"Bai" to "Ban" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1910

Bristol, N. Y. - Albert Bailey,
whose funeral was held from his late home at Victor on Tuesday, was buried in Evergreen cemetery here. The Bristol Woman's club of which Mrs. Bailey is a member, postponed its meeting until next Tuesday.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 June 1907

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Albert S. Bailey occurred on Wednesday afternoon of last week, after an illness of several weeks' duration. Mrs. Bailey was a true Christian woman, possessed of a kind, charitable nature, and was always ready to help others, and she is mourned by a large number of loving friends. She was an active worker in St. Paul's Universalist church, and expressed much interest in every enterprise of the church. Mrs. Bailey was about 65 years of age. She was formerly Miss Fransania Mabel Marble, and her early life was spent in the vicinity of Baptist Hill, but many years of her life had been spent in this town. Besides her husband, one daughter survives, Mrs. Porter B. Rawson, both residing here. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the family home in East Main street, and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of the Universalist church. Interment was made in Baptist Hill.

From Ontario County Journal 21 June 1895

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Artemisia Clark Bailey
gave up her life for that of her newborn babe last Tuesday. She was the wife of Charles Bailey and was about 38 years old. It is another sad death.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1904

After an illness of nearly two years, Mrs. Charles S. Bailey died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Looney, of No. 21 Lafayette avenue, age seventy. The deceased came to this city from Kingston, Ont., fifty-five years ago and had since lived in Geneva. She was a member and regular attendant at the North Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Looney, Mrs. George Wood and Mrs. Thomas Roberts; one sister, Mrs. Mary  E. Rodney, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the house at 3 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., officiating. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1905

Charles S. Bailey,
sixty-five years of age, a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning at Willard State Hospital, shortly before noon. The deceased has lived in this city practically his entire life with the exception of the four years that he spent in the army. During his military experience he was taken prisoner and confined for six months in Andersonville prison. The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Julia Ringer of Rochester; and three daughters, Mrs. Ella Looney and Mrs. Carrie Wood, of Geneva, and Mrs. Julia Roberts of Rochester.

From Victor Herald 11 January 1901

Bristol, N. Y. -
The people here were greatly surprised, New Years day, to hear of the death of Mrs. Eliza Bailey. The funeral was held Thursday. Death was caused by the bursting of an aorta.

Same newspaper - The funeral of Eliza A., widow of the late George Bailey, who died very suddenly New Years morning, was held last Thursday forenoon, at her late residence, the Rev. Buckner of Bristol officiating. Interment was made in the family plot at Bristol, N. Y.

From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1896

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George Bailey,
a respected and well-to-do resident of Bloomfield, died at his home, about two miles south of this village, on Friday evening at the age of 69 years. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Orelup of Bristol officiated.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1905

Gilbert N. Bailey,
for forty-five years a resident of Geneva, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home, No. 85 Grove street, at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night, aged sixty-two years. The cause of death was a general disability brought on by his service in the army. Mr. Bailey came to Geneva with his parents from Ovid. His father was for several years a teacher in the High school, under the principalship of Professor Vrooman. His grandfather was the owner of nearly all the land where Willard is located, then known as Baileytown. Mr. Bailey was the oldest of five children, all of whom are now dead. His last brother, DeRoss Bailey, well-known in Geneva, died in Buffalo in October. Deceased is survived only by his widow. He was a member of the Methodist church, of Swift Post, No. 94, G. A. R., and White Springs Lodge, No. 121, A. O. U. W. The funeral will be held from the house at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Washington street cemetery.

From Victor Herald 30 October 1903

Horace Bailey,
a well-known resident of West Bloomfield, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Tiffany, Delevan, N. Y. He was 88 years of age, death being caused by paralysis. Mr. Bailey was a native of Herkimer county, but settled in Ionia when a young man, living there over 33 years. He leaves five children, Oscar Bailey and Mrs. Ada Hibbard of Ionia; Mrs. Amanda Peachey of Mendon; Mrs. J. E. Tiffany of Delevan, N. Y.; and E. M. Bailey of Akron, N. Y. Honeoye Falls Times

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 January 1901

Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Horace Bailey died quite suddenly at the home of her son, Elwyn, in Akron, on Wednesday morning last at the advanced age of 83 years. Funeral was held from her late home here on Friday afternoon, Rev. G. T. Watts of Lima Seminary officiated. Besides the aged husband, three daughters and two sons are left to mourn.

From Geneva Advertiser 3 June 1902

The Rev. Lansing Bailey, a retired Baptist clergyman, died at his home at 57 Elmwood Avenue on Friday morning, May 30th, after a few weeks illness.  He was born at Constantia, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1821, and came to Geneva to live Nov. 1st, 1888. His age was 81 years and nearly four months.  He was for many years pastor of the Baptist Church in Phelps, and was held in high esteem as an earnest Christian, a faithful pastor and good citizen. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 2 July 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Bailey,
wife of Frank Bailey, was buried Saturday. Her age was 82 years. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Glover of Naples, and Mrs. Ellen Snyder of Rushville.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1896

Yesterday morning Mrs. Oliver Bailey, residing in the town of East Bloomfield, was accidentally shot and killed by her nine-year-old son. Mr. Bailey had been using his gun in shooting hogs, and the night before he carelessly left it standing in a corner of the room. In the morning his little nine-year-old boy picked it up, and was playing with it in a room in which his mother was doing her house work. In some manner the gun was discharged while the mother was passing in front of the child, one of the large No. 4 shot with which it was loaded, entering her abdomen. Dr. A. L. Beahan, of Canandaigua, and Dr. Wheeler, of East Bloomfield, were summoned, and although everything possible was done to relieve Mrs. Bailey, she died about three hours after the accident occurred. The child, who is responsible for the accident, is nearly crazy with grief, and goes about crying for his mother. The husband and other child are also heart broken, and the home is a sad scene. The deceased was about 40 years of age, and was a daughter of the late Dr. Beecher, who was for many years a resident of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Oscar Bailey was held at the Methodist Church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. E. Tiffany of Canandaigua being the officiating minister. Mrs. Bailey was a lady possessing many excellent qualities of mind and heart, and was greatly beloved by her friends and neighbors. During the long period of her suffering with pulmonary consumption, she manifested patience and resignation in a remarkable degree. The interment took place at East Mendon. Her age was thirty-nine years.

From Ontario County Times 7 May 1884

Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sally Bailey
died at the residence of her son, Mr. George Bailey, in East Bloomfield, April 28th, aged 81 years. Mrs. Bailey has one sister, Mrs. Phineas Kent, and four sons, Wm. Bailey of West Bloomfield; Geo. Bailey of East Bloomfield, Albert Bailey of Victor; and Hiram Bailey of California, who survive her. She was buried in Bristol beside her husband, Richard Bailey, who died April 9, 1844.

From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Sunday evening occurred the death of William Bailey, at the advanced age of 88 years, at his home about two miles east of this village, after an illness of some months from heart trouble. Mr. Bailey was the son of Richard and Sally Bailey, and was born at South Bloomfield. For 52 years Mr. Bailey had been a resident of this town, where he was extensively engaged in farming. He had also been a dealer in cattle. He was highly esteemed in this community for his sterlingworth. On Dec. 24, 1848, he was united in marriage to Miss Corintha Reed, who died 35 years ago. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elon G. Shepard, and two brothers, Hiram Bailey of Livermore, Cal., and Albert Bailey of Victor. The funeral services were held from his late house on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Louis Wilson of the Congregational church officiating. The interment was in the Rural cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1877

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zaydoc Bailey,
the oldest inhabitant in town, died Thursday, Jan. 18th, at the advanced age of 98 years and 10 months.  The funeral was held Saturday at 1 o'clock p.m.  Mr. Bailey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, March 4th, 1778, and moved from Sheffield to this place in 1797.

From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1882

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Zephinia G. Bailey
died last Saturday of consumption, aged 59 years. Funeral services were held on Monday at his late residence, Rev. Mr. Gates, of LeRoy, officiating. His remains were taken to Baptist Hill for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894

Gorham, N. Y. -
Last Saturday morning Joseph Robinson, Arthur Phillips, and Claude Baine, the former two 16, and the latter 18 years of age, were sailing on the mill pond on Flint Creek at Gorham, when the boat capsized and young Baine attempted to swim ashore. He was dressed heavily and when his clothing became soaked, he was unable to bear up under the heavy burden and sank. All attempts to recover the young man while alive were of no avail, and it was not until several hours afterwards when the lifeless body was brought ashore. The other boys clung to the boat and were rescued. The young man is the oldest son of Andrew Baine, clerk at the Gorham House, of which his uncle, Martin Baine, is the proprietor. Coroner White, of Phelps, was notified, and did not consider an inquest necessary.

From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1899

Rushville, N. Y. - Aaron Baird
died at the home of his parents on Saturday, aged twenty-five years. He had been very ill for a few weeks with typhoid fever and other complications. He is survived by a wife and child eight months old, his parents and two sisters, one Mrs. Walter M. Henry of Canandaigua. The services were largely attended at the home on Monday and also the burial at Rushville.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 February 1907

Mrs. Anne M. Baird, of No. 49 Geneva street, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock, after an illness of about ten days. She was 81 years old and has resided in this city for the past 60 years. The survivors are one sister, Miss Sally Feller, of Ancram; and two sons, Frank W. Baird and Fred M. Baird of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1916

Mrs. Annie L. Baird,
wife of Frank W. Baird, died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at her home, Pulteney street, after an illness of several months. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Harry H. Baird and James B. Baird, all of this city.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1896

The death of David W. Baird occurred at 9:30 o'clock last night at the family residence on Geneva street. Mr. Baird has been a long and patient sufferer. He was about 76 years of age and was a most highly esteemed citizen. He was formerly a well-known carriage builder. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Fred M. and Frank W. Baird. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, and will be conducted according to masonic rites. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 3 January 1893

Obituary - Edmund K.,
eldest son of David W. Baird, died Dec. 28, 1892, of paralysis of the brain after an illness of ten days, aged 41 years.  He passed away without pain or suffering.  He leaves a wife and two sons, 7 and 10 years.  Ed. served a regular apprenticeship at the tin, sheet iron and coppersmith trade, beside the general hardware and seed business, all of which he thoroughly understood and the public as well as his employers lose a handy man.  About sixteen years ago he went to California, and for three and a half years was engaged as a traveling salesman for a wholesale metal and hardware house. He was injured in a railroad accident and had to return home.  He never fully recovered, but always complained of distress in his head.  He had a large bump of mirth that had to be exercised, as all who knew him will remember.  His funeral took place on Friday from 27 Geneva street and was largely attended, Rev. Dr. Remick, pastor of the North Church, officiating. The floral offerings from his friends at Hawkins & Corwin were large and beautiful, and their store was closed on the occasion of the funeral.  The interment was in Glenwood.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1905

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral services of Frank Baird, Sr., were held at the family residence Monday. Mr. Baird, who has been in ill health for some time died Friday. He was over eighty years of age and one of Hall's oldest residents. He is survived by six children, two sons and four daughters, all married except John, the son with whom he resided. The burial took place at the Log Church cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1885

Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Baird,
mother of W. J. Baird of this place, died very suddenly of pneumonia at Canandaigua last Wednesday. She was buried from the church here on Friday. Mrs. Baird was an old resident of this town, and leaves a large circle of friends beside her relatives to mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Times 29 June 1864

Col. Wm. H. Baird, of the 126th Regiment was killed in the battle before Petersburgh, last week. When the war first began, Col. Baird raised a company and joined the 38th Regiment. After the battle of Bull Run, he was promoted to Major, which position he soon after resigned. He was afterward made Major of the 126th Regiment, then promoted to Lieut. Col., and by the resignation of Col. Bull, was made Colonel. He was much esteemed by the men under his command, and his loss will be regretted by his Regiment and by the community in which he lived. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. The 126th seems fated. Every day brings the report of the death of some of its heroes. Geneva Courier

From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Richard H. Bakeman, who died Friday, took place from his late home on Franklin street yesterday. The services were conducted by Rev. W. N. Woolcott, pastor of the Baptist church. Gen. J. B. Murray Post, G. A. R., attended the funeral in a body.

From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898

Academy, N. Y. - Bradford Baker
of Cheshire, aged 60 years, died Saturday morning after several months' suffering from cancer. Funeral was held in the church on Sunday afternoon, Rev H. Wyse Jones, officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1922

Mrs. Florinda M. Baker,
age 91, died at the home of her son, Thomas Edwards, on the River Road, this morning at 5:20 o'clock, after a long illness. She is survived by one son, Thomas S. Edwards, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1892

On the 26th ult., little Gracie, the 9 year old daughter of Mr. Alphonso Baker, fell a victim of diphtheria.  A few days later Mr. Baker himself was attacked with the disease, contracted by infection from the child he had so fondly and tenderly nursed during her illness; and now he has succumbed to its terrible ravages.  He died after acute suffering Monday night last.  This is the only fatal case among adults since the outbreak of this epidemic in our midst.  The few patients still affected are convalescing. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899

Academy, N. Y. -
At 3 o'clock the funeral of Daniel J. Baker, aged 86, was held in the Cheshire church, Rev. J. W. Webb, of Canandaigua, officiating. Mr. Baker was attacked with pneumonia  while visiting his grandson in Shortsville and only survived a day or two.

From Victor Herald 6 July 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The remains of Daniel R. Baker, who died in New York last Saturday, were brought here Tuesday morning, and taken to the residence of his half-brother, Hiram Steele, where the funeral services were held in the afternoon. The interment was made at West Bloomfield cemetery. Mr. Baker was well-known in West and East Bloomfield, he residing in the towns for many years. He leaves his widow and two sons to survive him.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1895

Frank Baker,
aged sixty-five years, and brother of the groceryman, Geo. Baker, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alsop, on Jackson street. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock. Interment will be at Glenwood cemetery.

From Victor Herald 24 July 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Frederick Baker,
one of the best of our many valued German citizens, died at his home near here, Saturday last, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 65 years. A widow and three children remain of the immediate family. The funeral was held from St. Bridget's church yesterday at 10 o'clock. Interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Baker had been a resident of this country thirty-three years.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1909

George W. Baker,
died this morning at 11:20 o'clock at his late residence, No 36 Tillman street. The deceased would have been eighty years old the 29th of this month. He has always lived in this city and for 33 years he conducted a grocery store on Exchange street, in the store at present occupied by the Ragus Tea & Coffee Co. Eight years ago Mr. Baker retired from business. He is survived by his widow, two sons, John B. and George W. Baker, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. John Proudfit; two sisters, Mrs. John Alsop and Mrs. Sarah Clare.

From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1910

Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Caroline Baker
died at her home here on Nov. 25, aged 67 years, after an illness of 13 years during which she had been almost helpless and a great sufferer. Her husband, Marvin Baker, died eight years ago, and since then she has been most tenderly cared for by her son, Winfield, and his wife. She was a woman of beautiful character, patient and sweet-tempered through her afflictions, and much beloved by her family and friends. The funeral was held from the house on Monday afternoon. She leaves two sons, Winfield and Gardner Baker, both of this place and two grandchildren.

From Geneva Gazette 22 November 1895

Death of a Veteran - Another veteran of the late war has "gone to the front."  Henry Baker, a member first of Co. C of the 70th, then of Co. A of the 85th N. Y. Vols., (both showing honorable records), died Tuesday night last in this village, aged about 60 years.  His service was continuous from the first year of the war to its close, yet he was fortunate in escaping hurt though enduring its many hardships and often exposed to its perils.  He was ever what would be called "a jolly good fellow" in the ranks and oft enlivened the circle of comrades and other acquaintances by his native wit and quaint humor.  He was proud of his patriotic services rendered, as indeed who may not be proud who passed through the ordeal with untarnished name?  He will have a soldier's burial, and old comrades will bear him to his last resting place and drop fraternal tears to his memory. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1876

J. W. Baker,
an old and well-known townsman, formerly engaged in the grocery business on Castle street, died at his residence on North Main street Wednesday forenoon last.  He was an active member of the M. E. Church, taking a conspicuous part as a layman in its services.

From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1864

By a letter from E. H. Mead, addressed to Thos. Alsop, we learn of an accident which caused the death of one of our Geneva boys, who went out with the First Veterans, John M. Baker.  It seems that on the 23d of June last, he was thrown from his horse and injured internally to such an extent that he was sent to the hospital at Martinsburg, where he died on the morning of June 27th.  The writer states that he happened to be in town and just passing the hospital on his way back to the regiment, which was moving when he was informed of John's death.  He went in to see him, and found that he had changed very much.  It was not found advisable to send him home; he was therefore buried by his comrades, and his grave marked. He was a general favorite throughout the regiment, making many friends by his jovial manners.  Though not killed by the fatal bullet, his loss is no less keenly felt by his relatives and friends.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902

Ionia, N. Y. -
At an early hour Thursday morning occurred the death of Marvin J. Baker, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this locality. His death is especially sad, inasmuch as his wife is a confirmed invalid, to whom his devotion has been remarkable. For a number of years she has been a sufferer from rheumatism, until at the present time she is in a state of total helplessness. For a short time past, Mr. Baker had not been in very robust health, but he retired Wednesday night apparently as well as usual. The next morning he did not come down stairs at his usual time, and his granddaughter went to call him, but could get no response. A neighbor was called in and he found that Mr. Baker was dead. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, Winfield and Gardner, both of this village, and two sisters, Mrs. Janette Griffith of East Bloomfield, and Miss Nancy Baker of Hornellsville. Mr. Baker was 62 years of age and is the last of three brothers, who owned three farms which were adjoining, Samuel Baker died in January, 1902, Ortis Baker in March, 1902. The funeral was conducted by the members of Millers Corners Lodge, 279, A. O. U. W.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her daughter, occurred the death of Mary Elton Baker, wife of John Baker of this place. Death was due to heart failure. She is survived by her husband, and daughter, Mrs. Atlee Tilton of this place, a mother, and two brothers, besides many friends to mourn her loss. Burial services were held Saturday, Rev. L. D. Boynton officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913

The death of Mrs. Olley Baker, wife of J. Y. Baker, occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Comiskey, in the village of Manchester on Sunday night from anemia chorosis. Her age was 43 years. Mrs. Baker was born in the township of Conesus on August 29, 1868, and was a daughter of George A. and Betsey L. Heath Spencer. She was united in marriage to Mr. Baker on November 10, 1886, who still survives her. She was a most most highly respected resident of Manchester for 18 years. Several months past she had been making her home in Buffalo. She was a member of Geneva Lodge, Eastern Star, and of the First Presbyterian church at Geneseo. Besides her husband, she leaves an adopted daughter, Miss Evelyn Baker; four brothers, William Spencer of Freeland, Mich.; George Spencer of Geneseo; Albert Spencer of Groveland; Arthur Spencer of Rochester; and three sisters, Miss Ida Spencer of Geneseo; Mrs. Frank Hyde of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. Comiskey of Manchester. The funeral services were held from the Manchester M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. Lane. The interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910

Mrs. Rebecca Baker,
widow of the late Jacob W. Baker, died last evening at 8 o'clock at her home, No. 132 LaFayette avenue. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russel G. Springstead and Mrs. Albert Fowle; and three sons, Charles, Abraham and William Baker, of this city and Horatio Baker of Rose; one sister, Emeline Rose of Highland Falls; and two brothers, William Rose of Horseheads and S. T. Rose of Kalamazoo, Mich. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Burial in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1881

Died at his residence at Miller's Corners, Dec. 9, 1881, William Baker, aged 81 years. Mr. Baker was one of the first settlers in the town of West Bloomfield, an upright man, respected and loved by all his neighbors. He leaves four sons and two daughters.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1907

Miss Anna Baldridge, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Baldridge of Pulteney street, died yesterday morning at one o'clock after a long and painful illness. She has been confined to the house for the last four months. She was twenty-five years old, and was born at Varick, Seneca county. She afterwards resided for six years at MacDougalls, and the remainder of her life she has resided in this city. She attended the High School and was graduated in the class of '98 with high honors. She then entered Wells college and was graduated in the class of '03 with the highest honors of the class of eighteen, and with the degree of A. B. She was a member of the Phoenix Literarium society and also a member of the mandolin club. On her return to this city, she was a member of the High school faculty teaching history, civics and algebra for about a year and a half. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the family residence on Pulteney street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Victor Herald 15 June 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Baldwin
died suddenly Tuesday evening. He had been in feeble condition for some time and a sufferer from asthma. For a number of years he has had a cobbling shop in Appleton's shoe store. He was 76 years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1910

John Balfour,
the well-known nurseryman and landscape gardener, died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Millard, of No. 211 Pulteney street. The deceased was born 70 years ago in Ireland, but has lived in Geneva for the past 45 years. With the exception of the last year, he has been the caretaker of the city parks and parkways ever since the adoption of the city charter. The deceased has been in ill health since last July and his death was due to a general breakdown. The deceased is survived by three sons, George T. Balfour of Chattanooga, Tenn.; John J. Balfour of Geneva; and Joseph Balfour of Toronto, Ont.; and three daughters, Mrs. R. T. McCow of Elizabeth, N. J., Mrs. William Millard of Geneva and Mrs. C. E. Pier of Corning; and five grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morning from the home of Mrs. Millard, with Dr. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1880

Victor, N. Y. - Died, on Monday morning, at 5 a.m., Dr. Charles Ball, at his residence in this place. The funeral services were held in the Universalist Church on Wednesday, September 1st, Rev. T. Borden officiating. The church was beautifully draped, and there was a large number in attendance to mourn the loss of so good a friend. He was a man very highly esteemed by all who knew him. Dr. Ball was 68 years of age, and we believe that no one can speak of him but in praise. He was a member of the Universalist Church.

From Ontario County Times 21 August 1878

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Lavina Ball,
another old resident of this place, departed this life on Sunday morning. Mrs. Ball was a woman respected and beloved by all who knew her.

From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1879

Died -
In Victor, on Monday evening, March 17th, Mrs. Rachael Ball, relict of Dr. Wm. Ball, aged 73 years. Mrs. Ball was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Beach, one of the first doctors who settled in Victor. Mrs. Ball came to this town in the year 1808, and has resided here since that date. She leaves one own child and one by adoption. Mrs. Ball was a kind mother, and a friend to the poor, who will miss her charities. Her death is regretted by her many friends as well as relatives.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 1 July 1868

Died, in Victor, on the 25th inst., Dr. William Ball, aged 67 years. The Roch. Union says Dr. B. had been ill for some two years of paralytic affection. He located in Victor about the year 1825, and studied medicine with Dr. Thomas Beach of that place, a physician widely known in Western New York. He married a daughter of Dr. Beach and commenced practice in 1829 or '30, and continued ever after, till failing health compelled him to relinquish labor. As a physician, Dr. Ball was successful, and was often called abroad to consult and prescribe in difficult cases. His practice in Victor and that region was extensive. As a citizen, deceased was justly esteemed and held a high social position. He was often called to fill civil offices, and in this as in all else he acquitted himself with credit. He has now closed a long and useful life, and dies with the respect and regret of his fellow citizens. He leaves a widow and one daughter.

From Ontario County Chronicle 5 August 1903

Chapinville, N. Y. - Alpheus R. Ballard
was born in the town of Wheeler, Steuben County, January 15, 1826. In 1832 he moved with his parents to Indiana, the trip being made with team. In 1848 he returned to his native town and in 1850 was married to Emeline Cooper. He moved to Chapinville in 1873 and for about 20 years carried on a wagon shop when his health failing, he was compelled to retire from active work. About four years ago he had a partial stroke of apoplexy, from which he never fully recovered. For the past few days there seemed to be a change for the worse with him, although he was able to be about the village. He lay down about 2 o'clock Thursday last and at 3 o'clock it was noticed that he was not breathing naturally and at 6 o'clock he passed away without regaining consciousness. In politics he was a Republican and served as postmaster under Harrison's administration. He was a Seventh Day Adventist and kept the faith religiously, never doing any work on Saturday. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Clinton and Casson Ballard of Shortsville, and Charles Ballard of Chapinville.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904

Mrs. Emmaline Ballard,
eighty-three years old, widow of the late Alfred Ballard of Chapinville, died Thursday evening at the home of her son, Clinton L. Ballard of Littleville, after a lingering illness of two years duration. Mrs. Ballard was born in Wheeler, Steuben county, in 1821, being one of a family of fifteen children. Her father, Ira Cooper, was a veteran of the war of 1812. She was a resident of Chapinville for over thirty years, her husband dying there about a year ago. She is survived by three sons, Carson L. of Shortsville, Clinton L. of Littleville, and Charles L. of Chapinville; also one brother, Ira Cooper of Chapinville. The funeral was held at the residence at eleven o'clock this morning, Rev. Charles Eddy of Manchester officiating. Burial was at Chapman cemetery in Hopewell.

From Geneva Gazette 7 March 1884

Daniel Balton Killed at Phelps -
A special telephone dispatch to the Gazette from Phelps this morning says that Daniel Balton, a farmer living 3 1/2 miles south east of that village, was struck by the work train last night while driving across the Central Railroad, and injured so severely that he died within two hours.  Kindling wood was made of the wagon, but the horses were not injured to any extent.  Coroner Howe is holding an inquest this morning.

From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1896

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Seymour Bancroft,
aged 67 years, was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning. He had suffered from paralysis for several years, and had failed rapidly of late. His death was not unexpected.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1902

The remains of Mrs. Leonora Post Banks, who died Thursday at Canandaigua, arrived in this city on the l:37 o'clock Central-Hudson today.  The remains were taken to Glenwood cemetery where brief services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Palmer, of Penn Yan.  Mrs. Banks was formerly a resident of Geneva.  She was a daughter of the late John Post.

From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1858

Died, in this village, on the 16th of January last, Colonel Asahel Bannister, in the 74th year of his age. He was of a robust frame, and enjoyed excellent health until within the last few years when disease assailed him, ending in typhoid fever, which terminated his earthly career after confinement to a sick bed for about three weeks.

From Geneva Courier 10 April 1878

Died, on Thursday, April 4th, Mrs. Elizabeth Bannister, aged 80 years.  When a child of three years, she came to Geneva, her father being one of the earliest settlers.  She has spent the most of her life in this village.  She has out-lived all of her children except one son.  At a ripe old age she has gone to her rest, and her memory will be tenderly cherished by all her friends.  She was a member of the North Presbyterian church.  In her last illness, she was calm and hopeful.  She looked forward to her departure with joy.  Her end was peace.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1909

The funeral of Mary J. Bannister, aged 80 years, who died Friday night at her home in Oaks Corners, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Phelps.

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