"Ap" to Az" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1883

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Richard Appleton
died on Friday of last week, aged 82 years and 3 months. The funeral took place from the family residence at East Bloomfield Station on Monday last, at 10 a.m., Rev. Wm. Armstrong officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Austin Archer occurred Friday night at her home near Orleans. Mrs. Archer was 43 years of age and is survived by her husband.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 September 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
While driving to Clifton Springs this morning about 10 o'clock, Charles W. Archer of Hopewell, about fifty-five years of age, was struck and instantly killed by a train at the Lehigh crossing on Silver street. He was alone at the time and no details of the accident have been obtained. The horse came on to Clifton Springs, but the wagon was demolished. Mr. Archer was evidently thrown in the air. His body is not mutilated. The body was brought into town and Coroner Weyburn, of Geneva, was notified. He came and examined the body and gave a permit for its removal to its home in Hopewell. Archer leaves a wife and one daughter, Ethel May, who was to be married next Wednesday to Albert Ottley of Orleans. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at the house in Hopewell.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Dennis C. Archer will be held this afternoon at his late residence on West Main street. Mr. Archer, whose death occurred Tuesday evening, was one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity. Mr. Archer was born in the Town of Hopewell, about eight miles north of Clifton Springs. He was 78 years old and had been a resident of this vicinity all his life. Twenty years ago, when he retired from active life as a farmer, he moved to his residence in which he died. Mr. Archer had been an invalid for the past few years. He is survived by his wife of this village; one daughter, Mrs. Lott Wader, of Scranton, Pa., and one brother, Gardner Archer of this village.

From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1891

Ephraim Archer,
one of the oldest residents of Clifton Springs, father of Mrs. B. K. Turner of this village, and Dr. W. W. Archer of Clifton Springs, died last Monday evening.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. G. L. Archer
died at her home in Hopewell on Sunday evening, aged 61 years. she had been in poor health about two years and last Wednesday was suddenly taken worse, from which time she had been in a very critical condition. She is survived by her husband and two sons, William of Hopewell, and Herbert W. of New York City, her mother, Mrs. Walter Marks, and brother, Frank Marks, both of Hopewell. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Sand Hill cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1895

Stephen Douglas Archer,
who was terribly injured in a runaway accident near Clifton Springs, died at his home in Hopewell last night, without regaining consciousness from his terrible fall. He was aged 30 years. His funeral is to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Archer was a mail clerk on the Central Hudson and was well-known here.

From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of Dr. Watson W. Archer was held in the Methodist Church this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The body will lie in state at the church until tomorrow morning when it will be taken to Gorham for burial. Dr. Archer died very suddenly last Friday afternoon after his return from the Republican state convention at Saratoga, where he was an alternate delegate. The cause of death was thought to be heart failure. Dr. Archer was born in the town of Gorham on the 24th of May, 1846. After receiving preliminary education, he entered Geneva Medical College, now a part of Syracuse University, in 1867. He was regularly graduated from this institution and began the practice of medicine in the village of Phelps. After spending two years in that place he removed to this village where he lived the greater part of his remaining years. He was located in Rochester several years and was one of the city health officers during that time. He was a surgeon of the United States pension board for some time and has served a number of terms as Coroner. He is survived by a wife and one sister, Mrs. Turner of Canandaigua. Dr. Archer was a highly respected citizen of this place and will be greatly missed.

From Shortsville Enterprise 7 July 1911

The residents of the Parlor Village  were painfully shocked on Sunday to learn of the untimely death of Walter J. Archibald, which occurred at his home in Mather street at 8:25 o'clock that morning. Although he had been ill for two weeks, it was not generally known, and his demise was, indeed, sad news to his extensive circle of friends and acquaintances. For several years he had been suffering from diabetes, but about two weeks previous to his death he was affected with a carbuncle on the back of his neck. This grew larger until his condition became critical. Counsel was summoned from Rochester and everything possible was done to alleviate his sufferings, but without avail. During his last two days he became unconscious and never regained his senses. Mr. Archibald was born in Rush, this State, about 38 years ago. A large part of his life had been spent as a farmer. Several years ago he located here and worked for four years for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He again located in the Parlor Village about two years ago and purchased the grocery store conducted by Thomas Brophy, forming the partnership known as Archibald & Bell. This store was visited by fire several months ago and the business was then discontinued.

He leaves his wife, one daughter, Alice; his father, George Archibald of Rush; four brothers, William, Robert, George and Oliver Archibald, all of Rush; also four sisters, Mrs. William Webb of Caledonia; Mrs. Stabel of Depew; Mrs. Goode and Miss Sadie Archibald, both of Rush. The funeral services were held from the home at 9:30 o'clock and from St. Dominic's church at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning. The interment was in the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.

From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1864

The Ontario Repository states that on Saturday afternoon last, Mr. Joseph Armatage, of West Bloomfield, an Irishman somewhat advanced in years, met with an accident by which he lost his life.  He was assisting at the saw-mill of Mr. John M. Jerome at North Bloomfield, when in handling a board, he accidentally fell on the saw.  His right leg was cut off by the saw and his body otherwise cut, so that he died almost instantly.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Sunday afternoon at the family home on Hibbard avenue, after an illness of several months, occurred the death of an old and respected residence of this village, when the widow of the late Dr. G. P. Armington died, aged 75 years. The deceased had been a resident of this village and vicinity a greater portion of her life time, having moved to this village from Seneca Castle about fifteen years ago, and until a comparatively short time ago, she had led an active life, and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances to whom her death is a great shock, although they knew that she had been failing for several weeks. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Benham, of Newark, and Miss Minnie Armington, of this village; two sons, Rev. M. E. Armington of Deloit, Kansas, and Rev. W. F. Armington, of Toledo, Ohio, and one stepson, Alfred Armington of Castleton. The funeral services will be held from her late home tomorrow at 3 o'clock and interment will be made in Chapman cemetery, south of this village, where the family has a burial plot.

From Ontario County Times 3 May 1882

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Armitage
died last Friday. The funeral was held in the Catholic church of Lima last Sunday, and she was buried in the Catholic cemetery there. She was over eighty years of age, as near as her relatives could tell, She had resided here many years.

From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1884

Miller's Corners, N. Y. -
Died, at his residence near Miller's Corners, of heart disease, Rev. J. B. Armitage, aged 63 years. His funeral was attended at the M. E. church, of which he was a member. Rev. Mr. Armstrong, of East Bloomfield, preached the funeral sermon. His loss will be deeply felt by his family and friends. He leaves a widow and ten children to mourn his loss.

From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1834

Died, suddenly, at the residence of her husband, in the town of Seneca, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. James Armstrong, aged 62. She was an amiable woman, a professor of religion, an excellent wife, mother, friend and neighbor. As such, her death has spread mourning through an extensive circle of relatives and friends, who admired and loved her for many virtues.

From Geneva Courier 29 February 1860

A woman named Ellen Armstrong, aged 60 years, was found dead on the floor of her house in Canandaigua on the 19th inst. A jug of liquor which was found near her gave some clue to the cause of death.

From Geneva Advertiser 21 April 1903

Hiram Armstrong
died very suddenly at the International Hotel last Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, while sitting at the dinner table. He had given his order for the meal, and then his head was seen to droop forward, he began to slide out of the chair, when he was caught and the few boarders assembled saw that he was dead. Coroner Weyburn was summoned and pronounced it valvular disease of the heart. His age was 69 years. He had been employed for six years at the hotel as clerk and assistant, worked there for his living. Before going there, he was bookkeeper at J. W. Smith & Co. His early home was at Oaks Corners where he has a brother living. He was married, but he and his wife had separated. While at J. W. Smith & Co. he had plenty of money, but his looks were to the contrary.

From Ontario Messenger 31 March 1852

Death of a Revolutionary Soldier - James Armstrong,
the father of William and Geo. Armstrong, died at his residence in this town on the 25th, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. A. served some time in the war of the Revolution. He was among the first settlers of this town, having emigrated to this locality prior to the year 1800.  Geneva Gazette

From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1906

James Armstrong, aged 68 years, died yesterday at his home about four miles south of this city on the Lake road. Besides his widow, he is survived by one sister, Miss Sara A. Armstrong of 45 Lewis street of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, Rev. Wm. K. Towner, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1907

Mrs. Mary Armstrong, aged 80 years, died last night at 9:30 o'clock at her home on Middle street. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 14 November 1856

DIED - In Seneca, on the 27th ult., of apoplexy, Mr. William Armstrong. Thus has passed away another of the pioneer settlers, who, suffering many privations, cleared the forests of Western New York, and made this wilderness to "blossom as the rose." We have been proud to recognize Mr. Armstrong as a friend and patron from the first issue of the Gazette, to the day of his death; have known him as an upright, honorable man, against whom not a breath of hatred or malice could ever justly be directed. The attachments between him and his immediate relatives were of the strongest tie, and at the family hearthstone he found his greatest delight and enjoyment. His decease, following close upon that of his respected and beloved brother, George Armstrong, has made the bereavements of the family peculiarly sad and inconsolable. They are commended to the guardianship of our Heavenly Father, who doth not, except for wise purposes, "grieve the children of men."

From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Rev. Wm. Armstrong, pastor of the Methodist church at Miller's Corners, died last Sunday morning, after an illness of but a week, aged 61 years. On the previous Sunday, he was taken sick while in the midst of his sermon, and dismissing the congregation, he retired to his home, and succumbed to the malady, which ended his earthly career. His disease was heart trouble, from which he had suffered at intervals for twenty years. He was greatly beloved by the entire community for his uniform kindness and for his zeal in building up the church, and in doing good everywhere. He was an ardent lover of children and also of flowers which he cultivated extensively. His funeral was held at the church on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L. T. Foote of Rochester, conducting the services. Addresses were given by Rev. P. McKinstry of Hopewell Center; Rev. G. W. Coe of Mendon; and Rev. L. T. Foote. Rev. Wm. Bradley of East Bloomfield also took part in the services. The pulpit and altar were draped, and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. Among them was an exquisite pillow bearing the words "Our Pastor: in purple immortelles, from the Young People's Society, of which Mr. Armstrong was president. A "Gates Ajar" was contributed by friends in East Bloomfield where the deceased was formerly pastor. The drapings and floral decorations at the church were arranged under the superintendence of Mrs. C. S. Miller. The singing was by the united choirs of East Bloomfield and Miller's Corners. The attendance was very large, the house being packed, and many were unable to get seats. One of the ministers truthfully remarked that every person present was a mourner. The burial took place at Canton, Pa., on Wednesday.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1915

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
When hurrying to the station in this city last night to take the 8 o'clock train for her home in Clifton Springs, Mrs. William Armstrong dropped unconscious on the sidewalk near the Central railroad bridge and died before she reached the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Pierce, where she had been visiting. Mrs. Armstrong came here Friday for a visit with her daughter, who lives in West avenue. She weighs over 200 pounds and has been subject to heart trouble. Her husband was with her when she collapsed, and Dr. Ira F. Hawley, who lives nearby was called. The woman was placed in a carriage, but when she was taken out at the Pierce home, it was found that she was dead.

From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1887

Honeoye, N. Y. - Departed this life on the 9th inst., at the age of 78 years, Abigail M. Arnold, wife of Caleb Arnold. She had been in feeble health a number of months, though until the day of her death she sat in her easy chair, and did some light work or read or conversed. One hour before she ceased to breath, she walked about the house. The poor heart that had beat through so many painful hours in the past at last suddenly ceased to beat, having done its life work, and her blessed spirit had flown. She was born in the state of Vermont, from whence, at the age of 13 years, she came to this state and this locality where she lived until her death. She inherited the ever green vigor and cheerfulness of her native spruces and pines, and we often playfully alluded to her Vermont courage. She had a strong, decided nature, a ready, well-informed sociability, and a gracious manner that won her many friends among young and old. That talismanic word, Mother, is vital to all that is precious and best in life, and when its possessor goes out from the home circle, a void is left never to be filled this side of the grave. But her memory will go with us everywhere as a protecting angel, and her children rise up and call her blessed. The funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday.

From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral of the late Mrs. Alice Arnold of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of this village, occurred Monday at the First Methodist church. Mrs. Arnold was born in Rushville in 1828, was married there to Horace Arnold; soon they moved to Orleans and 30 years ago came to reside in this village. Here she remained until eight years ago, making a home for and taking care of the two motherless children of her only daughter. She was a member of the First Methodist church of this village for 30 years and leaves a large circle of friends who held her in the highest esteem.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 26 April 1876

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey,
wife of Daniel Arnold, one of the oldest residents of Farmington, was buried on Saturday the 22d. Mrs. Arnold will long be remembered in this section, for her acts of charity; no one ever went from her door hungry or poorly clad. The world would be much better if we had more such noble-hearted people.

From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1894

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Died, on Saturday morning, October 6, at 5 o'clock, after an illness of about two weeks, Caleb Arnold, aged 86 years. On Monday, at 8 o'clock, the funeral services were held from his late home, Rev. Mr. Day, officiating clergyman. Mr. Arnold was a lifelong resident of this place, and was universally respected and esteemed. He was possessed of a wonderful memory, and his stories of pioneer times and the early days of Richmond were unusually entertaining, while being strictly true. His son, Rollin H. Arnold of Rochester, the granddaughter, Miss Florence, and a grandson, Albert A. Lawrence of Cuba, were present.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1906

Naples, N. Y. - Charles Arnold, a resident of Naples for a score or more years past, died yesterday morning. He came to this place from Hopewell as an expert butcher to assist in the market of E. E. Stetson, and had followed that occupation since, having resided here, except one year in East Bloomfield, where he carried on a meat market two years ago. He married Miss Fannie Manning, of this village, who survives him, also an adopted nephew of Mrs. Arnold.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1908

The funeral of Charles J. Arnold will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the family residence, No. 78 Hamilton street. Friday morning the remains will be taken on the 8:57 Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central R. R. to Albany for interment. The bearers will be Messrs. Ernest S. Bowen, Walter C. Ware, Charles S. Burrall, Frank W. Whitwell, Edward Seybold, and C. Willard Rice.

From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Friday last, at her home in this town, occurred the death of Mrs. Conrad H. Arnold, aged 71 years. Mrs. Arnold had for many years been a resident of this town and her sunny disposition and many admirable traits of character had won for her a host of friends who mourn her death. The funeral was held from the family home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Mrs. Arnold leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Horace Peck and Mrs. Harry Taft of West Bloomfield; and Mrs. William Buell of this place; and one son, Henry, who resides at home.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 November 1905

Rushville, N. Y. -
On Friday last, at his home three miles north of this village, occurred the death of Cuyler Arnold, aged fifty-four years. For a number of months he had been suffering from Bright's disease which caused his death. He was living on the old homestead where he had spent his entire life. The funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at his late home, Rev. A. W. Rice, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. Burial was made in the Rushville cemetery. He is survived by a wife and three sons, Fred, Albert and Alexander; also by one brother whose home is in Syracuse.

From Geneva Gazette 16 January 1891

Daniel Arnold of the town of Farmington died Tuesday morning at the age of 90 years and 2 days.  He was born in that town and had always resided there.

From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1893

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of Elijah Arnold, of Garlinghouse in this town, occurred Thursday, June 1, aged 73 years. He was a son of old Captain Arnold, a pioneer, and a prominent man in that part of the town. He had seen that district grow from a dense wilderness to a rich farming country and well settled.

From Victor Herald 11 May 1895

Mrs. Eliza Arnold,
wife of John Arnold, living in the Orcutt house, on West Main street, died yesterday (Friday) morning, aged 70 years. The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow (Sunday) at 3 p.m.

From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1895

Victor, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. John Arnold, who died last Friday morning, was held at her late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. I. B. Hudnutt conducting the services. The interment was on Boughton Hill. Mrs. Arnold was 70 years of age and had been married nearly 50 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 November 1905

Miss Eliza S. Arnold, sixty-three years of age, died late yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 56 High street. The deceased had been in ill health for several months. She was born in Camden, Ohio, and came to this section as a child of seven years. Until thirty years ago, she resided seven miles west of the city and since that time has resided in Geneva. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and also of the Geneva Political Equality club. She is survived by four brothers, Charles Arnold, of Denver, Colorado; Ebenezer Arnold, of St. Louis, Michigan; George Arnold of Oberlin, Ohio; and Louis Arnold of Camden, Ohio; also by one sister, Mrs. Mary Breckenbridge, of Clifton, Ohio. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller, of the First Presbyterian church officiating, assisted by rev. A. B. Temple of the Seneca Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Number Nine cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
Unexpectedly confronted in his home by a woman to whom he was married 27 years ago, and with the prospect of being arrested for bigamy, Frank C. Arnold, aged 61 years, for the past year an employee on the Dr. Ira Hawley farm, East Lake road, yesterday morning committed suicide by hanging himself by a hitching rope from a rafter in the basement of the barn. If stories told about the man are true, he had had a varied matrimonial experience, having five wives living and a few who are now dead. Mrs. Stella Austin, 16 Grove street, Rochester, is the woman responsible for the revelations concerning Arnold and also for his suicide. The woman called at his home Thursday evening, and before the present Mrs. Arnold told a story which, it is believed, caused considerable trouble in the home.

The opening chapter in the story leading to the tragedy commenced, it is believed, by the attempts of Mrs. Austin to secure a government pension. Years ago Mrs. Austin became the common law wife of a sailor, who died shortly afterward. Mrs. Austin received a comfortable pension from the government until it was learned that she was again married. The pension was then stopped. The woman then endeavored to again secure the pension. From a story told by her yesterday, it appears that shortly after the death of Austin she married Arnold and later discovered that he had two wives living. One of these was a Carrie Cobb, who died in Rochester some time ago, and the other a Mrs. Sparling, who resided in Buffalo. Mrs. Austin lived with Arnold, knowing that he had been twice married, for four years, when she left him. It is then said that he traveled considerably. The present Mrs. Arnold is a native of Florida, and is said to be a member of a well-known family. It is alleged that Arnold represented himself as the owner of large farms on Canandaigua Lake.

Through a letter from Mrs. Sparling, Mrs. Austin learned of Arnold's whereabouts, and she came here Tuesday and met him on the street. She requested him to sign a paper stating that his marriage with her was invalid because of his previous marriages and he promised to meet her at an attorney's office in Rochester Thursday morning. When he failed to appear, Mrs. Austin came to Canandaigua and with Attorney Fred Cribb went to his home on the lake shore and before his present wife unfolded the tale of his misdoings. She then exacted from him a promise to meet her this morning at a Canandaigua attorney's office. The Arnolds were not at home when Mrs. Austin and her attorney went to the house Thursday evening, so the two visitors waited until they returned. She then demanded that he sign the paper and when he refused, she exacted the promise to meet her at the attorney's office.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1901

Mrs. Harriet Arnold
died Friday night, at the family residence, 142 High street, aged 89 years.  The cause of death was general debility.  The deceased was one of the city's pioneer residents.  She was a member of Trinity church.  The deceased is survived by one son, W. H. Arnold, of Cleveland, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. C. E. Biss, of this city.  The funeral took place from the house at 2:30 o'clock and from Trinity church at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  Rev. C. O. S. Kearton officiated. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Arnold, wife of William, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence on the Wilkins farm on Pre-emption street. Mrs. Arnold died Saturday morning. She was 41 years old and besides her husband, she is survived by eleven children, five daughters and six sons. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. J. K. DeWitt, pastor of the German Evangelistic church, officiated.

From Geneva Courier 22 March 1876

Sudden death, on Monday evening, about half past eight o'clock, Johanna Arnold, (colored) residing with her mother on High street, was taken suddenly ill, and at 9 o'clock, the same evening breathed her last.  Dr. J. P. Avery was summoned and pronounced her ailment paralysis of the heart.  Up  to the time of her attack Miss Arnold was in the enjoyment of usual good health.  Deceased was aged about 35 years.  Coroner Weyburn was summoned, but deemed a formal inquest unnecessary.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 August 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Levi Arnold,
a prominent resident of Farmington, died at his home in that town at 9 o'clock Sunday evening after a long and painful illness from cancer of the stomach. He was a son of the late Levi and Sarah Arnold, and was born in Farmington 76 years ago. He had long been a faithful attendant at the Quaker church in Farmington. He leaves one son, Allison Arnold of Farmington; and two sisters, the Misses Jane and Mary Arnold of Farmington. Burial South Farmington Cemetery aka Chapel Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 29 August 1873

Mrs. Polly Arnold,
wife of Capt. Elijah Arnold of Naples, died on the 21st inst. at the age of 81 years.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 22 February 1905

Honeoye, N. Y. -
This community was greatly shocked on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 13, to learn that one of our most respected citizens, Rollin H. Arnold, had been suddenly called to the higher life. Born in the village of Honeoye and having spent the most of the 71 years of his life among us, we had come to respect and honor him as one who believed in the "Universal Brotherhood of Man." A great reader and lover of books, at the same time an independent thinker, very conscientious and honorable in his dealings, we had come to look upon him as one who was living as near as it was possible to do, the Christ life. His health was never of the best and for the past two years he had been failing. Mr. Arnold leaves one daughter, Mrs. Florence Forrester, of Chippewa Bay, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Lawrence to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister and the burial was in Lake View cemetery. George Lawrence and Albert Lawrence of Cuba were called here by the death of their uncle, Mr. Arnold.

From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1878

Mrs. Clifton Ashley
of Honeoye committed suicide on the 23d ult., by deliberately thrusting and holding her head in a pool of water until death from strangulation ensued.  She was rendered despondent by her illness of consumption, and sought this means of ending a life summarily rather than to endure long suffering from disease.  She leaves a husband and four children.

From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1878

A case of suicide is reported near Honeoye, in the town of Richmond.  Mrs. C. Ashley had been afflicted with consumption for some time, and being either temporarily insane or resolving to end her sufferings, took her own life last Sunday. There is a family of four children. The two oldest had gone to church, at her suggestion, with Mr. Ashley, while the other two remained at home and went to sleep. With the family thus disposed of, she went out to a little gully near the house, took off her bonnet and hung it up and took out her artificial teeth and laid them down, and then proceeded a little farther up the gully to a little pool worn by the action of the water on the rocks - and into this pool laid her face and drowned. The family is a respected one and Mr. Ashley is a well-to-do farmer. The deceased was about thirty-five years old.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 June 1907

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
Died at Honeoye May 31, Clinton Ashley, aged 73 years. Mr. Ashley was the oldest son of Noah and Minerva Tisdell Ashley, one of a family of seven children, all dead same Frederick Ashley of Honeoye. In early life Mr. Ashley married Ararilla Wright by whom he had four children, two of whom survive, Charles Ashley and Mrs. Nellie Tubbs, both of this town, and one grandson, Lloyd Tubbs. For a second wife he married Mrs. Maria Ray who survives him. Mr. Ashley was a member of the Congregational church, a man universally respected by all. His loss will be great to his family. He suffered a long painful illness.

From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1892

Cora E. Ashley, a young lady about 24 years of age, committed suicide by drowning herself at the foot of Honeoye lake last Sunday evening. She was the daughter of Clinton S. Ashley, an old resident of the village of Honeoye. That morning she had attended service at the church in Honeoye, and had spent the remainder of the day at the residence of her father. She seemed unusually bright and cheerful during Sunday, and no cause can be assigned for her mysterious action. About 9 o'clock Sunday evening Mr. Ashley took his daughter to the farm where his son resides. She had been living with her brother for some time past. In the morning, she was missing, and search was immediately instituted. Two notes were found in her room. The first note was found upon the bureau, and read as follows:

"Father, come for me on the north side of the lake."

The second note was found inside of the bureau, and related to the disposition of her personal property. It concluded with an affectionate farewell to her father. The searching party immediately proceeded to the foot of the lake, and found the body kneeling in about three feet of water. The coroner was immediately summoned, and word was sent to her brother, who was in the village. Coroner Beahan immediately drove to Honeoye and impaneled the following jury: E. W. Gilbert, foreman; L. F. Wilbur, Ira N. Deyo, F. L. Plimpton, Thos. R. Reed, John P. Abbey, R. H. Knapp, A. C. Bishop, John Litzendorf, O. H. Hamilton, Chas. N. Struble and Wm. H. Bartlett. The jury rendered a verdict that she came to her death by voluntarily committing suicide in Honeoye lake. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Mr. Day (who postponed his journey west), officiating. A singular circumstance is that the girl's mother committed suicide in about the same manner some thirteen years ago. The mother drowned herself in the creek near the Ashley house. Although no evidence of insanity was developed at the inquest, it is thought that the suicidal mania may possibly have been inherited.

From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Edmund H. Ashley,
a prominent resident of East Bloomfield, committed suicide last Sunday afternoon. At 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon he managed to elude his attendants and, procuring a revolver, shot himself in the head. He was 78 years of age. He had been in ill health for some time.

From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1895

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Deacon Frank A. Ashley died very suddenly of pneumonia, after about two weeks' illness, at 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, aged 52 years. Up to the morning of his death it was supposed he was in no danger. His funeral was held from the Congregational church on Friday at 2 o'clock. Mr. Ashley was a brother-in-law of Dr. Wilbur. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 May 1906

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
Friday morning our village was shocked by the news of the sudden death of heart disease of Geo. Ashley, a lifelong resident of Honeoye township, and for two years, of our village. Mr. Ashley was the son of William Ashley and Juliette Bosworth, and was born July 6, 1838, at Richmond Center, where he resided until his marriage to Deborah Adams, Jan. 28, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Ashley settled on the Socrates Hopkins farm in the town of Livonia, where they lived two years, when they returned to Honeoye and purchased the Adams homestead. Mr. Ashley was a progressive man, and alive to all that tended the upward lifting of humanity. He was deeply interested in literature and enjoyed his farm work, and it gave him, as he often said, so much time to think and commune with nature. The funeral services were held from the house Sunday afternoon. Rev. S. Mills Day, Mr. Ashley's old pastor, gave a personal sketch. Mr. Boynton of Bristol gave the address. In the course of his remarks he said, "When I made inquiries regarding Mr. Ashley, I was told 'that anything good I said about George Ashley would be true.' " Dr. Arthur Dill, pastor of the Congregational church of Honeoye, read a poem from Edwin Arnold. Ernst Abel of Canandaigua sang the selection "Crossing the Bar." He leaves a wife, one son, William S., two daughters, Alice L. and Mrs. Mary Ashley Abel. Friends and relatives were present from Castile, Canandaigua, Lima, Honeoye Falls, Rochester and Livonia.

From Victor Herald 21 February 1902

N. Tisdell Ashley,
a wealthy and well-known farmer, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, February 11, of heart failure, at his home in Richmond Mills. Deceased was about 63 years of age, and is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Rev. John Brown, of Covington, Pa., and two brothers, Fred and Clinton, of Honeoye. The funeral will be held at the house on Friday at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. S. Brown, pastor of the Allen's Hill Methodist church, officiating. Mr. Ashley was a man of splendid Christian character. He was a member of the Allen's Hill M. E. church.

From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1899

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. William Ashley
of Richmond Center died on Tuesday, aged 86 years. The funeral was held from her late residence on Thursday at 2 p.m. and the interment was made in the Richmond Center cemetery. Two son, George and Albert, and one daughter, Pamela, survive.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 31 January 1866

Sad Case of Suicide -
We are informed that Mr. Hezekiah T. Aspell committed suicide by hanging himself, at his home in the town of Gorham, in this County, a week ago last Saturday. It is thought that he must have been afflicted with insanity, originating from ill health. Mr. Aspell was well-known to many of our citizens. He was Postmaster at Milo Centre during the administration of Mr. Buchanan.

From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1889

Thomas Astley, of Manchester, started for his day's labors about 6 o'clock Monday morning, the 8th inst., and half an hour later his dead body was discovered by a neighbor about a mile from his place of residence. The remains were at once taken to the home of his brother-in-law, and Coroner Howe of Phelps was summoned, who found that the cause of death was due to heart failure. Astley had been in poor health for two years. He was about 44 years old, unmarried, and, with the exception of his sister, had no other relatives in the country.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1897

Nathaniel Atchley, one of the oldest residents of the town of Phelps died at his residence near Orleans Friday morning, April 16th, at the ripe old age of 90 years and was buried from his late residence yesterday at 2:30 p.m. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Wilson of Bristol Springs, N. Y., and a son, M. T. Atchley of Geneva.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Wednesday occurred the death of Wesley D. Atchley who had been ill for several years. He was about seventy-five years old and was born in Hopewell. Mr. Atchley married Emily Thatcher, of Hopewell, fifty years ago and a few years after they moved to Michigan, where he was engaged in business and where he built several stores. Later he moved to Phelps and lived there until he built his home on Pleasant street in this village, fifteen years ago. He had since lived a retired life here. He enlisted in the State Army Service but did not enter the United States Service. He was recognized as the best fifer in this part of the country and was called to lead the martial music in most of the surrounding villages for years. He was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by his wife and a brother, George Washington Atchley, of Michigan.

From Shortsville Enterprise 7 January 1915

The death of Mrs. Danvers Atherton occurred on Saturday morning last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace Colvin, Booth street, after an illness covering a period of two months, aged 66 years. Mrs. Atherton, who had been a resident of the Parlor Village for the past three months, was born at Hope Falls, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Carpenter. She lived at Macedon for about 30 years and before coming to Shortsville had resided in Rochester for two years. The survivors are her husband, a resident of Medina; four daughters, Mrs. William Hewitt, of West Everett, Mass.; Mrs. Roy Cummings, Mrs. Ada Collins, of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Colvin; also one brother, residing at Bridgeport. The funeral was held from the Colvin home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Harold Strathearn conducting the services. The burial was made in Brookside cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 14 January 1857

ATWATER, Mrs. Margaret
- In Canandaigua on the 3rd instant, Margaret E., wife of Moses Atwater, in the 45th year of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1915

Word was received here today announcing the death of Mrs. George G. Atwood, the wife of Dr. Atwood of the State Department of Agriculture, which occurred last night. Mrs. Atwood was a former Genevan and resided here until Dr. and Mrs. Atwood removed to Albany some fourteen years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters. The remains will be brought to Geneva for burial on Friday, arriving on the 12:25 o'clock train, and will be taken directly to Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no service except a simple committal at the grave.

From Geneva Gazette 25 November 1898

Geo. M. Audrey
was found dead in a pool of blood Monday morning last, in the residence of George Wader on Canal street, this city.  He had long been afflicted with a cough, and at last suffered a severe hemorrhage of the lungs while alone, with fatal result.  The deceased is survived by a daughter, Sarah B. Hazel of Gorham, and a brother living in Schuyler county. His wife left him many years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1908

James M. Aumick,
aged 74 years, died last night at 8:15 o'clock at his home south of this city. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving for two years in Company E, 34th N. Y. Volunteers. He leaves a widow; three sons, John, Lyman and Fred, and one daughter, Mrs. B. F. Stickler, all of Geneva. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 6 January 1886

Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Austin
of Gorham died at the County House last week, aged about 85 years. She was buried by her son at the Hopewell Cemetery, near the residence of Mr. Walter Marks.

From Waterloo Republican (IL), Thursday, April 3, 1902

Died on Saturday, March 15, Mrs. Sarah Austin, at Marissa, Ill., aged 83 years, 2 months and 16 days.  Mrs. Austin, whose maiden name was Clark, was born in Hopewell, N. Y.,  December 31, 1819.  She was married to Alexander Miles February 24, 1840.  To this union were born six children, Naomi, Mary, Katie, Norman, William and Alexander.  Her second marriage was to Stephen Miles February 22, 1851.  To this union were born five children, Adolphus, Asa, Oscar, Clara and Eunice. At the tender age of 16 years she journeyed all the way from her birthplace to Harrisonville, Ill.  We say she came all the way from N. Y. to Southern Illinois, from the fact that a trip of that kind at so early a date was quite an adventure, as the means of travel at that time were very  meager when we think of the route by stage from Canahidqua to Buffalo, thence in a vessel on Lake Erie to the city of Erie, thence to Pittsburgh via Meadsville, then down the Ohio to its confluence with the great Father of Waters, thence up the Mississippi to Harrisonville where she for the first time planted her feet on Illinois soil. Immediately after coming to Illinois she went to live with her uncle, S. W. Miles, Sr., a government surveyor, who had settled on a 5,000 acre tract of fertile land at Eagle Cliff, Ill., with whom she stayed until she married.  She carried a light heart and had one of those happy dispositions that throw sunshine into the souls of all with whom she came in contact.  The last 22 years of her life she was totally blind, yet this great affliction did not prevent her from being a solace to those around her and she was cheerful to the last knowing that she was soon going to that better land where no sorrow ever comes.  Early in life she united with the Presbyterian Church and lived a consistent Christian life.

Note:  She was the daughter of Horace Clark and Parmelia Miles.  This obituary was kindly donated by Louise who is interested in contact with anyone researching this family.

From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Asahel B. Avery
died at his home about three miles northeast of this place, Wednesday afternoon, after a short illness of typhoid fever, aged 59 years. Mr. Avery was one of the most respected and prosperous farmers in this section. He leaves a wife, one daughter, and two sons.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Delos Avery, a former resident of Naples, was held from the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon. For many years Mr. Avery had a photograph gallery in town but recently he has lived at East Springwater. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. William Conrad of Cohocton; and Misses Hattie and Clara at home; and one brother, Clark D. Avery, of Naples. Another daughter, Oda, died some years ago. There were many friends in attendance at the funeral, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simons of Ingleside. During their absence they left their home in charge of their son and a younger daughter, Eugenia, aged 16. The daughter retired Wednesday evening in apparent health, but when she did not appear in the morning, a younger sister went to her room and found her dead. She had been subject from a child to severe attacks of heart disease, which in all probability was the cause of her death. This is a sore bereavement to the family.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1909

Edwin M. Avery
of No. 100 Pulteney street died last night at the City Hospital. He was 53 years old. One daughter, Miss Louise Avery, survives.

Geneva Daily Times, 14 January 1909 - The funeral of Edwin M. Avery will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. DeMun of No. 100 Pulteney street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1896

The death of Mrs. Jane C. Avery occurred yesterday at 5 o'clock at the residence of her daughter on Genesee street, death being caused by paralysis. She was sick about 7 weeks, and is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Emma C. Moore and Frank D. Avery. Mrs. Avery was one of the oldest inhabitants of Geneva and was highly respected. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. Dr. Rankine will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 April 1907

Mrs. Phoebe J. Avery,
widow of the late Dr. Jerome P. Avery, died last evening at about seven o'clock at her home, No. 62 Grove street. She was 73 years old and was born in Hopewell. She has resided in this city for the past fifteen years and has been ill for the last two years. She is survived by her daughter, Miss Anna M Avery, who has resided with her. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church will officiate, and interment will be in Glenwood.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Walter Avery,
a farmer residing on Wellington Humphrey's farm, three miles east of Phelps, dropped dead yesterday afternoon. Mr. Avery had been looking after a sick horse at the barn and on entering the house, his wife was about to go to the cellar for a pan of potatoes. Mr. Avery volunteered to do the errand. He returned shortly with the potatoes and as he was about to place the pan on the kitchen table, he sank to the floor lifeless. Mr. Avery was quite robust and to all appearances was enjoying the best of health. He had been in Mr. Humphrey's employ for the past year previous to which he conducted a blacksmith business at Junius. He was 48 years of age and leaves a widow and two sons. Coroner Buchholz of Geneva was summoned and he granted a certificate of death, giving heart disease as the cause.

From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1829

Died in this village, on Wednesday evening, the 11th inst., the Reverend Henry Axtell, D. D., in the 56th year of his age. He was born in Mendham, New Jersey, in 1773, and was graduated at Princeton, in 1796. While in college he sustained the character of an accurate scholar, and acquired the respect and esteem of his associates. He was one of the earliest settlers in this village, having located himself here about 25 years ago, where he pursued his studies for the ministry. In July, 1812, he was ordained colleague Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this village, in connection with the Rev. Jedediah Chapman. This relation continued until the death of his colleague in 1813, when he became sole Pastor.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - Mary Fisher Ayers,
widow of the late Philo Ayers, died at her home yesterday morning about eleven o'clock of heart trouble, together with the failing health of old age. She was born Oct. 15, 1826, and was married to Philo Ayers Dec. 27, 1848, at her home near Geneva, where she had been born. After her marriage she live one year in each the towns of Starkey and Seneca, and then moved to the town of Middlesex, where she and her husband lived for fifty-one years. Three years ago they moved to this village. After spending a little more than a year in their new home, Mr. Ayers died. For over twenty years she has been losing her sight, and for the last five years she has been totally blind. For fifty-nine years she was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from her late home, Rev. Harsey King officiating. The remains will be taken to Geneva where they will be laid at rest by the side of her husband in the Sand Hill Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Augusta Ayers, who has tenderly cared for her aged parents.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - William A. Ayers died Saturday at the residence of his son, George B. Ayers. Deceased leaves surviving his wife, one daughter and three sons.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907

Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzhugh Ayrault, widow of the late Rev. Walter Ayrault, D. D., died yesterday afternoon at one o'clock at home of her daughter, Mrs. O. J. C. Rose, of South Main street. She was 78 years old and was born on the widely known Sonyea estate in the Genesee Valley near Rochester. Her mother, Anne Danan, who was alluded to so many times during Geneva's centennial celebration last summer, was one of the pioneers of this part of Western New York. From 1875 to 1882 her husband, Rev. Walter Ayrault, D. D., was chaplain of Hobart college. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. D. Colt, of East Orange, N. J.; Mrs. O. J. C. Rose of this city; and Mrs. Malcolm Storer of Boston; four sons, Walter Ayrault of Chicago, Ill.; Ernest F. Ayrault of New York; Guy Ayrault of Groton, Mass., and Arthur Ayrault of Harrison, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Carroll Fitzhugh and Mrs. Henry Landon, both of Bay City, Mich., and one brother, Frank Fitzhugh, also of Bay City, Mich. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity, will officiate and interment will be in Washington street cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. William Ayres
died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Mallory, three miles north of Phelps. Mrs. Ayres was a resident of West Bloomfield and had been here for a visit with her daughter. She was 70 years of age. Her survivors are three sons, William and George Ayres of West Bloomfield and Frank Ayres of Cleveland; also her daughter, Mrs. Mallory. The remains will be taken to West Bloomfield today for burial.

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