"Dat" to "Daz" Obituaries

From Geneva Advertiser 19 February 1901

Died in Geneva, February 19, 1901, Mrs. Harriet R. Davenport, widow of M. Sanford Davenport.  She was the oldest daughter of Henry and Nancy Davenport, and was born in Geneva May 30, 1824, consequently was aged 76 years, 9 months and 15 days.  Of her father's family there is now but one survivor, the widow of Richard Brown, who still resides here.  She leaves two sons, George and Will, of Newton, N. J., both strapping big fellows, enjoying good positions down there, and her youngest daughter, Minnie, who is married and lives at Lockport.  All three children were here at the time of her death, having been summoned by telegraph.  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, and interment was made in Washington street cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 19 September 1900

Richmond Mills, N. Y. -  A sad and shocking accident occurred in our midst Thursday evening. As John Davidson, a farmer by occupation, was throwing down fodder he had to cross a certain stick of timber in the barn; when he was half way across he lost his balance, falling a distance of ten feet. He being a large man the fall injured him internally, so badly that he was unconscious when picked up a few minutes later. Medical assistance was summoned at once but was of no avail. He suffered great pain until Friday evening when he died with an inward hemorrhage. He leaves, besides his wife, a father and mother, two brothers and a sister, Mrs. John Sleight, all of whom were with him during his illness. His funeral was largely attended Sunday afternoon from the school at Dennison's Corners. Interment at the same place. His grief-stricken family have the sympathy of his many acquaintances in this community. 

From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1904

The funeral of Fred J. Davie, who died yesterday at his home on Castle street, will take place tomorrow afternoon from the house, Rev. Charles W. Hayes, D. D., officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. The deceased, who was thirty-one years of age, was born in this city and had lived here throughout his life. For a number of years he was employed in J. C. Fitzwater's shoe store. He was a member of Trinity church and also of Old Castle lodge, I. O. O. F. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Davie, his widow and two children.

From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901

James Davie,
aged 52 years, died at the family residence on Jay street Wednesday night at 8 o'clock.  Deceased was born in Geneva and was a member of Trinity church.  Beside his widow, two daughters, Mrs. J. Hutchison, Miss Grace Davie, and one son, Leslie Davie, of this city survive; also four brothers, Thomas and William Davie of Dresden, George and John Davie of this city, and one sister, Mrs. J. Frans of Bradford, Pa.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1907

John Davie died yesterday afternoon at his home on the Pre-emption Road. The deceased was 69 years old and was a private in the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry. He is survived by a widow, two sons, George T. Davie of North Tonawanda, and Robert A. Davie of this city; one daughter, Miss Mary C. Davie of this city; three brothers, Thomas and William of Torrey, and George of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Kate Franks of Allegany, Pa.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1908

Mrs. Sarah F. Davie,
aged 58 years, died yesterday morning at the City Hospital after undergoing an operation last week. She leaves two sons. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence between Flint and Stanley. Burial will be at Sand Hill. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at No. 9, will officiate.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1908

Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Smith Davie
of Stanley died at the Geneva City Hospital at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. She was taken to the hospital and underwent a critical operation for kidney trouble Monday, January 13th. Mrs. Davie was 57 years of age, highly respected by a large circle of friends and will be sadly mourned by her children. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Anna Nellis; three sons, Charles, Henry and George Davie, and a niece, Miss Hannah Smith, who has shared her home several years.

From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902

Rushville, N. Y. -
Died, at the home of M. W. Fisher on Wednesday, May 21, Mrs. Jane Davies, aged 77 years. Funeral was held from the residence of Mr. Fisher on Friday afternoon, Rev. D. M. Van Tuyl officiating. Interment in Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 March 1915

Alfred S. Davis,
35 years of age, of 317 Lake street, died yesterday at Oakmount Sanitarium. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Davis, and one brother, Walter Davis, all of this city. The remains were taken to his late home.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907
Mrs. Ann Davis, widow of the late William Davis, died yesterday noon at the home of her son, William Davis, Jr., of No. 29 Lafayette avenue. Mrs. Davis was 73 years old, was born in Wales and came to this country fifty years on her wedding trip. She has since resided in this city. For the past year, she has been in poor health and about five weeks ago, she underwent an operation at the City Hospital. Her home was at No. 19 Lafayette avenue but since being at the hospital, she has lived with her son. Besides her son, she is survived by one brother, John Bowen, who lives in Wales. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house, and at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1876

Frost Town, N Y. -
On the 23d of Nov. one of our best citizens, C. G. Davis, Esq., departed this life at 2 o'clock a.m. He was a kind husband, and indulgent parent, a good neighbor, and highly respected by all who knew him.  He left a wife and a large family of children, a mother, and many brothers and sisters to mourn his loss.  His age was 51.  He had held the office of Justice of the Peace for about 12 years.  He had resided in this town about 22 years.  The funeral was held at the house by Joseph H. Cook.  His remains were deposited in Lake View Cemetery at Honeoye.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 March 1907

Dennison B. Davis
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. H. Eighmy, Main street, Friday, after an illness of about three months. The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Davis was born in Ontario county about 76 years ago and has resided in the county during his entire life. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eighmy, for the past ten weeks. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eighmy and Mrs. George McMillan, both of Canandaigua; Mrs. Hiram Depew of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons, Carlton A. Davis of this village, and Fred G. Davis of Richmond; one brother, W. A. Davis of Buffalo.  The funeral was held from the Eighmy home in Main street Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated. Interment in Woodlawn.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Edgar L. Davis,
a young farmer, died after a two days' illness, on Sunday, aged 35 years. He was the oldest son of a veteran, William H. Davis, and was born in Prattsburgh. He had been a resident of Naples twelve years. In 1897 he married Miss Blanche Coons, of Ingleside, who, with four children, one an infant three weeks old, is left. His parents, five brothers and five sisters, are living. He had recently bought a farm and was prospering.

From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1877

Drowning Casualty -
The Naples Record of Saturday last has the following account of the drowning of Edwin Davis in Canandaigua Lake, near Maxwell's Point, and about one mile from Woodville:  On Wednesday Edwin Davis went to the lake with others to fish and spend the day in sport, and after the arrival of the Ontario, he in company with Albert Wood of South Bristol, went out on the lake in a boat belonging to Wood, and just around the Bend of Maxwell's Point on the north side, they were capsized !  Wood swam to shore, but Mr. Davis was not seen to rise after he went down.  The friends dragged up to midnight without finding the body.  Mr. Anable, his father-in-law, and his wife were informed in the evening, and before light, preparations were made for a more effective search, and it was kept up faithfully by the many anxious friends during the day.  As soon as day dawned on Friday, the dragging by a fleet of sixteen boats was commenced, and the body was secured with a trolling line about noon.  It was at once brought to the village, placed in the care of Wm. Marks who properly cared for it. The body was found in about a hundred feet of water and fifteen rods from the shore, near where the accident occurred. His young wife and child and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 November 1896

The death of Mrs. Eleanor Davis, occurred at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her son-in-law, Geo. W. Henderson, on William street. She was over 75 years of age, and had lived forty years in Geneva. She is survived by three daughters, Misses Nancy and Meda Davis and Mrs. G. W. Henderson. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon.

From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1898

OBITUARY - Mrs. Ella,
wife of Germain Davis, died at her home, No. 55 Oak street, Tuesday morning last, 13th inst. She is survived by her afflicted husband and three sons, George, Frank and Walter.  Her funeral took place this forenoon.

From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888

Ezekiel S. Davis, one of Gorham's esteemed citizens, passed from the scenes of this life on June 9th. Mr. Davis was born in Limestone, Northumberland county, Pa., in November, 1816. He resided there until he was about twenty-four years of age, when he came to Gorham and made a home with his sister, Mrs. Dr. Hahn, upon the farm he has owned and lived upon until the time of his death. October 24, 1842, he was married in Canandaigua to Miss Elizabeth Thorp, of the town of Gorham, who was at that time about twenty-two years of age. To them were born five children -- Mary, Edmund, Celia, Uriah and William, all of whom are now living, the first three on or near the old homestead. Uriah is in Nebraska and William is in Colorado. The mother of these five children died on the 10th day of April, 1864, and her husband has survived her through a period of nearly a quarter of a century, and his daughter, Mary, has performed with willing hand the domestic duties of the family household. He was seldom from home, except on matters of business or when attending some social gathering. On the 7th of January, 1887, he was stricken down with paralysis, and from the shock he never recovered. Some time before his death, he became nearly helpless. So for nearly a year and a half he has been a creature of care and an object of the kindest solicitude on the part of his daughter, Mary, and during this long time, when measuring a period of sickness, he has never been known to utter a word of fault or repine at his condition. He censured not a Higher Power, as an agent to bring affliction upon him. Mr. Davis was not, to our knowledge, identified with any church denomination, but was a regular attendant when in health and able to be attentive to business. In politics he was a Democrat, but not of that class who would never change a candidate upon his own ticket for a better one upon another ticket. He was buried from his home on Tuesday, the 12th of June, Rev. C. M. Bartholomew, of Suspension Bridge, and Rev. Mr. Marts, of Reed's Corners, conducting the funeral exercises. After a sermon from the text as in Hebrews 12:10, the remains were borne to Woodlawn cemetery, and all that was mortal of one who was ever a good neighbor and kind friend was laid away to everlasting rest.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 April 1907

Early Friday morning at his home in Reed's Corners, the death occurred from heart disease of Fayette W. Davis, aged 55 years. Death came very unexpectedly as he had retired to his room the night before in apparent good health. Mr. Davis was one of the best known farmers in this section and had been a resident of Reed's Corners for many years. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Reed's Corners Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Knight, of Gorham, officiating, and the remains were taken by train to Marion for interment beside those of his wife who died six years ago. He is survived by eight children, four boys, Arthur, Josiah, William and Clifford Davis; and four daughters, Mrs. Earl Winnie and Ethel, Hester, and Vera Davis, all of Reed's Corners.

From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901

Mrs. Fayette W. Davis of Reed Corners died at the Beahan Hospital in this village Friday, aged about 45 years. She is survived by the husband, four sons and four daughters. Deceased was a former resident of Marion.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 17 January 1866

Drowned in the Canal - Mr. Geo. Davis,
a respectable farmer, residing about two miles from Geneva, was drowned in the Canal at that place on Wednesday evening last. It seems that he entered town to pay his taxes and to transact some other business. Having settled most of his business, he fell in with some friends at a Hotel, and joined with them in a few social glasses. This was the last seen of him until Thursday afternoon, when his body was discovered in the canal. It is suspected that he came to his death by foul play, as his pocket book, which he had, was gone. Deceased was about 50 years of age. Coroner Rogers is now at Geneva investigating the affair.

From Geneva Gazette 8 July 1892

George Davis,
residing about two miles west of Stanley, was found in his barn last Thursday week in a helpless condition. It was found that he had taken poison (Paris green) with suicidal intent.  Dr. D. S. Allen was immediately called, but it was impossible to relieve him and he died at 4:30 P. M. Friday; funeral Sunday, 3 P. M.  He leaves a widow and one sister.  Mr. Davis was a native of England, but had resided in this country about ten years.

From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
On Sunday, while preparing for worship, the residents of the village were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips Davis, at the Dr. Barber hospital in Rochester, whither she had gone for an operation only one week before. News reached the family here on March 18 that the operation was successful and the patient in good condition, than as a thunder bolt came the news on Sunday. Only two years ago, she underwent a critical and dangerous operation, which was so successful that her friends were hopeful she might survive the second. Never of a robust constitution, her whole life had been one long continuation of physical suffering, yet in the face of this suffering, her sunny, genial disposition and pleasant smile were always in evidence and often the subject of comment. Gertrude Elizabeth Phillips was born in the town of Bristol in 1860, the daughter of Mary Eliza Pool and John Phillips, and her life had been spent in that town and in the village of Honeoye. In 1882, she was united in marriage to Otto A. Davis, and to them two sons were born, both of whom survive: John C. Davis of this village, and Clarence A. Davis of Honeoye Falls. She is also survived by one brother, William F. Phillips of Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. A. J. Gilbert, of this village, and her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Eliza Phillips, aged 89 years. The funeral was held from the home of her mother in Honeoye, on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. C. Babbitt, of the Universalist church of Baptist Hill, officiating. A large concourse of friends gathered, and the beautiful blossoms which nearly hid the casket, the gift of friends, bore silent tribute to the place her sunny smile and cheerfulness had gained for her in the hearts of the people. The interment was in the family lot in Lakeview cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903

Mrs. Harriet Davis,
widow of Homer Davis, died at her home on the Cooley road, northwest of Canandaigua, on Tuesday evening of last week, aged 50 years. Her only survivor is a son, Lot Davis. The funeral was held from her late home Friday forenoon.

From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1883

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet C. Davis,
mother of Mrs. J. S. Andrews, of Canandaigua, died on Sunday, May 27. She was a rare woman, combining unusual practical ability, with a rich Christian experience, making her a woman of much influence and especially valuable in the church and in every good work. Mrs. Andrews will remain with her bereaved father for some months.

From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909

Henry M. Davis,
who was treasurer-collector of Canandaigua until Aug. 16, when he was forced to resign on account of ill health, died at his home on Phoenix street on Sunday, aged 80 years. About two years ago Mr. Davis survived an operation for the removal of one of his feet, but since that time had been greatly enfeebled. He was elected collector-treasurer on January last, and made a brave fight against encroaching infirmities almost to the last. Deceased was born in Victor, and was widely known throughout the county as a school teacher. When past 70 years of age, Mr. Davis traversed the country highways on a bicycle as a canvasser. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Davis; one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Post of Duson, La.; two sons, John R., of Duson, and Hawley H. of St. Louis. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Burial was in West avenue.  

From Ontario Republican Times 26 November 1862

James S. Davis,
son of Jeremiah Davis of South Bristol, was accidentally drowned in the Erie Canal, on Saturday last, near Ilion, a few miles east of Utica, on his way to New York, in company with his father. His remains were removed to their home and interred on Sunday. Mr. Davis desires in this way to acknowledge his deep sense of gratitude to the inhabitants of Ilion for their hospitality and kindness in attentions to him on this afflicting occasion.

From Geneva Gazette 29 August 1890

MRS. JANE DAVIS, an aged colored woman, died at the Ontario County House yesterday.  She will be remembered by many of our older citizens as the widow of Martin Davis, for many years janitor of the Geneva Medical College.  She claimed to be 100 years old, which is probably true.  She possessed a cheerful, kindly spirit, and many many friends.  Her remains will be brought to Geneva for interment.  Funeral at the M. E. Church at 10 a.m. the same day.

From Ontario County Times 1 September 1886

Rushville, N. Y. -
Died, at the home of his son in Rushville, August 25th, Joel P. Davis, aged about 70 years. Funeral services were held from his late residence on Friday of last week.

From Geneva Gazette 18 March 1892

Josiah Davis,
a townsman, was discovered in a feeble and semi-unconscious condition in the cabin of his boat last Wednesday afternoon.  The boat lay at the dock adjacent to Codington's boat-house.  Mr. Geo. Codington first discovered his serious condition, and sent word thereof to his brother, Elias, and to Overseer Hayward.  When the first of these arrived, Mr. Davis was found to have rolled off his bunk and lay dead on the cabin floor.  The deceased was somewhat eccentric in his mode of life.  He had spent most of his years on water as a boatman, plying on the lake and canals.  He preferred a hermit-like existence on his boat to the accommodations of a home which his brother freely tendered him.  Having few wants easily satisfied by the work of his own hands, he was allowed to have his own way; and seemed perfectly contented therein. Living a recluse as he did, he yet survived to the ripe old age of 85 years -- a harmless, inoffensive and withal most kind-hearted man.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 February 1896

The death of Miss Lottie G. Davis occurred this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Capt. Davis, on William street. She was 37 years of age and had been suffering from sickness for the past year, the immediate cause of her death being tuberculosis consumption. Besides her mother, three sisters, Misses Nancy and Meda Davis, and Mrs. G. W. Henderson, survive her. She was an attendant at St. Peter's church and a professing christian. The funeral will be held from the house on Monday, the Rev. Dr. Rankine to officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1897

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Martha Knauer Davis, wife of Elmer Davis, who died early on Monday morning, Dec. 28, aged 34 years, was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Day officiating. Mrs. Davis had been an invalid for a long time, dying of consumption. Beside her husband, one little daughter, an only child, is left.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1905

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral of Miss Mary Davis was attended from her late residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. C. M. Bartholomew, of Owego, was assisted by Rev. Mr. McCall, pastor of church of which she was a member, in the service. A large number of friends and relatives were in attendance. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua. The deceased was a lifelong resident of this place.

From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1887

Cheshire, N. Y. - We have to record the death of Mary E. Davis, wife of Wesley Davis, who died Nov. 15th. Mrs. Davis was born in Johnstown, Montgomery county, N. Y., Oct. 26th, 1817. She came to these parts with her parents, John and Catharine Gage, in 1837, and has resided in this locality ever since, with a short exception of trial life in Michigan, which proved most disastrous to her health. She was a most splendid housekeeper and florist, as many who have had reason to admire her yard of nature's beauties in their season. She has served as wife, mother and partner for fifty years, and in her mature age of 70 gives the parting sign that all is well and passes to her rest on the evergreen shore.

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Wesley Davis, who was buried at Academy on the 16th inst., came to this neighborhood in the year 1837 with her parents, two brothers and two sisters, from Johnstown, N. Y. She was the daughter of John and Catharine Gage. She was the last of the family. Her two brothers were drowned in the lake at Hicks' point by breaking through the ice about forty-five years ago. Mrs. Davis was a quiet, amiable woman who took the greatest delight in the intelligent care and cultivation of flowers. Her husband and three daughters survive her. Mrs. Andrew Mentanye, Mrs. Gregoire Insse and Mrs. Isaiah Goff are her daughters.

From Ontario County Chronicle 13 April 1904

At one o'clock Thursday morning occurred the death of Walter F. Davis at his home on Bristol street, aged 70 years and 8 months. Heart trouble and a generally run down condition caused his death. Mrs. Davis died March 29 and the shock of this undoubtedly hastened his death.

From Ontario County Journal 27 July 1894

Cheshire, N. Y. - Wesley Davis
died Wednesday morning, July 23, aged 78 years. Mr. Davis had been failing in health for some time. The funeral occurred at his late residence Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. H. Ward officiating. The interment took place at the Academy cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1908

Naples, N. Y. - William H. Davis
was found dead in his barn about noon last Saturday. As he had suffered with heart disease of late years, it is assumed that this was the cause of death. He lived in the Hunts Hollow district, in this town, having moved there from Prattsburg about fifteen years ago. His age was 79 years. He served in the Civil War in the Sixteenth N. Y. H. A. and was a member of Bingham Post, Naples. He leaves a wife and nine children, five sons, all of whom live in this vicinity; and four married daughters, and one sister, Mrs. William H. Johnson, of Naples.

From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1893

William N. Davis
died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, at his home on Bristol street, Canandaigua. Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Mr. Davis was stricken with apoplexy at his place of business on Main street. He was taken to his home where he remained unconscious up to his death. He had been enjoying unusually good health up to the time of his attack, and the sudden and wholly unexpected blow fell with crushing weight upon his wife. Mr. Davis was well-known in the village, where he had carried on a harness business for some years. He was prominently connected with the Baptist Church, of which he was deacon and treasurer, and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He was 39 years old. He is survived by his wife, nee Clara Howe, a brother, Lewis G. Davis of this village, and his mother, Mrs. Julia A. Davis, who was visiting in Michigan when the news of her son's death was sent to her.

From Geneva Palladium January 10 1821

 DIED in Canandaigua, Peter Davison, aged about 44, a German -- his death was occasioned by falling on the frozen ground while intoxicated.

From Ontario County Chronicle 17 July 1901

Ionia, N. Y. -
In Beahan's Hospital at Canandaigua yesterday occurred the death of Frank Dawson, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this place. Mr. Dawson was born in England, August 31, 1832, and in 1857 came from there to Canada, where he remained til 1860. At that time he came to this village, where, in 1862, he married Mrs. C. E. Wager. For about tow years he had been suffering from heart disease, which caused his death. About six weeks ago he was removed to Dr. Beahan's Hospital. He leaves no near relatives besides his wife.

From Geneva Gazette 5 April 1867

Suicide in Victor -
On Tuesday morning a man named Geo. Dawson, a farmer, who resided three miles south of Victor village, was found in his barn suspended by his neck from a beam, dead.  The discovery was made by a member of his family who was in search of him.  He committed the rash act last evening, it is supposed.  Aberration of mind is assigned for the commission of the deed.  Dawson was of Irish birth, and was about fifty years of age.

From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1870

On Thursday evening last, a young man named Albert Day, a resident of this village, received such serious injuries at a house of ill fame on Main street, that Sunday afternoon he died from the effects of them.  Was his death the result of an accident, or was it caused by some unknown person, is a question as yet unanswered.  The facts attending this sad affair are substantially these:

On Thursday evening, about half-past seven or eight o'clock, Day was seen at the Webster House, and was evidently under the influence of liquor.  He was heard to say that he was going to the house where he so soon met his death.  He entered the house, and a few minutes after a heavy fall was heard; described by one of the witnesses as sounding like a "log falling down stairs", and Day was found at the foot of the stairs, in an insensible condition, and bleeding profusely.  The injured man was immediately carried to his residence, and medical aid summoned without delay, but all too late, as he never spoke, and remained entirely unconscious until Sunday afternoon, about three o'clock, when he expired.

Four persons, including the woman Johnson, who kept this den, were arrested and lodged in jail, and all, save her, have had their examination and been discharged.  The evidence on the examination instead of developing any clue that will lead to the unravelling of the mystery, only tends to make it more impenetrable.  One fact is established, namely, that the unfortunate man's death was caused by his fall down stairs.  Was that fall accidental !  Was Day so intoxicated that when he reached the top of the stairs he fell headlong to the bottom?  These  suppositions seem to be false.  Undoubtedly, in trying to enter the room, where this woman was, he was dealt a heavy blow which caused his fall and his death.  The only external mark on his person is a discolored eye, the fatal injuries being at the base of the brain.

"Murder will out" has become a truism, and this sad case, we trust may prove no exception.  It will indeed be strange if the matter is not ferreted out, and the guilty parties, if there be any, brought to justice.  The Coroner's inquest is now being held, and if any more light is thrown on the affair, it will be published in our next.  Ont. Repos.

From Montgomery Republican; published in Johnstown Fulton County NY;

Deaths: DAY, Benjamin F., Aug. 3, 1831; age 25 yrs, at Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 5 November 1897

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Charles Day, who died on Monday, was held at his home on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. The sermon was preached by Rev. B. F. Hitchcock of the M. E. church. Mr. Day was the oldest colored inhabitant of the town. His age was 76 years. His father was a runaway slave, coming to this town about 75 years ago, and he always went by the name of Captain Day.

From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - George Day
died at the residence of his father, Charles, Saturday, January 29, aged about 35 years. He was a very industrious person, and his loss is deeply felt by his parents, brothers and sisters, and a large circle of friends. His funeral was held at East Bloomfield, where he was buried in the beautiful cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 28 October 1903

Henry Day,
a former well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at his home in Elizabeth, N. J., Friday, aged 73 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and later on the police force in this village. He is survived by the widow and five sons, Harvey, George, William, Frank and Fred Day, all of Elizabeth. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller and Mrs. Elizabeth Benham, reside here. The remains were brought here for interment Sunday afternoon.

From Geneva Gazette 5 August 1881

Dr. D. D. Dayton
died at his residence on Main st. on Wednesday . afternoon He had been confined to his house for nearly a year past of partial paralysis. When he first came to Geneva he embarked in the drug trade, with W. N. Smith as partner. For several years past he has been engaged in no business, having a competence upon which he could safely retire. He was an exemplary Christian, a leading member of the Presbyterian Church, and greatly respected in the large circle of society in which he moved. He leaves a wife and several adult children to mourn an irreparable loss.

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