"Ch" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Henry Chace
died at his home in the southeastern part of the town last Sunday forenoon, aged 52 years. A mother and one daughter survive. The funeral services were held from the Mission church near his home on Tuesday forenoon, Rev. M. Washburn, D. D., of Rochester, officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 July 1902

During the terrific electric storm of Thursday night, Edward Chamberlain, of Cheshire, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. The young man had been driving the cows in from the pasture and stood in the barn door when killed. The hat which he wore had a hole burned in the top of the crown and his head was also burned. The deceased was aged 25 years and was a son of Milo Chamberlain.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday at Cheshire, a small village five miles southeast of this place, occurred the death of George W. Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain and Frank Olmstead, both of whom had been working under Highway Commissioner Douglass during the summer, were at work on the highway one mile west of Cheshire, having with them two horses. The men allowed the horses the horses to graze by the roadside while they were not in use, and in so doing the horses stirred up a bee's nest, were stung by the bees and the horse owned by Mr. Chamberlain ran north along the highway with Chamberlain in pursuit. The other ran west pursued by Mr. Olmstead. Chamberlain chased his horse about a mile, but did not succeed in overtaking the frightened animal, which ran in a roundabout way clear to Cheshire, a distance of several miles. Henry Rossier, a farmer living on the highway over which the horse ran, stumbled upon the body of Mr. Chamberlain by the roadside and immediately notified Dr. John Hutchins at Cheshire and Coroner MacDowell at Bristol Center, both of whom soon arrived at the scene. An investigation lead the physicians to believe that the death was caused by heart disease aggravated by the long run in the terrific heat. Mr. Chamberlain was a young man about 30 years of age, of excellent habits and well-liked and respected by all who knew him. At the last town election he was elected constable which office he held at the time of his death.

From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1885

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mortimer F. Chamberlain
died on the 11th, ult., aged fifty-seven years. He had been a great sufferer with the asthma for several years. He was a soldier in the late rebellion, and had been a pensioner a number of years. He leaves a wife and three children.

From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898

Academy, N. Y. - Renssalaer Chamberlain,
aged 64 years, of Cheshire, died September 1, after several months' suffering from nervous prostration. He was commander of Charles R. Lilly post, G. A. R., and served in Company G of the 85th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, during the civil war. Rev. H. W. Jones conducted the funeral services at the church on Friday afternoon. The post members attended.

From Victor Herald 19 May 1905

The funeral of Joel S. Chamberlin, aged 49 years, who died very suddenly on Wednesday evening of pneumonia, was held from his late home Saturday afternoon. Rev. Newton W. Bates officiated. Mr. Chamberlin had been agent at West Bloomfield depot on the N. Y. C. for twenty years, and was a man with many friends and a good citizen. He was a member of Tent 417, K. O. T. M., which took charge of the services at the grave. Besides his wife, the deceased leaves five children, an aged mother and one brother, Frank Chamberlin, of North Bloomfield.

From Shortsville Enterprise 28 February 1913

Shortsville is in deep mourning over the death of one of its most popular young men, Walter Andrew Chambers, which occurred at his home in Booth st. shortly after two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, following a week's illness from blood poisoning. His age was 27 years. Mr. Chambers, who was employed as a brakeman by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, left his home last week Wednesday morning for his usual run west on a freight train out of Manchester yards. When the train reached Maxwell's station, he complained of illness and asked for release from duty. He returned to his home on a passenger train during the afternoon. At first it was thought he was suffering from typhoid fever, but later developments proved it to be blood poisoning of the worst type. He lapsed into unconsciousness Tuesday morning from which he never came to. A strange fact is that his father died 23 years ago at the same age from the same disease, being stricken on the same day, Wednesday. The latter was ill but six days instead of seven as in the case of his son.

Mr. Chambers was born in Huntington, Quebec, and came to this country 12 years ago. He located in Manchester and on his marriage 7 years ago to Miss Isabelle Carpenter, of Shortsville, moved to this village. He had been employed by the Lehigh Valley ever since his resident in this country and was known as one of the most faithful and conscientious men connected with the company. He was educated in the High School at Cornwell, Ontario, Canada, and also held a diploma from a school of marine engineering. He was a member of Parlor Village Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Shortsville, and of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, No. 639, of Suspension Bridge. He was a Presbyterian in faith. In the death of Mr. Chambers the people of Shortsville realize a deep loss. He was a hard-working and promising young man and most popular with all who knew him. As soon as the news of his serious illness became known, it was the chief topic of conversation. Word from his bedside was anxiously awaited and when the news of his most untimely demise became known, it cast a gloom over the entire populace which will not vanish for many days.

Beside his wife, he leaves two children, a son, Robert, aged 10 months, and a daughter, Myrtle, aged 6 yrs; his mother, Mrs. Thornton Craig of Manchester; two brothers, Harold Chambers of Shortsville and Robert Chambers of Manchester; also a step-father, Thornton Craig; one half-brother, Earl Craig, and two half-sisters, Misses Currance and Rebecca Craig, all of Manchester. The funeral services will be held from his late home at one-thirty o'clock and from the First Presbyterian church at two o'clock this Friday afternoon, and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie. They will be in charge of the Trainmen's Lodge. The burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery in this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Floyd E. Champion
died Wednesday afternoon at her home on West Main street. She had been ill but a few days, peritonitis being the cause of her death. She was a daughter of the Rev. McKendree Shaw, was 23 years of age and had been married only five months.

From Geneva Gazette 27 March 1891

The death is announced of Mr. J. P. Champion, a well-known retired farmer of Phelps, aged about 80 years.  He at one period of his life exhibited a creditable degree of inventive genius, and we believe secured some patents on fence building which were as good as any granted.  It was at least 30 years ago that he gave us a crude idea of how the old-fashioned hand printing press might be developed into a rapid worker by suitable gearing and feeding from a roll of paper instead of cut sheets.  This idea was subsequently developed in the Webb Perfecting Press -- a very expensive machine.

From Ontario County Times 10 April 1867

Died in Canandaigua, April 2d, Betsey Chapin, in the 77th year of her age. She was born in Hatfield, Mass., Sept. 16, 1790. In her early childhood, her father, the late Israel Chapin, removed to Western New York, and was among the early settlers of Canandaigua, where he was one of the eighteen original members of the First Congregational Church, of which he was also a Deacon twenty-three years, til his death in 1833. She died in the fiftieth year of her membership in the same Church. A more tender interest is now connected with her gift of a silver cup inscribed to her father's memory and first used at the last Communion. For many years past residing with her surviving sister, Mrs. Greig, she has been well-known and universally esteemed in the community for her piety, benevolence, and worth in all the relations of life. To a large circle of relatives and friends she endeared herself by her sympathy and kindness. Inheriting more than a competence, she bore a liberal part in the missionary and charitable enterprises of the day, and the poor in her neighborhood partook largely of her judicious bounty.

From Geneva Gazette 26 July 1878

After a prolonged and painful illness of Bright's disease of the kidneys, Mr. Daniel D. Chapin of this village died this morning. He was the only son of Silas Chapin, an old merchant of Geneva, whom he succeeded in business, but retired therefrom after a few years.  Of late years until forced by illness to give up all business, he owned and ran a hack for public accommodation.  He prepared for the great change which has at last occurred by a confession of faith, by holy baptism and by confirmation as a member of St. Peter's church - he being one of the last on whom Bishop Coxe "laid hands" just before his departure for Europe. His age is 55 years, and we believe was a native of Geneva.  His funeral will take place on Sunday next at 3 p.m. from St. Peter's Church.

From Ontario County Journal 13 October 1899

The death of Mrs. Eliza Dorman Chapin occurred at her home on Gorham street on Monday night. Mrs. Chapin was the wife of the late Robert Chapin, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William J. Coye and Mrs. Frank W. Chesebro of this village. The funeral services were held from the home yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Frances M. Chapin,
wife of the late Oliver C. Chapin, of this town, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Wilbur at Rochester, on Wednesday evening. She leaves three sons, Frank S. of Bakersfield, Cal., Harry G. and Charles of this town; and one daughter, Mrs. C. W. Wilbur of Rochester. The funeral services will be held from her old home in this place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Geneva Advertiser 3 February 1903

George V. Chapin,
who died in Canandaigua last week of heart disease, was formerly school commissioner of the Eastern district of Ontario county, not the Western district as some of the papers have stated. He served three terms we believe, and the last time he was a candidate was defeated by John H. Stephens, the present efficient Commissioner. It seems that the city of Geneva no longer has an interest in that office, our schools coming under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools. Geo. V. Chapin was a life-long Democrat and a faithful officer wherever he was placed. He was a frequent visitor to the high school here for some years after his term of office expired, and was a welcome guest at the homes of many of the teachers.

From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909

Mrs. Helen M. Chapin,
widow of Chauncey H. Chapin, died at the home of her son, George D. Chapin, on Gorham street, on Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock, after an illness that had extended through the entire winter. Mrs. Chapin was 70 years of age. She was born in Auburn, removing in her girlhood years to Syracuse, where most of her life had been spent. Twelve years ago, she came to Canandaigua, and since that time had resided here. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church. While taking a deep interest in everything that had for its object the general uplift of society, Mrs. Chapin's life had been spent quietly and unassuming, and she had found her greatest pleasure in a loving devotion to her home and family. She is survived by one son, George D. Chapin, and one granddaughter, Aura, of this village, and three sisters, who reside in Syracuse. The remains were taken to Syracuse on Wednesday morning and the funeral service was held from the chapel and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon.

From Geneva Courier 2 July 1873

Death of an Old Printer - In Geneva, on Friday, June 27th, 1873, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Goff, Hezekiah Chapin, aged nearly 78 years. On Friday morning of last week an old printer, a connecting link between the present and the past, having performed well his part in a long and industrious life, laid aside his burdens and "went up higher." Hezekiah Chapin was born in Sangerfield, then Herkimer, now Oneida county, N. Y., on the 13th of October, 1795, and at the time of his death lacked but a few months of being 78 years of age.

In March, 1810, Mr. Chapin was apprenticed to Wm. Williams of Utica, the publisher of a paper at that place, and served his time, four years, with him.  Immediately after leaving Utica, he went to New York city in order to perfect himself in his trade. On arriving there, however, he enlisted as a soldier from N. Y. city, and was sent to Sackett's Harbor, serving in Capt. Burling's company until the close of the war in Dec. 1814.  He then returned to Albany and went to work at his trade working in the same office with Thurlow Weed, who was then a journeyman.  He subsequently worked upon the Troy Budgel at Utica, at Little Falls, and finally brought up at Chicago working a spell upon the Chicago Tribune.

While employed there about fifteen years ago, he had a paralytic stroke from which he partially recovered but not sufficiently to resume work.  He then received an appointment of some kind under the city government which he held as long as his health permitted him to do so.  In politics he was a whig and subsequently a Republican.  He was a member of the Typographical Union and up to the last moments of his life took the liveliest interest in all matters pertaining to the craft.

A few days before his death, he seemed to realize that his end was nigh and though in his usual health gave his directions for his funeral, expressed his willingness to go and his confidence and trust in "Him who doeth all things well".  About twenty-four hours before his death, though no sign of his speedy dissolution could be discovered by his friends, yet he bade them adieu and then sank quietly and gently to rest -- that rest which remains for the people of God.

From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1881

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Oliver Chapin
died at his residence last Sunday morning, at 9 o'clock, after a protracted illness of several months. His funeral took place at his late residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Chapin was an old resident of East Bloomfield, and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives who deeply mourn his loss.

From Victor Herald 24 May 1907

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Robert S. Chapin,
a lifelong resident of this town, was found dead by his brother, Erastus Chapin, last Wednesday at about 6 p.m. The deceased had been living with his brother the past two years. About 2 o'clock Erastus Chapin went away from the house, leaving his brother lying on the couch reading a newspaper. On his return at 6 o'clock he found him dead, seemingly as if he had dropped asleep and never awakened. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Interment was made in the Rural Cemetery. The deceased was seventy-seven years and four months old the day he died. He leaves a wife and three children who reside in Rochester; and one brother and two sisters in this town.

From Ontario County Times 4 August 1886

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Death, who visits each one alike, has been in our midst again. A large company of friends and relatives followed the remains of Mrs. Robt. S. Chapin to the grave this afternoon. Several months since Mrs. Chapin had a slight shock of paralysis and from that time has been an invalid. Becoming rapidly worse within a few days previous to her death, she passed quietly and peacefully away Saturday morning. Her kindly and generous nature has made many friends by whom her loss will be sincerely mourned.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1907

Mrs. Anna M. Chapman, wife of Abraham B. Chapman, died yesterday morning at 6:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grove B. Watson, of No. 75 State street. Mrs. Chapman was 58 years old and was the last surviving child of Dr. Louis Post of Lodi, Seneca county. She was born in Lodi and has resided in this city for the past twenty-two years. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church, and took a great interest in church affairs. Besides her husband, her only survivors are her daughter, Mrs. G. R. Watson, and a granddaughter, Miss Phyllis Watson. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Watson on State street, and interment will be made in Glenwood cemetery. Rev. Louis M. Sweet, D. D., of Canandaigua will officiate.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 April 1906

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mr. Charles Chapman,
aged over eighty years, died at his late home, two miles north of this village, on Saturday, April 7. A short time ago Mr. Chapman fell, breaking his hip bone, which accident indirectly caused his death. He is survived by a son, Edwin, who lives on the old homestead, and a daughter, Mrs. Mylan Ayers of Rock Stream.

From Victor Herald 3 August 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Jerry Chapman, who died at Hopewell last Friday, were held at Van Aken's undertaking rooms, Sunday afternoon, the Rev. T. C. Carson officiating. Mr. Chapman had been sexton of our village cemetery, and in compliance with his often expressed desire, his remains were sent for and interred beside those of his wife. He was 97 years of age, and for the last year has been very feeble. He was a native of England, born near Yarmouth, and emigrated to this country in 1850. He leaves an aged brother here, and a grandson, a resident of Wyoming county.

From Victor Herald 18 October 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Chapman
died after a long illness Saturday evening, at the age of 80 years. He was a native of England from near Yarmouth, and resided here for twenty-eight years. He is survived by his wife and a brother in England. The funeral services were held at his late home Monday afternoon, Rev. H. B. Mason officiating.

From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1876

Fatal Accident at Hopewell -
On Wednesday evening of last week, our community received the startling news of the injury by the kick of a horse, of our old friend, Lewis W. Chapman, a lifelong resident of the town of Hopewell, in this county. The circumstances of the injury were these:  On Wednesday at about 5 p.m., Mr. Chapman went out to his barn to take care of his stock.  Leading a young horse to the spring to drink, he returned to the barn yard, and there, it is supposed, the colt in a playful antic kicked or struck him on the head just back of the ear, and fractured his skull.  But a short time after leaving the house, Mr. Chapman returned to the house, when was met by his wife, who inquired "what ailed him." He replied, "I can never tell," when he became immediately unconscious.  Friends and neighbors soon arrived, and Doctors Van Vleet of Shortsville, and Crittenden of Clifton Springs, were soon in attendance.  Dr. J. T. Smith of this village was called on Thursday, and performed an operation, but without avail.  Mr. Chapman lingered in an unconscious state until Friday morning.

The funeral of Mr. Chapman took place at the residence on Monday, at 1 p.m., and was attended by a vast concourse of friends and neighbors.  The services were conducted by Rev. E. Corbin, of Clifton Springs, assisted by Rev. Dr. Saxe and Rev. Geo. W. Montgomery, of Rochester.

Lewis W. Chapman, the deceased, was born on the same farm where he met his death, on the 8th day of June, 1818.  He was the son of Dennis Chapman, one of the early settlers of the town of Hopewell, who died in March, 1831.  Lewis W. was married to Rebecca Jones, daughter of Judge Amos Jones, March 28th, 1839.  He leaves three daughters, Mary C., the wife of David Thatcher of Oak Park, near Chicago, Lucy E., wife of Theodore Henry of Abilene, Kansas, and Emily L., wife of Spencer Redfield, living upon the homestead.  Deceased leaves one brother, Philo B. Chapman of Hopewell, and two sisters, Mrs. Austin Archer and Mrs. Nelson Henry of Hopewell.  The decease of Lewis Chapman has spread a deep gloom over the neighborhood, as he was universally esteemed by all his neighbors as a perfect man and a model farmer.  Canandaigua Repos.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 July 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Philo D. Chapman,
a lifelong resident of the town of Hopewell, died at his home yesterday afternoon at the age of 82 years. He was an honored citizen and enjoyed the respect of his townsmen. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Ladd, of Victor.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1905

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Salinda Chapman, wife of Charles Chapman, occurred at her home north of this village Sunday evening. Mrs. Chapman was 83 years of age and had been ill but a week. Those surviving her are her husband, three sons and one daughter, George and Edward of this place, Frank of Rochester, and Mrs. M. H. Ayers of Barnes, who was with her at the time of her death. The funeral was held at the home this afternoon. Rev. E. A. Hazeltine officiated. Burial was in Baldwin Corners cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1886

Bristol, N. Y. -
The funeral of Thomas Chapman, of Canandaigua, was held at the Congregational church, on Sunday, Jan. 17. Mr. Chapman was a former resident of this town and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. William Chapman
died of epilepsy Thursday evening at 7 o'clock, aged fifty-five.

From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1898

Stanley, N. Y. - William Charlton
was found dead in his bed on Saturday morning, Feb. 5, by his son, John. The funeral was held at his late residence on Tuesday. Services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Temple, with interment in No. Nine cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1897

Mrs. Wm. Charlton,
who died at Stanley yesterday, is well-known in Geneva, having many relatives here. Mrs. Charlton expired yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock, of dropsy, her age was 69 years, 10 months and 23 days. She leaves, besides her husband, one son, John R. Charlton. Joseph Hutchinson, who resides north of Geneva, is her brother. She was a niece of Mrs. Wm. Darling of Bradford street. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the family residence, Stanley, interment will be made at No. 9 cemetery, Rev. Mr. Temple officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1907

Andrew F. Chartres,
aged 54, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home, No. 120 East North street. The deceased is survived by three sons, Pierce F. Chartres of New York, John J. and James A. of this city.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1906

Mrs. Margaret Chartres, wife of Andrew W. Chartres, of 120 East North street, died at the City Hospital at 8:30 o'clock last evening. Death was due to rheumatism, which three months ago was but a light attack, moving slowly but gradually from the arms to the lower extremities. On Friday it reached the spinal column and thence the brain. The deceased is survived by her husband, three sons, Pierce F., John J., and James A., all of this city; and by two brothers and three sisters: Joseph Costello of Chicago; Martin Costello of Edinburg; Mrs. Thomas Gaffney of Boston; Mrs. John Towers of Yonkers, and Mrs. Henry Cleary of this city. Mrs. Chartres was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales church, a member of the Holy Rosary Society and of the Catholic Relief and Benefit Association.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. A. R. Chase,
who for many years conducted the store at Manchester Center, died on Wednesday morning, aged 74 years. Her death had been expected for some time as she had been suffering with consumption for several months. Mrs. Charles Powell has purchased the stock of groceries and will continue the business for the present.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1908

Mrs. Cornelia Dennison Chase,
aged 64 years, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the family residence in Oaks Corners. She is survived by her husband, Charles Chase; one son, George W. Chase; one daughter, Mrs. Sadie E. Mason; three sisters, Miss Sarah A. Dennison of Oaks Corners, Mrs. Caroline M. Schell of this city, and Mrs. Hannah Southard of Sandy Hill. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Sutton will officiate and burial will be made at Salisbury.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 January 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Chase
died at her home this morning aged 86 years. She was a great sufferer for a year, being confined to her bed from disease and old age. She was the widow of Nathaniel Chase, who died a number of years ago. They had always lived in this vicinity and were people highly respected. Funeral Saturday at one o'clock from the residence.

From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1881

Mrs. Emma J. Chase,
wife of William H. Chase, of this village, died very suddenly at her residence on Sunday morning last. Mrs. Chase had been ill for about three months, and her disease lately had merged into what her physician called a nervous difficulty, but she was supposed to be improving. She had been subject to sinking, or fainting, spells at times, from which it was very difficult to arouse her, and with one of which she was taken on Sunday. Her husband said he would go for the doctor, and hurried from the house, leaving Mrs. Chase in the care of the nurse; but it was to be of no avail, for after breathing but a few times, she sank back as peacefully as if going to sleep -- a corpse. She leaves two children, the youngest an infant. The funeral services were held at the residence last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Hiscox, of whose church she was a member, officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1883

Mrs. Homer Chase
died last Tuesday morning, at 4 o'clock. She was sick with measles, and other complications set in which resulted fatally. She was an estimable lady, the daughter of John L. Johnson, and her death will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1902

The funeral of Mrs. Irene Chase took place from the home of her parents, north of this city, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Charles DeWoody officiated.  Interment was in the Dobbins cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 February 1906

On Friday, Feb. 9, the death occurred of Thomas Crocker Chase at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. Thomas Rupert, in Gibson street. Mr. Chase was aged about 67 years and has been a sufferer from locomotor ataxia for ten or twelve years. He was formerly a prominent citizen of Avoca, but has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Rupert, for the past six years. Mr. Chase is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Rupert of this village, Miss Clara L. Chase, Hornellsville; and two sons, C. C. Chase of Linwood, N. Y., and N. B. Chase of Newark. Funeral services were conducted at the Rupert home on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Louis Sweet, and the burial was in Avoca Monday morning.

From Geneva Courier March 17 1875

On Monday, Walter Chase, an old resident of the Town of Phelps and for the past six years a resident of this town, died very suddenly.  He, in company with his sons, were at work in the woods drawing logs.  Mr. Chase has started with his team and a log on his sleigh to leave the woods when having gone but a few rods he was observed to fall upon his knees.  His sons immediately went to him but he was dead when they reached him.  Heart disease is the suspected cause of his death.

From Ontario County Chronicle 7 August 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Thursday afternoon at his home two miles south of this village, occurred the death of William H. Chase, aged 76 years. He leaves besides his wife, three sons, J. H. and R. D. Chase of this place and William of Buffalo, one brother, Dr. John Chase of Geneseo, N. Y.; and a sister, Mrs. Calvin Davidson of this place.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1916

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Martha Cheesbro
died Tuesday afternoon at her home, two miles southeast of this village, aged 87 years. She was born in the town of Potter, a daughter of George and Olive Swarthout Winants. With the exception of a few years spent at Naples, after her marriage to Henry Cheesbro, sixty years ago, she had lived in this region. Her husband died in 1903. She leaves one son, Henry Cheesbro, who lived with his mother; and one daughter, Mrs. John Cole of Gorham; one nephew, George Blodgett of Rushville; and one niece Mrs. R. A. Mather of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1905

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Yesterday was held the funeral of Edward Cheney of Canandaigua, who died Friday at his home between Canandaigua and Chapinville. Mr. Cheney's death was from pneumonia. His age was seventy years. He leaves a son and a daughter.

From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1888

Hon. Henry O. Chesebro,
who was at one time one of the most prominent figures in the legal fraternity in this section died at his residence in this village at one o'clock last Sunday morning. The deceased was sixty-six years of age and he had spent the most of his life in this village, the place of his birth. In 1867 he was a member of the constitutional convention, and the only public position he ever held was that of Harbor Master of New York, a position to which he was appointed by Governor Robinson in 1879. When in active practice of his profession, he was recognized as one of its leaders. With a mind well stored with legal knowledge, he was ever quick to grasp the points and solve the legal problems presented in his cases. Ill health compelled him to give up the law previous to his appointment as Harbor Master. The deceased leaves a wife, and a son, Frank W. Chesebro, junior partner of the firm of Chapin & Chesebro.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1897

Mrs. Elizabeth Chestnut,
of this city, aged about 50 years, died shortly before 8 o'clock this morning, at the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Chestnut was taken ill last June with aggravated stomach troubles. Her physician advised her a month ago that she could not live in her then condition, and advised her to have an operation performed, in which event her life might be saved. Accordingly, on Wednesday, Sept. 1st, she was taken to Rochester where the operation was performed the following day. Since then Mrs. Chestnut has suffered. Death relieved her this morning. Mrs. Chestnut's husband, who was a dry goods merchant at Ovid, died 12 years ago. She was a daughter of the late W. H. Dunning, and a sister of Mrs. E. N. Squires, of this city. Mrs. Squires went to Rochester this morning to bring the remains to this city today for burial.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 12 May 1869

Mr. Enos Childs, an old resident of Hopewell, died very suddenly at his residence, on Thursday, April 29th. He had been splitting wood, and feeling unwell went into the house and laid down, and in a few minutes was dead. He was 78 years of age.

From Ontario County Journal 26 November 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Mahala Childs, wife of L. H. Childs, took place in the presence of a large gathering of friends at the Congregational church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Deceased was but 38 years of age, and her death was very unexpected. She was honored and beloved by a large circle of friends. The funeral services were solemn, simple and impressive, and were conducted by the pastor of the deceased. Rev. M. L. Stimson, the officiating clergyman, spoke feelingly of the many womanly traits and rare virtues of the deceased. A quartette composed of Mrs. J. S. Hamlin, Mrs. Frank Munson, E. W. Page and A. T. Adams rendered "Jesus, Savior, Pilot  Me," "Mother, Dear Jerusalem," "Faith, What Ere of Earthly Bliss," in an impressive manner. The pulpit was banked with flowers which spoke silently of the high regard in which Mrs. Childs was held. She was a woman of many good qualities of mind and amiability of character. She leaves, besides a husband, three children of tender years.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 December 1904

Sarah M. Childs,
widow of Gilbert M. Childs, died at 1 o'clock this morning at her home in Seneca Castle, aged seventy-four years. The deceased has been a lifelong resident in the vicinity. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal church of Seneca Castle. Burial will be in the Whitney cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1904

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah M. Childs was held from the  Presbyterian church yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Howard Cornell officiated, assisted by Rev. W. H. Sanford. Sarah McGregor was born in the town of Phelps in 1830. Her father and mother, Henry and Sybil McCoy McGregor, were as their names indicate, sturdy Scotch people. She was the fifth in a family of eight brothers and sisters, Cynthia, Seneca, Charlotte, Willard, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Nelson. At the age of nineteen she was married to Gilbert M. Childs and came to Seneca Castle.  Of Mr. Childs it might well be said, "He bore without reproach the good old-fashioned name of gentleman." Her married life, with the exception of a couple of years, was spent here. Their only daughter, Mary, in whom their hopes were centered, died at fifteen years of age, and the blow was one from which neither parent ever fully recovered. Since the death of her beloved husband, her life has been incomplete, she survived him by only a little over four years. Aunt Sarah, for there were few who did not call her that, was one of nature's gentlewomen. Upright and generous in her manners, pure and unselfish in her life, there is no one whom her life has touched who does not mourn with us today that we are to meet her on earth no more. Mrs. Childs is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McGrady, and by a number of nieces and nephews. For several years her health had not been the best. Recently she had not been so well, but seemed improving when the end came. 

From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1910

Mrs. William Childs
of Seneca Castle died last night about 11:30 o'clock at the family resident. She was 51 years old. She leaves three sons, Edward, Joseph and Frederick and one daughter, Mrs. Kellogg Badgley of this city. Burial Whitney Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Levy Chilson
expired at midnight Saturday last. She is mourned by her husband and one son, Roy, and three daughters.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1907

Shortsville, N. Y. - At 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Chilson, widow of Lote Chilson, died at her home in Farmington, aged 61 years. She had been ill about two weeks and death followed an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Chilson, whose maiden name was Cheeseborough, was born in the town of Farmington, and had spent most of her life in this section. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, William Chilson of Victor; Raymond Chilson of Palmyra; Corporal Chilson of Farmington, and Mrs. Sidney Collett of Farmington; also by one brother and one sister, John G. Cheeseborough of Michigan, and Mrs. Thomas Carpenter of Newark.

From Ontario County Times 3 February 1864

Edward Reeve Chipman,
died of small pox, December 11, 1863, in Hospital, at Washington, D. C., in the 26th year of his age. He was the only surviving son of Wilhelmus Mynderse Chipman, who returned to this place, where he had formerly resided, and entered into the business of a druggist in 1846; in 1848 was made a Deacon of the Congregational church here; and was known among us as an intelligent, active and useful citizen, till his death, March 14, 1856. Edward was born here August 16, 1838. As a boy, he was unusually thoughtful and studious. Before coming of age, and while employed as a clerk, he had a passion for books, and for some particularly that were of the highest character. Butler's Anthology interested him deeply; and on a winter's evening, he would spend hours in a cold room, with a shawl over his shoulders, reading Robert Hall. We regretted that he could not have the large opportunities for education that seem to be lavished unsuitably on many others. In November, 1856, he joined the Congregational church on profession of his faith in Christ, and by his diligence and fidelity has seemed to be carrying out the wishes of his deceased father and widowed mother. In 1859 he went to Madison, Wis., and engaged upon the study of law, in the office of  Messrs. Welsh and Lamb, where he continued till the war broke out, when he enlisted as a private, May 18, 1861, in the 2d Wisconsin Regiment, Co. H., and in a few weeks was made Corporal. As such, he bore his part in the first disastrous battle of Bull Run. "In the confusion of the flight, while he sought the Hospital, a wounded man called to him for aid. He tried to get the man on his back, succeeded and staggered a few paces, when the man thanked him and told him to go on, for he could not carry him. He reached the Hospital and offered his services in caring for the wounded, notwithstanding his exhausted state, for he was ill when he went into the battle; thus did what he could till all were obliged to leave or be taken prisoners; marched all night through the rain; in the confusion, could not find his own regiment; at length got some relief from a Hospital, but no place to lie down, till some soldiers of an Indiana Regiment, by crowding, made room for him by their fire, where he slept the sleep of exhaustion for many hours, awaking stiff and sore." "After this he was taken into the field hospital as an assistant, in which position he was at the battle of Cedar Mountain, where the bullets fell thickly while he was caring for the wounded and conveying them from the field on stretchers, but he was unharmed, and said he never felt a fear." His cheerful, ever ready kindness, and happy trait of making the best of everything, endeared him to his associates. After much varied experience, he went to Washington, sick and worn out, where he was kindly cared for by Dr. Bunell, and assisted to obtain a place in the regular army, as steward at Staunton Hospital, newly built, where his excellent management and correct habits attracted the attention of the medical Directors, who gave him the clerkship in their department, which he held at the time of his death. This office seemed to enable him, for the first time, to provide a home for his mother and sister residing here, and chiefly dependent on him; and accordingly, at his urgent desire, and for their mutual convenience, they went to him only a month before he was stricken down by a disease incurred in the faithful discharge of his duties. The news of his death fell sadly on many hearts here, not only in view of his youth and worth, "the only son of his mother, and she was a widow," -- but in sympathy with those dear ones so recently gathered in "a happy though humble home," now mourning their "strong staff broken." It has seemed to us one of the most painful among the many mysteries of Providence, that such a young man should die at such a time. We bear a willing tribute to his Christian manliness and patriotism; we invoke on the sorrowing survivors the blessings of the God of the widow, and the Father of the Fatherless.

From Geneva Advertiser 5 April 1904

At her home in Geneva April 2, 1904, Christina Ann King, widow of William Chipps. She was born in Roxbury Township, Morris Co., State of New Jersey, Nov. 14, 1832. Mrs. Chipps possessed a beautiful character, a well-balanced mind and excellent judgment. She was very domestic in her tastes, making few new friends but cherishing her old ones to an unusual degree. In early life she united with the Baptist Church, but had attended the North Presbyterian Church for many years. To the very last Mrs. Chipps retained a keen interest in the news of the day. She was a daily reader of the Bible, and was so well-versed in the scriptures that she was able to turn to almost any passage in a few moments. She is survived by one son, Clarkson K., and by two daughters, Mary L. and Mrs. William G. Dove, all residents of Geneva, and by an elder sister, Mrs. Margaret Mandeville of New Jersey.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery

From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1896

The death of Mrs. Lillian Young Chitry, wife of William Chitry, the Seneca street merchant, occurred at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, under very sad circumstances. She had been sick for about two months and a severe sufferer, and had been unable to leave her room since New Year's day. She was the daughter of Benjamin F. Young of Bath. The remains, accompanied by the husband and sister, Miss Helen Young, were taken to Bath this morning, where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1944

Samuel C. Christensen,
aged 59, of White Springs Road, died suddenly at his home late yesterday afternoon. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and of the local Carpenters' Union. He was employed by F. S. Harrison. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hutchinson of Stanley, Alice and Betty Christensen, both at home; six brothers, Chris of Buffalo, August and Lawrence of Elmhurst, Ill., and three brothers in Denmark; his mother and two sisters, also of Denmark; and one grandchild. The funeral is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Church. Rev. Howard H. Hassinger, rector, will officiate, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at Bennett Funeral Home.

From Ontario County Times 5 October 1887

Mr. Asbury Christian,
a well-known resident of this village, died on Monday, October 3d, at 2 o'clock a.m. He was born in the town of Phillip, Putnam county, N. Y., on the 24th of February, 1803, came to this county on the 26th of August, 1826, and had lived her continuous since then, with the exception of one year, when he resided in the city of Rochester. He came here a poor boy, with his ax on his shoulder, and hewed his way to success, and left a competency for his wife and two grandchildren, his only heirs. His funeral will be attended at 2 o'clock this afternoon. His funeral will be attended at 2 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence on Howell street.

From Ontario County Times 18 May 1864

On Tuesday, the 10th instant, Frank A. Christian, Esq., of this place, was drowned while fishing in Canandaigua Lake. It appears that he went out in the forenoon and proceeded a mile or two up the lake, where he was joined by Rejoice Beeman, who was also on a fishing excursion. Mr. B. remained near him until about 1 o'clock, when he returned to the shore, while Mr. Christian continued his sport, heading towards home. The wind was then rising, and the lake becoming dangerously rough. Towards night Mr. Beeman observed an empty boat about eighty rods from shore, and immediately went out and secured it. When found it was full of water. The oars were in their proper places, and a fish line was also found in it. Subsequently the boat was identified by its owner as the one in which Mr. Christian went out in the morning. Failing to return to his home at night as was his custom, his protracted absence excited much anxiety and alarm among his friends and the next morning inquiries were made which led to a disclosure of the facts as above stated. These left no room to doubt that the unfortunate man had been drowned. Efforts were made to recover the body, but without success. It is not improbable, however, that it will yet rise to the surface and wash ashore. Mr. Christian was the last surviving child of a respectable and wealthy farmer living in the north part of this town. He was a lawyer by profession, about twenty-eight years old, and regarded as a young man of estimable character and much promise. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his sad and untimely death.

From Ontario County Times 8 June 1864

The body of F. A. Christian, Esq., who was drowned about three weeks since in Canandaigua Lake, was recovered on Friday 3d instant. It was first discovered by a boy while fishing; about twelve rods from shore, near Lincoln's boathouse on the east side. When found, the corpse was in an upright position, with the arms raised over the head in such a way as to indicate that the unfortunate man had been drowned while making an unsuccessful effort to remove his coat. The remains were brought to this village and deposited in the Town House, where they were immediately identified. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1881

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. David Christie
of this village, died last Sunday, Oct. 2, 1881, aged 66 years, 5 months and 12 days. He was sick just one week. He was born on what is called the Christie farm in Middlesex in 1815, has resided in his native town the greater portion of his life, serving his town as supervisor and in other positions of trust. Mr. Christie was an active leader in every public interest, a good citizen, a staunch Republican, and a man of much influence in this locality. His wife, who is at present very sick, and his only son have the sympathy of many friends.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Anne Chrysler,
aged 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. G. Eddy, Friday, Feb. 16, of consumption. Her husband, Martin Chrysler was buried on Christmas day. Three children, two daughters, Mrs. E. G. Eddy and Mrs. Osmond Wood of this place; and one son, Alexander of Middlesex, survive her. The funeral services were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eddy, Rev. E. A. Hazeltine officiating. Burial was in the Overackers cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 16 January 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. George Church occurred at the home of her husband, Dr. Church, at Oak's Corners, Wednesday afternoon. Deceased was 31 years of age and leaves besides her husband two children, five sisters and her mother. The cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage. Interment was made at Waterloo.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1902

Dr. George Church of Oaks Corners, one of the oldest and best-known physicians of this section, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. G. M. Dickinson, 31 Genesee street, aged 61 years.  The deceased had practiced medicine at Oaks Corners for 30 years.  Dr. Church formerly resided in Geneva.  He read medicine with Dr. N. B. Covert and afterwards studied and graduated with honor from Ann Arbor medical college.  The deceased was twice married. He is survived by four children:  Mrs. Harry Angevine of Battle Creek, Mich.; Miss Gertrude Church of Clifton Springs; Selma Church of Orleans; and Nelson Church of Halls Corners; by two sisters, Mrs. Vincent Reed of Oaks Corners, and Mrs. Dickinson of this city.  The remains will be taken to Oaks Corners tomorrow afternoon.  The funeral will take place from the Oaks Corners Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1909

Gillman Church,
aged 82 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of his son, W. H. Church of No. 11 Main street. The deceased was born in Toronto, Canada, but came to the states in his youth and made his home in this vicinity the remainder of his life. The funeral will take place from the house at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. W. K. Towner will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery at Oaks Corners.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1910

A telegram received here this afternoon announced the death of John B. Church of 844 South Main street of this city at the home of Baird Snyder, a relative, in Lansford, Pa., where Mr. Church had been visiting for a short time. The telegram gave no details but stated that death came at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Church had been for many years a resident of this city and was among Geneva's prominent and well-known citizens. After he came here in 1884 he engaged in the coal business, but for some time has been living in retirement. He was 76 years of age. The deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Philip Schuyler Church, the latter a student at Hobart College. The funeral will take place Monday at 1:30 o'clock at Pottsville, Pa., the former home of Mr. Church and burial will be in the Charles Baber Cemetery at that place.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1904

The death of Mrs. Sylvania Church, aged eighty years, a resident of the town of Geneva for the past year, occurred yesterday afternoon, the cause of death being general debility. Previous to coming to Geneva, Mrs. Church lived in Clyde. She is survived by her husband, James E. Church, and two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Palmer and Mrs. C. E. Dennington, both of this city. The funeral will be held from the house at 10:30 Monday morning. Rev. C. E. Jewell will officiate and the body will be taken to Clyde where burial will be made.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 December 1906

Rev. William H. Church,
an old resident in this vicinity and a veteran of the 126th New York Volunteers, was buried on December 22 in the Pine Grove cemetery, north of the city. Mr. Church died on Dec. 19 at the home his daughter, Mrs. George M. Horton, of No. 205 Hudson street, Syracuse. He was born in New York on October 19th, 1830, and removed with his parents to Phelps in his early childhood. He received his education in the common schools at Ovid, and at Canandaigua. After enlisting with the 126th, he served three years in the war and participated in many battles, including Gettysburg. Soon after the close of the war he entered the ministry and filled the following pastorates: East Steamburg, Breesport, North Wolcott, Conquest, Palermo and Syracuse. Burial Pine Grove Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 July 1907

The funeral of Miss Daisy Edna Churchill was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her mother, Mrs. Nettie N. Churchill of No. 121 Exchange street, and at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church, Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor, officiated. The survivors are, besides her mother, two brothers, Vernon Churchill and Earl Churchill, and one sister, Pearl. The bearers were Henry Spears, Theodore Archer, George Hennessey, Jacob Long, Clarence Cogan, and Harry Roach. The honorary bearers were Violet Goodwin, Mrs. James Eaton, Mrs. Jacob Long, Mrs. Carl Rappalee, Miss Ella Frank and Miss Mildred Rogers. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 May 1902

Edward S. Churchill
died at 6:45 o'clock last evening, at his late residence, 119 Exchange street, aged 40 years.  The deceased was born in Auburn, where he learned the moulders' trade.  He came to Geneva 17 years ago.  Here he was employed at the Phillips & Clark stove works.  During the later years of his life, he was a member of the local iron moulders' union.  He is survived by his wife, his father, James V. Churchill of  Auburn; two brothers, John and William Churchill, both of Auburn; two daughters, Daisy and Pearl, and two sons, Vernon and Earl, all of this city.  The funeral will be at the house at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Charles DeWoody officiating.  Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

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