"Cru" to "Cz" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1922
The death of Mrs. Caroline S. Crutchfield, aged 71 years,
wife of Kellis Crutchfield of 30 Madison street occurred this afternoon
at the Geneva City Hospital about 1:30 o'clock after an illness of
three months. Besides her husband, she leaves a nephew, Frederick
Kenney of this city. Burial Washington Street Cemetery
From the Ontario Repository & Messenger 15 August 1866
Fatal Accident - An old man, aged 78 years, named George
Cruthers, a resident of the town of Seneca, was instantly killed
on the Northern Central Railway, between Hopewell and Gorham stations,
Wednesday morning. The circumstances are as follows: Mr. C. was going
to a neighbor's to get him to cut a piece of wheat, and
took the railroad track, that being the shortest route. A freight train
having just passed, he supposed the track all clear, and
had but just got on, when the passenger train which was following to
pass the freight at Gorham came along. He saw the train approaching
and turned as if to get off the track, but is is supposed was taken
with a fit, to which he was subject, and fell. The cow catcher first
struck him and there was nothing left after the train had passed over,
but a mangled and horrid looking mass of human flesh and bones.
From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1895
Suicide of a Genevan at Rochester - On the 11th inst. a man known
by his companion of the night previous as "James Carter", threw himself
from the Court street bridge at Rochester. Falling upon the rocks
below he sustained such injuries that death followed in a few hours.
The facts were ascertained that he had recently arrived from
Geneva, and that only a short time previously he had been discharged
from the regular army after a service of 12 or 13 years. These
facts led Genevans to the conclusion that the suicide was Joseph
Cruthers. It was known to a few of his intimate
acquaintances that for reasons best known to himself, the ill-fated man
long ago assumed the name of James Carter, the initials of which,
corresponding with his real name, were borne upon his arm in inerasible
India ink. Parties who went up to Rochester to view the body at
once identified it as that of Joe Cruthers.
Since coming out of the army, Joe had been drinking to excess.
According to the statement of his companion of that fatal day, he was
destitute of money and had not the wherewithal to satiate his
inordinate appetite, and while skirmishing around to raise a little
money to satisfy his companion's craving that the latter ended his
earthly troubles in the manner stated. Cruthers was aged about 45
years. His mother survives, residing on Madison street, but she
was on a visit to a daughter in New York when her always beloved son
took his own life. Temporary interment of the body was made in
Rochester. We presume it will be soon disinterred and brought to Geneva
final burial in the family plot.
P. S. The body was brought here for interment, the funeral taking
place last Tuesday forenoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1908
The death of Ansel Cuddeback, aged 49 years, a lifelong
resident of Oaks Corners, occurred last night. He had been ill about
two weeks. Surviving relatives are three sisters, Mrs. Loren Mason of
Geneva, Mrs. George Corwin and Mrs. Frank Cole of Phelps; and five
brothers, John of Pittsford, George of Phelps and William of Rochester.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1895
Wm. T. Cudderback, a well-known farmer of northern Phelps, died on
the 24th ult. of
paralysis. He enjoyed good health until about three weeks ago
when he experienced the first shock of paralysis, from which he only
partially recovered when attacked the second time with fatal result.
His age was about 64 years, and he leaves a widow, one son and
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1909
Mrs. Bridget Cuddihy, widow of Patrick Cuddihy, died at the home
of her son, John Cuddihy, West Gibson street, yesterday morning, aged
80 years. Six months ago Mrs. Cuddihy suffered a stroke of apoplexy and
since that time has been helpless. For 22 years she had been a resident
of this village, coming here from Ireland to be with her brother, Rev.
Dennis English. For 15 years she was his housekeeper and was known to
all the congregation of St. Mary's for her deeds of kindness and
charity. After the death of Father English, she went to reside with her
son. Her husband died 40 years ago. Besides her son, she leaves one
daughter, Mrs. John Taylor, of this village, and 11 grandchildren and
one brother, John Cuddihy, who lives in Ireland. The funeral will be
held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - James Cuddihy, formerly of Canandaigua,
died at Buffalo, Saturday evening. His remains are to be brought
here for interment. He was about 48 years old, and survivors are his
wife, who was formerly Miss Tuohey of Canandaigua, and five children;
also a brother, John Cuddihy and a sister, Mrs. John A. Taylor, of this
place. Deceased was a nephew of the late Dennis English of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 31 May 1878
Bristol, N. Y. - Ezekiel Cudworth, one of the oldest citizens of
this town, died on Saturday, the 18th inst., aged 72 years. His funeral
was attended in the Universalist church, on Tuesday of last week, Rev.
J. F. Gates officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1885
On Tuesday evening about 6 o'clock, John D. Cudworth, a
resident of the town of Bristol, left Canandaigua in an intoxicated
condition. Wednesday morning his body was found about three miles from
town, near the residence of Thompson Sutherland, frozen stiff. The
story of his battle with the terrible cold of that night was written by
his footprints in the snow. Near where he fell
tracks were seen leading to the fence by the roadside. Along this fence
they led for a short distance, and on the other side led back again
past where he had turned in. It was evident that the unfortunate man,
dazed, probably, by cold and the liquor he had drank, had walked along
by the fence for a time and had then climbed it and come back on the
other side. One boot came off in some manner during this struggle and
lay in the path.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Shortsville, N. Y. - Another of Shortsville's old residents, Mrs.
died at her home on Main street on Friday of last
week. For more than 20 years she has been a resident of this village.
Her husband, James J. Cuer, died about seven years ago. They were among
the charter members of the Methodist society in this place. She died at
the advanced age of 75 years. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon
from the residence, where a large number of neighbors and relatives
gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Rev. E. J. Lavis
conducted the services. She leaves four children, Edward Cuer, the
Misses Ella and Ophelia Cuer, and Mrs. Nettie Kipp.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1895
At his home on Parrish street last Monday occurred the death of Richard
a well-known citizen, he having been a carpenter in this
village some 30 years. He was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, March 3,
1817, and removed to Canandaigua in June, 1852. Besides a widow, there
survive him a son, William, and two daughters, Lizzie and Esther.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905
Mrs. Jane Cullinane died at her home in Tillotson street Friday
night, aged 70 years. She is survived by several sons and daughters and
one sister who lives in East Aurora.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Timothy Cullinane, aged about forty years, a
well-known local character, was literally ground to pieces beneath the
eastbound Rochester & Eastern
train leaving this station at 1:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon. When
the wheels, trucks and motors had finished their awful work, there was
not enough of Cullinane left to establish his identity as a human
being. The accident was witnessed by a number of people and
all tell the same story and identify the victim as Cullinane. The
composed of two cars, was in charge of Conductor Stephen Melching and
Motorman McKahn. It had stopped at Bristol street and was just getting
up speed when Cullinane, without signal to the motorman, dashed out
from the west side of the street and attempted to board either the rear
platform of the front car or the front platform of the rear car. He
the handles and plunged between the cars. The motors and trucks of
cars are only a few inches above the ground and for a distance of 100
Cullinane's body was rolled beneath the heavy motors, hacked by the
trucks and slashed by the wheels. It is a singular coincidence that
brother, John, was murdered in 1890 on the sidewalk directly opposite
point where Timothy attempted to catch the car, and he breathed his
in his home, just opposite where the mangled body was today removed
the track. Cullinane was released on April 6 from state prison at
Auburn, where he had served three years. His mother, one sister and two
From Victor Herald 2 June 1899
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Adin E. Culver, one of the oldest and
most respected citizens of this town, died at the residence of his son,
two miles east of this village, on Saturday evening, after a lingering
illness, aged 72 years. He leaves a wife and one son, E. D. Culver.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Ionia.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 June 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Alvita Culver, aged 76 years, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Tilden of Manchester, Tuesday
morning, May 28. She was born in Genesee county. She was the widow of
Alexander H. Culver, whose death occurred in Pontiac, Michigan, 25
years ago. Besides her daughter with whom she lived, she is survived by
From Ontario Republican Times 12 February 1862
Died in the Alexandria Hospital, on the 4th of February, of typhoid
fever, George W. Culver, son of Daniel Culver of Farmington,
and private in Capt. Henry Faurot's company, 18th Regt. N. Y. S. V.,
aged 22 years. George W. Culver was a young man of excellent promise,
and a son
of a patriot of the war of 1812. He enlisted as a soldier among the
who stepped forward in defense of our country's flag. In the battle of
Run, he exhibited the courage of a true soldier, rushing unflinchingly
dangers were thickest and where the storm of battle raged fiercest. He
an ever ready volunteer in all the dangerous enterprises incident to a
soldier's life, and when amidst their surrounding terrors, he endured
the risks of death with an unflinching spirit. His manly worth, his
moral courage and his patriotic enthusiasm and fortitude endeared him
to all of his associates, and by his strict attention to duty, by his
prompt obedience to orders
and his ready acquiescence in the wishes of his superiors, he won the
respect and esteem of all the officers of his regiment. His companions
will long remember his cheerfulness and honesty that were so
beautifully blended with courage as to render him a model soldier and
an exemplary patriot;
and while we who note that another of the defenders of our country's
constitution has passed away, let us drop a tear to his honor, memory
From Victor Herald 28 October 1904
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Culver, aged 75 years, died at
the home of her son, Edward Culver, two miles east of the village,
Thursday, after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were
held Saturday afternoon. Burial took place at Ionia.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1907
John P. Culver, aged 65 years, died at his residence, No. 76
Sherrill street, at 4:30 o'clock this morning. Cause of death was acute
peritonitis. He had been ill but twenty-four hours. Mr. Culver was an
employee of the Herendeen Manufacturing Company and a member of the
Union Veterans' Union. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member
of Company G, 126th Regiment under command of Col. Sherrill, served in
the middle department, later in the 3d brigade, 3d Div. 2d Corps, and
participated in the following engagements and sieges at Harper's Ferry,
Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North End, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R. R., Ream's Station, Petersburg's Works,
the fall of Petersburg, Farmville and Appomattox. On June 3, 1865, he
was honorably discharged at Washington, D. C. He is survived by his
widow, two sons, Fred J. Culver and Frank of this city; two daughters,
Mrs. Jennie Baker of Penn Yan and Mrs. H. M. Bermer of Hammondsport;
Fred and Vincent Culver of Penn Yan; and two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Cole
Mrs. Julia Eggleston of Penn Yan. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal church. Rev. J. B.
D., rector, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1890
Died at the residence of Alonzo Sage, Millers Corners, N. Y., on
November 7th, Mrs. Rachel Culver, aged 85 years. Deceased was
born in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. She leaves to mourn her loss one
brother and one sister. Funeral services were held at the house of Mr.
Sage on Saturday, R. M.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1906
Richard Culver, aged 64 years, died this morning at 11:30
o'clock of typhoid fever, at his home on Bradford St. He is survived by
his wife, two sons, Richard and George, and one daughter, Emily, all of
this city. The funeral announcement will be made later.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1910
John Cumming, aged 56 years, died this afternoon at his home on
Washington street. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian
church chapel Thursday afternoon at 6 o'clock. Burial in Glenwood
Cemetery. Mr. Cumming is survived by his widow, three sons, Wm. J.,
James A., and Albert H. Cumming; also two daughters, Jennie and Sarah
A. Cumming, all of Geneva.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911
Bristol, N. Y. - Died, at her home near Vincent on Sunday morning,
Mrs. Frank Cummings, aged 47 years. She had been a sufferer
from cancer for a long time. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons,
Stephen and William; two brothers, William and Daniel Davenport of
Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. DeGraff of Honeoye and Mrs. Richard
Jerome of Bristol. The funeral was held from her home on Wednesday,
Rev. J. A. Briddon officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1893
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Kersia Wiley Cummings, wife of the late
Orlando Cummings, died of gastric fever on Sunday afternoon. She had
been ill but a short time. Her age was 66 years. Three children,
Martha, Mary and Charles, survive her. The funeral was held from her
late residence on Wednesday morning, the Rev. B. F. Millard
officiating. The burial was in Fair View cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1899
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Charlotte Cummings, wife of Alonzo
Cummings, died, after many years of ill health, on Sunday last, aged 54
years. She leaves, besides her husband, an adopted son, Charles, two
brothers, Harmon Bills of Academy, and Eli Bills of Rochester; also two
sisters, Mrs. Frank Porter and Mrs. Lucy Robinson of Naples. Two
brothers of Mr. Cummings, James and Jesse, of Canandaigua, were present
at the funeral.
From Shortsville Enterprise 10 May 1912
The angel of death visited the home of Michael Cummings in
Manchester village last week and struck down both husband and wife within
Cummings died on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock,
following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Cummings was summoned to the great
beyond the following Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock, after an illness
of two weeks from a general breaking down of the system. The deceased
were born in County Cork, Ireland. Mr. Cummings on February 9, 1827,
and Mrs. Cummings on Sept. 16, 1840. The former came to this country in
a sailing vessel during the year of 1852, being 42 days on the ocean.
Mrs. Cummings was a daughter of the late Michael and Ellen Powers, of
Farmington, and came to America with her parents when 12 years of age.
They were married about 55 years ago, and had lived in Manchester for
many years. He had been an employee of the Lehigh Valley railroad.
Their daughter, Mrs. Fred Bloomfield, and her husband were killed by
being struck by a New York Central passenger train while driving over a
crossing in Clifton Springs about eight years ago. With the death of
both Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, this makes the second double funeral to be
held in this family. They are survived by five daughters, Mrs. Michael
Welsh and Mrs. John Moran of Honeoye Falls; Mrs. Luther Rice and Mrs.
M. L. Callahan, of Shortsville, and Mrs. E.. N. Doyle of Manchester;
three sons, John Cummings of Shortsville, Edward Cummings of Manchester
and Dennis Cummings of Rochester; also 18 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Mr. Cummings leaves one sister, Mrs. Johanna Slater,
of Paddlefords, and Mrs. Cummings had one sister, Mrs. Mary Ryan of
Rochester. A double funeral service was held from the family home in
So. Main street, Manchester, at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, followed
by a service at St. Dominic's church in this village at 9:30 o'clock.
The burials were made in Calvary cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 22 August 1890
Naples, N. Y. - Orlondo L. Cummings, a native and lifelong
resident of Naples, died on Thursday, Aug. 14, aged 63 years. Mr.
a farmer and spent his life on the same well-known farm at foot of Main
street. His death was unlooked for and is a great calamity to his
of wife and three children. He was a kind man and an upright citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1882
Victor, N. Y. - The death of Mr. James Cummins, son of
Michael Cummins, occurred one day last week. The funeral was held from
the Catholic church on Monday. The burial took place at Macedon.
From Geneva Daily Times
8 August 1904
Mrs. Margaret Cunningham, aged seventy-two years, died at 7:30
o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Francis X.
Huch, No. 159 North street. The deceased had resided in the city two
years. Besides her daughter in Geneva, she is survived by a daughter in
Rochester, Mrs. T. H. Washburn, and two sons, J. W. Cunningham, of
Brockport, and William F. Cunningham of Buffalo. The body was taken on
the 3:38 o'clock train this afternoon to Brockport where
the funeral will take place tomorrow morning.
From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1895
Thomas Cunningham died at Academy last Sunday of paralysis. He was
a veteran and pensioner of the late war, and a member of company C,
50th N. Y. engineers. His funeral was held Monday, and was attended by
members of Albert M. Murray post, of which organization he was at one
time a member. He was 71 years of age.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1877
Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, of this village, while at Shortsville on
Tuesday, dropped dead -- probably from heart disease. She was an
unusually large and fleshy woman, and it was found necessary to make
her coffin to order -- our dealers having none large enough to receive
her body. Mrs. C. was injured by the cars a year or more ago, and
recovered a verdict of $1500 from the railroad company.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The remains of Bernard Curran, the
lost his life in the fire which destroyed two
boarding cars on the West Shore Railroad near Pittsburgh on Sunday
morning, were brought here yesterday afternoon and interred in Calvary
cemetery. Curran was 42 years of age and was unmarried. Three brothers
survive, William and James of this village, and Robert.
From Victor Herald 4 May 1906
Mrs. Bridget Curran died at her home in Canandaigua on Sunday at
the advanced age of ninety-six years. Four children survive her, Mrs.
Charles Quigley and Mrs. Henry Quigley of this town; and two sons who
live in Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 July 1901
Mrs. Catherine Curran, a well-known resident of this village,
died at her home on Wednesday night, aged 83 years. The funeral was
held from St. Mary's Church Friday morning. She is survived by four
sons, James, Barney, Robert and William, all of Canandaigua, and two
daughters, Mrs. Margaret McAleeve of Nobleston, Pa., and Mrs. Katherine
Moriarity of Cleveland, Ohio.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 March 1913
The death of Mrs. Hannah D. Hosey, wife of John M. Curran,
occurred at her home in the township of Farmington last week
Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, following an illness of several
months. Her age was 47 years. Her entire life had been spent in
Farmington. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Olive H. and
Margaret Curran; five aunts, Miss E. A. Dailor, Miss Mary Dailor, Miss
Margaret Bulger, Mrs. Ella Cahill, all of Farmington, and Mrs. Luke
Doyle of Wayneport. The funeral services were held from the Catholic
church at Macedon on Saturday morning, the rector, Rev. Father Holmes,
officiating. The interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Macedon.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1904
James Curran of the town of Seneca died at 11 o'clock last night
at his home near Flint Creek, aged sixty-nine. He is survived by his
widow, two sons, Thomas and Edward Curran of this city, and one
daughter, Miss Mary Curran, also of this city.
From Geneva Gazette 30 July 1886
Jimmie Curran, aged twelve years, and a son of James Curran of
was drowned in Canandaigua Lake on Thursday of last week, while on a
excursion to Seneca Point. The lad was a good swimmer, but for
reason while in deep water he suddenly threw up his hands and
When the body was recovered life was extinct.
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1897
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Curran
was held on Monday morning from St. Rose's church, Lima. Deceased
was 82 years old and leaves three sons, Dennis, James and William, all
of this place.
From Ontario County Times 9 June 1869
An Irishman, by the name of Rhody Curran, living in the
of West Bloomfield, half a mile west of the village, was killed in a
frightful manner on Wednesday last, while working for the widow Gray,
in the town of Lima. He was engaged in plowing; the lines of his horses
were too long, and he tied them around his body. On turning a corner
the lines got caught in the whiffletrees, which rubbed against the
horses' heels; they started to run, drawing Mr. Curran against the plow
and over it, and dragging him some five or six rods. He managed to
disentangle himself, but his injuries were so severe that he died the
next day. Mr. Curran was a steady, industrious man, and had many
friends. He leaves a family in comfortable circumstances.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1905
Thomas J. Curran died this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family
residence, No. 52 High street, aged 31 years, after a long and painful
illness. Mr. Curran had been confined to his
bed for the past three years and had been all that time a great
sufferer, though he had endured his sufferings with great patience. Mr.
Curran used to be a well-known and popular clerk in the dry goods
and was also a conductor on the local street cars. He was of a kind
and cheerful disposition and had many friends who will be pained
to hear of his death yet glad that he can now suffer no more. The
is survived by his mother, Mrs. James Curran, and brother, Edward
Curran. His father died about two years ago.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1893
Mrs. Eugene Currie died at her home, No. 9 Bristol street,
Canandaigua, Monday night, of typhoid fever. Mrs. Currie's maiden name
was Cora C. Johnson. She married Frank Fish, and was brought into
unpleasant notoriety when Fish killed John Cullinane in this village,
and was sent to Auburn prison to serve a twelve years' sentence for it.
In September she was married to Eugene Currie at Reed's Corners by the
Rev. Mr. Miles of Gorham. The funeral was held Wednesday, the Rev. Dr.
France officiating. The burial was in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1895
Mrs. Jane Curry, who has been cook in the family of Hon. E. M.
Morse for many years, died at her home on Washington street, Wednesday,
aged 80 years. She leaves a daughter, Sarah, of this village, and a son
living in Seneca Falls. After services at St. Mary's church this
morning, the remains will be taken to Seneca Falls for burial.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 April 1901
Ziba C. Curtice died at his home in Gibson street, last
Thursday evening, aged 48 years. The deceased had underwent a surgical
operation for the relief of gall stones. Last May Mr. Curtice purchased
the undertaking business of O. N. Crane in Canandaigua, and removed
with his family from Victor. He was a man of pleasing manner and
gained wide acceptance. He is survived by a widow, three daughters,
Lola L. Marion, and Helen Curtice, and a son, W. Townsend Curtice. The
funeral was held from the family residence on Monday, and was attended
by a large number of his former neighbors in Victor. The interment was
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1912
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Adelaide Griswold Curtis occurred
of her daughter, Mrs. Fanny Peck, in Washington, D. C.
Sunday after an illness lasting nine years. She was born in Naples
November 1841, one of six children of Alfred and Mary Griswold. She
attended school in Auburn, where she met and married, at the age of 19,
Charles Curtis. For many years Auburn was their home. Mrs. Curtis
leaves, besides her daughter, one son, Edgar Curtis of Chicago; and
four grandchildren, one of whom, George Peck, is secretary to
Congressman Sereno E. Payne. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the First
Presbyterian church of Naples, and the pastor, Dr. J. H. France, will
officiate at the funeral this afternoon at the Griswold homestead in
Elizabeth street. The burial will be in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894
Naples, N. Y. - David Curtis of West Hollow, South Bristol, was
buried on Wednesday at Rose Ridge Cemetery. He was 87 years of age, and
died at the home of his son, Frank B. Curtis.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Thursday at 4 p.m. occurred the death of David
O. Curtis, at his home in West Hollow, in this town. His death was
surprisingly sudden. He came into the house from chopping in the woods,
passed through into his bedroom, complained of his head and in a few
minutes was dead.
He had suffered somewhat from a spinal disease. Mr. Curtis was born her
36 years ago, and was a son of the late David O. Curtis. He leaves a
two children and one brother, Truman Curtis of Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1904
Mrs. E. B. Curtis, seventy-six years old, died suddenly after a
stroke of apoplexy, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William T. Rolph,
at No. 125 Main street this morning at 9 o'clock. She had not been sick
previous to the attack and was out walking yesterday afternoon
apparently as well as ever. This morning she arose and dressed and
nothing unusual was noticed, until her daughter heard her breathing
heavily in the next room and upon investigating, found her unconscious.
She remained in this condition until death. Everything was done to
relieve her but the efforts were of no avail. Mrs. Curtis was born in
Stratford, Conn. and had been a resident here for about nine months.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rolph and Mrs. M. S. Camp, of
Upper Montclair, N. J., and one sister who resides at Ithaca. The
funeral arrangements will be announced later.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1905
Mrs. Eliza Ward Curtis, seventy-five
years old, wife of George Curtis, died yesterday at her home
in Cheshire. She was a lifelong resident of Cheshire, and was
a daughter of Rev. Moses Ward, formerly a minister at that place. She
is survived by her husband, George Curtis, a son, Wellington Curtis,
two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Blackman and Mrs. John Johnson,
and a brother, Chester Ward, all of Canandaigua. Mrs. Curtis' death
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1889
Bristol, N. Y. - Dr. Elmer C. Curtis, late of Honeoye, died
very suddenly of peritonitis at his home in Rochester on Thursday
evening, April 23d, at midnight, aged 28 years. Dr. Curtis was the
youngest son of
the late Samuel Curtis of Honeoye. Four years ago he graduated from the
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and soon after went to
Rochester where he practiced his profession. He was a successful
physician and left many warm personal friends who mourn his early
death. A special meeting of the Monroe County Medical Society was
called and a series of resolutions were passed that were published in
the city papers. The remains were brought to Honeoye on Thursday and
the funeral services held from the Congregational church Friday at 2
p.m., Rev. S. M. Day officiating. Five physicians came from Rochester
and who acted in conjunction with Dr. Wilbur of Honeoye as pall
bearers. Many others of the medical profession were present. There are
left the mother, one brother and four sisters of his immediate
From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1889
While two brothers, Byron Curtis and H. P. Curtis, of South
Bristol, were fooling with a revolver at their home on Tuesday evening,
the weapon was discharged, the ball lodging in the latter's head and
killing him almost instantly. The revolver was believed to be
unloaded, and was therefore handled in a very careless manner.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Hattie Carpenter
Curtis, wife of John I. Curtis of Cheshire in Canandaigua town,
who died Sunday at her home, from consumption, was held today at 1
o'clock in Cheshire. Mrs. Curtis was a lovable woman with many friends,
and she had been a patient sufferer for several years. Besides her
husband, she leaves one daughter, Mary. Mrs. Curtis' death took place
on her thirty-eighth birthday.
From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1910
Richmond, N. Y. - On Jan. 6, at the home of his brother in the
western part of the town, occurred the death of Rev. Isaac H.
Curtis after an illness of 10 days from pneumonia. He was one of a
family of 10 children and was born in the town of Richmond 68 years
ago. He was a Baptist minister, was educated at Auburn and Rochester,
and was graduated from a seminary in Pennsylvania. He was a member of
the Baptist church at South Livonia, and was for some years pastor of
that church. A strange coincidence is the fact that 46 years ago at the
age of 68 years his father died and 10 years ago at 68 years his
brother, John Curtis, died. He is survived by these brothers and
sisters: Mrs. Mary E. Tripp of Auburn; Edwin Curtis of Livonia;
Legrand, with whom he lived; and Charles and Mrs. Emma Hicks of
Richmond. The funeral was held from the home of Legrand Curtis on
Saturday. Rev. Dr. A. C. Dill officiating. Owing to a particularly sad
occurrence the sermon was very brief. The brother's wife, Mrs. Legrand
Curtis, died during the services from the same disease, pneumonia.
Interment was in Lakeview.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
Richmond, N. Y. - On Saturday, at her home in this town, occurred
the death of Mrs. Martha Curtis, wife of Legrand Curtis. She
was born in Williamstown, Mass., 68 years ago, oldest of six children.
She was married on Christmas day, 1879, to Legrand Curtis of Richmond,
which town has since been her home. She was a woman of a beautiful
Christian character and thoroughly domestic tastes. Hers being a
childless home, she devoted herself to the care of the invalid brother
of the family, whose home had been there so many years, and whose death
and her own occurred so near together. Funeral services were conducted
from her late home, Rev. Dr. A. C. Dill officiating. The remains were
taken to her former home at Williamstown, Mass.
From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1909
Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Doolittle Curtis, wife of Melvin
Curtis, passed away on Saturday evening, after a lingering and painful
illness, in the 71st year of her age. The whole of her long life had
been spent in this place, where she was greatly respected and loved.
She was the last remaining member of the large family of Edward and
Sarah Doolittle, who were among the earliest settlers of the place.
Mrs. Curtis was of a conscientious, kindly and sympathetic nature, to
whom no one in trouble ever appealed in vain. The aged husband has left
to him one daughter, Mrs. Edward Wickham, and two sons, Orville, of
Canandaigua, and Arthur of Cheshire. The funeral services were held
from the home on Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J. B.
Ebersole. Burial was in Pine Bank cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
Melvin Curtis, one of the best known and respected residents of
Cheshire, died suddenly at his home on Monday afternoon. Mr. Curtis had
suffered from attacks of heart trouble for some time. He was born in
Warsaw, Vt., 75 years ago, coming to this place with his parents,
Valorus and Hannah Curtis, when only two years old. He has since
resided here. His marriage to Mary Doolittle took place in 1857, whom
he survived but a brief time. He was the youngest of four brothers and
only one remains, John Curtis. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edward
Wickham, and two sons, Orville and Arthur of Rochester, two grandsons,
Carlton Curtis and and Glen Wickham, of this place. Services were held
from the house on Thursday at one o'clock conducted by Rev. Scott
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1889
Cheshire, N. Y. - Spencer L. Curtis, a long sufferer from
that dread disease, consumption, passed away from earthly scenes at two
o'clock Sunday morning, May 19th, in the 29th year of his age. The
who was a universal favorite in this village, was the oldest son of
Melvin and Mary Curtis. About six months ago the disease had made such
ravages upon his system that he was compelled to abandon his business.
Since that time he has been gradually declining and suffered a great
deal, but the end
when it came was peaceful and painless. He leaves a wife and one child,
father and mother, two brothers and one sister and a large circle of
other relatives to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held here in
the church Tuesday at two o'clock p.m., Rev. J. M. Langworthy
conducting the services. The remains were laid at rest in the Cheshire
From Geneva Advertiser 4 March 1902
Mrs. Thomas Curtis died at her home on Castle street last
Wednesday afternoon after two strokes of paralysis, not recovering
consciousness after the first stroke the day
before. She was aged 57 years. Mr. Curtis had
just completed a nice front to his home, and the family was prepared to
enjoy their later years when this terrible stroke came and ended all.
She was born in Yorkshire, England. She is survived by her
husband, four sons and one married daughter.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1902
Mrs. Thomas Curtis died at 1 o'clock this afternoon, at her home,
287 Castle street, aged 51 years. Mrs. Curtis, who was found
yesterday unconscious, never regained consciousness. Death was
caused by paralysis, superinduced by Bright's disease. The deceased had
resided in Geneva 15 years. Besides a husband, she is survived by
five sons, Thomas, of New
York, George of Columbus, Ohio, Alfred, Leland and Albert of
this city, and by two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Pierce, of Canandaigua,
and Miss Harriet Curtis, of Penn Yan. The funeral arrangements
are not yet completed.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April
Cheshire, N. Y. - The funeral of Valorus Curtis was held
from the church on Monday last. He was
one of the octogenarians of the place. The past winter has been
a very trying one for the elderly people, but we hope settled weather
will improve all.
From Geneva Advertiser 7 November 1893
A Mysterious Death - William Curtis and Andrew Rogers were engaged
in digging a well on the Weidman place, near the new optical works, up
to last Saturday morning, and had sunk the well to the depth of about
ten feet. Saturday morning Curtis was in the well filling the
buckets while Rogers was doing the hoisting. Rogers passed into
the house for something, and when he returned heard Curtis groaning.
Summoning help the man was brought to the surface where he gasped
once or twice
and died in Rogers' arms. The body was taken to Borgman's
undertaking rooms where a post mortem was held and afterwards taken to
the home of Lewis Fisher on Dorchester Avenue. Considerable water
about the heart was found. A wife and one child survive him,
beside his father, mother, brothers and sisters. His wife and
child have been in England for about two years, and his mother sailed
from New York last Saturday, the day Curtis died.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1905
Isaac Cushing, eighty-two years of age, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John W. Bowker, corner of Madison and Courtland streets,
at an early hour this morning. Deceased had lived in this city for
about two years, coming from Milford, Mass. Rev. George C. Bauer will
conduct a short funeral service at the house at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon, after which the remains will be taken to Salem, Mass., and
buried in Greenlawn cemetery. Six
members of the Geneva commandery, Knights Templar, will act as bearers
from the house to the train.
From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1880
On Monday last, Mrs. Gertrude Cuthbert died after a short
illness, at the advanced age of eighty-five years. She was the relict
of Robert Barnwell Cuthbert, M. D., originally of Beaufort, S. C., and
afterwards of New York city. Something more than twenty-five years
since the Doctor removed
to Geneva, attracted by the beauty and climate of the region.
For various reasons he became ardently attached, from the
outset, to St. Peter's Mission in this village, and when that movement
resulted in the organization of a parish, he was elected its first
warden. He was greatly interested in the erection of the Memorial
Church, to which, during his lifetime, he was
unable to contribute on account of the smallness of his means. But his
cherished intention of being ultimately represented in it, we have no
doubt has been carried out, as he wished, at his widow's
death. Since her husband's death, Mrs. Cuthbert's affection for St.
Peter's parish and delight in its prosperity have been a great source
to her of comfort and of happiness. During this period she had been
cared for with every Christian tenderness by the Church and Rector,
who regarded her in the light of a special charge. After she was
by her own needle and industry she earned a hundred dollars for the
tower fund of the church. Her funeral was attended by many mourning
friends. The wardens of St. Peter's parish were among the bearers, and
her much-esteemed friend, the Rev. Dr. VanRensselaer, assisted the
Rector in the services at the church. It was a sad and remarkable
feature of the funeral that not a single relative of herself or
husband followed her to the grave. On her side not one is left,
and none but very remote ones of her husband are now living. She was
in the world, as regards relatives by blood, but she was not alone as
regards the relations by higher and holier ties. Many friends will miss
her, and will ever remember her for her kind and generous traits of
by which she was endeared to them.
Updated 12 July 2010