"Burr" to "Bz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1907
The funeral of Edward Burrell, aged 82 years, who died
Saturday at his home in Hall's Corners, was held this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the the Presbyterian church at Number Nine, officiated and
was made in the Cemetery at Number Nine.
From Geneva Daily Times
25 September 1902
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Burrell,
wife of Edward Burrell of Halls Corners, died at
the family residence yesterday, aged 70 years. The deceased had for the
past 32 years been a resident of this vicinity. She
is survived by her husband and two sons, T. W. Burrell who lives
on the old homestead, and E. P. Burrell of Cleveland, Ohio. The
funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the
house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine Presbyterian church
officiating. Interment will be in the Seneca cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1894
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - George A. Burrell died at his home on the
11th inst., after an illness of three weeks, aged 66 years. Mr. Burrell
was born July 1, 1828, county of Peel, Ontario, Canada. In 1860 he came
to Parma, Monroe county, and worked in a grist mill for Ira Sperry. He
remained there til August 5, 1862, when he enlisted in Company F, 108
New York Volunteers. Mr. Burrell remained with his regiment until April
4, 1864, when he was discharged from the service on account of heart
disease. He then returned to Parma and followed the occupation of
milling again. In 1869 he came to East Bloomfield and purchased the
large flouring mills until then owned by M. and L. Shephard, where he
formed a partnership with his brother, known as the firm of T. J. and
G. A. Burrell. As a business man and as a public citizen Mr. Burrell
achieved a reputation for unflinching honesty and integrity. In 1869
Mr. Burrell married Lydia Dibble. To them was born one son, George. The
funeral was held Saturday afternoon from his home. Rev. E. J. Gwynn,
pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the services, which were
participated in by Crandall Post, G. A. R., of East Bloomfield.
From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1897
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Burrell, after a long illness,
died on Sunday afternoon at his home in this place. He had suffered for
two months. He leaves a wife and one son, Fred. Funeral services were
held on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Burial was made at the village
From Geneva Courier 11 February 1880
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JAMES BURRILL ON SUNDAY - The
residents on Washington street in this village were startled to hear,
on Sunday evening last, of the sudden death of Mrs. Caroline H.
Burrill, one of their neighbors. Mrs. Henson, Mr.
Anthony, and others living near, were hastily called in at about nine
o'clock in the evening, and found her expiring, she being dead before a
doctor could be summoned. Mrs. Burrill had been in her usual
health during the
day. She attended the Reformed church in the morning, and
engaged earnestly in conversation with many on the subject of a sleigh
ride she wished gotten up. Going home, she had barely got into
the house before she began to gasp and complained of pain. She
asked her husband to help her off with her wraps. He, seeing her
condition, ran for help. The
neighbors summoned came, and found her lying on the lounge, evidently
dying. Dr. Smith was called, but before he could arrive Mrs.
Burrill was dead. Her overshoes had not been removed, and she
passed away without a struggle.
Mrs. McDougall, who had walked along with her from church, was, ten
minutes later, sent for to help perform the last sad offices for the
dead. This sudden transition from life to death naturally caused
much excitement, and the death of so estimable lady has caused much
grief among her many friends and relatives.
Mrs. Caroline H. Burrill was the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth
Haws, and was born in Geneva in October 1821. She lived here for
some years, when she removed to Canandaigua, where she became
acquainted with James Burrill and was engaged to be married. She
returned home for that purpose, and was married the 25th of December
1844, in Geneva. Soon after she with her husband removed to
Canandaigua, afterwards to Seneca Falls, and then to
Geneva, bringing their certificates of church membership from the
Presbyterian church, of Seneca Falls, and were received into the
communion of the Reformed Dutch church Geneva, Sept. 4, 1857.
From that time till her death she was a faithful member, and always
active in every department of Christian work, showing her faith by her
good deeds. She was among those who helped Rev. Mr. and Mrs.
Oppie in their
preparations for leaving Geneva, not long since, and in her death
the Reformed church has lost a faithful member. Mrs. Burrill leaves a
husband, a married daughter Mary, wife of C.
Adams, of the Trumansburg Sentinel, and and an unmarried son
and daughter, Joseph and Eliza W. Her children were all at Trumansburg
at the time of her death. The funeral will be held from her late
residence No. 37 Washington street, on Thursday, Feb. 12th inst. at 3
o'clock in the afternoon. Friends of the family are invited.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1903
The death of James Burrill occurred at his home, 141
Washington street, this morning at 1:30 o'clock. Mr. Burrill was one of
the oldest residents of this city. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., May
18, 1809, and was in his 95th year. The greater part of his life had
been spent in Geneva. He came here when 35 years of age and with the
exception of a few years spent at Trumansburg and Canandaigua, had
lived in this city ever since. The deceased was a cabinet-maker and
worked for years for T. G. Smith. Mr. Burrill was the oldest surviving
member of the old Dutch church. The deceased had been in feeble health
for about a month and his death this morning was sudden. He is survived
by a son, Joseph Burrill with whom he resided, and two daughters, Mrs.
C. L. Adams of Geneva, and Mrs. S. Friedlander of Minneapolis, Minn.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Burial
Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1901
Burrill, wife of Joseph C. Burrill, died at the family residence,
141 Washington street, in this city, Wednesday, February 13th, 1901, of
consumption, aged 29
years. She was born near Trumansburg, Tompkins county, and lived
there all her life until she came with her husband about five years ago
to reside in this city. While living here she made many warm
friends by her cordial and happy ways,
to whom her death will be a great loss. She was a member of
the First Presbyterian church of this city. The bereaved family
have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Funeral services
will be held at her late residence on Washington street Sunday
afternoon at 2:30.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of William H. Burris, who
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alma Rhoda of this village, on
Wednesday morning, was held from the house on Thursday afternoon, the
Rev. S. S. Pratt of Manchester, pastor of the Shortsville and
Manchester M. E. church, officiating; and the body was taken to Corning
for interment. Mr. Burris was born in Steuben county 67 years ago, and
until three weeks ago was a resident of Corning. He had suffered for
the past two months from cancer of the stomach, which disease caused
his death. He is survived by one son and six daughters: Samuel Burris
of Corning; Mrs. Alma Rhoda of Shortsville; Mrs. Kate Lewis of
Burdette; Mrs. Leona Miller of Plainsville, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Everetts
of Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Vola Burris of Plainsville, Ohio; and Mrs.
Carrie Shaw of Plainsville, Ohio.
From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1885
Dr. Jonathan Burt, an old resident and for many years the leading
physician of Phelps, died at that place on the 14th inst. He was eighty
years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times, December 26, 1929, page 9
Robert W. Burtch, aged 69, died this morning at the Dixon
Sanitarium following a short illness. He is survived by two sons,
Raymond of Buffalo and Harold of Geneva, and two daughters, Mrs.
Serfaas DeWind of this city and Mrs. John Sexton of Geneva, R.D. The
funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Serfaas DeWind of East Washington street, with Rev.
Samuel H. Edsall of Trinity Church officiating. Interment will be in
Dobbin Cemetery, town of Waterloo. Thanks to Martha McGill for this
From Geneva Gazette 28 April 1893
Oaks Corners - On Monday morning of this week occurred the death
of Mrs. Charles Burtis. The funeral services were
observed at her late residence Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock,
where a large concourse of people gathered to pay their respects to the
sainted dead. Rev. Henry Porter of Ovid, son of Dr. Porter of
Geneva, officiated, speaking tender words of comfort and cheer to the
mourning ones from the words: "Blessed are the dead that die in
the Lord from henceforth: You, saith the spirit, that they may rest
from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Singularly beautiful in character and life, Mrs. Burtis was beloved by
all who came in contact with her. She will be much missed in this
community where nearly all of the sixty-eight years of her life have
been passed and where for fifty-five years she had been a consecrated
church member. Three children have passed on before her.
left to mourn her loss, namely: Mr. A. B. Burtis of Cleveland;
Miss Emma and Henry Burtis of Oaks Corners, and Mrs. Fred Porter of
Lodi, N. Y.
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1863
Died, in Phelps, on the 1st Feb. inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Burtis, aged
81 years. The deceased was a native of Westchester county, N. Y. After
a residence of more than thirty years in the city of New York, she
removed to Geneva and then in 1832 to Phelps where her husband, Arthur
Burtis, Esq., died in 1833. She professed her faith in Christ in early
life, in connection with the Rutger's Street Church, New York; and for
nearly sixty years has adorned her profession by a consistent life. She
was gentle and unassuming in her manners, kind and benevolent to all,
and faithful and affectionate in the various relations of life. She
continued active and diligent to the last, and after a sickness of
three days, entered into rest, falling asleep in Jesus.
From Geneva Advertiser 23 May 1893
Drowned in Seneca Lake - Last Thursday at about 12:30 noon, when
the weather was beginning to take a turn for the better, although
drizzling a little, Fred Burton -- whose wife keeps the
millinery store, retaining the name of Madison in her business, that
being her maiden name -- started out for a sail on the lake alone.
His was a small row boat, in which he had rigged a sail. He was
seen near the end of the long pier by Fred. Chase at about one o'clock.
The next day, Friday, his boat was found bottom upward on the
east shore of the lake, but Burton has not been seen since. The
only report is that on Thursday evening a soft black hat was
seen floating in the canal or canal basin, but little attention was
given to it at the time for it was not known that any one was missing.
When he did not come to supper, Mrs. Burton grew uneasy, wondering at
his unusual absence. Her fears were quieted by the thought that
perhaps he had gone down to Waterloo. That night he did not
return, nor the next day. Then about
four o'clock in the afternoon of Friday the report that his empty boat
was found came to her, and she closed and locked the store. Searching
parties have been out in boats,
but not knowing where to drag have not been successful. There are
at least four square miles of lake bottom to
drag over, and the catching on to the body will be pure accident.
Fred Burton is a son of William Burton of New York, a grandson of the
late Wm. Burton of Waterloo, once a prominent lawyer of Seneca Co.
His age was about 26 years. He was passionately fond of
boating and devoted many spare hours to rowing and fishing on the lake.
He has been here less than six months, and had made few
acquaintances outside of store business. The search will be kept
up until the body is recovered.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1904
Jennie B. Burton, wife of James W. Burton, mail carrier, died at
2:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, No. 33 Geneva street, after
being in ill health for two years. The deceased was thirty-six years of
age. Mrs. Burton, who was formerly Miss Jennie B. Andrus, was born in
this city. She was married nine years ago. Since early life she has
been a communicant at St. Peter's church. Besides her husband, she is
survived by four daughters and her mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Andrus. The
funeral will take place at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
rector of St. Peter's church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 December 1914
The death of Mrs. Rebecca Burton, one of Shortsville's
oldest and best known residents, occurred at her home in West Main
street about 7 o'clock on Saturday night, occasioned by injuries
received by a fall at her home the previous Wednesday morning. Her age
was 72 years. Mrs. Burton was descending the stairs to the first floor
when she lost her footing and was precipitated to the bottom of the
stairs. This resulted in a fracture of her skull, her right arm broken
in two places and numerous body bruises, beside a great shock to her
system. She suffered greatly as a result and her condition gradually
grew worse until relieved by death. Mrs. Rebecca Burton was the relict
of S. A. Burton, who died in the Parlor Village on June 8, 1907. She
was born in the town of Machias, Cattaraugus county, on February
25, 1842, a daughter of the late William and Julia Potter. She was
married to Mr. Burton during the year of 1866. Her early days were
passed in Palmyra, but for the last 42 years she had resided in
Shortsville. The survivors are three brothers, James K. Potter and John
W. Potter of Shortsville, and Eben Potter of Seneca Castle; a daughter,
Mrs. Edwin Bounds of Rochester; two nephews, Frank W. Potter of
Buffalo, and Charles H. Potter of Hebron avenue; also one grandchild,
Charles Burton Bounds of Rochester. The funeral services were held from
her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C.
Reynolds of Waterloo, a former pastor of the Shortsville Methodist
church, of which institution the deceased was a faithful and devout
member. The remains were placed at rest beside those of her husband in
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1907
Solomon Burton, aged 80 years, one of Shortsville's oldest
citizens, died at 5 o'clock last night. He leaves his wife and one
daughter, Mrs. Edna Bounds of Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1907
The funeral of Solomon A. Burton, who died at 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, was held from the family residence on West Main street, at 2
p.m. today. Mr. Burton had been a resident of Shortsville over thirty
years. He was a carpenter by trade and several residences in this
vicinity were built by
him. He was a member of the local Methodist church, having joined it
during Rev. L. Waldorf's pastorate here. Mr. Burton had been in his
usual health until the middle of last week and even at that time, his
case was not considered of so serious a nature as to make it necessary
to summon his daughter, Mrs. Edwin Bounds, who resides in Rochester.
Rev. S. S. Pratt will conduct the services. Interment will be in the
family plot in Brookside Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1910
Mrs. John Busby died this morning at 5 o'clock at her home in the
town of Phelps. Besides her husband, she leaves a mother in England;
five daughters, Mrs. James David and Mrs. Emma Toll of Phelps; Mrs.
Jennie Martin of East Syracuse; Mrs. Ada May Umpstead of Rochester; and
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann David of Geneva; and one son, Charles J. Busby of
Phelps. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the house, Rev. Mr. York of Phelps officiating. Interment in the Phelps
From Victor Herald 10 April 1903
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The community was saddened on Wednesday
morning to hear of the death of Mrs. Frank Busch, which
occurred the evening before. While Mrs. Busch had not been in good
health for a year, her death was not looked for by her family, She,
having walked to the table in the evening and eaten supper with her
family, on going to her room was immediately taken worse, and
died at eleven o'clock. Besides her husband, the deceased leaves two
small children, a father, two brothers, John Leary of Buffalo, Michael
Leary of Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, Mary, Ella, Lizzie, Sadie and
Alice Leary, all of this town. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's
church Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Simon FitzSimmons
officiating. Interment was made at Lima.
From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Friday afternoon, the community was
startled to hear of the sudden death of Frederick Busch, while
sitting in his chair. Mr. Busch had been in poor health for about a
year, but his death was unexpected and came as a great blow to his wife
and many friends. Mr. Busch was a young man of sterling worth and was
highly esteemed in the town where he had resided since his birth, 31
years ago. His funeral was held from St. Joseph's church on Monday
morning and was largely attended. Rev. Simon FitzSimons officiated. The
Modern Woodmen of America, of which society Mr. Busch was a member,
attended in a body. Besides his wife and infant daughter, he leaves one
brother, Frank Busch, and four sisters, Mrs. J. J. Rigney, Mrs. George
Howes of this town; Mrs. Winfield Baker of Ionia, and Mrs. Jacob Ahlor
of Bloomington, Ill. Six nephews, Martin E. Rigney, Frederick Rigney,
George Peck, Raymond Baker, William Howes and Frederick Howes acted as
bearers. Interment was at Lima.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1907
The funeral of George Bush, who died Sunday evening at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Wheeler, of No. 349 Exchange street,
will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house and
interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. The deceased was 79 years old
and was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 126th
Volunteers. He was also a member of the Union Veterans' Union. He has
been ill for the past year with a cancer of the stomach, and for the
past four months has been confined to the house. He was born in Ulster
county, N. Y., and about thirty years ago moved to Junius. Lately he
has resided in this city. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Austin
E. Wheeler and Mrs. Alfred W. Richards, both of this city; one brother,
Abraham Bush of Wolcott, and one sister, Mrs. Edward Stetson, of this
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 April 1906
Tuesday night of last week at his home at Bush's Point on the lake
shore occurred the death of O. T. Bush, aged 77 years, after a
long illness, heart trouble being the immediate cause of death. Mr.
Bush was one of the best known fruit growers along the lake shore. Mr.
Bush was three times married and is survived by his wife and four
daughters, Mrs. Carrie Townsend of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Robert Lucas,
Mrs. Scott Bush and Mrs. Adeline Bush of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Gazette 7 June 1878
Another Aged Citizen Departed - On Sunday last (June 2) Mr.
Peter L. Bush died at his
residence on Genesee street. The deceased was born near Paterson,
N. J., May 22, 1794, making his age a little over 84 years. At a
comparatively early period, he removed to Western New York, locating in
the adjoining town of Benton, where for fifty years and upwards, he
maintained the character as in all after life of a worthy, respected
citizen and an industrious, successful and prosperous farmer. For
a short time after leaving Benton, he resided in Varick, Seneca county;
and about fifteen years ago, having attained his "three-score and ten,"
and with a competence equal to his unostentatious yet comfortable
support, he settled down to a quiet, retired life in Geneva. He
was an attentive reader of current politics and general history, and a
close observer of passing events -- an intelligent and democrat, never
failing by voice or vote to sustain his party and its candidates. It
has been our gratifying privilege many times to escort him in
a carriage to the polls on election day, when too feeble or infirm
to walk thereto. The death of Mr. Bush makes another inroad
on the membership of the Reformed Church of Geneva, which has been
so fearfully decimated within a few months past. Mr. Bush leaves
a widow (his second wife) and two daughters. Of the latter, one
is the widow of the late Dr. Alleman of Waterloo, the other is a
Mrs. Wheeler of Oswego county. Mr. B. was one of a family of
fourteen, of whom but two survive -- four of the number having died
within thirteen months past. The funeral of Mr. Bush took place
remains being taken to Waterloo for interment.
From Ontario County Times 11 February 1874
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Anne Bushnell departed from this life
Saturday night. She had been in poor health for some time previous to
her last sickness, and failed rapidly during the last few weeks. Her
age was 79 years. The funeral services were appointed at 12 o'clock on
From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883
Death of James Butcher - Died in Geneva on Sunday the 15th,
pneumonia, James Butcher, aged 70 years. He came to Geneva with
family about 10 years ago from England, and settled where he has since
He was well regarded by his neighbors; who held him in high
He leaves a widow, and several children, all adults.
From Geneva Courier 6 June 1877
Catherine, wife of Thomas Butcher, died on the 31st ult. at
her residence on the Old Castle
road, aged 72. Mrs. B. has long been a sufferer but is now free
from care and pain. She was a native of Pennsylvania, and has
been a resident of Seneca over 40 years. The funeral was attended
from the residence on the 5th inst. by a large concourse of friends,
Rev. Mr. Corbin officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1883
THOMAS BUTCHER, an old, well-known and highly esteemed
farmer of Seneca, residing on
the Castle road about three miles west of Geneva, died on the 19th
inst. of apoplexy, aged 83 years. He had been ill for several
years showing apoplectic symptoms, and a fatal termination sooner or
later was not not unexpected by himself and family; consequently his
"house was put in order" for the change. His was a blameless
life, and he held a firm reliance on the promises of Divine
redemption. His funeral takes place today.
From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1891
Obituary - The death of Mrs. Wilson Butcher at her home
near Stanley on the 7th inst., has caused profound sorrow not only to
her immediate family surviving, but to a large circle of other
relatives and friends. The deceased was a native of the town of
Seneca, a daughter of the late Taft Reed, a family known as among the
pioneer settlers of this region. About forty years ago she
married a worthy neighbor, Mr. Wilson Butcher, with whom her life has
been contented and happy. Two children survive the union, a son
and daughter, both comfortably circumstanced. She had been an
invalid for two or three years but bore her sufferings with Christian
fortitude. Her funeral took place on the 9th inst., interment in
Sand Hill cemetery. Her age was 62 years.
From Geneva Courier 7 May 1873
Fatal Accident - John Butler, as elderly colored man, well known
here as a late resident of our village, was killed at the Canandaigua
Hotel last Monday afternoon, by accidentally falling down the main
stairs of the house. He survived his injuries only two or three
hours. He was
in the employ of Mr. John Shearman, proprietor of
the hotel. John Butler was born and bred a slave, under the old
Southern regime, and during his years of bondage experienced
many hard knocks. He had much native shrewdness, and was clever
and obliging to all. He was not positive about his own age, but
must have been at least sixty years old. He leaves a wife, who
resides here. His remains were brought here for interment
yesterday afternoon. Penn Yan Express
From Ontario County Times 2 December 1874
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Monday, the 23d ult., Mrs. Joseph
Butler died, after only a short illness. The funeral was attended
From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1889
East Bloomfield - Died, Sunday morning, Jan. 6, Joseph B.
Butler, after a short illness. He was one of Bloomfield's most
energetic men, one of the first of her sons to enlist in the defense of
his country when the call was made for recruits. He enlisted at Lima in
1861, under Captain Perkins, and was a member of Co. G, 27th Regt., N.
Y. S. V. He was
in the first battle of Bull Run and severely wounded in the shoulder,
taken prisoner and for a short time confined in Libby prison, but was
exchanged and discharged from service shortly after on account of the
wound. He was a hard-working, industrious man, and only two days before
his death did
a big day's work. A family, consisting of a wife and ten children,
mourn his loss. This is one of the saddest deaths that has occurred in
the community in years, and the afflicted ones have the sympathy of all.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 February 1901
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura A. Butler, the oldest person
in town, died shortly before midnight last week Tuesday night. She
would have been 97 years old on the 13th of April next. She was a woman
of remarkable vitality and had been near death a number of times, but
always rallied. She was the widow of the late Joseph Butler, who was a
drummer in Capt. Adams' Rifle Company, recruited in the town of
Bloomfield in the war of 1812,
which company did good service on the frontier. Mr. Butler was a
pensioner of that war, the last in town, out of a number of seven who
all lived to a good old age. Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Eunice M. Ball.
From Ontario Messenger 29 January 1845
Died - in this village, Jan. 22d, 1845, Mr. Lewis Butler, a
colored citizen, aged 73 years. Mr. B. was one of the early
settlers of this village; he came in with the Hon. Oliver Phelps, and
though an humble individual, he always maintained a good character for
truth and honesty. But Mr. B. was doomed to many trials and misfortunes
- he sailed with Mr. Lester Phelps as a servant, for England and
France; after he arrived in London he was taken sick and left by Mr.
Phelps, who pursued his journey to France. Mr. B. recovered from his
sickness and obtained a situation as servant with a British officer,
and sailed with the fleet to Porto Rico, but the British forces failing
to take the island, sailed for St. Domingo, where Mr. B. was taken sick
with the fever of the country; he was supposed to be past recovery and
was left in an old deserted cabin alone to die - but the
Lord was good to him - he recovered and returned to the U. S. Mr. B.
an affectionate husband and kind father. Peace be to his remains.
From Victor Herald 13 February 1903
After a long hard struggle for life which he had cheerfully fought
for months, William Butler breathed his last on Wednesday
night at his home on the East Bloomfield road, about three miles south
of this village. Mr. Butler had in his life of 85 years become
well-known throughout this section and was always actively interested
in current events. He leaves a wife and two daughters, both residents
of East Bloomfield, and one son, John H. Butler of Washington, D. C.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house,
Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial will be made in the Rice
From Ontario County Chronicle 21 August 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Charles Butterfield, aged 73 years, died Friday
morning after a long illness. He had resided in this village 37 years,
being identified with its business interests. He was a member of
Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., under whose supervision his funeral will
be held Sunday afternoon. His wife a few months ago. He leaves to mourn
his loss two sons of this place, John and Charles, and two daughters,
Mrs. Dewitt Hammond of Chadwick, Mich., and Mrs. Martin Burzee of
Rochester; he also leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Jane
Leonard and Mrs. Julia Kellogg of Geneva; Mrs. Frank Page of Seneca
Falls, and George Butterfield of Boston.
From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1898
JAMES BUTTERFIELD -
Died at Willard last Monday night, aged 72 years. He was a
native Genevan and resided here and in our
immediate neighborhood up to within a few years. His father was
George Butterfield, who left three sons, and four
daughters, of which large family the deceased was the oldest.
Surviving relatives are George (now in Boston), Charles of
Phelps, Mrs. Jane Leonard, Mrs. Julia Kellogg and Mrs. Mary
Holman of this city. He was clerk in the canal collector's office
for two years, and when the canals were made toll free, he
continued in the office as recorder of canal statistics. He
was a man of exemplary personal habits and of strict integrity.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. Interment in Glenwood
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 February 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Pheba Jane, wife of Charles Butterfield, aged
73 years, died Saturday morning of paralysis. Besides her husband, she
leaves one son, a daughter and two brothers, Benjamin and Alfred
Westfall, of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1904
Mrs. Catherine E. Butts, widow of James E. Butts, died suddenly at
10:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
William P. Durfee, 639 Main street, aged seventy-eight years. Mrs.
Butts went to bed as usual on Saturday evening, but when she was called
in the morning it was found that she was seriously ill. Dr. H. M. Eddy
was called but he was unable to do anything for her and death occurred
during the morning. The physician states that the cause of death was
heart failure. The deceased was born in Newton, Mass., in 1825. On her
marriage Mrs. Butts went to live at Providence, R. I., but later they
to Newton, from which place they came to this city in 1872. From that
time the deceased has lived in this city with the exception of seven
years between 1876 and 1883, during which time they lived in
Mrs. Butts is survived by one son, J. E. P. Butts, discount clerk at
Geneva National bank, and one daughter, Mrs. William P. Durfee, wife of
the professor of mathematics and dean of Hobart college. The funeral
will take place at 4 o'clock from the college chapel, Rev. Langdon C.
Stewardson, D. D., president of Hobart College, officiating, assisted
C. Morton Sills, rector of Trinity church. The remains will be taken
evening to Mount Auburn, Mass., where the burial will take place.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1882
Naples, N. Y. - The town has suffered a great loss in the death of
Mrs. A. J. Byington, a noble woman, mighty in good works, a
most devoted mother and the kindest of friends. She died on Friday,
June 23d, at the age of 57 years, leaving a husband and five children.
The memory of her life is fragrant with good deeds.
From Ontario County Times 28 June 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Clara Byington, wife of A. J. Byington, died
Friday, and was buried Sunday at Rose Ridge. She was an estimable lady,
whose maiden name was Parrish. She leaves a family of five grown-up
sons and daughters.
From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1882
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Eunice Byington, one of the very
old ladies of our village, died on Thursday of last week, aged more
than 90 years. She was the mother of A. J. Byington, and the late Mrs.
Lyman Tobey, of this place, a noble little woman, not fitted
one would think, for this long life full of the duties of a pioneer, of
a faithful mother of ten children. She was taken to Dundee for burial,
to rest beside the remains of her husband, who died some 20 years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 May 1909
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Almira Byram, aged 69 years, was found
dead at her home in Bristol Center Friday morning. As nearly as can be
ascertained, Mrs. Byram, who lived alone, had been getting her
breakfast, as it was found upon the stove, just where she had been
preparing it. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry Dunham of Bristol,
and one son, Calvin Monks, of the same place. There is another son,
Frank Monks, who is located somewhere in the West.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1888
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Last Tuesday night at 8 o'clock
occurred the death of Mrs. John Byram, mother of the late
of the M. E. church. Although Mrs. Byram had been a resident of this
but a short time and in very feeble health, she was already known as a
woman of rare excellence of character, a true christian and a loving
and mother, and by no one can she more deeply be mourned than her
brother for whom she has cared many years.
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