"Ci" through "Cl" Obituaries
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 November 1902
Ionia, N. Y. - Sunday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs.
George Claflin, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies
of this village. Her death had been expected for several days. During
an illness of nearly a year, Mrs. Claflin had been a great sufferer.
Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Leonard
Carpenter of Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Worden Babcock of Medina, and
Mrs. Edwin Park of Honeoye Falls; two sons, George Claflin of
Canandaigua, and Charles Claflin of Fairport, and three daughters, Mrs.
Elizabeth Wager of this village, Mrs. Robert Lay of Los Angeles, Cal.,
and Mrs. Alfred Galbraith of Flint, Michigan. Deceased was 76
years of age.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Kathryn Clapp died at the age of
78 years, Friday afternoon. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Garfield,
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1905
Kate L. Clapp, twenty-six years old, wife of Dr. H. D. Clapp, of
No. 379 South Main street, this city, died of acute tuberculosis at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Langdon Root at Fonthill, Canada,
at 10 o'clock this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for
over a year and had been living with her
parents in the hope that the dry air of the northern climate would
benefit her. During the past year, she paid occasional visits to this
city and her husband, who is a practicing physician here, made frequent
trips to the Canadian town to visit his wife. Dr. Clapp left yesterday
for Fonthill and was at his wife's bedside when the end came. The
deceased was well-known in this city and has a large circle of friends.
She is survived
besides her husband and parents by two brothers, Maxwell Root of
Fonthill and Dr. George Root of Mansfield, Mich.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 February 1907
Holcomb, N. Y. - After a lingering illness occurred the death of Mrs.
on Wednesday. She leaves besides her husband, two
children, Alfred Clapper, who is attending school in Canandaigua and
Miss Alice Clapper.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 December 1902
William Clare died at 9 o'clock this morning at his late home in
Castle street, aged 72 years. The deceased had suffered from heart
trouble for the last four years. A month ago he took to his bed
with the malady which caused his death this morning.
Mr. Clare was a native of England. He came to this city when
he was 17 years of age. In his early days he was in the grocery
business in this city, but for many years he had lived a retired
life. The deceased is survived by a widow, one daughter,
Mrs. Edward P. Jeffrey of Syracuse, and one stepson, Charles H.
Austin of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock
Friday afternoon from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood.
From Geneva Gazette 19 April 1889
Suicide - Albert Clark, a farmer living near Hall's Corners,
committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by taking a large dose of
aconite. He was one of five children of Samuel Clark,
deceased. Clark died soon after the arrival of medical aid.
He had been at Penn Yan where he had drunk freely, and returning home
committed the act probably while temporarily insane. A large
patrimony was left the five children, three sons and two daughters; but
Albert it appears used his share not too judiciously. A wife
and three children are left to mourn over his violent taking away.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916
Shortsville people in general were shocked to learn of the sudden
demise of Arnold J. Clark, of Canandaigua, which occurred at
in that city last week Wednesday noon. His age was 47 years. Mr.
was the result of heart trouble believed to have been caused by over
exertion in running to catch a trolley car while on his way to work. He
to many people here owing to his connection with the Anderson store. He
leaves a wife, two daughters, four brothers and one sister.
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Belle Glover Clark, wife
W. Clark, recently of Penn Yan, but an almost lifelong
resident of Naples, was held from the Baptist church on Wednesday
morning. Her death occurred at Penn Yan on Monday morning from
pneumonia. She was 43 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Glover and was married here, some 22 years ago. Her husband, a
native of Naples, five daughters, two sons, her parents, four sisters
and a brother survive her. Her name was a synonym for purity of life
and devotion to her duty. Her last pastor, Rev. Dr. DeGruchy, of the
Baptist church at Penn Yan, officiated at the funeral and spoke highly
of her Christian virtues.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1904
The remains of Bertha E. Clark, formerly Bertha Gillam, of
this city, were brought here last evening
from Syracuse and taken to DeVaney & Fletcher's undertaking
rooms. Mrs. Clark died Friday night at the Children's hospital
at the age of twenty-nine years. The deceased is survived by her
father, William Gillam of Geneva, her husband, William Clark of
Syracuse; and six sisters, Mrs. Anna Peterson and Miss Alice Gillam
of New York; Mrs. Edith Everett of Syracuse; Mrs. Nettie William and
Misses Grace and Ruth Gillam of Geneva. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1904
Mrs. Bertha H. Clark, wife of Frank E. Clark, died suddenly at 6
o'clock last night at her home, No. 218 Lewis street, aged forty-nine
years. The deceased had been in delicate health for two months, but was
unable to be about the house. Yesterday afternoon she was taken with a
stroke of apoplexy, from which she did not rally. The deceased, whose
maiden name was Bertha F. Aldrich, was born in 1855 in Newark, N. Y.,
where she spent her youth and received her early education. In 1876 she
was graduated from Albion college, Albion, Michigan, receiving the
degree of bachelor of arts. Later this institution conferred upon her
the degree of master of arts. Upon leaving college she received a
position as preceptress in the High school at Muskegon, Mich. She held
this position until she was married in 1880 to Mr. Clark, who was at
that time instructor in the Michigan Military academy at Orchard Lake,
Mich. They lived at Orchard Lake until 1885, when they moved to this
city. On arriving in Geneva, Mrs. Clark united with the First Methodist
church and at once became one of the most active members in the
society. She has been a teacher in the Sunday school, secretary of the
Ladies' Aid society and president of the Women's Foreign Missionary
society. Her church work extended
outside of the confines of the local church. She was active in district
missionary meetings and for seven years was conference treasurer of
the Women's Foreign Missionary society. She was also treasurer of the
Women's auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian association.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one
son, Herman A. Clark; one sister, Mrs. William M. Osband of Ypsilanti,
Mich., and one brother, Gilbert Aldrich of Newark, N. Y. The funeral
will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the house. Burial
will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1891
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday, in Naples, died one of its oldest
native-born men -- Calvin W. Clark, brother of N. W. Clark,
Esq., and son of the late Warren Clark. The deceased was born in 1815,
and had lived here all of
his days. His wife and four children survive him. An autopsy revealed
of the heart as the cause of death.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1904
Charles Clark, aged forty-nine years, died at 7 o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 13 Columbia avenue. The deceased was taken ill
with tonsillitis three days ago. Owing to the severity of the case, it
was thought that possibly the man
was suffering with diphtheria. Dr. R. W. Padgham, who was attending
called Health Officer, C. D. McCarthy, Tuesday, who thought it wise
to send a culture to the state health department for an official
bacteriological opinion. Owing to the fact that there is still some
question the house has been quarantined. Mr. Clark was a machinist who
came to this city six years ago from Clyde. He is survived by a wife, a
son and daughter.
From Geneva Gazette 9 July 1886
Mortuary - Charles W. Clark died at his residence, Geneva
Place, on the 3d inst. after a severe illness of about four
He had been a resident of Geneva for nearly or quite forty-five years,
a man of quiet, unassuming manners, and universally respected as a good
citizen and neighbor of unblemished character. He leaves a
childless widow who will feel most keenly this bereavement.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1896
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Charlotte Dutcher Clark, widow
late J. Warner Clark, occurred on Friday, July 3, at the home of
Miss Cenda Watkins, which had been the home of Mrs. Clark for four
years. She was 82 years old. Her marriage to Mr. Clark was nearly 50
years ago. She was in many respects a superior woman, particularly
faithful as a wife and as a Christian. She leaves two nephews, Dr. H.
F. and Edwin Knickerbocker, of this place, and several cousins, being a
niece of James L. Monier, deceased. She had no children. Her husband
was a brother of the late Ex-Governor, M. H. Clark.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905
Mrs. Edith Spawn Clark, seventy-six years of age, died at 8
o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith A. Hemiup,
No. 2 Park Place. The deceased was born in Albany and came to this city
ten years ago. Mrs. Hemiup is her only survivor. The funeral will take
place at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Burial will be
in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 14 April 1869
Mr. Eldad Clark, whose death is announced in our obituary
this week, was the oldest man in Canandaigua. He was a native of New
and when a young man lived at Keene in that state. He came west in
and settled in this place where he continued to reside to the time of
From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1906
Mrs. Eleanor A. Clark, widow of the late Ralph Clark, died last
night at ten o'clock at her home, No. 15 Geneva street. The deceased
was 85 years old and has spent nearly her entire life in this city. She
is survived by two sisters, Miss Marietta Clark of this city and Mrs.
Anna L. Potter of Del Rapids, South Dakota. The funeral arrangements
be announced later. Burial Washington Street Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 28 March 1890
Carried the Scare Too Far - Elisha Clark, a well-to-do farmer of
Flint Creek, died on the 25th inst. of paralysis of the brain. A few
days previously he made a feint of hanging himself and went a little
too far in the matter. He had had some
unpleasantness with his wife, and to frighten her into obedience to his
commands resorted to the halter in the manner indicated. When found
with the rope about his
neck, his feet touched terra firma, but he had nevertheless let the
cord draw about his neck sufficiently to almost choke off his wind.
He was soon resuscitated, but paralysis of the brain followed
which terminated fatally as stated. The wife, thus for a second
time widowed, is well known in Geneva as formerly Mrs. Charlotte
Giffing. No one attaches blame to her in this tragic ending
of her married life with Clark. His fault-finding was
From Ontario County Times 1 October 1884
Flint Creek, N. Y. - The death of a neighbor and friend always
causes a sadness in the community. Particularly so when the person is
stricken down in robust health and dies in a few days, as was the case
with our neighbor, Mrs. Clark, wife of Elisha Clark of this
place, who died on the 14th inst., aged about 60 years. Her husband,
two sons and one daughter survive her, and they feel that they have
indeed lost a loving companion and mother. Her funeral was attended on
the following Wednesday by a large number of friends and acquaintances,
the Rev. Wm. Mills officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1915
This afternoon at the residence of S. F. Dey on South Main street
occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Clark, widow of the late
Charles Clark, in the 99th year of her age. Burial Washington
From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1902
Mrs. Florence E. Clark, wife of Isaac Clark of Flint Creek, died
yesterday at the City hospital from acute congestion of the kidneys,
after an operation, aged 41 years. The deceased is survived by
her husband. The funeral will take place at
2 o'clock Thursday from her late home in the country, Rev. N. B.
Cornell of Seneca Castle will officiate.
From Ontario County Times 28 September 1887
The Victor Herald says: "George Clark, one of the old
settlers and pioneers of this section, died at his residence in this
village on Thursday, the 15th inst. His age was 80 years. He leaves a
wife, two sons, John S. Clark of Boston, Mass., and Walter A. Clark, of
this village; and one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Aldrich, of Canandaigua, to
mourn their loss. In all that pertained to good citizenship and upright
manhood, the deceased's character exemplified. He was respected by all
who chanced to make his acquaintance, for those sterling good qualities
that always shone forth in his character."
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1878
George Clark, the leader of the Canandaigua Colored Cornet Band,
died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness of typhoid fever. He
was an upright and respected citizen, and his death will be deeply felt
in the circle in which he moved as well as by the community generally.
From Geneva Gazette 17 April 1891
GEORGE CLARK, the well-known teamster, died very suddenly at 10
o'clock last night at his home on Washington street, of rheumatism of
the heart. During the day he had been pursuing his usual
avocation on our streets, apparently as well as usual, yet he had been
a sufferer from rheumatism for many years. The deceased was
esteemed as an honest, sober and industrious man. He was an Englishman
by birth, but had long resided in the country, becoming a citizen by
naturalization. A few years ago he was elected town tax
collector, and accounted for every cent of the $30,000 or $40,000 of
public moneys passing through his hands. His age was about 72
From Geneva Gazette 20 February 1891
MRS. GEORGE L. CLARK - quietly passed away at her residence on
Grove st., Saturday morning last, after an illness of several weeks.
She possessed all those characteristics which go toward making a
faithful wife and loving mother. She leaves besides a husband,
four sons and two daughters to mourn her sad demise. The funeral
took place Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Trinity Church; the
interment at Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Clark was 44 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 27 December 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Geo. Clark died at her residence near this
village Tuesday evening after a long sickness. She was mother of C. E.
Clark and Mrs. L. Arnold and was over 80 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Wednesday morning another old resident passed away in the person of
Harvey D. Clark, who died at the residence of his daughter,
Mrs. Bradley Cox, upper Main street. He was 89 years of age. Beside his
daughter, a son survives him at Livonia, where the remains will be
taken this morning for interment.
From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1896
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Clark, a former resident of
Canandaigua, but in recent years of this town, died Nov. 23, leaving a
wife and two small children. Mr. Clark was a man upward of 40 years of
age. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Interment was made at
From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1921
Rushville, N. Y. - At Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Friday
morning, occurred the death of Hiram G. Clark, after an
illness of three months. He was born in Rushville, March 7, 1876, a son
of Carleton E. and Ervena Rappalee Clark. He is survived by his wife,
and six daughters and four sons, Mrs. Bert Lafler of Potter; Mrs.
Charles Knapp of Penn Yan; Hazel, Florence, Helen and Genevieve,
Lemuel, Orville, Gordon and Donald; his mother, Mrs. Ervena Clark, and
two brothers, Corydon Clark of Gorham and Carlton of Rushville. The
funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Rev. W.
H. Moore officiated. Burial in Rushville Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 26 May 1893
By the death of Horace L. Clark at Shortsville, May 22d,
at the age of 30 years, one of the brightest, most conscientious and
successful teachers of Ontario county has been cut off in his prime.
He died of peritonitis after only a week's illness.
He had been principal of the Shortsville school for three or four
years, developing ability in his work far above the average. He
leaves a widow but no children. Interment at Brockport, his
former home and that of his parents at present.
From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1897
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida Delphine Clark, wife of Adelbert A.
Clark, died at her home on Clifton street early on Monday morning, of
Bright's disease, aged 41 years. The deceased had been sick for the
past two years or more. Two sons, besides the husband, survive. The
funeral was held at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Rev. R. D. Fish of
the Baptist church officiating. The remains were taken to Marion, the
former home of the deceased, for interment.
From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1864
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN - Died at his residence in this town, on
the 8th inst., Mr. Isaac Clark, at the remarkable age of 100
years, 5 months and 26 days. The last 35 years of his long
earthly sojourn, Mr. Clark passed in our midst. He was singularly
hale and active for a man of
his age, so much so that up to the Saturday before his death, he
superintended personally the ordinary business of his farm, attended to
his finances himself, and manifested general competency in the control
of his affairs. Mr. Clark was a man of quiet, retired habits.
His residence was
in that part of our town known as Hall's Corners. It is an item
of interest that Mr. Clark leaves a son to lament his death, who is
himself 72 years of age.
From Victor Herald 15 May 1903
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Saturday morning, at East
Bloomfield, occurred the funeral and burial of James Clark, who
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, of this place, of
pneumonia. The funeral was held at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A.
Neville officiating. The deceased, who was seventy-five years old,
leaves seven children: three daughters, Rose of Rochester, Mrs. James
Flynn of Holcomb, and Mrs. Thomas Ryan; and four sons, Henry of East
Bloomfield, James of Rochester, John of Buffalo, and William of Detroit.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1918
James Gilman Clark, aged 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. Clark of 219 High Street, died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at the
City Hospital of a complication of diseases -- typhoid fever, influenza
pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lucy Bevier,
is also quite ill with typhoid fever; two small children, Carl and
his parents, two brothers, Charles F. Clark of Greeley, Colorado; and
W. Clark of this city; two sisters, Miss Eliza Clark at Bellevue
New York, and Mildred Clark at home. The body was taken to the
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bevier on Lafayette avenue, where the funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be
Mr. Clark was engaged in farming at Oaks Corners, his home. Rev.
of Oaks Corners will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1884
Mrs. Jane Clark, who has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Edwin
Hicks, for several years past, died very suddenly of
acute pneumonia last Friday evening, at the advanced age of 82 years.
She had been remarkably free from the ills that flesh is heir to
throughout her life. She had lived with Mrs. Hicks since 1875, and her
husband died there. The funeral was held from the residence of Hon.
Edwin Hicks, Monday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 November 1907
John M. Clark, aged 74 years, died last evening about 10:30
o'clock at his residence in Hall's Corners. He is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Benedict,
of Dansville. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3
from the residence. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate and burial will be
in Union Church Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1881
Suicide in Gorham - Miss Maggie (age about 20 years), daughter of
Samuel Clark, near Ferguson's Corners, committed suicide last
Thursday night by taking two teaspoonfuls of Paris green. She took the
poison after the family had retired for the night and went out and
threw herself on the grass in the yard near the house. A younger sister
with whom she slept went to look for her and made the discovery of her
act. Dr. J. H. Allen was called but could not save the already dying
girl. The report gaining circulation says the cause was objection by
the family to her marriage with George Perkins, which was
contemplated in the near future; but as Mr. Perkins is a young
gentleman with whom we are acquainted, highly respectable and
well-connected, we discredit the report.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1885
Mr. Miles Clark, a well-known resident of Canandaigua, was found
dead in bed in the Ontario House Monday. Aside from a painful attack of
neuralgia, Mr. Clark had appeared in his usual health on retiring. He
had been using laudanum to stop his intense suffering from neuralgia,
applying it to his teeth. It is thought that he swallowed enough of
the poison, either through intention or by accident, to cause death.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Miles Sanford Clark occurred
Saturday morning at the home of his son,
Orrie Clark, on Park street. Mr. Clark was stricken with paralysis
last Monday and, on account of his advanced age, was unable to survive
the shock. He was eighty-nine years of age and was born at Sidney,
Penn., but for the past twenty-five years had been a resident of
Three sons survive, Orrie and Sanford of this village, and Ernest of
Iowa. The funeral was held this afternoon, and burial was made
in the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 1901
Mrs. Nancy Maria Clark, another of Geneva's oldest residents, died
last Friday morning at the Church Home, aged 96 years. Mrs. Clark
suffered a stroke of paralysis the day before, up to which time she had
remarkably good health. She is survived by several nieces and
nephews who reside in Manchester. At this writing we cannot
exactly place her, unless she was the widow of Mr. Clark of the firm of
Wight & Clark, who were in business here over seventy years ago.
We have a paper with their advertisement dated June 23, 1830.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This afternoon at 2 o'clock will be
held the funeral services of the late Mrs. Charles M. Clark. Mrs.
Olive Cole, wife of Charles M. Clark, died on Wednesday
after an illness of several weeks. She was 45 years old and was born in
Painted Post, N.
Y. She moved to this village with her family a little over a year ago
Avoca, to which places they had formerly moved from here. Mrs. Clark is
survived by her husband and one daughter, had two sons, all of Clifton
The burial will be made in Shortsville cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 7 December 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Sanford Clark, an aged veteran, died last Saturday
morning as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by three
sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held from the home of
his son, Oray, Monday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating. The
funeral was in charge of General J. B. Murray Post.
From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1895
Last Saturday, at her home on East Gibson street, occurred the
death of Mrs. Sarah Clark, wife of Harry Clark, aged 32 years.
Mrs. Clark had been a sufferer from consumption for some time, and she
was the last of a family of three children to succumb to the disease.
Five children survive her, the youngest being 18 months old. The
kindness shown Mr. Clark during his bereavement by members of the
Congregational church and by his fellow workmen is worthy of notice.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sibyl Clark, widow of Orson Clark, died at
her home near the "round stone school house" on Saturday afternoon,
having suffered a stroke of paralysis on the preceding Monday evening,
from which she did not rally. The farm on which she was born and spent
the 75 years of her life had been in the family over one hundred years,
her father, Sylvester Clark, having cleared the land and settled there
with his bride. She had one sister, Anne, who died shortly after her
marriage to Daniel Reddout. Sibyl was married to her cousin, Orson
Clark, in November, 1857, and one son, Byron G., was born to this
union. She was a worthy woman and the love of friends and neighbors is
in itself the greatest tribute to her worth. Her heart went out in love
and sympathy to every living thing, only to return to her with an added
sweetness. Much sympathy is expressed for the son, who has watched over
and cared for her with a devotion that was both beautiful and touching
and which can know no regret. The funeral services were held from the
residence on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bruce Pearce of
Potter, officiating. The burial was in the Schuman cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1905
Mrs. Ann Broome Clarke, wife of James Clarke, died Saturday night
at her home on the Seneca Castle road near Sand Hill. The deceased was
72 years of age. She was born in Yorkshire, England, August 3, 1832,
and came to this country and section with her parents when she was
two years of age. Beside her husband, she is survived by one son, Isaac
Clarke, of Flint, and one brother, James Broome, of Stanley. The
will take from the house at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Mr.
Sanford, of Seneca Castle, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill
From Geneva Daily Times 6 February 1941
Word has been received of the death recently in Riverside Calif., of
James Edward Clarke, formerly of Geneva. Mr. Clarke was
born in Essex county England, and came with his parents to this city in
1883. He went to Riverside in 1893, where for seventeen years he
was in charge of planting for the Chase Nursery Company. He was
regarded as an authority on this phase of the citrus industry. He
was also in charge of other orange acreages at various times, retiring
several years ago. He had been with
his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude White of 3482 Elmwood Court, Riverside
Calif. during the past year in which he had been in poor health.
Mr. Clarke made a visit to Geneva only a
short time ago when he renewed old acquaintances.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1908
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Rachel Clarke was
Sunday. Mrs. Clarke has been ill from a cancer for a
long time and never recovered from an operation which she sustained
early in the season. She leaves two sons and daughter to mourn her loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1905
Susan M. Clarke, seventy-eight years old, a widow of the late
George Clarke, and for forty years a resident of this city, died at her
home, No. 40 Hoffman avenue, at 10:30 last night of general debility.
The deceased was born in Sudbury, England, and was a member of the
Presbyterian church of that country. She had been failing since the
death of her husband twelve years ago. There are surviving, four
daughters, Mrs. Mary Bryan, of Michigan, Mrs. William Smith, Miss
Hattie and Miss Mattie Clarke of this city, George F. Clarke of
Jamestown and John M. Clarke of Syracuse. The funeral will be held from
the house at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor
of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1897
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Col. Will W. Clarke occurred
at Brooklyn City hospital on Monday evening. The Wednesday before,
while at his boarding place, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which
he did not rally. He was nearly 71 years of age, born and reared in
Naples, upon the old Clark farm in the northern part of the village. As
a young man, he was gifted, and popular as a companion and as a
teacher. He loved military life, and before the war, assisted in
organizing the Naples Light Guards, a splendid company of militia, of
which he was lieutenant, and afterwards captain. Immediately upon the
breaking out of the rebellion, he organized a company and drilled them,
ready for service, but they were not wanted at that time, and
disbanded. But soon men were wanted, and in August 1861, he, with
others, raised Company "B" of the 85th regiment, and were soon in
active service. He was captain and his previous experience made him a
valuable man. The regiment did noble service, and Captain Clarke was
promoted to lieutenant colonel and soon was in command of the regiment,
which position he held at its discharge in August, 1865, having been
brevetted colonel, but not mustered. Returning to Naples in 1867, he
was elected sheriff of the county for the term of three years, and
removed to Canandaigua about 1874. He received a responsible position
in the Custom house at New York, which he held until his death. He was
a trusted official and was retained through all changes of
He was a large-hearted, genial man, who won friends wherever he was. He
had always claimed Naples as his home, having had no other permanent
one since his birth, and his remains were brought here for burial. Of
six brothers in the family, four of them served in the war, the two
younger ones now surviving. He leaves two sons, Charles L. of
Rochester, and Will L. of Chicago, both of whom reached him before he
died. His wife was Miss Mary D. Luther of Naples, who died in 1860,
three years after marriage. Of the family of nine children, there are
left, Dr. N. T. Clarke of Canandaigua; Joseph L. of Momence, Ill., and
Edmund C. of Naples; also Mrs. Manly Chase of Cleveland, O., and Mrs.
C. S. Lincoln of Naples. Funeral services were held on Thursday
afternoon from the Presbyterian church, Rev. B. F. Millard officiating.
The remains were met at the station by the post veterans and escorted
to the church and to the cemetery where he was buried with military
honors. Burial Fairview Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1895
Last Saturday morning occurred the death of John B. Classey at
on Mechanic street. Up to within a few months, the deceased
had been engaged in the grocery and liquor business here, which he
relinquished owing to impaired health. He was 39 years of age, and is
survived by a widow, three children and three brothers, Sylvester of
Chicago, Fred S. of Canandaigua, and Charles, of New York. The deceased
was a member of the A. O. U. W., in which organization he was insured
for $2000. He also carried an insurance of $5000 in the Equitable. The
funeral services were held from St. Mary's church Monday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1883
Mr. Charles Claudius died Wednesday night.
He had been ill and failing for several months, and for the past three
or four weeks has been confined to his home. Within the past week he
was supposed to be recovering and hopes were entertained that health
and strength would be restored. But reaction came on Tuesday, and he
quietly yielded up his life on Wednesday evening. His age was 52 years.
His remains will be conveyed to Auburn tomorrow morning by the 8:50
train, and the funeral services will be held in that city on Sunday.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 January 1907
Oscar Claudius died in Willard State hospital Monday, aged 49
years. He was the son of the late Joseph Claudius. He is survived by
his wife and two children. The funeral will be held from the
undertaking rooms of G. M. Kennedy at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1910
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Eliza Clawson occurred
at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Fiero,
with whom she had lived for a number of years past, aged 77 years. For
some time Mrs. Clawson had been in poor health with consumption, which
resulted in her death. The deceased is survived by several
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at her
late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock and tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock in the church at North Hector, Mrs. Clawson's former home,
where the interment will be made.
From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901
Last Friday at his home in the town of Hopewell, near here,
occurred the death of James Clawson, a farmer, aged 40 years.
His father, Jeremiah Clawson, and a widow and one child survive. Death
was due to pneumonia.
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 November 1902
Jeremiah Clawson, who, with his brother, Garrett Clawson, of North
Hector, became famous years ago as the propagator of a variety of
wheat which bears his name, died yesterday morning at his farm home in
the town of Hopewell. He was 84 years of age and had been ill for some
time. He was born in North Hector and had been a resident of Hopewell
for fifty years. His widow, Mary Ann Clawson, is his sole survivor.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 December 1902
Mrs. Ellen Kitely Clayton, widow of the late William Clayton, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Hawley, Rochester, Friday
morning, December 5, after an illness extending over a period of one
year. The deceased was the eldest daughter of eight children born to
Joseph and Elizabeth Kitely, Dunkerton, Canada, October 1, 1835, aged
67 years, 2 months, 4 days, and was married to William Clayton
September 5, 1856, and spent most of her married life as a resident of
Farmington, and by this very happy union there were eight children born
to them, six of whom are now living: William H., Misses Belle, Emma and
Lulu E. of Phelps; Mrs. F. J. Hawley of Rochester, and Joseph of
Marion, Ind.; also three brothers and three sisters, J. J. Kitely of
Dunkerron, Joseph and Isaac of Morfield, Mrs. John Doyle of Elora, Mrs.
Elizabeth Harris of Queens Bush, Canada; and Mrs. Parvin Master of
Philadelphia, Pa., who with ten grandchildren and a large circle of
friends and acquaintances survive. Mrs. Clayton was a true Christian
woman and a member of the Orthodox Friends' church, and her whole life
was a noble example of the devoted unselfish Christian. All who knew
her loved her for her excellent qualities of mind and heart. Her
remains were taken to her home in Phelps, where funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ellis Gilbert officiating. Interment at
Orthodox Friends' cemetery beside her beloved husband, son and daughter.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 May 1877
Farmington, N. Y. - One of the old pioneers of this town, Joshua
has passed away to the other side of the river, from
whence no traveler returns, and where cares and troubles cease
evermore. He lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, respected and
honored by all.
From Victor Herald 13 October 1899
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Saturday morning Patrick Cleary dropped
building a fire. He had been failing all summer although
able to be about and work some. He was 78 years of age and is survived
by his wife, who has been crippled by rheumatism so as to be unable to
wait on herself for some years. Funeral services were held Monday
forenoon at St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. J. Neville officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1887
Millers Corners, N. Y. - The inhabitants of our place
were surprised Friday morning to hear of the sudden death of Mrs.
Cleaveland, wife of Fred Cleaveland. She was around all day,
doing her usual work, and sat up reading until about 10 p.m., when she
retired for the night. Soon after she complained of a pain in her
stomach, and asked for a mustard plaster to put on her chest, but
before Mr. Cleaveland could respond, she called for a neighbor to be
sent for and before they arrived she was
dead. The funeral services were held in the Universalist church at
Sunday, May 8th, at 2 p.m. she was buried in the old cemetery, beside
father and other relatives, there to await the resurrection morn, when
friends will be reunited never more to part.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1895
We chronicle today the death of Philip Cleir, a venerable
colored man well known to most Genevans. Of his history very
little is known. He says he was born a slave in Louisiana and
remained in servitude till near the close of of the war, when he
attached himself to some Union officer and followed him northward.
He appeared among us soon afterward. He was densely
ignorant, as were all plantation negroes, but possessed of good humor
which secured for himself the friendship of all. Poor old Phil ! - his
soul as well as his body is at last set free. He had but a vague
idea of his own age -- it can only be guessed at as about 60 years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 December 1907
Naples, N. Y. - On Wednesday, December 18th, occurred the death of
Mrs. Eliza Clement, widow of William Henry Clement, at her home
in West Hollow. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from
the home, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating. She is survived by five
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Clement died at his home in West
Hollow last Wednesday morning. He had been in feeble health for a long
time. Mr. Clement was the father of Mrs. M. N. Wood.
From Victor Herald 6 November 1903
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Died in Honeoye, October 28, Jane
Clement, aged 84 years. She left a son, Maynard Clement of
Canandaigua, and six grandchildren. She was a woman of uncommon
intellect and a great reader. It was a pleasure to visit with her on
account of the fund of information she possessed. She left many warm
friends, in fact everyone was her friend. Of a family of six children,
she is the last, except Mr. Isaac Clement of Honeoye, aged 86, at whose
home she died.
From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1895
Monday morning Thomas Clement died at the home of his son,
Wilbur Clement, in this village. He was 51 years of age and a veteran
of the late war. Typhoid pneumonia was the cause of death. The remains
were taken to Shortsville for interment. Members of Albert M. Murray
post attended the funeral.
From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911
Mrs. Ambrose Clemons, who resided about three miles north of this
village, died at her farm home on Thursday evening of last week, at the
age of 62 years. Her demise was due to heart trouble. Besides her
husband, she is survived by two sons, Eugene Clemons of Palmyra, and P.
J. Clemons, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Lippincott of Rochester.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 May 1905
Naples, N. Y. - On April 23rd occurred the death of Ambrose
Cleveland at his home in West Hollow. Deceased was 75 years of age
and is survived by a wife and three children, Ira N. and Willis of
Naples; and Mrs. C. N. Barber of Gorham; also by two brothers,
Alexander and Bela of Naples.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday morning occurred the sudden death of Mrs.
Cleveland, wife of Alexander Cleveland, of West Hollow.
Deceased is survived by her husband and one brother, Frank Clark.
Funeral services were held from the house Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. C. G.
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1893
The death of Henry B. Cleveland, a retired business man of
this village, occurred at his home on Chapel street last Monday
morning. Mr. Cleveland was 74 years of age at the time of his death.
For a long time he had been a sufferer from inflammatory rheumatism.
Mr. Cleveland was a well-known horseman, and during the course of his
life had owned a number of high bred horses.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1884
Mr. Moses M. Cleveland, who was stricken with paralysis some two
weeks since, mention of which was made last week, died
at his home in this village on Saturday last. His funeral occurred
on Tuesday afternoon, the services at the grave being in charge of
the masonic fraternity, he having been a member of Canandaigua Lodge
No. 294, F. & A. M., whose members attended in a body. Mr.
was a popular conductor on the Batavia branch of the N. Y. Central for
about twenty-five years, and was highly esteemed as a citizen. He
a wife and son, the latter residing in Syracuse.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1884
Millers Corners, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Cleveland died at her home in
Millers, Sept. 3, aged 53 years. She was a great sufferer for a long
time from a cancer. She was buried in Mendon, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Durfee of
East Bloomfield conducted the services, assisted by the Miller's
From Geneva Courier 24 December 1873
Railroad Accident -- On Wednesday afternoon a man named Cornelius
was run over by the work train on the Central Railroad at
the Phelps station and killed. Mr. Clifford, it seems, was deaf and was
attending on the track just east of the Depot, looking at a circular
saw under the sheds, which was running. The train backed down
unheard and unseen by him and the engine passed over him lengthwise,
crushing his leg and head. The engine was moving slowly at the
time of the accident. The deceased was unmarried and aged about sixty
From Ontario County Journal 28
Victor, N. Y. - Died, at the residence of William J. Cline, on
Tuesday evening at sunset, Mrs. Betsey Ann Cline, relict of
Mark Cline, aged 75 years. The funeral was held last Thursday at 3
p.m., at the house, and 4 p.m. at South Perinton M. E. Church. The Rev.
Mr. Chandler of Macedon attended the funeral.
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. John Cline, who died
last Saturday, was held at her late residence Monday afternoon, Rev. J.
W. Copeland of the Methodist church officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 16
Death from Morphine - On Monday morning last, Marvin Cline, a
of Phelps, was found dead in his bed at the
residence of his relative Mr. Eacker, with indications that he died
from an overdose of morphine. From the fact that he was in pecuniary
trouble having lately failed in business at Buffalo as a malster, and
prosecuted to an indictment for false pretenses by disappointed
creditors, the inference gained credence to some extent that he
deliberately committed suicide. But the weight of evidence is to the
contrary. He was a sufferer from neuralgia, and that
cause, as also his mental troubles, necessitated that he take anodynes
to produce sleep. We understand that no inquest was held, the
authorities as well as relatives, thinking it unnecessary.
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1897
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Richard Cline died at her home on
Tuesday, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday.
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 November 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - William Cline died at his home, three miles north
of Phelps, Friday. The funeral services were held from the residence
Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. L. Waldorf officiating, and interment was
made in Phelps cemetery.
Geneva Gazette 7 July 1876
Mrs. Hiram Close, who for many months has been a great sufferer
from cancer, died on the 7th inst. Death in this case must have
come as a sweet relief to the terribly afflicted one.
Daily Times 10 October 1902
Isaac Clough died at 8:30 o'clock last night, at the home of his
son-in-law, Thomas V. Roberts, 6 East Washington street, aged 80 years.
The deceased had been a resident of this
city for the past fifty years. He was born in Holland, and came
to this country as a youth, settling in Hudson, N.
Y., from which place he came to this city. He is survived by two
sons, Jacob H. Clough, of Pittsburg, and Frederick Clough, of Florida;
one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hosier, of Corning, and one brother, Jacob
Clough of Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral will take place at 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of Thomas V. Roberts, 6
Washington street. Rev. W. W. Weller, of
whose church the deceased was a member, will officiate. Interment
will be in the Washington street cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1878
Shortsville, N. Y. -
Mr. B. F. Cloyes, a well-known citizen among us who has been
suffering from a severe illness for some weeks past, died at his
residence, Tuesday p.m. The funeral took place at the
Presbyterian church, 2:30 Thursday p.m. The Rev. Mr. Corbin of
Clifton Springs officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1904
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Clubb, wife of Alexander Clubb of
Hall's Corners, took place from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple
officiating. Burial was in the Log church cemetery. Mrs. Clubb died
Sunday at the age of fifty-eight years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Jennie, wife of Alexander Clubb, died at
her home in this village Saturday morning, April 2nd, aged 58 years.
Mrs. Clubb had been an invalid and confined to her bed for a number of
years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John of
Rochester, and Charles of this place. Funeral services were held
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The body of Edward Clum, of this
village, was found suspended from a beam in the building known as
Bartlett's barn, some half-mile east of here, where Mr. Clum had been
at work. He had been missing since 9:30, and was not found until noon.
The deed was accomplished by means of a tie strap, and the unfortunate
man had jumped from a beam. His hat was still on when the body was
discovered, a little after noon, by Palmer Watson. The jury impaneled
was W. A. Judd, F. H. Newland, W. J. Morphy, M. A. Hosford, G. I.
Jennings, A. J. Barry, N. B. Briggs, J. M. Burgdorf, L. M. Bement, Bert
Baldwin, H. L. Wright, J. H. Wicks. Jury met and elected W. A. Judd
foreman and adjourned until yesterday.
From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1896
A fatal accident occurred at Clifton Springs on the 23d ult.
While Virgil Clum and Stephen Maloney, Jr., were working
in the sand pit near the Sanitarium, a portion of the bank caved in,
entirely burying Clum and covering Maloney to his neck. The latter was
extricated without injury, but it took several minutes to uncover
Clum's head, and life was extinct before the work was accomplished.
Drs. Spalding and Thayer vainly tried to resuscitate him.
Mr. Clum was a highly esteemed and industrious citizen; he leaves
a widow. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. H. Adams yesterday
afternoon; interment at Red Creek.
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