"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 burial 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 cemetery.

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. L. 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

Jennie Coxe 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 contribution.

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.  Four are 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 cemetery.

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 Brookside Cemetery.

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 cemetery.

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 city.

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 yesterday, the 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 Tuesday.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883

Death of James Butcher -
Died in Geneva on Sunday the 15th, of pneumonia, James Butcher, aged 70 years.  He came to Geneva with his family about 10 years ago from England, and settled where he has since lived.  He was well regarded by his neighbors; who held him in high respect.  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 Wednesday.

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, was 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. was 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 cemetery.

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

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 cemetery.

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 returned 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 Pennsylvania. Mrs. Butts is survived by one son, J. E. P. Butts, discount clerk at the 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 by C. Morton Sills, rector of Trinity church. The remains will be taken tomorrow 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 physically, 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 pastor of the M. E. church. Although Mrs. Byram had been a resident of this place 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 wife and mother, and by no one can she more deeply be mourned than her invalid brother for whom she has cared many years.

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