"Bea" through "Bel" OBITUARIES

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Albert Beach
died at her home near Dennison's Corners, Tuesday evening. She leaves four little children, the youngest about two weeks old.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1908

Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Almira M. Beach, widow of the late Jacob L. Beach, which occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of her great-nephew, Charles Beach, in Corfu, N. Y. Mrs. Beach will be remembered by the older residents of this city as she was prominent here many years ago. She was formerly active in the First Methodist church and in many charitable organizations. Her husband was formerly one of the the leading undertakers of this city. Miss Emma Beach and Mrs. William J. Hartman of this city are great nieces of Mrs. Beach. The remains will be brought to Geneva Wednesday morning and the funeral will take place from the First Methodist church Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - Arnold W. Beach
of Bristol Center, 79 years of age, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luther Howe, of this place. The deceased, who has lived for many years in Bristol, came here six weeks ago to visit his daughter. Besides his daughter, the deceased is survived by one son, Stephen Beach of Bristol, and four grandchildren, Harry Howe of Shortsville and Glenna, Caroline and Stanley Beach of Bristol. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bristol.

From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1886

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
Last Saturday was held the funeral of Mrs. Burt Beach at Allen's Hill. Mrs. Beach was the daughter of the late Levi Tiffany, and sister of the late George Tiffany, all former residents of this town and among its most highly respected inhabitants. Thus has her family of eight young children been bereft of a mother, her mother of an affectionate daughter, and one daughter only remains of Mrs. Tiffany's family. Kindly sympathies are tendered the friends in their great bereavement.

From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Beach,
a resident of this place, died on Saturday at Oswego, where for several months she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Matthew . Mrs. Beach was about 65 years of age. Besides her husband, Frank Beach, of this village, she leaves two daughters and one son. The remains were brought here for burial on Monday.

From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1894

Harlow D. Beach
was found dead in bed at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lucy A. Depue, in Hopewell, Wednesday morning. Coroner Hallenbeck was called, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest, giving it as his belief that death was due to natural causes. The funeral will be held at the house this morning at 11 o'clock, interment at Albion.

From Ontario County Journal 31 July 1885

A sad accident occurred at the Canandaigua Hotel last Monday morning, resulting in the death of Mr. J. C. Beach, a respected citizen of this village. Several workmen were engaged in handling the platform of a refrigerator which they were building, and while lowering it in some manner the stick which Mr. Beach held to brace against it slipped, and the heavy frame fell upon him and crushed the lower part of his body so that he died within two hours. Mr. Beach was a member of the Presbyterian church of this village, and a good man who was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, and a daughter, Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village.

From Ontario County Journal 16 April 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - J. McNair Beach,
whose serious illness was chronicled in The Journal last week, died at his home on West Main street about eight o'clock last Thursday morning, aged 57 years. A wife, two sons and three daughters survive. The funeral services were held from the residence last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw officiating. The interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1902

Jacob L. Beach
died at 1:25 o'clock last night, at his late residence, 87 Geneva street, aged 80 years. The deceased was born in this city and resided here throughout his life.  As a boy, he entered the shop of his father and learned the cabinet-maker's trade, which he followed for a number of years.  Later on he went into the undertaking business, which he pursued for twenty years.  He retired from active life fifteen years ago.  Mr. Beach was a member of the old Odd Fellows lodge, and of Old Castle lodge 299.  He is survived by a wife, one brother, Henry Beach; two adopted sons, Charles Beach, of this city, and Louis Beach, who is now in the west, and one adopted daughter, Emma Beach.  The funeral will take place from the house Sunday, at an hour not yet decided upon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 29 July 1885

On Monday morning, while Mr. John C. Beach, an employee of Mr. John Van Arsdale, was engaged in building an ice tank in the rear of the Canandaigua Hotel, he met with a fatal accident. He, with several others, were endeavoring to lower the bottom of the tank to the ground, and in some manner the props holding it up gave way and let the heavy structure down on to Mr. Beach, wedging him between the ground and tank. Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned, and everything possible was done to relieve Mr. Beach, but without avail. The accident occurred about half-past eight, and he died about half-past ten o'clock. The deceased was the father of Mrs. A. C. Sheldon of this village, and was 68 years of age.

From Victor Herald 16 December 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Our community was surprised Friday morning to hear of the death of Levi S. Beach. He had been in feeble health for some time, but his death was not looked for, and it came quite suddenly after an hour's sickness. He was eighty-five years old.

Saturday morning came another surprise, being the death of Mrs. Levi S. Beach the night before, scarcely twenty-four hours after the death of her husband. She was eighty-four years old. The funeral of the aged couple took place Thursday forenoon at their home, the Rev. E. J. Gwinn officiating. They were married sixty-two years, and of their six children but two are living, Mrs. A. H. Rowley and Miss Edna Beach.

From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1872

Death of an Old Resident -
Under the obituary head will be noticed the death of an old resident of Geneva, Mrs. Lucinda Beach, widow of Elias Beach, deceased some years since.  She was among the oldest of our inhabitants, and was well known and esteemed by a large number of friends.  She was born in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., in this State, removed to Geneva 72 years ago, and for forty years has resided in the house in which she died.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Another unexpected death occurred in this town on Saturday, April 8. Orren Beach, aged 39 years, died very suddenly of hemorrhage, early in the morning. The funeral services were held at his former home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Day officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery, which is rapidly becoming a city of the dead.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1875

It is with sorrow that we announce the death of the Rev. W. B. H. Beach.  He died at Cheshire on Wednesday night, the 13th instant, of fever, having been ill but a few days.  He was an active and effective christian minister, and taken in the midst of usefulness and good works.  His loss, which will be keenly felt in his own household, is shared by the whole community. He leaves a wife and four children, who have the sympathy of many friends.  His age was 40 years.

From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1890

Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Will Beach, on Saturday of last week, was a particularly sad one. Having been left an orphan at a very early age, thereby losing the influence of a mother, who might possibly have changed the character of his whole life, he lived with his grandparents and they too passed away, after that making his home with relatives and friends. A few years since he was married to Miss Etta Simmons. His life at times has been somewhat changeable, but at last he had matured into a bright, upright and industrious young man. Having suffered for nearly six months of that dreadful disease, consumption, he quietly breathed his last Saturday, June 28, leaving a devoted wife and many friends to mourn his early death. The funeral services were held at the Universalist church on Monday, the Rev. E. B. Barber officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895

In the death of James Beahon, which occurred at Bristol last Friday, ends the worldly history of a whole family. Beahon's wife died of consumption six years ago, and since that time five children have one by one succumbed to the disease. The father contracted it caring for his family. He was but 35 years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Beales
, widow of William Henry Beales, night captain of the local police force for many years, died this morning at her home, 71 Cherry Street, after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. Bolin and Miss Maude W. Beales of Geneva; four sons, William H. of this city, George F. of Rochester, Theodore R., Newark NY, and Ernest A. Beales Los Angeles; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home with the Rev. Howard H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1905

William Henry Beales, night captain of the police department, died yesterday morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home, No. 71 Cherry street. The deceased was forty-nine years of age. For ten months he has been in declining health. He was first taken with stomach trouble which gradually became acute. In the middle of April Mr. Beales thought that possibly a short rest and change would do him good. He therefore asked for a two weeks' vacation. As he did not improve materially during this period of rest, the police commission gave him a three month's furlough dating from May 1. Since that time he has gradually wasted away until death came yesterday morning. The physicians state that the cause of death was gastritis. The deceased was born in this city and has lived here throughout his life. After attending the public schools of the city he was employed for a period with William and Thomas Smith. But for the larger part of his life he has been employed on the police department. The period of his service extends over twenty-two years. He was elected patrolman by the village board of trustees May 16, 1883. He served in this capacity until September 12, 1898, when he became captain and was assigned to night duty. This position he has held up to the present time. Throughout this long period of service the records of the department show that he has faithfully and conscientiously performed his duty. Besides his career in the police department, Mr. Beales was active in a number of social institutions. He has been a member of Ark lodge, No. 33, Free and Accepted Masons, since 1898. He was also a member of Geneva Tent No. 292, Knights of the Maccabees. In this order he had a $2000 insurance policy. Mr. Beales was a communicant of Trinity church but as he resided in the northern part of the city he attended service in recent years at St. Peter's church.

The deceased is survived by his widow, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Beales, of the east Pre-emption road; two daughters, Miss Edith and Miss Maud Beales; five sons, William, Herbert, Ernest, George and Theodore Beales, all of this city; two brothers, George of California, and James of Perry, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Clifton Osborne; two half-brothers, Ernest and Nelson of Corning; and three half-sisters, the Misses Lilian, Ruby and Ida Beales of this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's church. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate. It is expected that both the Masons and Maccabees, as well as the police department, will attend the funeral in a body. Burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 13 May 1864

Mr. Thomas Beals,
a prominent man, and one of the oldest inhabitants of Canandaigua, died in that village on the 30th ult., aged eighty-six years.

From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1877

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died at her residence on Tuesday, June 4th, of Erysipelas, Mrs. Eliza Beam, wife of D. W. Beam and daughter of Wm. S. Doolittle, aged 29 years.  For about four weeks Mrs. Beam was a victim of terrible suffering, but she endured it all with christian fortitude.  She was a woman respected and loved by all and but few have more real friends than had our departed one. At the age of 14 years she gave her heart to the Lord and four years later she united with the church at this place. For a number of years she had acted as organist, taking an active part in all church duties.  About six years ago she was united in marriage to her husband, who survives her by the gentleman who preached her funeral sermon. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Day of Honeoye, assisted by Revs. Watson and Hancock of Hemlock Lake, from the M. E. Church on Thursday, and few occasions have called together so large a concourse of people as witnessed the farewell ceremonies of Mrs. Beam. She leaves a husband, an infant daughter, father, one brother and very many friends and relatives who mourn her departure in the bloom of life.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 August 1905

Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Hester Beam
died at the Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, Tuesday, July 25. The deceased was 69 years of age. She had for several years been an invalid, having had two strokes of paralysis, but the immediate cause of death was the shock caused by a fractured hip last week. She is survived by one son, Loring Beam of this place, and three brothers, Wade H. Black of East Bloomfield, Luzerne Black of Honeoye, and Dexter Black of Fairport. The funeral was held Friday afternoon.

From Victor Herald 3 August 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Berenthia, wife of D. W. Bean, of Canadice, died at the residence of Dr. B. S. Partridge, last Friday evening at the age of 39 years. She had been ill for some time. Her remains were taken to Canadice and the funeral service held Sunday afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905

The funeral of Mrs. Charles M. Bean, who formerly was Miss Mary Brewer of this city, will take place from her home in Pulaski, Friday morning at 9 o'clock. After the service the body will be brought to this city arriving in the afternoon. Burial will be made in the Washington street cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 6 October 1876

Death of Henry Bean -
At two o'clock this morning, after an illness which has confined him to his house for less than a week, our esteemed business neighbor, Mr. Henry Bean, passed from the scenes of earth.  His disease was inflammation of the brain.  Mr. Bean was one of ten children of the late Wm. Bean.  Of the ten, six were born in England.  Henry was born in Sodus, April 4, 1841.  In October of the same year his parents removed to Geneva.  Here he grew up to manhood, received a good common school education, and after serving faithfully at the trade of tinsmith, was offered and accepted employment as salesman (for which he displayed remarkable aptitude) in the hardware store of Prouty & Chew.  About eight years since he received and accepted a favorable offer from a well-known and extensive jobbing firm in New York, in whose employ he remained, giving eminent satisfaction, for five or six years.  During his residence in the city he enjoyed the acquaintance and won the respect of many of its most distinguished public men.  In 1872 he returned to the country and established himself in that branch of business with which in earlier life he had become familiar - the hardware trade - locating at Farmer Village.  While there he made the acquaintance of and married a most excellent and accomplished lady, Miss Mary A. Knight.  Last spring he removed to Geneva, the place of his boyhood home, and opened in the same line of business at No. 13 Seneca st., with every prospect of a brisk and profitable trade.  But these prospects, and what seemed a long life of usefulness to community and of receiving and conveying happiness in family circles, are suddenly and ruthlessly blasted by disease, which first assailed the reason and then the vital organs.

Genial and companionable by nature, he was the life of the social circle, in which he will be greatly missed.  The bereaved widow will have the sincere sympathies of a multitude of friends who share in her sorrows.  The funeral will take place on Sunday next at 3 o'clock P. M. from his late residence north side of Park Place.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1908

The funeral of William Bean, who died Tuesday evening at the Carrolton Hotel, where he had been making his home for some time, took place this morning at 8 o'clock from the home of W. F. Humphrey of No. 7 North Genesee street. The employees of W. F. Humphrey's printing office attended the funeral in a body as the deceased was formerly superintendent of that establishment up to a few months ago when he retired from active business. The remains were taken on the 9:01 New York Central train to Rochester where interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiated. The bearers who were members of Ark Lodge, F. and A. M., were Messrs. W. E. Stubbs, J. R. Vance, M. A. Roberts, W. G. Dennison, F. K. Hardison, and A. R. Wyckoff.

From Geneva Gazette 3 October 1873

Mrs. William Bean
departed this life early on Wednesday morning last, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation.  She had reared a large family, whose honorable positions in society afford the best evidence of a mother's duty well and faithfully performed.  She was a devoted member of the M. E. Church, and in her every day walk and conversation maintained the character of an humble, zealous and consistent Christian.  During the last few months of her illness, she has had the filial and affectionate attendance of her two sons, residents of Geneva -- John E. and Henry; and nothing that their means could supply was neglected to prolong her life and surround her with every comfort. Deceased was aged about 70, and survived her husband some 15 years.  Her last end was peace.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1905

Franklin Beard,
eighty-one years of age, an old resident of the southern part of this county, died at his home in Seneca township, near Yates county, yesterday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, John J. Beard of Seneca and Frank Beard, Jr., of Benton; and by four daughters, Mrs. Alice R. Davis of Benton; Mrs. Ida Polmateer of Naples; Mrs. Mary Hurtford of Benton; and Mrs. Anna Allen of Benton. The funeral will be held from the house at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. F. B. L. Putnam of Benton Center officiating. Burial will be in Union Church cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1902

Thomas Beard
died suddenly at 9:30 o'clock last night, at the family residence, 47 North Genesee street, aged 70 years. Had Mr. Beard lived until next October, he would have been 71 years of age.  Mr. Beard had been in poor health the greater part of the spring and summer.  He was able to be about, however, and every day attended to his business duties. Yesterday afternoon, shortly after dinner, he complained of feeling badly.  At 2 o'clock Mr. Beard laid down.  He slept for a while, and later in the afternoon awoke and said he felt much worse.  Dr. G. B. Young was summoned.  The physician did not consider Mr. Beard's condition alarming at that time.  At 7 o'clock the physician was called again.  Mr. Beard appeared no worse and no fears were entertained of his demise.  Later in the evening he became much worse, and sank rapidly until 9:30 o'clock when he expired. The cause of death is given as angina pectoris.  Mr. Beard had suffered from muscular rheumatism which probably contributed to his death.

The deceased was born in London, England, and came to this country when a young man. Mr. Beard had been in the trucking business here for over 25 years.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served throughout the struggle. He enlisted here as a corporal in Company D, 148th regiment, New York volunteers, on Aug. 30, 1862. The company started from Geneva on Sept. 13, of the same year.  The 148th regiment went first to Washington. After remaining there a week, the regiment was sent to Suffolk, and thence to Portsmouth.  The captain of Mr. Beard's company throughout the war was E. D. Gage. At Portsmouth, Mr. Beard served on provost guard duty as orderly sergeant. The regiment was in the thick of the fight at Durry Bluff, Swift Creek, and Cold Harbor.  The regiment decimated and reinforced during its long campaign, was mustered out in June, 1865.  Eight years ago the local branch of the Union Veterans Union was instituted here with Mr. Beard as colonel. The deceased served three years and then resigned.  Two years ago he was reelected to the office of colonel, which he filled up to the time of his death. The deceased was a member of all the local Masonic bodies and of Rochester consistory, being a 32nd degree Mason. He had served one term as high priest of Geneva chapter 36, Royal Arch Masons.

The deceased is survived by a wife, five sons, W. John Beard, C. S. Beard and Benjamin F. Beard of this city; Thomas B. Beard of Corning, and R. D. Beard of Buffalo, and by two daughters, Mrs. William Peck of San Francisco, and Mrs. George Young of this city.  The funeral will take place Friday at an hour not yet decided upon.  Rev. Dr. David D. Moore will officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1909

Mrs. Thomas B. Beard,
aged 49 years, died last night at her home in Corning after a five weeks' illness. The deceased formerly resided in this city and is well-known here. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Alma L. Beard; two sisters, Miss Annie Youngs of Corning and Miss Cornelia Youngs of Brooklyn.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1909

The remains of Mrs. Thomas B. Beard, who died Wednesday night at her home in Corning, will arrive in this city tomorrow afternoon at 12:37 on the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central. They will be taken to the home Mrs. Beard's mother, Mrs. Dinah Beard, of No. 47 North Genesee street. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock from Trinity church. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 27 October 1893

Edwin Beardsley, a well-known and highly respected farmer of Phelps, died on the 21st inst. after a brief illness, aged 76 years.  He leaves an only son, Hopkins G. Beardsley.

From Geneva Gazette 6 December 1889

Last evening about nine o'clock Mrs. Sophia, wife of Edwin Beardsley, died at her home on Church street (Phelps), after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Beardsley was born at Lima in this State in 1823, and at the time of her death was in her 66th year.  Her maiden name was Sophia Gilbert, and upon her marriage to Mr. Beardsley she became a resident of this place where she has spent the greater part of her life.  Mrs. Beardsley was a most estimable lady and leaves a large circle of friends, besides a husband and son, to mourn her loss.  The funeral services will be held in St. John's Episcopal church, of which she was a communicant, next Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Phelps Citizen

From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1908

Charles A. Beattie,
who for eleven years has been the agent at the Northern Central Station at Halls, died at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased was in his 49th year. Last March Mr. Beattie had a stroke of paralysis and since that time he has been in declining health. The deceased is survived by a widow and one brother, Herbert Beattie of Bellona. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house, with Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Number Nine church, officiating. Burial will be in the Number Nine Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1906

Mrs. M. Beattie,
aged 76 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock at her home, No. 28 Grove street. She is survived by two brothers, James Adamson, of Gorham, and Thomas Adamson, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. T. Stohne of Gorham and Mrs. Roos Jones, of Battle Creek, Mich.; four sons, William of Bellona, John of this city, James of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Howard of New York; one daughter, Mrs. G. Gates of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate.

From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1893

Wm. T. Beattie,
an old and well known citizen of southern Seneca (town), died at his residence last Saturday, aged 62 years. He had been a severe sufferer for three years past.  He was an active member of the Presbyterian church of Bellona, from which his funeral took place last Tuesday.

From Geneva Gazette 19 July 1901

Mrs. Henry J. Beatty
died at the family residence, 131 William street, yesterday morning, aged 41 years.  Deceased had lived in Geneva all her life.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Henry W. Beatty, two daughters, Esther Florence Beatty, and Mrs. John Skinner of this city; also four brothers and one sister, William, Charles, Henry and Fred Paul of New York city, and Mrs. Hanford Smith of Genoa, N. Y.  The deceased was a devout member of North Presbyterian Church.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1915

Mrs. Henry J. Beatty, aged 54 years, of 114 Seneca street, died Tuesday, January 5th, of paralysis, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Lindsay, at Ithaca, N. Y. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Floyd A. Cutter of Union, N. Y.; Frank H. Cutter of Auburn; Harry R. Cutter of Ithaca; and Stacey V. Cutter of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Lindsay of Ithaca; Mrs. E. C. Bailey of Kosoag, N. Y., and Mrs. George Pierce of Ithaca. The body will be brought to Geneva tomorrow on the 3 o'clock Lehigh Valley train and will be taken to the undertaking rooms of Yells Brothers, where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Dr. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908

Mrs. Mary Bellgrave Beatty
, widow the late William Beatty, died at 4:45 this morning at her home, No. 273 Castle street. She was 88 years old and has lived in this city nearly all her life. Two brothers survive, Levi Vorous of Fish Creek, Wis., and William Vorous of Friendship, N. Y. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the house. Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and burial will take place in Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1894

Theodore M. Beatty
died early yesterday morning at his home on Seneca street near the Post Office.  He had been ill all the past winter and spring but was occasionally able to take open air exercise as he did as recently as last week.  He was a
son of Wm. Beatty and a native Genevan.  His business was that of a house painter, at which he was an expert.  A bereaved family survive him.

From Geneva Advertiser 20 August 1901

William Beatty
died at his home on Castle street at one o'clock last Thursday afternoon, August 15th, aged 81 years.  He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, and came to this country in 1840, settling in Geneva, which has always been his home.  By occupation he was a painter, was employed several years with Matthew Wilson, afterwards becoming a contractor.  He and Mr. Wilson were always firm friends.  By frugality, he was able to put enough aside to care for himself in his advancing years. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, formerly Mrs. Belgrave, and one son, Henry J. Beatty, who succeeded to his father's business.  Mr. Beatty was a good neighbor and firm with all who obtained his friendship.  He was an invalid for the past three years, but bore his infirmities patiently and heroically.  The funeral of Mr. William Beatty was held last Sunday afternoon from his home, the interment being in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899

Canadice, N. Y. - Allen B. Becker
died at his home in this town on Monday night, aged 78 years. The funeral was held from the house on Thursday. He leaves a wife and two sons, Drs. C. A. and Frank Becker, of New York city, and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Adams of Livonia, and three brothers, Hiram of Springwater, John of Canadice and Lyman of Auburn.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 April 1912

Rushville, N. Y. -  Conrad Becker
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Rupert, one-half mile east of this village, Thursday, aged 76 years. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered Monday. He was born in Germany and since coming to this country thirty years ago has lived in this vicinity. Soon after his wife's death nearly four years ago, he went to the home of his daughter, where he has since resided. He leaves five children, Mrs. John Smith of Clifton; Mrs. Charles Smith of Junius; Fred Becker of MacDougal; Philip and Mrs. Rupert of this village. Funeral services were held from the residence Saturday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Reissig officiating. Burial was made in Gorham Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1908

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Conrad Becker
died at her home east of this village on Friday afternoon, aged 74 years. Her death was due to hardening of the blood vessels. She is survived by her husband and six children. The funeral services were held yesterday from the Lutheran church at Voak, Rev. Reicig officiating. Burial was made in the Gorham Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 26 June 1891

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died, on the 11th inst., after a long sickness, of consumption, Fremont H. Becker, aged 28 years and 10 months. For several years he battled with the dreadful disease and though trying almost every known remedy, he was but little benefited. For the past 6 months he has been unable to work and was compelled to look death in the face with no hope of rescue. While everything earthly looked so dark he was led to turn his thoughts toward the future life and was permitted through his sufferings, to look up through faith to that life which is free from pain and disease. Rejoicing in God he passed triumphantly away. Rev. Elder Bates of Hemlock Lake conducted the funeral service from the church at Canadice, preaching from Psalms 23d, 4th verse. A wife, one little boy and two brothers, with a large circle of friends, mourn his death.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 20 September 1906

Henry Becker,
formerly of Geneva, died at Willard last Tuesday, aged 36 years. Funeral director P. L. Leach was sent there after the remains and brought them home late that night. The funeral will be held here this afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908

Mrs. Mary Becker,
wife of Phillip Becker, died this morning at 6:45 o'clock at the family residence in Genesee Park. She has been a very active woman all her life until about a year ago when her health gradually began to fail. She was born Dec. 10th, 1842, in Rochester and for over forty years has lived in this city where she had gained a wide circle of friends. She was a member of the Order of Amaranth, of the Eastern Star, and of the Relief Corps, in all of which organizations she had greatly endeared herself to all of the members. She was a member of St. Peters Episcopal church and had always been greatly interested in all of its societies. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. James C. Beebe of Holden, W. Va., and one son, Henry H. Becker of Buffalo, one sister, Mrs. C. L. Lehman of this city. The funeral will take place from the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1892

Died at his home in Rushville, Yates Co., Jan. 28, 1892, George Beckett, aged 88 years 3 months 17 days.  He was born in the town of Aldeby, Norfolk Co. Eng., and emigrated with his family to this country in 1836.  Of his immediate family three daughters survive him, Mrs. James Townsend of Seneca, Mrs. S. A. Erwin of Rushville, and Mrs. J. G. Furguson of Newark, N. Y., his wife and two sons having previously died.

From Ontario County Times 12 February 1892

Mr. George Beckett died with congestion of the lungs at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. Erwin, at Rushville, January 28. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 1, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Wells officiating, and was buried at No. 9 Church Cemetery in the town of Seneca. The deceased was born in England in 1802, and was 90 years of age. He came, with his wife and family of two sons and three daughters, to Geneva in 1836. One month after his arrival in Geneva, his wife died. Three daughters survive him to mourn the loss of a loving father and a respectable citizen.

From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903

Rushville, N. Y. -
Saturday afternoon George Beckett died at his home in this village. He was born in England 77 years ago and came to this country when quite young and by hard industrious work became a prosperous and highly respected farmer. He was a member of the Rushville M. E. Church and is survived by a son, Fred Beckett, and a daughter, Mrs. John Adamson of Rushville.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902

Rushville, N. Y.
- On Wednesday, September 17, Mrs. Mary Beckett died at her home on Main street, aged 68 years. She was a prominent member of the M. E. Church. She is survived by her husband, George Beckett, a son, Fred Beckett, and daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adamson of Cheshire.

From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1896

Death of a Veteran Soldier - Ambrose Bedell
died at his residence on Colt street early Wednesday morning, aged about 68 years.  He was born in Geneva and never had any other home.  He died of blood poisoning, the result of a wound received in one of his legs at the battle of Gettysburg -- a wound that never healed.  His name worthily had a place on the pension rolls at $32 per month.  Even after being wounded, he so far recovered as to be anxious to return to his regiment, and by special order of President Lincoln was reinstated, and he continued in the service until the war closed.  He took a deep interest in the organizations and welfare of his comrades, every reunion thereof being to him "a red-letter day."  

The deceased leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters, all of adult age, and one maiden sister. His funeral will take place this afternoon from his late residence. Of course, his sorrowing comrades will turn out in full ranks and worthily give his mortal remains a soldier's burial. He was a most genial and companionable man, considerate in his views of others in all things yet firm in his own convictions. We do not believe he had an enemy -- he certainly deserved no man's animosity.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 July 1902

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At her home, two miles east of this village, on Wednesday evening, Mrs. Helen Beebe died, aged 74 years. She leaves one brother, Lucian Gunn, and one sister, Mrs. Pittenger; also one stepson, Lansing Beebe, all of this place.

From Ontario County Times 16 January 1867

A week ago yesterday, Sunday, the 6th instant, a sad and fatal accident occurred in the town of West Bloomfield, to Mr. Oliver M. Beebe. He had been hunting rabbits on the previous day, and on his return home had placed his loaded gun on the bottom of his democrat wagon, having taken the precaution to remove the cap from the nipple of his gun. The wagon was driven into his barn, with the gun remaining in it, over night. About half past 11 o'clock A. M. Sunday, he took hold of the muzzle to remove it from the wagon, drawing it towards him, when it exploded, discharging the contents, (a heavy charge of shot) into his left arm above the elbow on the lower side, and coming out near the shoulder, severing the artery and tearing out the fleshy part of the arm to the bone. A ligature was immediately applied, but the hemorrhage was so great before a surgeon could arrive that he was so prostrated and weakened, the he never rallied and gained sufficient strength to warrant amputation. He lived until the Friday morning following, when death put an end to his sufferings. Mr. Beebe was 34 years of age, and much beloved and respected by all who knew him, leaving a wife and three young children, together with a large circle of friends, to mourn his untimely end.

From Victor Herald 18 January 1901

Spencer Beebe
died at his home, last Thursday, after a brief illness, at the age of seventy years. Mr. Beebe served three years in the Civil War, and has been a pensioner for several years. He was industrious and respected in the neighborhood where he resided for about ten years. The funeral was held from the school house, Saturday at eleven o'clock, the Rev. F. F. Buckner of Bristol officiating. Interment in the cemetery here.

From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1895

Obituary -
The death of Mrs. James Beegan occurred September 14th, at her residence on Center street after an illness of several years, aged 59 years.  Mrs. Beegan was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, a daughter of Michael and Catherine Doran.  She leaves a bereaved husband, ten sorrowing children (eight daughters and two sons) and twelve grand-children to mourn their grievous loss.  Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to all the afflicted ones.

From Ontario Republican Times 6 May 1863

Alvah Marvin
, son of Nelson and Hannah Beeman of South Bristol, died in St. Joseph's hospital, Philadelphia, on Tuesday morning, April 28, 1863, aged 23 years. The deceased enlisted in the Naval service of the United States in May 1861 and was wounded in the breast at the storming of Fort St. Philip, before New Orleans, in consequence of which he obtained a discharge and returned home. He could not be contented to remain inactive but a short time and determined to re-enlist, even before properly recovering from his wound. Having left home with this intention, he was prostrated at New York with an affection of the lungs for about two months. After visiting St. Thomas, W.I., he thought his health sufficiently improved and re-enlisted the service in February last. The next information received from him stated that he was in the above named hospital, sick with the measles, and a few days more, brought the sad news of his death. The attendant, Pastor Rev., A. Manship wrote words of consolation to the afflicted parents. "Many and deep are the wounds received by loving hearts at home in the course of this unrighteous rebellion!  Thus are the young, the strong, the brave, hurried from our midst, leaving frequently the aged, the helpless and broken hearted, to struggle with the discouragements of life. May they trust in the Divine promises to the bereaved, the widow and the fatherless, and receive from their fellows the full measure of that sympathy they need and more than deserve."

From Ontario County Chronicle 5 June 1901

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Beeman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trickey, Sunday. She is the widow of the late Nelson Beeman and is 84 years of age. Interment in the Coye cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909

Rejoice C. Beeman,
aged 82 years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. M. J. Kisor, Telyea street, on Wednesday afternoon. Born near Seneca Point, he came to Canandaigua in early life and had ever since made his home here. He never married. Mr Beeman was one of the first to subscribe for The Journal when it was was established in 1873, and had ever since been a reader. Two brothers, Seth, of Syracuse, Henry C. Beeman, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Botsford of Weedsport, survive. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Kisor home and Rev. J. S. Ebersole will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1883

Rushville, N. Y. -
The wife of Mr. J. H. Beerman died after an illness of a few days, at her residence in this village, Sunday evening, Nov. 4th, 1883, aged 64 years. This sad and unexpected event cast a gloom over the many friends of the family. But a few days before Mr. and Mrs. Beerman had entertained a large number of invited guests to witness the marriage of their daughter, Carrie. No one thought that so soon would they be called to mourn the death of this  greatly esteemed lady. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon. 

From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Charlotte Beers
died on Saturday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Dean, of this village. Her age was 67 years. She was buried in Garlinghouse, by the side of her husband, who died some thirty years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Christina Beers
died at her home in this village yesterday morning at the age of seventy-seven years, after suffering for a long time with Bright's disease and heart trouble. The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. W. Rice, pastor of the M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Knickerbocker, of Lansing, Mich., and three sons, Edward of this village, William and Clarence, who reside in the west.

From Victor Herald 19 August 1904

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
This community was startled by the news of the death of Marshall Belcher, aged 73 years. Mr. Belcher was buying eggs and poultry, and on Friday went to the home of Mr. Sawdery on the road to Honeoye to get some poultry. While running after a fowl, he fell over into the bushes dead. He leaves a wife and eight children, Eugene of Rochester; Will. George, Fred, Irving, Burt and Allen of this town; and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Duffy. His early life was passed in Pittsford, but for twenty years he had been here. Of his own family two sisters are living: Mrs. Rose of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Kent of Honeoye Falls. He was a man of much energy and perseverance.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1897

Edward Belden,
aged 73 years, died this morning at the home of his son, conductor Charles H. Belden, No. 38 Elm street. The deceased was a resident of Onondaga and came to Geneva a year ago to pass his remaining days with his son. Since coming here he has not left the house, his ailment being erysipelas. Mr. Belden was a popular man in the community in which he lived. He conducted a distillery at Phelps for twenty years and made a fortune in the business. The funeral will take place from the house Friday morning at nine o'clock. The remains will be taken to Onondaga for interment. 

From Geneva Gazette 8 November 1895

The death of Mrs. Eliza A. Bell, mother of Dr. F. P. Bell, of Naples, occurred at the home of her son Tuesday November 5th, at 11:30 A. M.  She had been ill for some years and had gradually wasted away till death came as a sweet relief.  Mrs. Bell was born in Honeoye July 10th, 1821, making her past 74 years of age at her death.  Naples Record

From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1887

Academy, N. Y. - J. Howard Bell, who died at Bristol Springs last week, was born and brought up in this school district. He was the son of John Bell, a Scotchman, who lived where Dr. Andrus now lives. The deceased inherited consumption and more than an ordinary bright intellect , with a large amount of enterprise and pluck. Had his physical been equal to his intellectual and financial ability, he would have made his mark in the world. His word was good from boyhood. He married the accomplished and only daughter of Charles G. Hemenway of Bristol Springs, who survives him.

From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1910

The death of Mrs. Phoebe M. Bell, widow of Sidney S. Bell, occurred at the home of her son, Ralph Bell, Center street, on Sunday after a long illness. The deceased was born in Gorham in 1823. Mrs. Bell suffered a fractured hip some months ago, which confined her to the hospital for some time. Two months ago she was removed to the home of her son where she died. Besides her son, Mrs. Bell is survived by one brother, Virgil Smith, of Reed's Corners. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Gorham on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in Gorham. cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Philo H. Bell,
of this village, died yesterday morning, aged 84 years. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gillette, being feeble and requiring constant care. Until ten years ago he had been an active citizen, well-known and respected. His birthplace was Vermont, but he came to this section when a boy, making Prattsburg his home till he came to Naples. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gillett and Mrs. Philip Marshall, of Italy.

From Ontario County Chronicle 14 May 1902

Robert Bell,
of Canandaigua, died in Willard State Hospital on Thursday, aged 53 years. He was formerly a well-known fruit grower on the east side of Canandaigua Lake. He subsequently removed to Canandaigua, where he worked at his trade up to the time he was pronounced insane. The funeral was held Friday morning, the Rev. J. W. Webb officiating. He is survived by a widow.

From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1888

On Monday last Mrs. Sally Bell died at her residence a few miles west of Geneva, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.  The funeral services were held on Wednesday and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Gorham.

From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of Sidney H. Bell occurred at the Memorial hospital on Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital two weeks ago for treatment. He has been in ill health for a long time. Deceased was born in Gorham 76 years ago. At the beginning of the Civil War he married Miss Phebe Smith of Reed's Corners. For over 20 years he taught school and conducted singing schools in the neighboring villages. In the war he belonged to the 50th Engineer regiment and was also the bandmaster at Washington. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, being church clerk for over 15 years; also leader of the choir. Since giving up his school work, he has been engaged in the carpenter trade until about a year ago, when his health began to fail. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Ralph, of Canandaigua, and one sister, Mrs. William Rupert of Seneca. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon, Rev. John McColl officiating. Six of his nephews acted as bearers.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907

At 6 o'clock p.m. Saturday, the death occurred at the Webster house of Mrs. Ann Bellew, mother of Mrs. F. D. Woollett of this place. Mrs. Bellew, who has resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Woollett, for some time past, was taken sick Wednesday with pneumonia. She had also been a sufferer from heart trouble for some time and her advanced age contributed to render her case hopeless. Mrs. Bellew is survived by four children, Mrs. F. D. Woollett, Mrs. M. J. Lee of Caledonia, Henry Bellew of Caledonia and Patrick Bellew of Niagara Falls. She was a woman of fine christian character and a devout member of the Roman Catholic church, being a regular attendant at church services until incapacitated by failing health. The remains were taken to Caledonia yesterday morning on the 9:05 train and funeral services were held in St. Columba's church there at 10 o'clock, followed by interment in St. Columba's cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
From his late residence, about two miles west of the village, at 2 o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon, was held the funeral of Christopher Bellinger, who was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town. By his death, which occurred suddenly last Sunday evening, ties that were dear to many were severed, and the numerous friends of Mr. Bellinger gathered to pay a last tribute to the deceased. Services at the house were as simple as the Universalist ritual can be made. Passages of scripture were read by the Rev. H. J. Orelup, of Bristol. Among the floral pieces were a pillow of carnations and roses; a wreath of white lilacs from Miss Nettie Silvernail; a star of carnations and roses from Mr. and Mrs. Abram Bellinger of Little Falls; a cluster of pink carnations and lilies-of-the-valley with smilax; and a number of potted plants. A male quartette, consisting of A. T. Adams, E. W. Page, C. M. Norton and Woodbry Adams sang two selections.

Mr. Bellinger was born at Fall Hill, Herkimer county in 1829. In 1849, he married Christina Walrath of Indian Castle, and of their union six children were born: Mrs. Wheeler H. Bostwick, Mrs. William C. Page, Miss Maggie Bellinger and Miss Gertie Bellinger, all of this place; Moses Bellinger who resides in Mendon; and Hiram Bellinger who resides on the farm here. In 1866, Mr. Bellinger moved to this town and purchased of Henry W. Hamlin the farm known as the old Harris homestead, and under his management the farm was made a model country home. Mr. Bellinger always devoted himself closely to his farming, and enjoyed a reputation for straightforward honesty of purpose in all his transactions. In addition to the children, three brothers survive: Peter L., Abram E., and Joram Bellinger, all residents at Little Falls.

From Geneva Gazette 24 April 1891

Robert Bellinger,
at one time a wealthy farmer of East Bloomfield, Ontario county, hung himself in a barn belonging to
Joram Bellinger, a friend, whom he was visiting in Little Falls, last Saturday.  Bellinger secured a piece of clothes-line and tied one end to a rafter, then stood on a stairway and pushed himself off.  He tried to purchase prussic acid at a local drug store on Tuesday, but the druggist refused to sell it to him, so it is evident that he has been contemplating self-destruction for some time. He was about seventy years of age, and leaves five children.  It is said that he lost his property through the profligacy of a near relative, and this was the cause of his committing the rash act.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
The sad and sudden death of Albert Bellows occurred on Saturday last, at his home near the lake. Mr. Bellows had been sick but a few days, and his case was not thought serious until a day or so before his death, which was caused by pneumonia. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday.

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