"Dem" to "Dev" Obituaries

From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 28 December 1905

Davis Platt Demming
was born in the town of Seneca, about one mile west of Geneva, June 1, 1848, and he died in Geneva Saturday morning, December 16, aged 57 years, 6 months and 16 days. The first two years of his life were on the farm and nursery combined. The family then moved to Geneva, on Pulteney street, near William, where Davis attended school until about 12 years old. He then turned his attention to earning something for himself, doing odd little jobs here and there; and entered the army as a private on the 28th of August, 1863, being only three months past 15 years of age. His service throughout was as a private of Co. F, 17th Regiment Veteran Infantry New York Volunteers, a three years regiment. He was mustered out at Alexandria, Virginia, July 13, 1865, by reason of the close of the war of the Rebellion. In this service he was one of the many brave troops that marched with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, participating in all the engagements. From wounds and injuries received during his campaigning, he was mustered out as an invalid, and remained so to the date of his death. In early life he was nearly drowned in an abandoned well while attending public school near the Washington street cemetery, being resuscitated by his lady teacher, who rolled him on a barrel, and pressed the water out of his stomach and lungs until he revived. At another time while sledding down a small hill into William street, he was run over by horses and a sleigh, and his face and nose badly cut, the scars of which remained after death. For many years he was well-known in Geneva and vicinity, first as a cooper and then as a painter, and then as the proprietor of a restaurant on Exchange street near Castle.

At the Main Street Baptist church, Rev. J. B. Champion conducted the very solemn funeral, Mrs. Cora Sandford sweetly singing an appropriate solo. The remains were laid away in their final resting place in the Glenwood cemetery. Three children survive their father, William Carroll, Henry Clay and Frank Hall Demming, the oldest 20 years of age and the youngest 13. They will continue to reside at No. 184 Castle street, where the father died.

From Geneva Advertiser-Gazette 3 January 1893

Stephen Platt Demming -
who departed this life Tuesday, December 27, the funeral services taking place last Thursday, was one of the oldest residents of Geneva.  At the time of his decease he had reached the advanced age of 89 years, 8 months and 12 days.

Mr. Demming was born in or near Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1803, and his earliest manhood days were spent in helping his father on the farm and in the paper mill, and subsequently in a furniture manufactory.  The old home was made up of a father, mother and several sisters and brothers.  Soon after reaching his majority, the subject of this brief sketch became engaged as stage driver on the then great line between Auburn and Geneva.  In those days a stage driver with his four horses was a man of fully as much importance as the engineer of a fast express train now.  In this capacity he first came to Geneva about 1827; and it is said that the first daily papers that came to Geneva from New York city were brought by him.  When he ceased stage driving, about 1835, only two daily papers were taken in this town, and they by two wealthy men.  The arrival of the two dailies regularly led to two small assemblages of citizens to hear the news read, generally about four days old.

About the year 1835, the upsetting of the express stage at the Waterloo bridge crippled Mr. Demming for life, and he soon after opened a billiard room, with two tables, on the second floor of the then first building south of the Franklin House.  When he sold out about 1844, he had become the most skillful billiard player in the State of New York.  Town life was then exchanged for a farm home about a mile west of Dresden.  Thence with his family to a mile west of Geneva -- a portion of the six or eight years being devoted to the nursery business.  He finally removed to Geneva, just south of the old Pulteney street cemetery, where he resided, with the exception of a brief interval, until his decease, his occupation being mainly carpet weaving and tax collecting.

During all the years he resided in Geneva and vicinity, S. Platt Demming was known as a man of irreproachable moral character, strict integrity, and a Christian gentleman, without ostentation. His friends were numerous, and his friendships as lasting as life itself.  He always took a lively interest in the welfare and solid growth of Geneva and in its steadily advancing prosperity. Three children survive him, Col. Henry C., a resident of Harrisburg, Pa., Miss S. Vierna, who faithfully nursed and cared for him during his long illness, and Davis P. Demming, the proprietor of the hotel and restaurant on Exchange street.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1907

Naples, N. Y. - After several years of weakness, Mrs. Harriet H. Demond, widow of C. Demond, died at the family home of her father, the late Deacon Mills, at the age of 87 years. She had been a widow for over 30 years. Her father and her brothers, Joshua and Raymond Mills, were among the prominent citizens of Naples a half century ago. All are gone dead. Mrs. Demond was a member for three-fourths of a century of the Presbyterian Church. One older sister Miss Jane Mills, a daughter, Miss Cora Demond, and a son, Clinton Demond, of Canandaigua, survive her.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 June 1908

Lewis DeMott,
aged 86 years, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Van Gieson, of 291 Washington street. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and served until the close. His home has been in Seneca Falls until about a year ago when he came to this city. He leaves one daughter and five grandchildren, Walter W., Lewis M., Fred M. and Earl Van Gieson; also Lilah C. DeMott of Seneca Falls. The remains were taken this afternoon to Seneca Falls and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1896

Mrs. Fanny Dempsey
died last evening at 7:30 o'clock at her late home on Castle street at the age of 52 years. Mrs. Dempsey had been failing in health for the past three months. Four sisters are left to mourn her death: Mrs. Van Lew of Penn Yan; Mrs. Wm. Pluch of Watkins; Mrs. James Burns and  Mrs. John Miller of Geneva. The funeral service will be held at the Universalist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. James H. Ballou will perform the ceremony.

From Ontario Republican Times 5 July 1861

Private James Dempsey, one of Capt. Cutler's company from this place, died at Elmira on Tuesday last. He is said to have been taken with a fit while in the ranks drilling and expired almost instantly. His remains were brought home for interment.

From Geneva Gazette 4 September 1896

Mrs. James Dempsey
died at home on Castle street last Friday night, aged 52 years.  She was one of five daughters of Robert Smith, the old time drayman, the other four sisters surviving her.

From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909

John Dempsey,
a veteran of the Civil war and long-time resident, died at his home on Pleasant street about 3 o'clock this morning, aged 74 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. W. Burke, of Berlin, Conn., and two sons, John T. and Daniel E. Dempsey. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock on Monday morning at St. Mary's church.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1909

Mrs. Mary Dempsey,
wife of Dominick E. Dempsey, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the family residence, No. 111 Castle street. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Herbert A. Doxsee; her mother and several sisters and a brother. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1900

Mrs. Mary H. Dempsey
died at the home of her son, D. E. Dempsey, 111 Castle street, last Saturday morning, at the advanced age of 91 years.  She was born in Gashill, Kings county, Ireland.  She is survived by four sons - John of Goldfield, Col., James H. of Chicago, William H. of Waterloo and Dominick E. of this city.  Her funeral took place last Monday from St. Francis de Sales Church with a solemn requiem mass.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 February 1906

The death of Mrs. Cora Howard Denbow occurred Sunday noon after a lingering illness of three months. Mrs. Denbow was born in Rochester in 1854 and was married in this village in 1877 to Alfred Denbow, for many years cashier in the McKechnie Bank, of which he was one of the founders. Mr. Denbow died on Feb. 11, 1890. Mrs. Denbow had lived many years in this village where she was highly esteemed in a wide circle of friends. The beauty of her life was revealed in her own home, where her days had been filled with service for her family. Her friends will hold in loving memory her sweet nature and her many kindly qualities which made her a genial companion. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, W. H. Denbow of Bay City, Mich.; A. M. Denbow of Chicago; J. H. Denbow of this place; and Misses Emily A. and Mary A. Denbow, both of this village. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. H. H. Lane of this place, and Mrs. Henry M. Steele of East Bloomfield. The funeral was held from the residence of H. H. Lane, Park Place, Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiated.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Cordelia M.,
wife of Sanford H. Dennis, died yesterday morning at her home in Unionville. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Dennis was born at Oaks Corners fifty-eight years ago and for fifty years has lived near Phelps. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lorenzo Bissell of Phelps. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 26 March 1909

The death of Rev. Henry Seeley Dennis, a retired Episcopal clergyman, occurred at his home in Victor, on Tuesday morning from heart failure, following a short illness. Mr. Dennis was born in Canoga, Seneca county, Dec. 21, 1841. He was graduated from the Genesee seminary at Lima with the class of 1860. On his twenty-first birthday he was admitted to the bar, having studied law in the office of the late John VanVoorhis of Victor. After a few years of law practice he entered the ministry of the Episcopal church, and has since served as rector in the parishes of Buffalo, Branchport, Medina, Sodus, Honeoye Falls, Charlotte and Nunda. Mr. Dennis was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of Milnor Lodge, No. 139, F. and A. M. of Victor; Niagara Falls Commandery, K. T., Excelsior Chapter No. 164 Royal Arch Masons of this village, of which he was chaplain; Rochester Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Chapter Rose Croix and Rochester Consistory, S. P. R. S. He was a past grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. The funeral was held from the family residence at Victor at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. E. P. Hart, pastor of St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Stiles, pastor of the M. E. Church of Victor. Interment was made at Boughton Hill Cemetery, services being under the auspices of Milnor Lodge, F. and A. M. Several members of Canandaigua chapter attended.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Jacob Dennis,
one of the best-known residents of the town of Hopewell, and widely known through this section for many years as an owner and authority on speed and breeding horses, died at an early hour yesterday after ten days' illness of the grip and its attendant complications. Mr. Dennis was born in the town of China, Maine, about seventy-eight years ago, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dennis, who came to this section in 1830, settling first in Henrietta, Monroe county. Later they came to Canandaigua, and some years thereafter to Chapinville, in the Town of Hopewell, where the deceased had resided for over forty-five years. He died at the home of his sister, Mrs. David F. Smith of Shortsville, and the remains are to be brought to Canandaigua for interment. Mr. Dennis is survived by one sister and several nieces and nephews. He was known as a man of integrity and sterling character and had a host of friends in this section who will mourn his loss.

From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911

Because he insisted that the undertaker should not remove the body of his dead father from the squalid home which the two had occupied alone in the town of Farmington, Franklin Pierce Dennis, known both in this and Wayne counties for his eccentricities, was removed to Willard State hospital on Monday, after a commission had pronounced him of unsound mind.

Jedediah R. Dennis, the father, died on Saturday, lacking about three months of being 94 years. of age. He had lived in Farmington since 1848. During his latter years of feebleness, his fine farm and buildings fell into decay. Following his death, neighbors sent for an undertaker, but the son refused to let him into the house. It was then the action to have him committed to Willard was taken. In charge of attendants, the demented son was permitted to remain to the funeral service, after which he was taken to the state hospital.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 October 1906

Manchester, N. Y. - 
Early Friday morning, Oct. 12, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Dennis of Farmington, aged 95 years, 4 months, 11 days. Mrs. Dennis was born in the town of Farmington, her maiden name being Mary Wood. She married Mr. Brown and several years after his death again was married to Job Dennis, whose death occurred over twenty years ago. She is survived by two sons, L. Brown of Mendon, and Amos Brown of Farmington, who with the aid of his wife has given his mother most faithful, tender care during the years of her second widowhood. She was a member of the Friends Society. Her Quaker garb and language, her unimpaired intellect, purity of thought and kindly manner made her an ideal of the beauty of old age. Her funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the South Farmington Friends Meeting Home where she attended as long as services were held there. As no speaker of the Friends Society could be secured, Rev. S. S. Pratt, pastor of the M. E. church of this village, officiated. She was buried in the South Farmington Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1908

The funeral of Hugh Dennison will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from Trinity Church. The service at the residence, No. 148 Washington street, will be private. Reverend C. M. Sills, D. D., will officiate and the bearers will be the vestrymen. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 8 March 1901

Mrs. John Dennison
died at the family residence in North Main street, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, aged 49 years.  The deceased was a communicant of St. Peter's church.  She had resided in Geneva nearly all her life.  Besides her husband, there survive her four daughters, Harriet, Grace, and Lillian of this city, and Mrs. John McKinney, of Westfield; one son, Guion Dennison, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. William Dennison, of Seneca Falls, Mrs. George Simpson, of Newburg, and Mrs. William Virtue of this city, and two brothers, Francis McCoy, of Syracuse, and Richard McCoy, of this city. The funeral took place from St. Peter's church Thursday at 2:30 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 October 1896

The death of Mary A., wife of Benjamin A. Dennison of Dorchester avenue occurred yesterday morning at the age of 55 years. The cause of her death was cancer, from which she had been suffering for some time. Besides her husband, she leaves four children, three boys and a girl. The funeral will be held at the house Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at which Rev. J. B. Barbour of the Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be made in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 3 August 1849

Last week we announced the decease of Mr. N. Denniston, of Phelps, by cholera; and this week we are called upon to record the death of his aged and venerable mother, by the same fell disease.  This family, amid the general health of the surrounding country, which with the exception of here and there a case has escaped the epidemic that is so fearfully sweeping over the land -- has been sorely and painfully afflicted.  A couple of weeks since the eldest son, in returning from a visit to the west, was stricken with the cholera while on board the cars, but managed to reach home.  Under the good care and treatment of his family and physicians, he soon became convalescent.  But no sooner had he passed the danger of the disease than his brother was taken, and, in about 20 hours, was numbered with the pale nations of the dust. On the day of his funeral, the father was attacked, at about the same time, a grand daughter was laid on the sick bed by the same disease. Both of these however recovered, the former only in time to see his beloved consort snatched from his arms by the same insidious destroyer.

From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1858

Fatal Accident - Sylvanus Denny,
a cooper by trade, met with a horrible death at the Depot in this village on Saturday noon last.  It occurred in the following manner:  He was coming up the track from the East and when he neared the Depot, as trains were standing on both the main and principal side tracks, he stepped aside on the north switch; when opposite the building used as a woodhouse, water-tank, &c., a freight car was being backed down from the west, which had just been detached from the train. Its motion was quite slow, and an employee of the Company was following it, who saw Denny, and hailed him two or three times to get out of danger.  Instead of getting off the track into the road, he stepped up against the side of the building, where unfortunately there was not sufficient room for a man to stand.  Consequently he was crushed between the moving car and the building.  He survived his injuries but about 10 minutes.  An investigation was had before Coroner Wheeler, where the above facts were elicited, and the Company's agents fully exonerated from blame in the premises.

We learn the R. R. Company are about to move the track on the above branch further from the building.

From Ontario County Journal 20 February 1891

Chapinville, N. Y. - Belden Densmore,
a longtime resident of this place, died here last week at the advanced age of 88. He had been feeble for some time. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Franc Albright, of this place, and Elizabeth Densmore of Kansas City.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1915

Rushville, N. Y. - Saturday morning in her home, three and one-half miles south of this village, Mrs. Minerva Densmore, a lifelong resident of this community, died suddenly, age 67 years. Mrs. Densmore descended from a family which were among the earliest settlers of Yates county. She was one of six children of Nathaniel and Maria Fitch Loomis, the old homestead being the Mrs. Welthy Loomis farm, a mile southwest of this village. Her grandfather, Benjamin Loomis, with two other brothers, came to this section from Connecticut, and this farm was a part of the land they took up. In February, 1870, she married David Densmore, and they always lived on the farm where her death occurred. Although partly blind for the past two or three years, Mrs. Densmore had been able to attend to her household duties as usual and was washing the breakfast dishes when she fell to the floor and expired shortly afterwards. She was educated in Lima Seminary, and although of a reticent, unassuming nature, was a strong self-reliant character, and one who commanded the respect of all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Potter. She leaves her husband, David Densmore; two sons and a daughter, Arthur Densmore, who was recently appointed postmaster in Locke, N. Y., James and Mrs. Carl Simmons, of Potter; one brother, Minor B. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Nettle Valley Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 4 February 1903

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Annie Dent
died at her home west of the village on Sunday, Feb. 1, aged 71 years. She is survived by nine children. The funeral was held at the Episcopal church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1895

On Friday last, at his residence on South Main street, Nehemiah Denton, one of Geneva's most respected citizens, passed away. Mr. Denton was a man of strong and generous impulses, who was every ready to extend a charitable hand to the needy. His familiar figure and friendly, though a mute, salutation will be missed by Genevans generally. The deceased was 64 years of age and had been a resident of Geneva since his boyhood. His revered wife, Louisa A. Moore, died several years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Wm. R. Gormley, of Rochester, remains to mourn the loss of a beloved father. The funeral services will be held at his late residence on South Main street on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1886

On Saturday last, Mr. W. L. Denton, an aged and most respected citizen of this village, died at his home on Park St. He had long been a prominent and familiar figure in Canandaigua, and shortly previous to his death had celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage by giving a "Golden wedding." His wife and two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Newman of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Lyman Adams of Marathon, survive him. The funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. L. E. Eastman officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1908

Gorham, N. Y. - Augustus DePew,
an old gentleman living about one and one-half miles east of the village, and who had been confined to the house during several months, afflicted with rheumatism, died Sunday afternoon. Burial Gorham Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 4 June 1909

At her home on West Gibson street on Monday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Lucy Ann Depew, widow of Hiram Depew, aged nearly 91 years. Mrs. Depew's death was due to weakness and decline attending the fracture of a hip, which injury she suffered a few days before her death. Mrs. Depew was long a resident of Hopewell and removed to Canandaigua about 15 years ago, where she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Edson Fuller. Funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating. Burial was in Hopewell.

From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1896

The death of John Depue, one of Hopewell's oldest and staunchest farmers, occurred last Sunday. He was over 80 years of age. For a long time past, he had been in failing health. He was born and spent his lifetime on the farm where he died. The deceased is survived by four sons, George and Benjamin of this village, Hiram of Hopewell, and William Depue of Jamestown, and by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis of Hopewell, and Mrs. C. D. Smith of Binghamton. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1910

Chapin, N. Y. -
The death of Erasmus Derr occurred at 3 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in this place after a long illness. Mr. Derr was born in the town of Seneca August 31, 1836, enlisted in the war in 1862 in Co. L, 126th Regiment, New York Volunteers, and served in all battles participated in by his regiment. He was commissioned orderly sergeant of the provost guards and served one year at General Hancock's headquarters and was honorably discharged at the close of the war with his regiment. He leaves a wife, four children and four grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon with interment in Chapman Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 27 April 1881

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. George Derr
died Sunday at 11 a.m. at the residence of his son, W. H. Derr, in the 91st year of his age. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m.

From Shortsville Enterprise 7 December 1916

Entered into rest, Mrs. Victoria Derr, on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 1916, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nina Cook, at 41 Hamilton street, Rochester. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leonora Barr of Harrison, Nebraska, and Mrs. Nina Cook of Rochester, and a son, Henry C. Derr. Mrs. Derr was born in this village 78 years ago. Her husband, Erasmus Derr, died four years ago. He was orderly sergeant of the 128th N. Y., Co. N, in the Civil War and noted for always calling the roll from memory, never using the written roll. Until four years ago Mrs. Derr lived in this village. She then went to live with her daughter in Rochester. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from the Cook home in Rochester. The remains were removed to Chapin for interment the same afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1907

Gorham, N. Y. - Michael Detro
died at his home about noon on Thursday, after a few days of severe illness of lung trouble with heart complication. Mr. Detro lived in this village and vicinity all his life, having for many years been a dealer in stock; he was well known by farmers of the surrounding country. He leaves a wife, one son, two brothers, Charles and George, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Benjamin of Gorham and Mrs. Alaina Burton of Michigan.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 February 1907

Michael Detro
died at his home in Gorham Thursday after an illness of two days with pneumonia. He was born a mile north of Stanley where he spent most of his life. He is survived by his wife and one son, Frank Detro. The funeral services were held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock and from the Gorham M. E. Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Edward Jarvis officiating. Mr. Detro was well-known in this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 May 1904

Saturday night occurred the death of George Melvin Deuel at his home in the village of Cheshire, in the town of Canandaigua. Some time ago Mr. Deuel was kicked in the abdomen by a horse, and received internal injuries from which he never recovered. He was a highly esteemed man and a successful farmer. A peculiar feature is that Mr. Deuel's father was killed in the same manner by a kick from a horse many years ago. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lucas Deuel, and four children, Frank Deuel of Buffalo; George Melvin Deuel, Jr. of Cheshire; Mrs. Alexander Hunn of Bristol and Mrs. William Montanye of Cheshire.

From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1889

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Priscilla Deuel died very suddenly in this village at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Wilbur, Friday, October 1st, at the age of seventy-eight. Since the death of her husband, Samuel H. Deuel, who was killed in the army in 1862, she has resided in this village. She leaves two children, Mrs. C. H. Wilbur and George M. Deuel, Esq., and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1913

Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Dollie L. Deuell
died last week Sunday at her home in the southeastern part of this township, aged 60 years and 11 months. She is survived by her husband, Sherwood Deuell, and three sons, all of this town. The burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery at Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 29 October 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Peter Devalder
died last Thursday morning from the effects of an operation performed upon her the day previous. Although the operation was a successful one, the feeble condition of Mrs. Devalder could not stand the shock to her system, causing her death at the age of 34 years, at the time mentioned above. A husband and three children survived. The funeral was held from St. Francis church last Saturday forenoon.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 15 February 1906

Mrs. Ellen DeVaney
died at the city hospital last Sunday night following an operation, and the body was taken to her home on West avenue. Nine children survive her. Hopes had been entertained of her recovery. Mrs. DeVaney's funeral was largely attended yesterday morning requiring 28 carriages to convey the mourners from the house to the church and cemetery. She had reared a large family and was highly esteemed by her neighbors.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1915

The funeral of Michael DeVaney, of 36 Middle street, will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 9 November 1900

Owen DeVaney
died at the family residence, 37 West Avenue, at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning, aged 65 years. He had been engaged in the milk business for nearly thirty years on a farm one mile north of this city, but for the past two years lived in retirement in Geneva.  Mr. DeVaney enjoyed good health up to Labor Day when he attended the C. M. B. A. excursion to Grove Springs on Keuka Lake.  He was one of the number who was precipitated into the water when the dock gave way on that day and never recovered from the shock, having been confined to his bed since his return home. He is survived by his wife and ten children - Mrs. P. J. Gavin, Nellie, Delia and Katharine DeVaney of this city, Mrs. Charles A. Redmond of Eldredge, James, Eugene, William, Frank of Geneva, and Redmond of Washington D. C. The funeral took place Wednesday forenoon from St. Francis de Sales Church, Rev. Father McPadden officiating; interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 12 April 1906

Owen Devaney
died at his home on West avenue last Saturday morning, aged about 38 years. He was formerly a stove moulder, but some years ago had to quit it because of the steam, heat and dust, and became bartender at Clark's place on Seneca street. He resumed his former calling until laid off with growing disease, ending in consumption. He was a good fellow and had a host of friends.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1915

The death of William J. DeVaney, aged 83 years, of 57 Cherry street, occurred this morning at 2:30 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. DeVaney is survived by two sons, Patrolman William J. DeVaney, Jr., and Michael E. DeVaney, of this city; four daughters, Miss Mary E. DeVaney of Auburn; Mrs. E. S. Martin of Utica; Miss Ellen R. and Miss Anna E. DeVaney of Geneva. Funeral services will be held Saturday, the hour to be announced later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery

From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890

John DeVanney
died at his residence on West Avenue last Saturday, aged 45 years.  He leaves a widow and six children, besides a large circle of other relatives.

From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1897

Phelps NY - Julia M.,
the thirteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Develder, died last Thursday of quinsy. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.

From Geneva Gazette 24 October 1873

Geo. Devine,
an elderly citizen of our town, was drowned in the canal on Saturday night last.  He received an injury some few years ago, which resulted in producing occasional aberration of mind.  It is conjectured that such a spell affected him on the fatal night, during which he wandered off down the railroad track, or possibly down the tow-path, and fell into either Marsh Creek or the Canal.  His body was found Monday morning, in the canal, by one of the railroad employees.  It was taken in charge by Coroner Covert, an inquest held, and a verdict rendered of accidental drowning.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1910

The funeral of Mrs. Mary S. Devine, wife of George Divine, will take place from the family residence, No. 610 Exchange street, Monday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892

On Friday of last week, about noon, Michael Devine, an aged resident of this place, cut his throat from ear to ear with a razor. Drs. Walmsly and Jewett were summoned, but were unable to save the man's life, and he died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The cut was a terrible one, severing the windpipe and several small veins. Devine was unable to speak after inflicting the gash, and when asked by the physicians whether he desired to live, he shook his head in the negative. Devine had suffered from the grip during the winter, and it is believed that this brought on melancholy and temporary insanity which resulted in his desire to die. He resided on Mechanic street, was about 80 years of age and leaves a widow and four children.

From Ontario Messenger 16 March 1859

Mrs. Rhoda M. DeVol,
wife of Mr. Allen P. DeVol of Farmington, came to her death on Thursday, the 3d inst., in consequence of her clothes taking fire from a stove. She complained of some slight indisposition, and was sitting by the stove, when her mother left her to go into an adjoining room, when she was alarmed by the shrieks of a little son of Mrs. DeVol's, and hastily entering the room, she found that her daughter had fallen from the chair, her face on the stove, and her clothes in a blaze. She was removed and the burning clothes extinguished. She shortly recovered enough to walk across the floor, but was soon seized with convulsions. She gave birth to a child about twelve o'clock that night, and died the next night at about the same hour.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1904

Mrs. Helen M. DeVoll,
sixty-five years of age, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at her home, No. 205 Lewis street, after a nine-weeks illness. The deceased was born in the town of Waterloo, but had lived in this city since 1874. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ella D. Shear of Oaks Corners, Mrs. Jessie D. Taber of Buffalo, and Miss Maude DeVoll of Geneva. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

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