salutation of friends and his general
bearing all of his native geniality. Mr. Worthy was engaged in milling
at Chapinville for a number of years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Celestia Case, of
West Bloomfield, to whom he was married over 50 years ago, and one
daughter, Mrs. Eison T. Case. A sister, Mrs. Sarah MacComber, of
Poughkeepsie, and a half-brother, Frank Worthy, of Honeoye, also
survive. Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker conducted the services at the home on
Wednesday afternoon and burial was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Times 23 October 1878
Mortimer P. Worthy, a prominent citizen of the town of Richmond,
in this county, died at his home at Allen's Hill, on the 16th instant.
Mr. Worthy was a native of Massachusetts, but established himself early
in life at Poughkeepsie, in this state, where he was for many years
engaged in trade. He removed from Poughkeepsie about twenty years ago
locating at Allen's Hill. His death is supposed to have been caused by
an attack of apoplexy. He had not been quite well for several days
previous, although not so much indisposed as to be confined to his
house. It was noticed on Wednesday morning that his utterance was a
little impeded but he kept about as usual, until about four o'clock in
the afternoon when he was suddenly prostrated and almost immediately
expired. The deceased was the father of Marion P. Worthy, who
represents the town of Richmond this year in the board of supervisors.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1938
Mrs. Myrtle Wortman, 66,
of 475 Exchange street, widow of Asa Wortman, died this noon at the
Geneva General Hospital following a long illness. She is survived by one
son, Dell; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Timms of Geneva, and Mrs. Jerry
Tennant of Dundee. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1
o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shields T. Hardin
of the First bride's parents church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
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