"Bo" to "Bor" OBITUARIES

From Ontario County Chronicle 17 October 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Hugh Boals, a life-long resident of Naples, died on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 2 o'clock, of heart disease. He had been a sufferer from this disease for some time, but it did not reach the acute stage until a few days before his death. Mr. Boals was born in 1848, and had always been a hardworking man, living on a farm four miles west of Naples. He was well-liked by all who knew him. Since the loss of his daughter, about a year ago, his health has been very poor, and it is thought that grief, caused by her death, had greatly hastened his decease. The funeral was held at the residence. The services at the grave were conducted by Nundawaho Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which he was an active member. He leaves a wife, three brothers, two sisters to mourn his loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 December 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Burnette B. Boardman,
aged 82, died yesterday morning at the home of Mrs. A. J. Wright on West Main street, where for a number of years he had made his home. He was a native of Vermont, but had lived at Seneca Falls prior to coming here. He leaves his widow, three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Wright, of Phelps, Mrs. Felt of Carthage, and Mrs. Wirth, of Geneva, also one son.

From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885

Port Gibson, N. Y. -
One of our oldest and most respected citizens, George Bockoven, passed away Friday morning, the 27th, at his home south of the village. The funeral services will be held Monday at the church.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1902

Llewellyn Bodle
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole of Genesee street, at 7 o'clock this morning, aged 87 years.  Mr. Bodle was born in England and lived there until he came to this country to reside with his daughter.  Most of his friends and relatives reside in England.  There survive him in this city, besides his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, his grandsons E. A. Catchpole and L. B. Catchpole, and his granddaughter, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole.  The funeral, which will be private, will take place Monday afternoon from the house. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1904

Mrs. Sarah Wooler Bodle,
widow of the late Llewellyn Bodle, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, No. 160 Genesee street. The deceased was in her eighty-eighth year. Mrs. Boden was born in Arlington, Sussex county, England, and came to this country and this city in 1850. Throughout the fifty-four years of life here she has lived in the same house where her death took place. The deceased was a member of the Old Dutch Reformed church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Catchpole, who is seriously ill with pneumonia; three grandchildren, Miss Lizzie S. Catchpole, Edward A. and Llewellyn G. Catchpole, all of this city, and three nephews, Theodore Savage of Williamsport, Penn.; Frank Savage of Eustis, Fla., and Frederick Savage of New York. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the house, Rev. Dr. Hubbs officiating. Burial in Glenwood.

From Geneva Advertiser 1 March 1904

Mrs. Lewellyn Bodle
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. Catchpole, on Genesee street, last Wednesday morning, far advanced in years. Mr. Bodle has been dead some years. He was a tailor by trade, and was of the firm of Nichols & Bodle. Mr. Nichols left one son, C. H. Nichols, residing in Rochester, and Mr. Bodle the one daughter residing here. This winter has been particularly severe on aged people, but it will not last forever; there must be a let-up soon.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Andrew Bogart,
a well-known produce dealer of the firm of Bogart & Smith, died yesterday morning after a four-weeks' illness. Death was due to stomach trouble. His attending physician, Dr. F. D. Vanderhoof, was unable to diagnose the case to his satisfaction and will hold a postmortem examination this afternoon. Mr. Bogart was born in the town of Manchester but for the past fifty-one years had been a citizen of Phelps. He was 66 years of age, and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Harold Hoag; also one brother, Gilbert Bogart, of this village. Sincerity lodge, F. and A. M., of which he was a member, will take charge of the funeral, which will be held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Bogart,
widow of the late Andrew Bogart, died suddenly about 8 o'clock last evening. Her death is attributed to heart disease. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hoag, with whom she lived, and one grandchild, Miss Beatrice Hoag.

From Ontario Messenger 5 February 1862

Death of James Bogart -
We learn from the Geneva Gazette that this veteran Printer died in that village last Tuesday. Col. Bogart was one of the early pioneers of Geneva, and the oldest surviving editor and publisher in Western New York. He moved to Geneva in 1806, where he soon commenced the publication of the Expositor, which was discontinued until 1809, when it was changed to the Geneva Gazette. He published that paper for over twenty-seven years, retiring from it in 1833.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1912

Phelps, N. Y. -
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aquilla Smith, a mile east of Phelps, occurred the death of their eldest daughter, Mrs. Mary Bogart, yesterday, aged 28 years. The deceased had been ill for a long time and she had spent the greater part of last winter at Oakmount hospital, west of Canandaigua. She returned to Phelps about three weeks ago after her malady had been pronounced incurable. Mrs. Bogart was born in Tompkins county and had lived in Phelps for the last twenty years. Six years ago she united in marriage with Bert Bogart of this place, who with two small children, Pauline and Winchester, survive. She also leaves her parents, a brother, Aubrey, and two sisters, the Misses Caroline and Ellen Smith, all of Phelps. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Presbyterian church.

From Geneva Gazette 7 January 1853

Died in this village, on the 2nd inst., very suddenly, Mrs. Dolly Bogert, relict of H. H. Bogert, Esq., in the 75th year of her age. She has left a large circle of relatives and friends to lament the loss of one of the most estimable of women.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1897

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Palmanteer Boggs,
wife of William Boggs, died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, aged 86 years. She was an old resident, and one of the capable, sensible, plain women of pioneer times. One brother and two sisters yet remain of a large family; also a husband, and one son, Robert Boggs.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910

Mrs. Delina Boisvert,
aged 60 years, died suddenly this morning at one o'clock of acute indigestion. The deceased was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney, on Middle street who is ill with typhoid fever, and at about 7 o'clock was taken ill. A physician was summoned and she was removed to her home, No. 32 East North street. Medical aid was of no avail. She is survived by her husband, L. J. Boisvert; seven sons, Ludgar J., Ernest, Victor, Leo, Arthur, Frederick and George; two daughters, Mrs. P. J. Mahoney and Miss Mary B. Boisvert. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 15 April 1915

Mrs. Susan Early Bolan,
wife of Michael F. Bolan, died suddenly at her home in Pleasant street about 1 o'clock on Monday morning. While she had been in poor health for several months, she retired as usual and did not complain of feeling worse. Her age was 43 years. This is the second death to occur in this family within five months. A son, Joseph Bolan, died on November 21, 1914. Mrs. Bolan was born in Penn Yan on November 30, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Early. She was united in marriage to Mr. Bolan on November 30, 1893. After her marriage she resided in Dundee for nine years and removed from that place to Shortsville where she since continuously lived. The survivors are her husband and five children: Mary, Pauline, Madeline, Jennie and William; three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Dooley, of Penn Yan; Mrs. M. J. Gaffney and Miss Katherine Early of Rochester. The funeral services were held from St. Dominic's church on Wednesday morning, and the interment was made in Brookside cemetery in this village.

From Victor Herald 6 January 1905

wife of John Bolar, died at her home, two miles southwest of New Salem in the town of Farmington, on Tuesday, January 3d, at the age of eighty-five years. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. John Doyle of Canandaigua, Mrs. Mary Curran, and a son, Martin, the two latter residing at home. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning, and the interment made in the Catholic cemetery here.

From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1882

Naples, N. Y. -
On Thursday last, Mrs. Jane Boles, one of the pioneers of our town, died after a short illness of a week. With her husband, she settled forty years ago in the woods in the west part of Naples, but lived to see a fine farm with large handsome buildings as the result of their toil. She was a whole-souled thorough-going woman, held in esteem by all. Four sons and four daughters, all married and well settled, rise up to call her blessed.

From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1885

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. James Boles
died very suddenly on Saturday, aged 76. He was a substantial Irish citizen, who came here nearly 50 years ago. He leaves eight sons and daughters, all settled about here, with families. There was a large funeral on Monday, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1906

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of James Bolger occurred at his home on Park Place Tuesday night. He was stricken with paralysis a week ago last Sunday. Mr. Bolger was born at Junius, Seneca county, 38 years ago but had spent the greater part of his life in Phelps. He leaves a widow and five small children, also his mother, one brother, Edward of Buffalo, and one, sister Mrs. T. Donahue of Waterloo.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1905

Peter Bolger,
75 years old, died yesterday morning after a long illness. Mr. Bolger was born in Ireland but had been a resident of this place about fifty years. He leaves a widow, two sons, James of Phelps, and Edward of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. James Kelly and Mrs. Patrick Hefferon of Phelps and Mrs. T. Donehue of Waterloo; also a sister, Mrs. Keating of Auburn. His son William died about four weeks ago. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Francis church.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
A horrible accident happened yesterday at Sand Hill crossing of the New York Central road, about three miles north of Canandaigua. The time was a little before nine o'clock in the morning, and the victims were James Bolles and his wife, Nancy Bolles, an aged couple, who were driving from their home on the Cost farm, to visit some relatives in Shortsville. Just as they reached the crossing which is a very dangerous one, being located at a curve and a high board fence topping an embankment, and a lot of trees partially concealing the view of the railroad from persons driving along the road, they were struck by train No. 235, with Conductor Eaton in charge, which left Canandaigua at about 8:48 o'clock. On board there were many excursionists bound for Charlotte. The back end of the carriage was struck and demolished, and the old man was thrown about eighty feet and instantly killed, while his wife, who was not hurled quite so far, was fatally hurt. The train was going at a high rate of speed and it was impossible to stop it and return to the scene of the accident until a distance of about one-eighth of a mile had been covered. Then the train backed up, and the crowd of excursionists flocked to view the sight. The body of the man was placed in the baggage car, as was Mrs. Bolles, in spite of her protest, she being fully conscious, and in spite of her requests of neighbors who had reached the place and were anxious to take her to their homes. The conductor would not permit this nor would he return the short distance to Canandaigua, where there is ample hospital accommodation. On the contrary, much to the indignation of the people of the vicinity, the poor old lady, her body racked with terrible pain, was compelled to undergo the long ride in the baggage car to Rochester, with the dead body of her husband beside her.
Coroner Frank P. Warner of this village is very indignant over the action of the railroad officials in removing the body of Mr. Bolles to Rochester, which is against the laws of the state. He has ordered that the body be brought to this place before any inquest is held, and this will probably be done. The children of the old couple, however, were told by the railroad men that the inquest would be held in Rochester.

Mrs. Bolles was taken to the Homeopathic hospital where her injuries were pronounced fatal. At the Rochester undertaking rooms where the body of Mr. Bolles was placed, admittance was denied to his son, George Bolles, who hastened to the spot as quickly as possible. People who witnessed the affair were much exorcised over the summary actions of the railroad men and say it is a wonder there are not more accidents of the kind, as it is seldom that any warning is given at that crossing by approaching trains.

Mr. and Mrs. Bolles removed from Honeoye to the Cost farm a couple of years ago, and were much respected and worthy people. They are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Bolles Brown of Canandaigua; Mrs. Nettie Bolles Alford of Bristol Center; and three sons, George and William Bolles of Canandaigua; and Frank Bolles of Shortsville.

From Victor Herald 11 March 1893

Mrs. Celestia Boltwood
, wife of E. M. Boltwood, died on Thursday morning after a brief illness. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon. Besides her husband she leaves three small children.

From Victor Herald 18 March 1893

Mrs. Emmett Boltwood
, whose death we noted last week, was born in St. Lawrence county, in this State, about forty one years ago. She accompanied her parents to the State of Michigan, when that State was being settled about thirty years ago. The family made their home at Middleville, and it was here that she met and in Oct. 1871 was married to Emmett Boltwood. After a few years they removed to Victor where Mr. Boltwood has been engaged in business. Mrs. Boltwood was a very industrious woman, often going beyond her strength to do her part in supporting their little family. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Sunday school, and the Y. P. S. C. E., and was always ready to do whatever part was slotted to her. Appropriate resolutions were adopted by the "Endeavor Society" and will be found in another column. She leaves, besides her husband and children, an aged father and mother, and five brothers. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church last Saturday afternoon, the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Frost, the interment was in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1903

Mrs. Catherine A. Bond,
wife of Edward Bond, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Thomas Robson, at Halls Corners yesterday. She leaves besides her husband, two sons and two daughters, also her mother, three brothers, Andrew Robson of Halls Corners, Frank Robson of Geneva, and George Robson of Halls Corners. Two sisters also survive. These are Mrs. Alice Wheaton of Halls Corners and Mrs. Clara Kumerson of Geneva. The funeral will be held at the house in Halls Corners Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and the burial will be at Seneca.

From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1891

Edwin E. Bond,
of the town of West Bloomfield, died at his home at North Bloomfield on Monday, at the age of 58 years. He was highly respected as a citizen and business man, having been engaged in the manufacture of barrel headings for twenty-five years. He represented his town in the Board of Supervisors of 1889.

From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1892

Thomas E. Bond,
an old war veteran, died at his home on Beeman street Sunday morning from a dose of laudanum which he had taken some time during Thursday night. Dr. Walmsley was summoned Friday morning when the discovery of his condition was made known, but his efforts at resuscitation were of no avail. In his coat was found a bottle of laudanum from which two or three ounces had been taken. About six months ago he attempted suicide in the same manner, but was brought out all right. The deceased was about 60 years of age and was only a wreck of his former self. He was a member of the 33f New York Volunteers during the war and was twice wounded.

From Ontario County Times 24 August 1881

Victor, N. Y. - Peter S. Bonesteel,
one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this place, died of dropsy of the heart last Wednesday. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at his late residence last Friday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Borden of Albion officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - George Riley Bootes
died yesterday morning at the home of his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robson, at 8 o'clock, at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Bootes had been visiting at the Robson home for several weeks and although he had been in feeble health, his condition was not considered serious until a short time ago. About 60 years ago he married Mary Warner of Potter, whom he survived by 17 years. He leaves one son, Charles, who resides here and one daughter, George Ledgerwood of Gorham. The funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robson tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dewitt Proseus, pastor of the M. E. Church at Potter, of which deceased was a member, officiating. Burial at Nettle Valley.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Anson Booth,
a former residence of Rochester, and for the past 24 years living in the town of Hopewell, died at his home on Spangle street in Hopewell, Sunday night, aged about 80 years. He is survived by his widow, three sons, William, Edward G. and Franklin A. Booth, and one daughter, Mary Booth of Hopewell. The body will be taken to Rochester for interment at Mount Hope Cemetery tomorrow.

From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1895

Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Booth,
wife of Cyrus Booth and grandmother of Louise Plimpton, whose death has been announced before, died very suddenly of heart disease early on Monday morning, September 30, aged 65 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Hutchens Booth, wife of Enos Booth of Cheshire, aged about 53 years. Mrs. Booth had suffered from cancer of the stomach for some time. She is survived by one son, Marcus Booth, of Michigan, her husband, Enos Booth, her mother, Mrs. Henry Hutchens, aged 86 years, and five brothers, Hiram L. Hutchens, Floyd Hutchens, Nodiah Hutchens, and Dr. John Hutchens, all of this town, and C. H. Hutchens of Bradford, Pa. A son, Dr. Frank Booth of Victor, died about two years ago. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery

From Ontario County Chronicle 9 September 1903

Manchester, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. William E. Booth was held from her late home near Shortsville Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. M. W. Covell, pastor of the Baptist church at Manchester, of which she was a member, officiating, and the remains interred in Brookside Cemetery. She was about 55 years of age and is survived by a husband and one son, Carl, and a daughter, Mildred.

From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909

All along the shores of Canandaigua lake, the announcement of the sudden death of Sebastian Bopple will be received with sincere sorrow, for no dweller of the lakeside was better known or more universally respected than he. His death occurred at his home near Millers, yesterday, shortly after noon. For two weeks he had been suffering from grip, but had been able to be about the house as usual. After eating dinner with the family, he complained of not feeling quite so well, and at the persuasion of his wife lay down on the sofa. Mrs. Bopple left the room for a blanket to spread over him, and when she returned he was unconscious and expired within a minute. Mr. Bopple had resided on the lake for over 40 years and was one of the most extensive vineyardists. He was born in Germany 75 years ago and came to this country 47 years ago, settling in the Mohawk valley, where he remained for seven years before coming to South Bristol. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Katherine Stempel, who died 20 years ago. Later, he married Miss Julia Schuers who survives him, together with one daughter, one brother, John Bopple, and one sister, Mrs. John Wiegent, both of Utica. Mr. Bopple's life was an influence for good. Kindly courteousness marked his dealings with men and he won and held their esteem and respect. The community has suffered a great loss in his death, but the influence of his life will long remain. The funeral will be held from the home on Sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. Mr. Roop of Naples will officiate and the interment will be in Coye cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889

The people of South Bristol were shocked last Tuesday by the news of the suicide of Mrs. Sebastian Bopple, an esteemed lady of that town, who had been in ill health for several months. Her sickness and other troubles had unbalanced her mind, and it had been necessary for her family to watch her closely for some months. In December she wandered away, but was tracked in the snow and brought back, and last Friday she took advantage of an opportunity to get away and went to the lake below Mr. Bopple's residence and was found there shortly after in the water up to her waist. On Tuesday, Mr. Bopple, having charge of a number of men working in his vineyard, she again found an opportunity to go to the lake, and accomplished her purpose. About one o'clock she was missed and the men on the place started in search immediately. They found her in shallow water near the shore of the lake, just below Mr. Bopple's residence and a short distance above Miller's landing. She was still breathing, but died within an hour after she was discovered. The deceased was 58 years old and leaves a husband and daughter.

From Victor Herald 12 August 1893

Last Sunday morning about eleven o'clock John Bortle was struck and killed near the Bower's crossing east of the village. Mr. Bortle started from Freedon to go to his daughter's, Mrs. C. R. Aldrich. As many people do, he took the railroad track to save distance; when a short distance east of the bridge on the Freedon road he met the N. Y. Express going east and stepped over to the north or west bound track. He did not hear a freight train that was coming on the track and was struck by the engine of the freight. His body was thrown some distance in the air and came down on the east bound track just in front of the express train which passed over his body. The trains were stopped and the body placed in the baggage car and brought to the station, he only breathed a few times after being picked up and was dead before reaching the depot. On examination it was found that his left side was crushed in, every rib being broken, the left foot was nearly severed at the ankle, the right one was badly cut, and one of his hands was mashed and several minor injuries on the head. Coroner Hollenbeck was sent for and as soon as he arrived he summoned a jury and adjourned till Monday afternoon. The remains were turned over to the relatives and the funeral was held from the residence of C. R. Aldrich, son-in-law of the deceased; the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland. Mr. Bortle was eighty-one years of age, and one of the oldest residents of this town. He came here about seventy-five years ago, and with the exception of a few years residence in Perinton, always lived in this town. When fifteen years of age he learned the blacksmith trade of Uriah Decker, who kept a shop on the spot where Snyder's shop now stands, and worked at this trade during the greater part of his life. His wife, Mary Bower, died several years ago. He leaves seven children, N. P. Bortle, George Bortle, Frank Bortle, Mrs. C. R. Aldrich, Mrs. Julia A. Gilbert, Mrs. A. B. Cooper, of Victor, and Mrs. Charles Lane of Addison, Mich. Mr. Bortle was a member of Pittsford Lodge, F. & A. M., a man of strictly temperate habits and highly respected by all who knew him.

From Victor Herald 21 March 1902

It is with the regret born of warm friendship that the Herald announces the death of Norman Bortle, which occurred about noon on Tuesday, at his home in East Victor. For something over a year, Mr. Bortle has suffered from a chronic disease of the heart which, perhaps, had been coming upon him for years but which had not seriously affected him until then. Aside from this trouble he was an unusually healthy and well-preserved man for his age, which was about sixty-eight. In his youth he was well-known throughout the country in athletic circles, ranking as one of the world's best jumpers and he had never known a serious illness during his lifetime. Death came unexpectedly. During the forenoon he had complained of not feeling well but went about his usual work until a severe pain in the region of his heart compelled him to cease. A physician was summoned but could give no relief and the grim reaper claimed him at noontide. Few men possess a wider circle of friends than did Norman Bortle. A ray of perpetual sunshine seemed to illumine his heart and countenance and, wherever he went, he carried an atmosphere of good cheer and happiness. Men loved and respected him for his sterling honesty, his unquenchable love of life, his absolute sincerity, his homely philosophy and unceasing contentment with the world as he found it. "Uncle Norm," as he was affectionately called by old and young, will be mourned by a circle of friends, of whose extent he had, perhaps, never dreamed. A wife, two brothers, George and Frank Bortle of Victor, and four sisters, Mrs. Cassius Aldridge, Mrs. Almon B. Cooper and Mrs. J. H. Gilbert, of Victor, and Mr. Cordelia Lane of Addison, Mich., survive him. 

From Ontario County Journal 2 April 1875

West Farmington, N. Y. -
James W. Herendeen, a well-known and respected citizen of Brownsville, died on Friday last of measles.  He leaves a wife and several children.  At the time of his death, Mrs. Polly Bortle of East Victor, who was at the house assisting assisting Mrs. H., was taken ill on Saturday, with congestion of the lungs, and died this (Wednesday) morning. Since her attack Mrs. Bortle was at no time able to be taken home.  She had a large family of children, all of whom are married and have homes of their own, but it will be long 'ere they forget "Mother's" love and kindness.

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