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From Geneva Daily Times, Thursday, November 9, 1939
Funeral of Thomas D. Rogers - The funeral of Thomas D. Rogers
of 176 Genesee street, one of the oldest business men in Geneva, who
died yesterday, will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock from his
late home and 9 o’clock at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will
be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Funeral of John Payne
The funeral of John S. Payne of 274 Pulteney street, who
died Tuesday, was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the funeral
home of DeVaney & Company with the Rev. Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity
Episcopal church officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. The
bearers were George Quigley, Warren Cheney, Herbert R. Fink, Peter
Carr, Earl Finzar and William Miller.
Funeral of Wallace Means
The funeral of Wallace G. Means, who died yesterday, will
be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late home on the
Canandaigua Road with the Rev. John Boyce of Seneca Number Nine church
officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times, Saturday, November 11, 1939
Funeral of Wallace Means
The funeral of Wallace G. Means, who died Wednesday, was held this
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late home on the Canandaigua Road
with the Rev. John Boyce of Seneca Number Nine church officiating.
Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery. The bearers were Thompson Scoon, John
Loughlin, Harry Tills, Peter Bundala, Jay Lutes, and P. J. Murphy.
From Geneva Daily Times, April 11, 1899
Mrs. Anna Smith, one of Geneva’s oldest and most respected
citizens, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George T. Keith,
on Grove street, yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, aged
78 years. The deceased suffered six strokes of paralysis, the last one
proving fatal. Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons and two daughters,
Benjamin F. Clark, of Geneva, George W. Smith, of Batavia, and Mrs. T.
Fred Archer and Mrs. George T. Keith, of this city. The funeral will
take place Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, from her late
residence, and at 3 o’clock from Trinity church, Rev. Dr. H. W. Nelson
officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood.
Patrick Creag died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Heart,
of Wadsworth street, at 4 o’clock this morning, aged 31 years. The
deceased had resided in this city for the past five years, and had been
ill scarcely a week. The funeral will take place at 9 o’clock Thursday
morning, from St. Francis de Sales’ church. Interment will be in St.
John Means died at his home near the White Springs farm late
yesterday, aged 66 years. The deceased is survived by his wife, two
sons and two daughters. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock
Thursday afternoon, from his late residence, Rev. Mr. Temple
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood.
The remains of Mrs. Cornelia Tompkins, who died in Buffalo
Saturday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Bliss, were
brought to this city this morning for burial. The deceased was well
known here. She formerly resided in Geneva. She is survived by one son
and one daughter, Charles Tompkins and Mrs. George Bliss, both of
Buffalo. Her nearest relative residing in this city is Vincent E.
Tompkins, proprietor of the Tompkins house. Interment was in
Glenwood. Rev. Dr. John B. Hubbs officiated.
From Geneva Courier, Wednesday, February 13, 1856
Married. In this village on Tuesday the 5th inst., by Rev.
J. A. Collier, Mr. Melancton Reed, and Miss Harriet Reed,
both of the town of Seneca.
Married. At Clifton Springs on the 13th inst., by Rev. Mr.
Chester, Mr. August Schoenfelder, to Miss Josephine Kaufmann,
both of Clifton Springs.
Died. In Ann Arbor, Mich., at the residence of Col. S. G.
Sutherland, on the 30th ult, Mrs. Mary Dodd, aged 76 years,
formerly of Geneva.
Died. In Seneca, on the 6th inst., of consumption, Mr.
Henry Newkirk, aged 30 years.
From Geneva Daily Times, November 11, 1921
Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. Caleb Gowan,
cousin of Miss Elizabeth T. Smith of South Main street. Mrs. Gowan died
in New York yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Payne
Bingham. The funeral will be held in Cleveland tomorrow afternoon.
Aaron J. Mosey, 74, of the town of Seneca, died at his home this
morning at 1 o’clock after a long illness. He is survived by two
daughters, Genevieve Campbell, and Harriet Means; one son Charles
Mosey, all of Geneva. The funeral services will be held at his late
home, three miles west of Geneva, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock, the Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. Interment will be
made in Sand Hill Cemetery.
Word was received here this afternoon of the death today of Mrs. A.
Salinski, of Buffalo, mother of Mrs. S. M. Meyers of this city.
Mrs. Salinski was over 80 years of age. She is survived by her
husband, one son and five daughters.
From Geneva Gazette, February 12, 1823
Married. In Seneca, on Monday evening last, by the Rev.
Mr. Axtell, Mr. George W. Means to Miss Harriet Reed,
daughter of Mr. Josiah R.
Married. In Gorham, on the 30th ult. by the Rev. Mr.
Merrill, Mr. Willis Newman, to Miss Sarah Sawtell.
Married. In Benton, on the 6th inst. By the Rev. Mr.
Axtell, Mr. David Barnes to Miss Olive Spencer,
daughter of Capt. Truman Spencer.
Married. In Canandaigua, on the 28th ult. Mr. E. S.
Cobb to Miss Cornelia Parish, daughter of Capt. J. Parish.
Died. At the Glass Factory, on the 8th ult. Mr. Edward
Jones, about 60 years of age. On the 7th inst. Mr. Hugh Sweeney,
aged about 45.
Died. In Seneca, on the 8th inst. Mary, daughter
of Capt. Calvin Whedon, in the 5th year of her age.
Died. In Tisbury, (M. Vineyard,) Mr. Francis Lewis,
aged 93 – 32 years of which he dressed as a woman, and was supposed to
be such. After that, he took his proper apparel as a man, and passed
the remainder of his life in the marriage state, and has left numerous
descendants. The family has always deserved and received the respect of
those who knew it.
Died. In Brunswick, Me., Gen. James W. Ryan, at
the advanced age of 107 years. He was an active officer in the
revolutionary war. His wife, who is now living, is 98 years of age,
& in perfect good health. Gen. Ryan’s health was remarkably good
till within eight hours of his death.
From The Geneva Gazette, September 15, 1865
Married. In Trinity Church, Geneva, Sept. 6th, by Rev. Dr.
Bissell, Dwight Dudley, M.D., of Elmira, N.Y., to Agnes E. R.,
only daughter of J. B. Sinsabaugh, Esq., of this place.
Married. In this village on the 13th inst., by Rev. A.
Sutherland, Col. Thomas Vartie, of Halls’ Corners, to Mrs.
Amanda I. Crow, of Geneva.
Married. In Canandaigua on the 5th inst., by the Rev. Dr.
Hibbard, Mr. J. M. Wilson, late of the 126th N.Y.V., to Miss
Sarah E. Perhamus, of Hopewell.
Died. In Seneca, on the 10th instant, Mrs. Harriet R.,
wife of George W. Means, aged 62 years, 1 month, and 5 days.
Died. In Seneca, on the 1st instant, of chronic diarrhea, Mr.
Silas Clark, aged 72 years.
Monday, October 17, 1966
Geneva – Funeral Services for Mrs. Harriet A. Means, 80, of
Geneva–Canandaigua Rd., who died yesterday after a long illness, will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corwin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Ayers
will officiate and burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Friends may
call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Mrs. Means was the widow of Wallace G. Means,
who died in 1939. She was a lifetime resident of Geneva. Survivors
include: a daughter, Miss Florence means, at home; two sons, John
R. of Geneva; and Kenneth C. of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; a
sister Genevieve Campbell, of Geneva; and a brother, Charles Mosey, of
Palmyra – Private Funeral services for Mrs.
Jennie Mowatt West, 88, of Palmyra, mother of Lewis West of Clifton
Springs, will be tomorrow at the McGuire and Hargrave Funeral Home with
burial in Palmyra Cemetery. The Rev. Vernon S Martin will officiate.
Mrs. West died Friday in Rochester. Survivors include three daughters,
Mrs. Martin Smith of Chapin, Mrs. Jesse Baker of Rochester and Mrs.
Harold Hughes of Palmyra; four sons, Nelson of Wolcott; Lewis, Clarence
of Palmyra and Thomas of California; 21 grandchildren and several
Penn Yan – Funeral services for Neils J. Jensen, 85, of Thistle
St. Penn Yan RD4, who died yesterday at the soldiers and sailors
Memorial Hospital will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Weldon Funeral
Home with the Rev. Russell Scheel, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery. Friends may
call at the funeral today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Born in Denmark, he came to the Penn Yan
area 64 years ago and was a retired farmer. He was also formerly
employed by the town of Benton Highway Dept. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Christine Jensen; a son, Charles E. of Seneca Castle; a
daughter, Mrs. Peter (Dagny) Jensen of Penn Yan RD 4; two brothers,
Albert of Penn Yan and Lawrence of Rochester; seven grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Wednesday, October 19, 1966
Waterloo – Funeral services for Jacob Troutman, 46 Center St.,
were at 2 p.m. yesterday at the Genung Funeral Home. The Rev. Earnest
T. Butterfield, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev.
John Faust, retired minister of the Methodist Church, officiated and
burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. The bearers were: Robert
Babcock, Charles Dark, Chester Dark, Donald House, Jason House Jr., and
Geneva – Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet A. Means, of Geneva
RD 2, who died Sunday in Geneva General Hospital, were this afternoon
at 2 in the Corwin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Ayres of Waterloo,
officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery. The bearers were:
Stanley Bloniarz, William DeMarco, John Martin, and William Campbell.
From The Geneva Gazette, August 28, 1833
Married. In this village, yesterday morning, by the Rev.
Doct. Bruce, Mr. John Andrews Crossman to Miss Gertrude
Dayton, only daughter of Doct. Daniel Drayton.
Died. In this village, on the 22d inst. Hannah,
daughter of Mr. J. Cameron, aged 8 months.
Died. In Seneca, the 23d inst., Mr. Moses Davenport,
of this village, aged 55. His death was occasioned by a kick received
from a horse.
Died. In Seneca, the 22d inst. Mr. John Reed, aged
91 – father of Messrs. Nathan and Josiah Reed, and one of the oldest
settlers in this town.
Died. In Phelps, the 22d inst. Mr. George Humphrey,
aged 77 – one of the oldest settlers of that town.
From Geneva Gazette, July 9, 1828.
Died. In this town, the 3d inst. Mr. James Means, aged 76
years, an officer in the Pennsylvania line in the revolutionary war,
and an early and highly respectable settler of this country. Mr. Means’
death was caused by an accident which adds another to the numerous
examples of the uncertainty of life, and forcibly admonishes of the
necessity of being at all times suitably prepared for this great event.
On Wednesday afternoon he was riding alone in a one-horse wagon a few
miles from his residence in this town, when some part of the harness
breaking, as is supposed, he was precipitated therefrom and injured so
severely that he survived the accident but sixteen hours.
Died. In Rushville, Calvin Peabody, aged 40 years. In
Italy, Jerusha Falson, 37. In Pittsford, Simon Stone,
2_, Clerk of Monroe Co. In Bath, Rachael, wife of Asa Munn,
formerly of Greenfield, M_ 73. In Marion, Stephen Barton, 36.
In New York, on the 14th ult. Doct. Wright Post, aged 63
years. In Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Moore Knapp,
of Canandaigua, 29.
From Geneva Gazette, December 16, 1818
Died. In Seneca, the 1st inst. In the 75th year of her
age, Mrs. Hannah Reed, wife of Mr. John Reed.
Died. At Geneseo, Mrs. Elizabeth Hastings, wife of
O. Hastings, Esq.
December 24, 1844
Died. In this town, on the 17th Dec inst., Mrs. Sybil
Reed, wife of Josiah Reed, in the 73d year of her age.
From Geneva Daily Times, Thursday, December 9, 1909
Mrs. Anna Ottley, wife of Charles F. Ottley, died this morning
at five o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Mosey, on the
State Road. The deceased was 26 years old. She leaves her husband,
parents, two sisters and one brother. The funeral will take place
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house.
From Geneva Daily Times, December 13, 1909
The remains of E. A. Willis, who died in Topeka, Kansas, were
brought to this city this morning on the 11 o’clock New York Central
train. They will be taken later to Dresden, his former home, for burial.
The remains of the late William D. Kelly will be brought to
this city tomorrow morning on the 5:30 Lehigh Valley train from
Philadelphia. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery at 9 a.m. Dr.
Upjohn, a clergyman of Philadelphia, who will accompany the remains
here with a number of other friends of the deceased, will officiate at
The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Smith, widow of the late George X.
Smith, took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late residence on
the Lyons Road. Rev. David H. Craver officiated and interment took
place in the family plot on the farm.
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Ottley, wife of Charles F. Ottley,
took place from the home of her father on the State Road, yesterday
afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. A. B. Temple officiated and burial was
made in Sand Hill.
From Geneva Courier, August 9, 1848
Died. In Seneca, Aug. 5, Mrs. Mary, wife of
Hendrick Newkirk, aged 61 years.
Died. In this village, July 28th, Eliza, wife of
Richard Van Geisou?, aged 28 years.
Died. On the 29th ult., of consumption, Miss Jane
Elizabeth, daughter of widow Smith, late of England, aged
Married. In Seneca Falls, on the 1st inst., Mr.
Anthony P. Turk of Geneva, to Miss Angeline Van Wormez? of
Married. In Potter, on the 1st inst., Prof. E. Chadwick,
Principal of Starkey Seminary, to Miss Cassandra Deplacey Hobert,
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