From Geneva Daily Times, December 26, 1929, page 9
Word has been received here of the death on December 15th of Alan
Barber, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Barber of Sharon,
Barber will be known to Genevans as Miss Lida Thatcher, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. R. W. Thatcher, former director of the New York State
Experiment Station. Thanks to Martha McGill for this contribution.
From Geneva Gazette 22 April 1892
Suicide by Drowning - On the trip of the Otetiani last Wednesday
forenoon, and when about opposite Lodi, Alonzo Barber of
Geneva, a passenger who had bought a ticket for Watkins, leaped from
the boat into the lake and was drowned. The fatal leap was witnessed,
the boat stopped and a small boat was lowered and manned to effect a
rescue if Barber would rise to the surface. The lake at that
point is very deep -- 100 feet or more -- and a body seldom rises or is
ever found that has met death by drowning there.
The deceased sustained severe injuries in a coasting accident some
years ago, and he has never been regarded quite right in his mind
since. Last fall he was the victim of varioloid, contracted while
assisting in the burial of one of the Flint Creek small pox patients.
Soon after convalescing, he attempted suicide by poisoning.
He had been kept under somewhat close surveillance until showing
such marked improvement that watchfulness became somewhat relaxed, with
sad denouement herein chronicled. The unfortunate suicide was the
oldest son of the well known undertaker, Wm. C. Barber, aged about 36
years. The deceased leaves a widow to whom he was married within the
past year. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Delia Barber died on Sunday evening, aged 72
years. She was one of the old Naples families of that name and nearly
the last one. Her father was Zacheus Barber, who had ten children. She
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Sutton of this village, and Mrs.
Alick Penney of Livonia.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 February 1907
Stanley, N. Y. - Eben A. Barber died at his home here Wednesday
morning, January 30th, aged 51 years, after an illness of less than 48
hours with pneumonia. The community is saddened and has lost an honored
citizen. The death is particularly sad as Mr. Barber's father, Ira
Barber, died only four days earlier, Jan. 26th, at his son's home here.
Mr. Barber leaves a wife, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Agnes Hotchkiss of
Schenectady; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary S. Saunders of Prattsburg,
Mrs. Emma A. Lown of Benton, Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas of Anadarko,
Oklahoma, and Mrs. Sarah I. Beales of Geauga county, Ohio. The funeral
was held from the late home at 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. A. H. Knight of the Gorham Baptist church with
burial at Nettle Hollow Cemetery, near Potter Center.
From Geneva Gazette 11 January 1889
Obituary - On Sunday morning last, after a short illness,
occurred the death
of Mrs. Eliza Sophia Stewart Barber, wife of our estimable
fellow townsman, Mr. W. C. Barber. Mrs. Barber was born in Cookstown,
Ireland, on November 26th, 1830, and was accordingly 58 years, 2 mos.,
and 10 days old at the time of her death.
At an early age she came to this country with her parents, and on July
4th, 1849, she was married to Mr.
Barber, the ceremony being performed at Lyons, N. Y. Soon
afterwards Mr. and Mrs. Barber removed to this village where they have
since resided. Mrs. Barber was the mother of six children -- William
S., Alonzo H., Mrs. C. McMillan of Canandaigua, Clarence J. of Auburn,
Mrs. P. A. Lerch of Fayette, and Mrs. R. T. Reynolds of this village,
who are all living with the exception of William. Mrs. Barber was a
model mother, indulgent in most things and
in every duty affecting the moral training of her children. Her
life was particularly happy, and she took more pleasure in her children
their training than in the behests of society. To her husband she
not only a loving and faithful wife, but a practical helpmeet in every
sense of the word, in whose business she not only took an active but
also a practical interest. Beloved by all who had the pleasure of her
acquaintance, her sudden and unexpected death is a sad blow to her
friends and an irreparable bereavement to her sorrowing children and
husband. The funeral services were held on Tuesday last, interment
being made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1907
Miss Harriet Barber died last evening at 8 o'clock at her
home, No. 120 Cherry street. She is survived by one brother, A. H.
Barber, of Kansas, and two sisters, Misses Minnie and Clara Barber,
both of this city. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the
house at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and interment
will be in Washington Street Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 January 1907
Stanley, N. Y. - Ira Barber died at the home of his son, Eben
Barber, on Saturday, of bronchial pneumonia, aged 88 years. Deceased
had been ill but a short time. He is survived by a family of five
children, Mary L. Launders of Prattsburg; Sarah L. Beales of Geoga
county, Ohio; Elizabeth A. Douglas of Anadarko, Oklahoma; Emma Lown of
Benton; and Eben A. Barber of Stanley. The funeral will be held at 10
a.m. Tuesday at the home of his son with interment at Potter.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1916
Naples, N. Y. - Yesterday morning in her home in Mechanic street
occurred the death of Mrs. J. E. Barber, after an
illness of only a few days of pneumonia. Mrs. Barber was born in Lyons
in 1844, but had lived in Naples since her marriage to John E. Barber,
who died many years ago. She leaves two sons, John and Irving, both of
Naples; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Guilkey of Geneva, and niece, Mrs.
Hiram Thalman of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 November 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - James Barber, a well-known and highly respected
citizen, died Friday morning after a brief illness. Mr. Barber was born
here and was a
life-long resident. He was seventy-five years of age and is
survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Griffith of
Savannah. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 24 March 1905
Our community was saddened Monday by the death of a highly
respected citizen, John Barber, who moved here from Mt. Morris
one year ago. Mr. Barber had been in poor health for some time, due to
a cancerous growth of the stomach. He leaves besides his wife, one son
and three daughters. His remains were taken Thursday morning to Mr.
Morris, where interment was made.
From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1896
Naples, N. Y. - John S. Barber, one of Naples' oldest retired
business men, died Monday evening, May 11, aged nearly 78 years. He was
born in Seneca county, removed to Phelps when young, came to Naples in
1852, and associated himself in business with his brother-in-law, A. T.
Nelson. They were in the hardware trade and were together eleven years.
His first wife died some twenty-five years ago and he married Miss
Waddell of Phelps who survives him; also two sons of his second wife.
His death was due to paralysis which came upon him suddenly the
Saturday before. Funeral services were held at the house at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, and the remains were then taken to Phelps for burial, after
services there Thursday morning. Ex-sheriff Corwin and daughter, Mrs.
John A. Coe, James Barber and other relatives were present at the
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1890
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Luther Barber, an old and highly
respected citizen, passed to his reward Thursday, April 3d, aged 72
Deceased was an energetic, hard-working business man, and his interests
had been with the people of this community for more than fifty years.
For years he had been interested in the nursery business, and few men
better known throughout Western New York. Upon all questions touching
he was considered good authority and frequently consulted. He was
and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the M.
E. Church on Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. P. M. Harman officiating. His
remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - On Wednesday morning, at her home three miles
south of this village, occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Barber, widow
Jonathan Barber. The deceased was 78 years of age and had
lived on the farm where her death occurred 61 years. She was the
daughter of John and Huldah Price, of Livonia, being one of a family of
six children, only one, Mrs. Lucy Butler, of Conesus, still living. On
Oct. 4, 1848, she became the bride of Jonathan Barber, of Potter, the
invitations to the wedding bidding the guests to come at "early
candlelight." They began housekeeping on the farm where her death
occurred, and which was also the birthplace of her husband. He lived to
celebrate their 50th anniversary. Mrs. Barber was a woman of strong
affections and tender sympathies, and was a devout Christian, having
for many years been a member of the Methodist church at Potter. Of the
four children born to them three are living: Mrs. William Yexley, of
Wellsville; Mrs. Michael Bragan and Mrs. Charles Neff of Rushville.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - Virgil Barber, aged seventy years, died at the
home of Mrs. Ann Francisco, at
two o'clock Friday morning, of heart trouble, after a long and
severe illness with a complication of diseases. He is survived by three
sons, Charles of this place; Edward, of Newark Valley,
N. Y., and Asa, of Richmond, Va. His wife died April 21, 1903. He
was a member of the G. A. R., and of the M. E. church in this place.
From Geneva Gazette 12 May 1893
Mrs. Warren G. Barbour died at her residence on North Main street
last Wednesday, of lingering consumption. Deceased has been a widow for
several years and dies childless. She was a daughter of the late
Wm. Van Liew, and aged nearly or quite 70 years. She leaves some
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1896
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Cyrus Bardeen, who was taken to Willard
asylum on Saturday, April 4, died a week from that day. The
circumstances bearing upon her insanity, and her sad death, created
much feeling, and on Monday the burial ceremonies were stayed by a
movement on the part of the brothers and other relatives of the
deceased for an autopsy to decide whether or not she had been foully
dealt with. The husband has consented, and Coroner Wettling may order
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1899
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma Mack Bardeen, wife of Cyrus G. Bardeen,
died at her home in this town Feb. 2, aged 18 years. She had been
married two years, and left a child six months old. The burial was at
Ingleside where her parents dwell.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Coroner Warner's investigation yesterday
afternoon of the death of Leon Bardeen, whose dead body was
found in the Thompson woods, northeast of the village, developed that
he came to his death
by strychnine poisoning, administered by his own hand while temporarily
deranged. Bardeen, who has a brother living in Naples and another at
Avon, had acted strangely for several days; so say the family of N. O.
Stone, with whom he lived and for whom he had worked. He
came to town Wednesday and was seen about the village all the
afternoon. Yesterday morning his body lay in the woods with a paper
the label of strychnine lying beside it. Dr. Warner caused an autopsy
to be held at the Curtice undertaking establishment and ten grains
of the poison were found in the stomach. Deceased was aged about 26
years. It was at first stated that he had a father living in Geneva,
but this proved to be unfounded. Arrangements will be made later for
the disposal of the remains.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1903
The funeral of Miss Adelaide Maine Barden, the 30-year-old
adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Barden of Stanley, who died
Saturday night, was held at her late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The burial was at Sodus.
From Ontario Republican Times 11 March 1863
Died, at camp near Union Mills, Va., February 23d, of typhoid
fever, Corporal James M. Barden, Co. F 126th Regt., N. Y. S.
Vol's, aged 18 years, son of Sylvanus Barden, Seneca, N. Y. Thus
another sacrifice has been offered upon our country's altar; another
contribution has been added to the rich legacy of noble sacrifices and
high example which the present national struggle is bequeathing to
future generations. It is
fitting that public mention should be made of one who has labored,
and died for the public welfare, that we may know the cost of our
institutions and of our liberty, and that others may be roused to like
Barden enlisted in his country's service from pure and patriotic
Though young, he manifested a fixedness of principle rarely surpassed.
The temptations and vices of the camp served rather to confirm than to
unsettle his virtue. His comrades never heard an oath from his lips.
Kindhearted, and modest even to diffidence, he won the good will of
It is worthy of special notice that in all the hardships and
circumstances that have attended the 126th regiment, and which proved
strong for the weaker patriotism and the fainter courage of less brave
hearts, Barden never uttered a complaint, and never met duty otherwise
than with cheerfulness.
From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1876
Levi Barden, an old resident of Seneca, died on the 19th inst.,
aged 77 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1904
S. Perry Barden, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, died
yesterday afternoon at his home in
the town of Seneca, aged eighty-three. The deceased is survived by his
widow, one son, W. A. Barden of Seneca, two daughters, Mrs. Isaac
Ansley of Cambridge, Maryland, and Mrs. Leonard Fransue of
Hall's Corners. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock Tuesday from
the house. Burial will be at Bellona.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 May 1905
Stanley, N. Y. - Salvenus Barden died at his home northeast of
Stanley on Wednesday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Mr. Barden suffered a
paralytic stroke Friday, May 12, and has been in a very serious
condition since that time. The funeral was held from his late home on
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. H. Knight, Baptist minister, of
Gorham, has charge of the services. Two son, Jay Barden of Stanley and
George, of Penn Yan, and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Metcalf of
Canandaigua, survive him. Mr. Barden was 87 years old.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1910
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Ada Barker, wife of Emmett Barker,
died at her home in this village early yesterday morning at the age of
35 years. For several months she has been ill with tuberculosis. She
was born in London, England, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archer,
reside. She leaves her husband and two little daughters, Eva and
Thelma; her parents, and three brothers, two of whom live in London and
the other of whom is a soldier located in North China. The funeral will
be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church.
From Shortsville Enterprise 11 March 1915
The death of Mrs. Charles Barker, who resided about three
miles north of this village in Manchester township, occurred at her
home on Tuesday afternoon of last week, aged 34 years. Her demise was
occasioned by tuberculosis, and she had been in poor health for the
past year. Mrs. Barker was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Tate, of Manchester township, and was born in the village of Manchester
on November 16, 1880. Her entire life had been passed in this section,
with the exception of four years spent in Rochester. She was married to
Mr. Barker on December 18, 1895. Besides her husband,
she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Tate; two children, Bessie
George Barker; one brother, Joseph Tate of Manchester; and one sister,
Clara Trask of Buffalo. The funeral services were held from her late
last week Thursday morning and the burial followed in Brookside
at this place.
From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1893
The death of Mrs. J. Albert Barker, formerly Julia P.
Glass, occurred at her home on Mason street yesterday morning at 8
o'clock. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Barker was
thirty-nine years of age. The cause of death was pneumonia.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
Richmond, N. Y. - It was with a feeling of sorrow that this
community received the news of the death of George W. Barkley, which
hospital, Canandaigua, on Jan. 6, where he went
for medical treatment in November. It was a painful illness of nearly a
year. He was the son of General Barkley, who received the state
appointment and succeeded General Granger in the state militia. His
mother was Laura Lusk of Victor. He was born in October, 1843, on the
farm now owned and occupied by the family, which his father cleared
from a wilderness in 1816. His father was one of the founders of the
Methodist church, the first church built in Honeoye, and deceased was
later a member. In later years he united with the Episcopal church at
Decatur, Ill., his recent home. Mr. Barkley received his education at
the Naples academy. He boarded with Mrs. Laura Clark, mother of Dr.
Noah T. Clark, with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. He
finished his education at the Commercial college, Toronto. In 1866, he
was married to Miss Alida Smith of Mt. Morris, who survives him; with
two daughters, Frances, born in this town, now the wife of Dr. M. P.
Parrish, head surgeon in the Wabash R. R. hospital, and three
grandchildren; his youngest daughter, Mrs. G. B. White of Fort Hunter.
Two brothers and two sisters survive: A. J. Barkley of Los Angeles, and
T. J. Barkley, county judge of Dighton, Kas., Mrs. C. A. Millard of
Richmond, and Mrs. G. W. Reed of Holcomb, at whose home the funeral
service was held on Monday, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Interment
was in the family plot at Lakeview cemetery, Rev. Dr. Dill, Honeoye,
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893
Honeoye, N. Y. - The coroner's verdict upon the death of Lafayette
who accidentally committed suicide by taking chloral,
while temporarily insane from drink, was "paralysis of the heart,
superinduced by an overdose of chloral, administered by his own hand."
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura Lusk Barkley, the widow of Gen. Thos.
Barkley, died Monday, April 3, after a long illness, aged 79 years. The
funeral was held from her late residence Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr.
Day officiating. The burial was in Lake View by the side of her
husband, whom she had survived for fourteen years.
From Geneva Gazette December 28 1888
Oaks Corners - The funeral services of Mr.
Charles Barlow were held at his late residence last Tuesday at 2
p.m. Mr. Barlow had been ill but a few days, but that swift
disease typhoid pneumonia did its fatal work. The sorrowing
family have the sympathy of the entire community.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 10 May 1876
Edward Barlow of Oaks Corners, aged about twenty-six years, died
very suddenly on Sunday last. He had been suffering from inflammatory
rheumatism. It had settled in his knee, which had become inflamed and
mortified. It has been stated that his death resulted from an injection
of morphine in the knee, to which he subjected himself before the
doctor was summoned.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907
James Barlow, aged 75 years, died at 1:20 o'clock this
afternoon at the home of his son, William A. Barlow, 83 Brook street.
Death was from general debility. He is survived by William
A. Barlow, and one daughter, Mrs. George Gasper.
Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 29 March 1906
James E. Barlow died at the home of his father, James Barlow,
last Tuesday, aged about fifty years, leaving a wife and four children,
two brothers and one sister, besides his parents. He had not been in
health for some time, and latterly his lungs were attacked, and he was
carried off by consumption. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1888
Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. H. Barnard was
attended from her late residence on Main street on Thursday afternoon.
She died at Gorham village Sunday, Dec. 16, at the residence of Mr.
Collins Mape's. Her age was 52 years and 8 months. A daughter survives
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 3 January 1872
A terrible accident occurred last Friday morning at the Break O'Day
Flouring Mills in Victor. It appears that the proprietor, John
Barnard, was engaged in oiling some part of the machinery, while
it was running, and by some means was caught by the left hand and drawn
in among the wheels, and was crushed in a most horrible manner. Mr.
Barnard was some time ago badly injured on the New York Central
railroad, which passes within five rods of his mill, and since that
time has not been considered able to do any
labor, and how it was that he ventured in this place is regarded as
strange by his family. Deceased was of English birth, and he was
generally respected. He leaves a wife and a number of children.
From Ontario County Times 24 March 1875
Brief announcement was made in this paper last week of the death of
Lemuel Barnard, on the 11th inst., in the ninetieth year of his
age. Mr. Barnard was born in the village of Deerfield, Mass., near
Connecticut River, July 20, 1785. Francis Barnard (or Bernard, as the
name was then spelt), emigrated from England, in 1634, and settled in
Hartford, Conn. After several years he moved to Hadley, Mass., where he
died in 1698. Joseph, his son, went to Deerfield among the earliest
settlers, and was killed by the Indians in 1695. His grave stone was
the first erected in Deerfield, and is still standing. He left several
children, among whom was Ebenezer, the grandfather of Mr. Barnard. He
died in 1764. Salah, son of Ebenezer, was born in 1725 or 1726, and
died 1795. When young he entered the army as a private, and rose to the
rank of Major. He served during the French and Indian wars, 1745 to
1764, a period of nineteen years. He was married, in 1765, to Elizabeth
Wines, had nine children, who, with the exception of two who died in
infancy, all lived to an advanced age. Lemuel, the youngest and last
survivor of this family, was born in Deerfield, July 31, 1785, and was
educated at the academy in Deerfield under the tutorship of Prof.
Hubbard. In 1805, he went to Canandaigua, and remained about a year,
when he returned to his old home. In 1811, he again went to
Canandaigua, and was married to Clorinda, daughter of Gen. Othuiel
Taylor; returning again to Deerfield, where he spent the first four
years of his happy married life. He then removed to Dansville, N. Y.,
and was engaged in the mercantile business till 1820, when he removed
to Canandaigua. Shortly after this, in January. 1824, the sudden death
of his wife fell with a crushing weight upon him, from which he never
recovered. From the time of his return from Dansville he was a resident
of Canandaigua to the time of his death, with the exception of some
four years, from 1836 to 1840, mostly spent in Buffalo.
By the death of his wife, Mr. Barnard was left in a painful condition
-- having cast upon himself alone, the care, culture and education of a
large family of children, the youngest of which was yet an infant. Mr.
Barnard had naturally an amiable disposition. During all his latter
years he exemplified in his walk and conversation, those Christian
virtues which evince a life
of faith. The emblem upon his coffin at the burial indicated that he
died at a good old age, like a shock of corn fully ripe.
From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1850
In this village on the 6th inst., at the residence of her son, Mrs.
Mary Barnard, in the 77th year of her age. At a very early
day she came to this town with
her husband, Foster Barnard, from Northumberland, Mass. At that
time there were but one or two frame houses in the village, and
much of the country adjacent, especially west of this place, was a
wilderness. In common with the early settlers, she encountered
many trials, which
she bore with fortitude. Some twenty-five years since she made a
public profession of religion, by uniting with the Presbyterian Church
under the care of the late Dr. Axtell, her relation to which was
exchanged at a later day for the communion of the Methodist
Church. She was the mother of twelve children, four of whom she
buried in this place and one at Buffalo, and in 1844 followed her
husband to the grave. Her efforts to provide for the comfort of
her husband during a long and tedious illness before his decease,
together with other fatigues incident to a mother having the care of
her own protracted illness, which for some time before her death seemed
to impair the powers of her mind as well as prostrate her body.
She now sleeps, remembered with respect by all who knew her, and
mourned by a numerous circle of relatives who once looked to her for
counsel and support.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Edward Barnes, aged 73 years, died from a
severe attack of the grip. He is survived by four sons, William Barnes
of this place, Thomas Barnes of Newark, James Barnes of Palmyra and
Ira Barnes of Lima; also two daughters, Rosette Barnes of Floral Park,
L. I., and Mrs. Jessie Hoad of the state of Washington.
The Lima Recorder, March 1, 1888, page 1
Honeoye Falls Happenings, From the Gazette and Times.
Mr. Edward W. Barnes, of Shortsville, died at the residence of
his sister, Mrs. Prentiss, in this village, on Monday last of
pneumonia. His age
was 61 years. The interment took place at Shortsville.
Thanks to Martha Magill for this donation.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 April 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of Norton Burr Barnes
occurred yesterday morning at the home of his father-in-law, David
M. Wells, Pleasant street, in this village. Mr. Barnes was born in
Manchester and had lived his entire life in this vicinity. He had been
employed in the Crown drill works in Phelps for the past three years
and had made that place his home during that time. He was 33 years old
and he was a member of the First Methodist church of Phelps. He married
Miss Sadie Wells of Clifton Springs eight years ago, who, with his
little daughter, Katherine, survive him. He is also survived by three
sisters, Mrs. Lewis Hoad of South Bend, Wash.; Mrs. Edgar Wheat of
Ramsey, N. J.; and Miss Rose Barnes of East Orange, N. J.; four
brothers, James of Clifton Springs; William of Phelps; Thomas of
Newark; and Henry of Carol, Mich. The funeral services will be held in
the Methodist church in this village Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The employees of the Crown drill works of Phelps will attend in a body.
From Ontario County Journal 26 April 1889
Daniel Barnett, an aged citizen of Victor, died instantly while
sitting in his chair at home Monday afternoon. He was the father of the
Rev. John W. Barnett of Wayland.
From Ontario County Journal 8 May 1896
Naples, N. Y. - After several months of suffering, William
Barnhart died at his home near the head of the lake on Tuesday
evening, aged 60. A year ago he seemed in the prime of life and was
actively engaged in fishing which afforded him a good income. His death
is due to paralysis, and for several weeks there has been no hope of
recovery. A widow and one son are left to mourn him.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1899
On Sunday morning, Mrs. Johanna Brace Barnum, died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles S. Hoyt, aged 86 years. Mrs.
Barnum was a lifelong resident of Ontario county, her parents being
among the earliest settlers in Victor township. The deceased was the
wife of Major Jabez Barnum, who died nearly 50 years ago. She is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles S. Hoyt of this village; Mrs.
Elizabeth Frease of Canton, Ohio; and Mrs. L. D. Covill of Rochester.
The funeral was held from the Hoyt home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Asa
Saxe, D. D., of Rochester, and Rev. C. J. Clausen of this village,
From Ontario County Journal 24 December 1897
Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Martha Barnum, wife of William M. Barnum,
died on Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. She did her housework on the
previous day and retired in the evening in good health and spirits. Mr.
Barnum was aroused by her hard breathing, and she said she was sick. He
lighted the lamp and she gave one gasp for breath and died.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett, widow of the late
James Barrett, died at her home in this village Monday at 9 o'clock,
after a long illness. Mrs. Barrett, who was born in Ireland
seventy-four years ago,
has been a resident of Shortsville for over fifty years. She is
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Shaw, of this village,
one son, Frank, of Waterloo, two sisters, Mrs. Quigley of Rochester,
and Mrs. O'Hara of Shortsville, and four grandsons, Edward, Daniel,
Frank and John Shaw, all of this village. The funeral will be held
at St. Dominick's church Thursday morning, Rev. Father O'Hanlon of
Clifton Springs conducting the services. Interment will be made
in the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1887
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral of Henry Barrett was
at 2:30 p.m. at the M. E. church, Rev. Mr. Whiteside
of Lima officiating. Mr. Barrett was a member
of the G. A. R., and the friends thought it would be in accordance
with his desire to have a G. A. R. man give the address at the funeral.
Mr. Wheelock assisted in the services. The church and coffin were
with the stars and stripes. A large number of friends and the resident
members of the G. A. R. attended to do honor to his remains.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. John Barrett
died at the home of her nephew, Claud VanHusen, in Rochester,
Wednesday morning. Mrs. Barrett was seventy years of age, and
has been a resident of this place for many years, and her was here.
She was in Rochester on a visit and was expecting to return home
Wednesday. She was taken suddenly ill on Tuesday. She was very active
for a woman of her years and will be greatly missed by her many friends
here. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. Van Husen in Rochester
this afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Mount Hope cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1895
Bristol, N. Y. - The funeral services of Ebenezer Barringer, a
who died Saturday , March 16, aged 79 years,
took place at the Universalist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H. J.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1874
Died - At
his home in Bristol, on the evening of Thursday, the 26th ult., Henry
aged 57 years. Thus has another active
citizen of our town been called away in the midst of a busy life.
Mr. Barringer was attacked with the disease (pneumonia) which so
suddenly terminated his life while in Canandaigua attending Court as
a juror. He stayed at the post of duty for several days when he
ought to have been at home and in bed, and when he yielded it was but
to come home to die. His death has left a void that
can never be filled in his family, and it is sadly felt in the
in which most of his life had been spent, for he was a kind husband,
an indulgent father, an obliging neighbor, a good citizen and an
honest man. He left a widow and one daughter, who have, as they most
richly deserve, the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends. His
funeral was attended at the Universalist Church on Sunday the 1st
inst., and a sermon was preached to a crowded
house by Rev. H. Jewell.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1895
Announcement is made of the death of David Barron at his
home in Seneca last night, at the age of 95 years, after an illness of
eight weeks. Up to within four years of his death, he had not been sick
a day, and was always distinguished for his robust health. He was
well-known in Geneva, for
he had lived 58 years on the farm where he died. Mr. Barron was born
in Northumberland, England, on August 15th, 1800, and during the same
year came to America. With the exception of 14 years spent in Caledonia
and Bath, he has lived in this vicinity. In 1829, he was married to
Mrs. Sarah Shaddock in Scottsville, Monroe county, who died fourteen
years ago. He was the father of four children, none of whom are living,
and is survived by several relations, one of whom is W. J. Barron of
this place. The deceased leaves a large estate. The time of the funeral
service is not yet been announced. Mr. Barron was a man most highly
esteemed in the neighborhood, and had lived here longer than any
known in the state. He has a large acquaintance by whom his death will
From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1888
On Monday, January 30th, Mrs. Mary J., wife of W. W.
of Seneca, died after a long illness. She had been troubled
several years with heart disease, and while her death was not
yet it had been hoped she would be spared to her husband and family for
years. She was a conscientious Christian lady, and greatly
by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance for her many estimable
qualities. In their affliction the husband and family have the
sincere sympathy of all.
From Geneva Courier 15 March 1882
Mrs. Sarah Barron died at her home in Seneca, Ontario
county, on the morning of Feb. 20th. She was the daughter of
Darius and Martha Shadbolt, and was born in Stillwater, Saratoga
county, N. Y., Dec. 8th, 1801. Was married in Wheatland Co. (her
parents having removed there) March 22nd, 1827, to David Barron.
In the spring of 1832 they located on the south side of what was then
known as the Widow Latta farm, (buying out Samuel Latta) on which they
have resided nearly fifty years. They had five children, three
boys and two
girls, all of whom are dead; the last one "Mary", died 1852. Mrs.
Barron has been confined to
the house mostly for the last seven years, having broken her hip by a
fall in the spring of 1875.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1892
Mr. Thomas Barron of Seneca has reached the advanced age of 90
years, and is probably the best-preserved man of
his years in Ontario county. As evidence we cite the fact that
one day last week he walked across lots fully a mile and climbed a
five-rail fence to
call on his neighbor, Mrs. John Reed, and returned by the same route,
all within two and one-half hours.
He was not over-wearied by the journey either. His brother,
David, is two years older, but shows more perceptibly his great age.
It is hoped both will remain
with us many years.
Since the above was penned, we learn with regret that Mr. Barron has
suffered a stroke of paralysis, which threatens a fatal result.
From Geneva Gazette 23 September 1892
Obituary - Our venerable townsman, Thomas Barron, passed
away at an early hour last Saturday morning. In a "personal" last
week, we referred to his advanced age of nearly ninety years, and to
his achievement of walking a mile, climbing fences, etc., in visiting a
neighbor; also to the fact that a day or two subsequently he was
stricken down with paralysis. Whether the attack was produced
from over exertion on the
occasion referred to, or from other causes incident to extreme age, we
have not learned. The sad denouement of his death is chronicled.
The deceased was the youngest of three brothers, whose father emigrated
to America from England in the first year of this century, accompanied
by his wife and two children, one of whom (David) still survives in the
93rd year of his age. The old people soon found their way in 1801
to this comparative wilderness, coming by water route up the Mohawk and
its tributaries through the Seneca Lock Navigation Co.'s channel to
Seneca Lake. They located on the very farm where, a year
later, the subject of this notice was born. Their
first habitation was a log cabin with two small aperatures for a single
pane of glass each. Thomas Barron continued in occupancy of this farm
all through his long, contented and uneventful life.
Two sons were born to him, both still living, namely John and William,
the latter succeeding by occupancy to the farm. Wm. J. Barron,
proprietor of the public sheds, is a nephew of deceased -- son of his
oldest brother long since departed. The deceased was a well-read,
well-intentioned man. Up to 1854 he was in politics a pronounced
Whig. When the bulk of the Whig party at the North became merged or
absorbed into the Republican party, Mr. Barron followed the course of
many Whigs like the Roses, the Nicholases, the Doxes, Slosson, Kipp and
others, and found natural affiliations with the Democratic party, to
which he was faithful to the last.
Mr. Barron was very kind-hearted, of a jovial nature, and enjoyed the
esteem of every neighbor and acquaintance. He had been twice
married and survived both his marital companions. His funeral
took place Tuesday last and was very largely attended--interment in
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1908
William W. Barron, aged 81 years, died last night at his home in
Seneca where he has lived his entire lifetime. Two daughters survive
him, Mrs. R. J. Plumb of Rochester and Mrs. L. A. Cooper of Seneca. The
funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, will
officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 December 1915
Walter M. Barry, of Grove street, mourns the death of his
estimable father, Andrew J. Barry, which occurred at his home
in Clifton Springs on Nov. 29. Mr. Barry and family attended the
funeral services held last week Wednesday morning. The burial was in
St. Agnes cemetery near Clifton Springs.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of John Barry, whose
death occurred on Sunday at the home of his son, Richard Barry, was
held at the St. Bridget's church on Tuesday at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father
Donnelly of Victor officiated. Mr. Barry was 104 years old and leaves
three sons, William, Richard, and Michael.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 April 1947
Mrs. Maranda Bennett Barry of Victor entered into rest April 8. She
is survived by her husband, John V. Barry; eight sons, Leo, Leonard,
Walter, Bernard, Francis, Harold, Everett and Gordon; five daughters,
Mrs. Walter Leary, Mrs. Isabel Murray, Mrs. Walter Timm, Mrs. Osborn
Hunt and Mrs. Raymond Henehan, all of Victor; one sister, Mrs. William
Washburn of Canandaigua; one brother, Allie Bennett of Victor; 13
grandchildren. The funeral will be held from her home on the Boughton
Hill Rd., Friday morning at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's
Church. Interment in St. Bridget's Cemetery, E. Bloomfield.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 April 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The death of
Matthew Barry, seventy-eight years old, occurred at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Morphy, on Broad street,
yesterday. He died from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Barry
has been a resident of this village for the past fifty years. He is
survived by seven children, four sons and three daughters. The funeral
services will be held tomorrow morning from the St. Felix church and
burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery, west of this village.
From Ontario Messenger 6 April 1853
Man Killed - A man named Michael Barry, living in
East Bloomfield, was instantly killed on the C. & N. F. R. R. on
the 29th ult., about a mile west of this village. In attempting to jump
upon the tender of the gravel train, while the train was in motion, he
slipped and fell upon the track, and all the cars in the train passed
over his body. Coroner Royce held an inquest on the body the same day,
and from his statement of the verdict we gather the above facts.
From Victor Herald 9 May 1891
A farmer named Michael Barry, of East Bloomfield, was
killed by the 7:10 o'clock eastbound train on the "Peanut" railroad
while walking on the track near the Buffalo street crossing, just west
of Canandaigua, Wednesday evening. He was probably on his way home and
was walking toward the engine. Engineer William Walling saw him long
before he struck him, and supposing of course that Barry would leave
the track, made no attempt to stop his
train, but blew his whistle several times. Just before the engine
Barry, he stepped outside of the track and was hit by the bumper in his
right side. He was thrown down an embankment of ten feet. The train was
stopped immediately, but when the engineer reached Barry, he was dead.
His side was badly smashed, his right arm was broken and on the left
side of his face he sustained a deep cut, the latter being the result
of the fall. The body was taken to Canandaigua and placed in the
baggage room. Coroner Beahan was summoned and a jury empanelled. Barry
was about 62
years old, married and had a family of grownup children.
From Victor Herald 21 September 1900
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Sunday, occurred the death of Mrs.
widow of the late Michael Barry, after an illness
of ten days, at the age of fifty-six years. Funeral services were held
St. Bridget's church Tuesday morning, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. There was a large
attendance at the
From Shortsville N.Y. Enterprise Wednesday, October 26,1938
Walter M. Barry Passes away
His friends were deeply shocked on Thursday
morning to learn of the sudden passing of Walter M. Barry
at his home in Grove street. While he had been in poor health for
several months, he had been able to work most of the time, and had
been confined to his bed about a week before the death summons. He
was in his 63rd year.
Mr. Barry was born January 6, 1875, at Clifton Springs, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Matthew Barry. For the past 25 years he had been resident of
Shortsville, being in the employ of Papec Machine Company the
major portion of this time. He had also conducted a meat market and
grocery store in Water street for about a year. He was a faithful
member of St. Dominic's Church, and not only active in all church
societies, but for more than 19
years had been the chorister.
He was also deeply interested in civic affairs, and had served
the village as one of its Trustees for the past 5 years. He was
appointed clerk of the Board of Education of Shortsville High School in
1934, and held both positions at
the time of his death. He was also a member of Citizens Hose Company.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Barry of Grove street, his
daughter, Mrs. Herbert Peters, of Ithaca, and a sister, Mrs.
Rosetta Morphy of Buffalo. Funeral services were held from his home in
Grove street on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and from St. Dominic's
Church at 9:30, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John Napier. Burial
was made in St. Rose cemetery. The bearers were Cornelius M. Mack,
Harry M. McVittie, Frank H. Sweeney, B. Bennet Brown, Walter Clark, all
Many thanks to Elizabeth Yann
for this contribution.
From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1888
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bartack
A terrible accident occurred in Geneva last week resulting from the
pernicious practice of building fires in stoves by the aid of kerosene.
Early Thursday morning, Mrs. Henry Bartack, wife of a German
employee of the Herendeen Works, started the fire in the kitchen stove,
and as it didn't burn readily, she applied the deadly kerosene. As she
poured the oil on the fire an explosion occurred and a quantity of the
oil spattered over her and ignited from the flames. She was in an
instant enveloped in roaring flames, and her husband who arose and
rushed half-dressed to her assistance soon became a mass of flames
himself from contact with her. In his frenzy he jumped through a window
cutting himself severely. The frantic woman imagined the house was on
and hastened to a crib in which her two little children were sleeping,
and in her endeavors to carry them out, they were horribly burned.
soon arrived and the flames which had almost entirely consumed the
of Bartack and his wife were extinguished, but not before they had been
fatally burned. Mrs. Bartack died Friday morning and her husband
her 24 hours later. The children were taken to the Church Home Hospital
and it is hoped that they will recover although they were badly burned.
From Geneva Gazette 1 December 1893
OBITUARY - Frederic A. Barth died at his residence, corner of North
Main and Lewis streets, at half past 11 o'clock Wednesday night, of
paralysis. The deceased was a native Prussian and came to this country
in early youth. He has been a resident of Geneva for at least 30 years.
His occupation was that of a barber. Enjoying a good
patronage his earnings were frugally saved, enabling him to acquire a
goodly property. His business stand has been in or very near the
Kirkwood in all the years of his labors. For some time past
Joseph Pliltz has been associated with him. Some six or eight
weeks ago, Mr. Barth had a slight stroke of paralysis which was
followed at intervals by two more of greater severity, the last
one as stated terminating fatally. The deceased leaves
a widow and three grown-up children, two sons and one daughter.
His youngest daughter died about two years ago.
Mr. Barth was a communicant of St. Peter's Church and for many years
a member of its Vestry. His entire family belong to the same
communion. They have been sorely afflicted of late, as in
addition to that fatal illness which has stricken down the husband and
father, the only son at home has been prostrated on a bed of sickness
for several weeks, the nature of his disease being such as to
quarantine him against the visits and deprive him of the companionship
of friends while prostrated. The funeral of Mr. Barth
will take place Saturday from the house, at 2:30 P. M. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1892
Another suicide in the lamentably long list of those which have
been chronicled during the past year, occurred in Bristol street
Wednesday evening. The death is wrapped in considerable mystery, but
the following facts have been gleaned from the family: Mrs. Minnie
Kaufman Barthlemes, a daughter of Louis and Mary Kaufman, of
Bristol street, was sitting Wednesday evening in the living room of her
parents' home. George Freistueck, who has recently entered the employ
of John Gartland in his meat market, and was engaged to Mrs.
Barthlemes, was calling upon her. She had just been giving Mr.
Freistueck a narrative of her Christmas visit to Rochester, when, about
11 o'clock, she suddenly arose and passed into the kitchen in the rear.
A moment later she rushed quickly back into the living room and told
Mr. Freistueck that she had swallowed poison. She also told him to call
her mother at once. Then she went to the back part of the house. Mrs.
Kaufman and Mr. Freistueck quickly followed, and found Mrs. Barthlemes
vomiting violently. Dr. Jas. Hawley was at once summoned, and arrived
at the house shortly after 12 o'clock. Prompt and energetic measures
were taken to secure the entire ejection of poison from the system, but
efforts were unavailing. The heart soon became affected, and a quick
failing of its action resulted in death in about 10 minutes after 1
o'clock. Questioned by Dr. Hawley and her mother, Mrs. Barthlemes said
that she had swallowed the entire contents of a box of rat poison,
probably in all over an ounce. She had then thrown the box into the
fire. The poison had been purchased in Rochester.
Mrs. Barthlemes was married before she was sixteen years of age, her
husband dying about a year after the marriage. Seven years have elapsed
since that time, Mrs. Barthlemes being at the time of her death nearly
24 years old. Since her husband's death, she has lived part of the time
in Rochester. No member of the family could assign any reason for the
suicide. Mrs. Barthlemes shortly after taking the poison, told her
mother that she had a reason, but would not tell it, despite earnest
solicitation. For several weeks she had been unusually quiet, her
natural disposition being quite different. This fact was noticed by
more than one person, and had been mentioned to the mother, who,
however, failed to attach any importance to it. The theory of insanity
is not advanced by the family, nor does such a theory seem tenable, as
she had acted and talked with perfect rationality up to the time when
she took the poison, and also from that time till she lost
consciousness. The remains will be conveyed to Batavia, the former home
of the family, where the interment will take place.
From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1892
Suicide at Canandaigua - Mrs. Minnie K. Bartholomay, a young widow
24 years of age, committed suicide Wednesday night by taking a dose of
"Rough on Rats." She left her "company," a young man to whom it
is intimated she was engaged, and during the brief absence swallowed
the fatal dose and returned to his presence. When the poison took
effect and her manner changed she confessed the act. A physician
was promptly summoned who exerted himself to the utmost to save her
life but without avail. She died between 2 and 3 o'clock in the
morning. When asked as to the cause, she replied that she had no
wish to live any longer and was
forced to self-destruction for reasons which she refused to reveal, and
felt no regret over her act. A coroner's jury will investigate
From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1888
Naples, N. Y. - Aaron Bartholomew, an old and prominent
resident of Garlinghouse, in this town, died on Tuesday at the age of
78 years. Some two weeks since, his grandson pared
a corn upon the toe of his grandfather, and shaved so closely that the
blood flowed. Blood poisoning from this slight cause has resulted in
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Bartholomew, widow of the late Aaron
Bartholomew, died at her home in Garlinghouse Saturday, aged 86 years.
She was the best known woman in that locality and was greatly beloved,
having been there, a mother in Israel for 59 years. She was a sister of
the late Judge Wm. Briggs of Penn Yan. Five children, a host of
grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren survive her.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1908
Mrs. Louise Bartholomew, wife of Bert C. Bartholomew, died this
at the family residence, No. 6 Burrall avenue. She was 26 years old and
her husband, she is survived by one son, 2 years old, and her parents,
and Mrs. N. E. Bailey. A prayer will be said at the house tomorrow
at 7:30 o'clock. The remains will be taken Thursday morning on the 9
L. V. R. R. train to Van Etten, where the funeral will take place from
From Ontario County Journal 13 September 1889
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Wm. Bartholomew was sad
and excited much sympathy. He was thrown from his wagon two months ago
in a runaway and his leg was injured. He suffered a great deal with it,
but did not realize its condition until a week ago. Dr. Parker was
called in and found the leg rotten. It had evidently been neglected.
Dr. Beahan, of Canandaigua, was consulted and amputation was decided
upon. On Thursday the operation was performed, but it was too late, and
the poor man died Friday morning. The deceased was highly esteemed; was
a hard working, honest man; had a large family; was elected town
collector last spring. By arduous army service his constitution had
been weakened. An immense number of friends attended his funeral at his
home in Garlinghouse on Sunday.
From Victor Herald 6 February 1903
Bristol, N. Y. - Word was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs.
She has been in poor health for some time but was
thought to be some better. On Saturday night about midnight, she had a
shock and died in a very short time. She is survived by her husband and
two children, Mrs. William Simmons and Eugene Symonds. The funeral was
held from her late home at Bristol Center on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial
was made here in the Evergreen cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 31 May 1878
Sudden Death - On Thursday morning of last week, John Bartram,
an aged citizen of Phelps, was found dead in a field where he had
been mowing grass. The deceased was about eighty years old, a
native of Germany, and had been in this country about forty years.
Having lived in the town of Phelps about twenty-eight years, he
was quite well-known, and is spoken of as a very quiet, honest old man.
On Friday, Coroner Shannon was notified of the unexplained death,
and proceeded to hold an inquest. The body, which had been already
buried, was disinterred. The investigation was concluded on
Monday, the jury finding that the deceased came to his death from
congestion of the lungs, superinduced by a diseased condition of the
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