"E" to "El" Obituaries  

From Ontario County Chronicle 1 May 1901

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Eadus, aged 90 years and 6 months, died Friday morning of dropsy. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Helen Middaugh, with whom she resided.

From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. - Jacob Eardle,
of Bristol, whose ill health was mentioned in last week's Journal, died on Thursday, April 28, aged 82 years, and was buried in the new Catholic cemetery on Saturday, Rev. Father Hendricks officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 February 1946

Mrs. Louise S. Earl
died last night at her home, 179 Genesee street, after an extended illness. Surviving are her husband, Guy H. Earl; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Brignall, Mrs. Bernard Cooper, Geneva; one son, Clinton L., at home; two brothers, Arthur H. Lynd, Shortsville, and Donald D., Canandaigua; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Mann, Mrs. Bert VanBlarcum, Geneva; Mrs. Lawrence Larsen, Waterloo; Mrs. Howard Taylor, Hamburg; Mrs. Charles Holt, Windsor, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at the Corwin Funeral Home.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1910

Frank E. Early,
aged 55 years, died last evening at 7 o'clock at the family resident on Colt street. He had been ill only since last Friday with an attack of acute indigestion. Mr. Early was sexton of the First Baptist church and caretaker of the Elks playgrounds. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. H. Phillips and three sons, Carl T. Early, Howard M. Early and Harold J. Early, all of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 September 1915

Mrs. Jane Early
died suddenly on Friday evening of heart trouble, in her home in Farmington. A few years ago she was very ill of pneumonia, and had not been strong since. Mrs. Early leaves five daughters and five sons, Mrs. Kate Schwartz of Farmington,Mrs. Hannah Bloomfield of Honeoye Falls, Mrs. Mary  Nolan and Miss Beatrice Early of Farmington, and Mrs. Leonard Curphey of Lansing, Michigan; John Early of Syracuse, James Early of Rochester, Edward Early of Macedon, Martin Early of Lansing, Michigan, and Cecil Early, who resides at home. Her daughter, Miss Beatrice Early, who has cared for her mother for many years, is seriously ill in her home in this town.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 November 1903

Phelps, N. Y. - Marcus Early
died Tuesday morning. He was eighty years of age and for the past thirty years had been a resident of this town. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Waugh officiating. Burial will be at Orleans.

From Geneva Gazette 20 September 1889

This estimable townswoman passed away last Monday morning at the advanced age of 86 years, more than half of which period of her existence she resided in Geneva.  Her husband was a worthy minister of the M. E. Church, and her first great sorrow came through his sudden and tragic death.  He was one of the two ill-fated victims who were killed by an accidental explosion of fireworks on the night of July 4th, 1842, the other being Joseph Fulton, at that time a well known butcher.  Mrs. Easter leaves one son, Rev. John Easter, and two daughters.  She was a lifelong and devout member of the same church in which both husband and son faithfully and zealously labored in the ministry.  Her funeral held at the M. E. Church last Wednesday, was largely attended.  Another saint has been gathered into the heavenly fold.

From Geneva Courier 1 July 1874

Died -
On Tuesday evening June 30, at the residence of Mr. Parlett, Geneva, Mrs. Jane Easterbrook, aged 66 years. Her funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the M. E. Church.

From Geneva Courier 13 June 1877

Mrs. Mathew Easterbrook
died on Saturday morning last, of paralysis, at the family residence, Washington street.  Some of the circumstances of her illness and death make the case an unusually sad one.  She was stricken first on the absence of her husband at church, on Sunday, the second instance, without the least premonition.  Indeed, she had been in better health than usual this spring; and on the day when she was stricken her conversation was more sprightly than usual; and Mr. Easterbrook lingered so long that in order to be at his place in the choir of the Methodist church he was obliged to run.  Shortly after the service opened, word was conveyed to him of his wife's sudden illness, and he hastened home, but to find her in a state of unconsciousness.  She did not recover from the shock til Tuesday; and then was immediately stricken again, and died on Saturday morning at half past ten o'clock -- exactly six days after the first attack.  Mrs. Easterbrook, formerly Miss Hawks, and an only daughter, came to this country when about 5 years old.  Mr. Easterbrook, then a lad, was here.  Both were born in England.  Their union was thus not only natural, but a happy one.  Mrs. Easterbrook was for more than thirty years, we believe, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church; a lady of retiring habits, and of fine mind and tastes; very highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities of head and heart.  Her husband and other relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1922

Charles Henry Eastman,
age 43, died this morning at 11 o'clock at his home, 117 Cherry street, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Freeda E. Eastman; one son, Charles R.; his mother, Mrs. Edith L. Eastman of Boston; one brother, Walter F. of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from his late home at two o'clock, Friday afternoon, the Rev. Bruce E. Pierce, pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate.

From Ontario County Times 21 April 1875

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. George Eastman
died of consumption, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. E. D. Derr, week before last.

From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1892

OBITUARY -  Mr. Henry Easto,
a long-time resident of Seneca, and a veteran of the late war, died at his residence Tuesday evening last, in the 82d year of his age.  He was by birth an Englishman, and although he long since renounced allegiance to his mother country and became in all things essentially an American, even to fighting for the preservation of his adopted country, yet he ever retained a tender feeling for the land which gave him birth.  He returned from the war impaired in health by its vicissitudes, and a grateful government rewarded him with a liberal pension.  He was in all respects a worthy citizen, helpful neighbor and kind friend.  He was buried yesterday in the cemetery at No. 9 Church.  By his death we lose another old and steadfast patron.

From Ontario County Journal 17 July 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Amey Eaton,
wife of the late A. H. Eaton of this village, died at her home on West Main street last week Thursday, aged 72 years. Only one sister, Mrs. J. G. Fergus, survives. Mr. and Mrs. Fergus have resided with the deceased the most of the time since the husband's death, which occurred four years ago. The funeral services were held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Fish of the Baptist church officiating. The burial was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 July 1906

The funeral of Frank E. Eaton took place this afternoon at the home of his parents, No. 84 Genesee street. In the absence of Dr. N. B. Remick, Dr. L. M. Sweet, of Canandaigua, officiated and the burial was in Glenwood. The bearers which were his intimate boy friends were John Harmon, Charles Ayres, William Reed, Clarence Sperry, Lee Ormiston, and Jay Barth of Syracuse. Frank was 13 years old and died of diabetes Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock. He had a twin brother, Wallace, who died two years ago of this same disease. Frank was a popular young lad in school and will be greatly missed by his many friends. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Eaton, one brother, Rolfe and a sister, Louise.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1876

Miller's Corners, N. Y. -
Death has called one of our worthy neighbors, Benjamin Eckler.  After a long suffering from lingering disease, he died last Tuesday morning.

From Geneva Gazette 8 February 1901

Mrs. Emma J. Eddington
died Wednesday night at the family residence, north of this city, aged 45 years.  The funeral will take place from the house at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  Interment will be in the Dobbins cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1904

Hannah Eddington,
wife of John Eddington, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at her home, three miles north of the city, aged seventy-two. The deceased had lived in the vicinity for fifty years. She is survived by two sons, James and William Eddington, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Booth and Mrs. Isabella Gittens, all of whom live in the vicinity.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1909

John Eddington,
aged 85 years, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of his son-in-law, F. A. Booth, who lives about three and one-half miles from this city on the Lyons Road. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. F. A. Booth and Mrs. Jackson Giddings; and two sons, James and William Eddington. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Interment will be at Salisbury Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1887

Flint Creek, N. Y. - Mrs. Eddington died at her home on Friday morning last and was buried on Saturday afternoon. The deceased had lived with her husband, Phillip Eddington, in this vicinity for many years, and both were nearly ninety years of age. Mr. Eddington is almost helpless and probably will live but a short time.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1888

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Chas. Eddy, a young married man of 26, died of consumption on Tuesday last. He was a son of the late Eleazer Eddy, of South Hill, Middlesex, and came to this place a few months ago. He had been gradually failing for two years, but still hoped to recover, until a few days ago before his death. He married Lillie Wilkins, of this village, and died at her father's home.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 November 1910

Mrs. James Eddy,
aged 90 years, died last night at 7:30 o'clock at her home on the Carter Road about one mile east of Oaks Corners. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. Mason; and one son, Andrew Nowland of Ann Arbor, Mich.

From Ontario County Chronicle 22 April 1903

The remains of Charles Edgerton, whose death occurred in Buffalo on the 16th, were brought to Shortsville on Saturday and placed in Brookside cemetery. Mr. Edgerton was for a number of years a merchant in Shortsville. He sold his business to Messrs. Wise and Bidwell about fifteen years ago. He was postmaster during the Hayes administration. A wife and son and three daughters survive him.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 December 1905

Laura E. Edie,
seventy-six years of age, and widow of A. S. Edie, died at 11:30 o'clock last night at her home in Hall's Corners, after a protracted illness. The deceased has lived in Halls for twenty-five years. She is survived by two son, James A. Edie, of Baltimore, and David W. Edie, of Halls Corners. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine Presbyterian church, officiating.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of J. Wesley Edson occurred Sunday at his home with his son, Sherman Edson. He was 80 years of age and was born in West Italy but came as a young man to Naples where he has since lived, and has been a thrifty, successful farmer and substantial citizen of this town. He was for many years a member of the Methodist church. He married Miss Anna Gillett by whom he had four children, Seymour and Sherman Edson of Naples, Mrs. Myron Smith of Prattsburgh and Mrs. Chauncey Shattuck of Atlanta. He is survived also by a brother, Mortimer Edson of Naples and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Tead of Cadillac, Michigan, and Mrs. Livonia Clark of North Cohocton. Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday, Rev. James Moss of the Methodist church officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1910

Naples, N. Y. - Mortimer J. Edson,
a veteran of the Civil War, aged 69 years, died at his home in Naples, three miles north of this village, Friday night, after a prostration of eleven days by paralysis. Born and reared in Steuben county, when a young man he went West and enlisted in the Thirteenth Michigan Infantry. For the last thirty years he had resided in Naples. He leaves three children, one son, Arthur; and two daughters, Mrs. Noah Struble and Miss Alma Edson, all of Naples. His wife died ten years ago.

From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1895

North Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Esbon Edmonds,
who has been in poor health for some time, died at her residence Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. She leaves two daughters and one son to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. L. D. Watson of Honeoye Falls and Rev. J. P. Eastman, of this place, officiated. Burial at the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 15 November 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - George Edmonston,
who has been critically ill for several weeks with typhoid fever, died last Sunday night, aged 32 years. A wife and two young children survive. The funeral services were held at the residence on Walnut street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M. Shaw of the M. E. church officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 4 December 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Johanna Edmonston,
wife of Milton Edmonston, of this village, was found dead in her chair early last Friday morning by her daughter, Mrs. Ada Crozier. The deceased had been in feeble health for some months, caused by heart trouble, and during the latter part of her life was unable to lie down, but slept sitting in her chair. She seemed no worse the day previous, and when her daughter administered to her wants about 2 o'clock that morning, she seemed in her usual health. On going to her room about half-past three, she found her dead in her chair. Her age was 71 years. A husband, one son and three daughters survive. This has been the first death in the family in 40 years; quite a remarkable circumstance. The funeral services were quite largely attended from the late residence on Ontario street last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. D. Fish, pastor of the Baptist church, of which she was a member, officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery. The deceased was the mother of ex-Supervisor Wm. C. Edmonston of this village.

From Geneva Gazette 12 April 1901

Milton C. Edmonston,
aged 84 years, died Saturday morning last as the result of old age.  Mr. Edmonston was one of the pioneers of the town of Phelps, coming there in its early days and has always been one of its most active citizens, being for many years engaged in business.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of the late J. Wesley Edson was held Tuesday afternoon. He had lived eighty years, sixty in Naples, and had been one of the leading farmers of the town. He died on the farm on which he had spent his mature life. In his father's family there were five children, of whom remain Mrs. Lettie Tead, of Cadillac, Mich.; Mrs. Livonia Clark, of North Cohocton, and Mortimer J. Edson, of Naples. He was twice married. Two sons, Sherman and Seymour of Naples, and two daughters, Mrs. C. Quincey S. Lattuck of Atlanta, and Mrs. Myron Smith, of Prattsburg, are living. He had been for fifty years a member of the Methodist Church of Naples, and his pastor, Rev. James Moss, officiated at his funeral.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1897

Mrs. Lucinda M. Edson
died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Elliott, on Castle street, aged 79 years. The deceased was well known in Geneva. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be at Prattsburg.

From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1885

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Wesley Edson
died on Saturday last, of pneumonia. She had been ill with dropsy for some time, and was supposed to be improving, but taking cold she soon passed away. She was a most estimable woman.

From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1889

Hopewell, N. Y. - The death of Geo. S. Edwards, which occurred last Wednesday, cast a gloom over his many friends. He was buried on Friday, attended by a host of friends from the surrounding country.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 25 November 1868

Died, in Shortsville, the 7th inst., after a painful and protracted illness, borne with admirable fortitude, Mrs. Nettie Edwards, aged 23 years. The deceased was the youngest daughter of Stephen A. Brewster, Esq., one of the oldest settlers of this region. Only a little over a year ago, she was a happy bride. How truly do we all "fade as a leaf."

From Ontario County Times 10 July 1872

During the hard thunder shower which occurred here on the afternoon of the 27th ult., a man by the name of Anthony Egan, and a horse belonging to David Clark, were instantly killed. Egan was a laboring man, and worked for Mr. Clark by the month, occupying his tenant house. It seems that Egan took refuge under a butternut tree during the storm, with the horse, being engaged in cultivating a piece of corn on some land belonging to Mr. Jerry Hawkins, planted by Mr. Clark. The only marks on him was a red streak down the side of his neck and across the top of his right shoulder. The horse was struck just over the eye. The man and horse were found by one of Mr. Clark's daughters, who gave the alarm and called for some help from the neighbors, Mr. Clark being absent from home at the time. A large crowd of people were soon gathered to view the remains. Egan leaves a wife and three small children. A coroner's inquest was held at the village in the evening, after examinations had been made by Drs. Bull and Draper, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above stated facts. The horse which was killed was valued at about two hundred dollars. A few years ago a flock of sheep was killed by lightning in the same field but a few rods from where the man and horse were struck. Victor, July 1st, 1872.

From Victor Herald 25 January 1901

Edward Egan,
a former resident of this town, died in Rochester last Saturday. The remains were brought to this place Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

From Victor Herald 27 October 1899

The death of Mrs. Thomas Egan occurred at her late home, beyond the New York Central depot, in this village, on Tuesday night at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Egan had been in poor health for several years, but was confined to her bed only a short time. Paralysis was the cause of death. Mrs. Egan was formerly Miss Nora McMahon, and was born in Ireland 58 years ago, coming to this country when a young girl. She later married Thomas Egan, of this town, who survives her, as do also four sons, John and Thomas of Rochester, George of Philadelphia, and William of this place; three daughters, Mary and Nora, of this town, and Mrs. Julia Toole of Geneseo, and two brothers, Michael and Timothy McMahon of this place. Mrs. Egan had always been a hard-working woman and seldom went away from her home except to help others and render assistance to some one in trouble. She was a kind mother and worked hard that her children might receive the best educational privileges. Mrs. Egan was an obliging and thoughtful neighbor and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. The family have the sympathy of the community in the loss of a lovable wife and mother. The funeral was held Friday morning at nine o'clock at St. Patrick's church and was very largely attended. Interment in the Catholic cemetery in this village.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1909

Mrs. Mary Collins Egbert,
wife of Alonzo Egbert, expired suddenly at the family home on Gorham street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. She had been ill for a number of weeks from heart trouble. She was 56 years of age and had resided here for the past ten years. She is survived by her husband. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. She is survived by three brothers, John Collins of Centerfield, and M. G. and E. C. Collins of Canandaigua, and three sisters, Mrs. Susie Green and Mrs. Elizabeth Baily of South Lima, and Mrs. Margaret Sheehan of Clifton Springs.

From Geneva Gazette 27 July 1900

Mr. Moses Eggleston
died very suddenly at his home near East Bloomfield on the 19th inst., aged 82 years.  He leaves three sons, one of whom - Hiram Eggleston - is a resident of this city.  In his boyhood days he was a classmate of Stephen A. Douglas, and like him was a lifelong Democrat.

From Ontario County Journal 2 September 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral services of Mrs. Moses Eggleston were held at her late home in this place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiated. Mrs. Eggleston was born in Lyons, and since her marriage, about fifty years ago, had lived in this place. She was much esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves, besides a husband, two daughters, Maria and Mrs. Albert Hope, of this place; three sons, Silas and George, of this place, and Hiram of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Lelander Forsythe, and two brothers, Charles Quick of this place, and Frank Quick of Illinois.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1908

Mrs. Caroline Eichhorst,
widow of the late Frederick Eichhorst, died this morning at 5:10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter A. Sawyer of 125 Lake street. She was 77 years old, was born in Germany but came to this country and to Geneva about 27 years ago. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Philip Schelansky, Mrs. Matilda Hein and Mrs. Peter A. Sawyer of this city, and Mrs. Augustus Buchholtz of Utica. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. Heid, pastor of the German Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Eighmey,
one of the oldest residents of this town, died at Oaks Corners, Nov. 24, aged 80 years. Several children survive. The deceased was the widow of the late Wiley Eighmey. The funeral was held last Friday afternoon and burial made in the Armstrong cemetery at Oaks Corners.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1909

George Eighmy,
a veteran railroad employe, died at his home on Bristol street on Saturday morning. The end came suddenly. He had made ready to drive downtown, as was his usual morning custom, with his friend, Thomas Townsend, but not feeling quite well, decided to remain at home. He removed his coat and hat and was helped to his bed by his son, George Eighmy, who had come from Buffalo the night before for a brief visit with his parents. Within ten minutes he had breathed his last. Mr. Eighmy had been retired from active employment for eight years, but aside from lameness he had been comparatively well and there had been nothing to indicate that the end was so near. Mr. Eighmy had been a lifelong resident of Canandaigua. He was a son of George and Amina Allen Eighmy. He passed his 78th birthday on June 16. He was in the employ of the railroad for 48 years and was retired on a pension by the Northern Central company when he reached the age limit, 70 years. His railroad service began as a brakeman on the Niagara Falls and Jefferson railroad, Jefferson being what is now known as Watkins. Later he was employed by the Erie as baggageman, with a run between Canandaigua and Elmira, and he continued it when the road became the property of the Northern Central company. Upon relinquishing this position he was given the post of flagman at the Pleasant street crossing and this he held for three years, when he was retired. Mr. Eighmy had performed his work with faithfulness and fidelity and when he retired, he took with him the confidence and respect of his employers and his associates. Full of years he had earned his rest. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Nellie Eighmy, and two sons, George Eighmy of Buffalo and Charles Eighmy of this village. The funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon and the interment was in Calvary cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 8 December 1893

Wiley Eighmy,
an old time resident of Oaks Corners, died last Sunday of blood poisoning, aged 83 years.  He leaves a widow and several children.  The later years of his life were clouded by a great sorrow -- the capital crime of his son, Charles, who suffered the extreme penalty imposed by law.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1907

Naples, N. Y.
- The death of Mrs. Eliza Eldred occurred Tuesday morning. She was the wife of John Eldred, and was nearly 70 years old. Saturday, while picking berries, she engaged in a contest with some others, and possibly over-exerted herself. She was seized with a hemorrhage so violent that she was soon prostrated. Mrs. Eldred married first in Rochester, N. Y., Richard Gardner, who was later a soldier in the Civil war, and who died about 1870, leaving her with eight young children. In a few years, she married Mr. Eldred, whom she leaves. She also leaves most of the children, four of whom, Frank, William, and John Gardner and Mrs. Daniel Eldred, reside near here; also one sister, Mrs. William H. Davis.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 May 1903

Canadice, N. Y. - Ellen Eldredge,
wife of Thomas Eldredge, died at her home in this town Tuesday evening. She leaves besides her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Emma Doolittle of Springwater, and a son, William of this place. She was known and loved by the whole community. She was 66 years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
The funeral of Jeremiah Eldredge, late of Garlinghouse, in this town, was held Sunday. Mr. Eldredge was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Agard Eldredge and was born in 1848, in Naples, where he has always lived. He was a prosperous farmer and a thoughtful, conscientious citizen. He was one of the pillars in the Baptist church of Garlinghouse, and its clerk for thirty years. He married in 1870 Miss Edna Doty, who survives him; also, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Mitchell of Naples; two brothers, both Civil War veterans, Caleb and Barber Eldredge of Naples; Rev. W. H. Haines, his pastor, and E. E. Jones of North Cohocton Methodist church, officiated at the funeral.

From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1883

Canadice, N. Y. -
Died, on the 4th inst., Emma, wife of Harrison Eldridge, aged 24 years. A husband and one child are left to mourn her loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1907

Rushville, N. Y. - Jerome Eldridge died Monday night of paralysis from which he had been suffering for the last three years. He had been nearly helpless for six months and was confined to his bed four weeks. Rev. Halsey King of the Methodist church will officiate at the funeral, and the burial will be at Gorham, where Mr. Eldridge formerly lived. Mr. Eldridge was born in Vermont in 1828, coming to this state when he was six years old and had always lived in this vicinity. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter: Eugene, living at Penn Yan, John, at Gorham, and Oliver W. at Fairport; the daughter, Mrs. Minnie Lizette, at Empire on the Hudson. Burial Gorham Cemetery

From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1890

Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Thomas Eldridge, an old resident of the south part of the town, died on Saturday at the home of his son, Jerry, at nearly four score years of age. One son, Barber Eldridge, lives in our village and is noted as the veteran who was severely shot four times, but who managed to serve out his term, and has been an industrious citizen since.

From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909

William Burch Eldridge,
for over 50 years actively engaged in business in Canandaigua, and an honored citizen for more than 70 years, died on Tuesday evening, following an illness of nearly half a year's duration. Born at Trenton, N. J. on May 31, 1825, he came to Canandaigua with his parents when eight years of age. At the age of 21 years he engaged in the meat business, which he conducted with different partners and alone for over 50 years. He was long in partnership with William A. Husbands, but retired from all business activity about 10 years ago. During his long, active life here, Mr. Eldridge held the respect and esteem of the business community and of the people generally.

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Eldridge; three children, Edwin E. Eldridge of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Willis R. Mixer of Syracuse, and Mrs. J. C. Fredenburg of Brooklyn; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Schellenger of Phelps, who is the last survivor of the family of eight children. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from his home on Clark street and will be private. Burial will be in West Avenue cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1890

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. A. D. L. Ellas died on Friday, May 16, aged nearly 72 years. The funeral was attended on Tuesday afternoon at the residence, Rev. A. W. Taylor officiating. She was a member of the Congregational Church and a daughter of the late Judge Loomis. Mrs. Frank Wisewell, of Phelps, and Chas. Ellas, of Bath, are her surviving children. The remains were taken to Bath for burial.

From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of George Ellick occurred at the home of his niece, Mrs. Joseph Stevens, on January 27, after a lingering illness due to tuberculosis of the lungs. The deceased has been confined to his bed for three years. He was the son of Henry Batus Ellick and was born in New Jersey on September 5, 1819, moving to this state when three years of age. He was twice married, his second wife being Aramina Stevens. Two children survive him, one daughter living in the west, and a son, Adelbert Ellick of Rushville; also a sister, Elizabeth Curtis of Michigan, and a brother, Jacob Ellick of Rushville. The funeral services were held from the Joseph Stevens residence Friday afternoon, Rev. R. L. Smith officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Pine Corners.

From Ontario County Times 4 June 1884

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Casina A. Elliott
died at 6 p.m. on Decoration day, from the result of the injuries received two weeks previously. Up to Thursday he was considered better, and his brother from Michigan returned home, thinking him out of danger. The funeral was held from the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1892

Albion Ellis,
a very well-known resident of this village, died at his home on Charlotte street Wednesday afternoon of apoplexy after a very short illness. Mr. Ellis had been subject to apoplexy but previous to Monday he was in fairly good health. On Monday he was severely attacked and grew steadily worse until the end came Wednesday. He was about sixty-five years of age, and leaves a widow and three children, Captain Eugene A. Ellis, of the U. S. Army at Fort Yates, North Dakota, Edson C. Ellis of North Attleboro, Conn., and Miss Carrie A. Ellis of this village. 

From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1884

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey Ellis,
who died in Victor last week, was the mother of Mrs. Henry Brown. Her age was 75 years. The funeral took place last Sunday.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 6 July 1905

An insane man at Canandaigua was shot and killed by a police officer on the 4th of July. In resisting arrest, the man approached the officer brandishing an axe. The officer fired one shot from his revolver, not intending to hit, but to frighten the man. The shot took effect in the breast, severing the carotid artery and he bled to death in twenty minutes. The officer was Adelbert Fisk, and the victim Edson C. Ellis, aged 37 years, married and has a son seven years old. The racket began at his home when he drove his family outdoors, smashed the stove, furniture, and his wife went to the police for help. She holds Fisk entirely blameless.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1902

The remains of Maj. Eugene A. Ellis, of the 13th U. S. cavalry, who died Saturday at Hot Springs, Ark., are expected to arrive here this afternoon or tomorrow.  The body will be taken directly to the receiving vault at Glenwood cemetery, where a brief service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. J. A. Leighton, chaplain of Hobart college.  Maj. Ellis's family has resided in Geneva for some time.  The deceased was born at Canandaigua.  He received his military education at West Point military academy and was graduated from that institution in 1876.  He was first stationed at Fort Clark, Texas, and afterwards served at various military posts in Nebraska until 1897.  In 1898 the deceased went to Puerto Principe.  His last position was that of custom officer at Guantanamo, Cuba.  Maj. Ellis came to Geneva last summer. He was in poor health and last November went to the army and navy hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., for treatment.  Everything was done for the major that human skill could do for such cases, but to no avail.  He gradually grew worse and expired Saturday.  Mrs. Ellis was with her husband when the end came.  The deceased is survived by his wife and by two sons, Eugene Alexander and Hamilton Payton Ellis of this city, by one daughter, Mrs. T. H. Truslow, of Guantanamo, Cuba; by his mother and one sister, Miss Caroline Ellis, of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Gazette 16 October 1896

Frank Ellis, a highly respected citizen of Canandaigua, died suddenly October 11th.  He carried an accident policy for $10,000 which it is claimed will be due and payable inasmuch as his death resulted from a fall and injuries sustained a few weeks before his death.  Deceased leaves a widow.

From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1910

George W. Ellis,
son of Captain Ellis, a pioneer Canandaiguan, and one of the first to answer the country's call in the war of the Rebellion, died at his home on Chapin street on Sunday morning, aged 76 years. Deceased was born in this village on December 15, 1834. When the Civil war broke out, he enlisted in Company G, 18th New York Volunteers, the first company that left this section for the front. Completing his service in that regiment, he re-enlisted in the Second New York Cavalry, and became first lieutenant in the latter company. August 25, 1866, he married Miss Margaret B. Burke of Chapin, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Vincent of Chicago, Ill.,; and two sons, John B. Ellis of Bloomfield, N. J. and Warner Ellis of this village, survive. One sister, Miss Mary Ellis, of this village, and one brother, Walter Ellis of Muncie, Ind., also survive. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1888

In this village, March 9, Mrs. Lucinda Ellis, widow of the late Daniel H. Ellis, aged 72 years, 10 months and 25 days. The deceased was the mother of two sons and one daughter, Mr. A. J. Ellis of New York, and Mr. Frank Ellis and Mrs. O. E. Brockelbank of this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1915

Naples, N. Y. -
Monday morning in the Geneva City Hospital occurred the death of Mrs. Minnie Cornish Ellison, aged 44 years. She had been in poor health for several years and had recently undergone an operation in the hospital where she died. She was born in South Bristol, the daughter of Samuel and Salome Cornish and leaves, besides her mother, five brothers, Allen of South Bristol; Albert of Gasport; Charles, Edward and Frank of Naples; two sisters, Mrs. Scott Niece of Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Fred Getsinger of Halls, N. Y. The remains were brought to Naples on the morning train and the funeral was held from the home of her brother, Frank, today at 2 o'clock. Interment in Rose Ridge Cemetery.

From Victor Herald 22 March 1907

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Last Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs. James Elton at her home after a short illness. Mrs. Elton was a beautiful Christian character and was greatly beloved in the community where she had spent her life. The deceased was nearly fifty-nine years of age and leaves, besides her husband, one son, Raymond, and two daughters, the Misses Carlotta and Leila Elton; and three brothers, Myron Shepard and Elton G. Shepard of this town, and George M. Shepard of Rochester. The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held from her late home Monday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. The interment was in Rural Cemetery. The floral offerings were beautiful.

From Ontario County Chronicle 2 October 1901

Naples, N. Y. - Coroner Henry D. Weyburn of Geneva held an inquest in Naples Thursday to inquire into the cause of death of the late Clark Elwell. Seventeen witnesses were sworn, but no proof of assault could be found. The following is the verdict of the Coroner:

"Clark Elwell came to his death Monday, September 23, 1901, as the result of an accident, the evidence produced at the inquest held by me at Naples, September 26, 1901, revealing that on the morning of September 21, the said Clark Elwell fell from a window on the second floor of the Granby building in Naples, he being at the time in an intoxicated condition; receiving injuries which resulted in his death."

From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1890

Cheshire, N. Y. - Dyre Elwell,
who lived one-half mile west of this village, died last week Thursday, after an illness of two weeks. He leaves a wife and one son besides a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at the church here on Saturday, Rev. J. M. Langworthy conducting the services.

From Ontario County Journal 16 July 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
Another of the old and respected citizens passed away on Thursday of last week, in the person of Stewart Elwell. He had been an invalid for about 20 years. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon. Interment at Reed's Corners cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1895

Naples, N. Y. -
A sad death occurred in Gulick, town of South Bristol, on Monday. It was that of a noble young wife and mother, Mrs. Wallace Elwell, third daughter of I. W. Wilcox. She was 33 years old but leaves nine children whose ages range between 1 and 12 years. She was ill only 10 days, and was supposed to be recovering when new complications caused speedy death. She leaves also her parents, four sisters and one brother. Mrs. J. W. Cribb of this village is a younger sister. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church  here at 1 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Eugene Anthony officiated.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1906

Funeral services over the remains of Miss Frances E. Ely, whose death occurred Thursday morning at the residence of F. O. Kent on South Main street, were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the house. Rev. Frank Hill of Victor, officiated, assisted by Rev. W. W. Weller. The body was taken to Hanover, N. J., last night, where interment was made today. Miss Ely and her surviving sister, Mrs. M. E. Plant have made their home with Mr. Kent for some years.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1907

Mrs. Sarah J. Ely, widow of the late Delos Ely, died yesterday afternoon at about 2 o'clock at her home, No. 78 Grove street. She was 57 years of age, was born in Tioga county, Pennsylvania, and came to this city twelve years ago. The survivors are: one son, Frank Ely; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Nicklaus; two brothers, William H. Smith of Scranton, Pa., and Charles Smith of Antrim, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Brill, of Wellsborough, Pa.; and a father, Harvey R. Smith, who has resided with his daughter here. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence. The pastor of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

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