"Fi" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1905

Charles E. Fidler,
fifty-five years of age, who has been in ill health for several years, died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, No. 214 Lewis street. Some five years ago the deceased had pneumonia which left his lungs weak and led to death. He has been confined to the house for the last five weeks. The deceased was born in Philadelphia and lived in that city and vicinity until he came to Romulus, Seneca county, in 1877. In Romulus, he was engaged in the wholesale hay and grain business. Fourteen years ago he and his family moved to this city and for a time he continued his business at Romulus, but since the time of his illness, he has lived a retired life. The deceased is survived by his widow, four daughters, Mrs. M. S. Gaylord, Misses Pearl E., Alice L., and Elsie C. Fidler, and one son, Charles F. Fidler, all of this city. 

From Ontario Messenger 24 February 1858

Our citizens were startled yesterday morning by the intelligence of the sudden and unexpected death of our esteemed and respected townsman, Alfred B. Field, Esq. We learn that he was at an early hour in the morning seized with a violent fit of coughing and rose from his bed hoping to obtain relief by sitting in his chair. He soon became quiet and remained so for two or three hours. He then experienced great difficulty in breathing, and in a few moments, without a struggle, passed away. He has been in ill health for some months past but not so as to prevent him from attending to his business. On Monday he was in the street, and at his store as usual, and several of our citizens speak of having transacted business with him. His disease was affection of the heart. Mr. F. was born in this village October 26th, 1801, and consequently was 56 years of age in October last. He was the oldest son of Rev. Timothy Field, the first Congregational minister ever settled in Canandaigua. At an early age he removed with his father to New England, where he remained until he was about sixteen years of age, since which time he has resided in Canandaigua, with the exception of a few years residence at Avon. He was for many years a merchant in this place, and always sustained the reputation of being a man of rigid integrity and uprightness in all his business relations. In the death of Mr. Field the community have lost an exemplary business man, a highly valued and respected citizen, and a useful member of society.

From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1878

We learn that Abram Fiero, an old and respected resident of Gorham, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, aged about 78 years.

From Geneva Gazette 5 January 1877

The death of Mr. Frank Fiero occurring at the residence of Mr. Southerland about one-half mile from Hall's Corners, marks the first fatal case of small-pox in the town of Seneca -- all others occurring over the line and in Benton.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 June 1895

John Fiero, a well-known citizen of Gorham, died on Monday, at the age of 65 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 September 1902

Mrs. Martha Gillespie Fiero
died at her late residence in High street at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, aged 75 years.  Mrs. Fiero for the last seven years had spent the winters in this city, but during the summer months she had resided in Gorham. The deceased was born in the eastern part of the state, and came to this section as a bride, settling at Gorham.  During her residence in that town she was a regular and active member of the Presbyterian church.  She is survived by two brothers, P. M. Gillespie and Jason Gillespie, of Saugerties, N. Y., and one daughter, Miss Estella M. Fiero, of this city.  The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, from the Gorham church.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Marshall Chadwick Filkins, a prominent citizen of this community, occurred at his home northwest of Phelps shortly after midnight, Wednesday morning. Deceased was 57 years of age nd was born and always lived on the farm where he died. For a number of years he had been in failing health, but showed great fortitude and patience through all his illness. Mr. Filkins, while not a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, always attended that church. His near survivors are his widow, Mrs. Emma Hegeman Filkins, one son, Roy Filkins, three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Smith and the Misses Alice and Ida Filkins, and a granddaughter, Miss Olive Filkins, all of Newark. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Filkins, one brother, Marion Filkins, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Shaw of Newark and Mrs. Judson Padden of Phelps. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Copeland at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Willow Avenue Cemetery, Newark.

From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1891

The body of Hiram Finch was brought here yesterday from Syracuse for interment.  Along in the fifties Mr. Finch was engaged in business in Geneva -- first as a butcher, then as the keeper of a restaurant.  His wife and two children were buried in the Washington street cemetery, and now he reposes by their side.  The children died of diphtheria in 1859, and were among the first victims of that dread disease in Geneva.

From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1895

Last Saturday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Alicia Maria Stuart Mentch, wife of George A. Finley, at her home on Atwater Place, aged 42 years, 4 months. Some months ago Mrs. Finley was taken ill with la grippe which developed into pneumonia, and lastly into consumption, from which disease she died. Mrs. Finley was an active member of St. John's church. She leaves, beside her husband, three children, Charles, Anna and Emma Finley. The funeral services were held Monday morning, Rev. C. J. Clausen officiating.

From Ontario County Chronicle 17 July 1901

Horace M. Finley, whose illness was announced in the columns of the Chronicle some weeks ago, died at his home in Howell street Monday morning, aged 62 years. Mr. Finley had been ill of a complication of diseases for several months, from which his recovery had seemed doubtful from the first. The deceased was one of the best known residents of Canandaigua, where he had spent his entire life. He was a son of the late Marshall Finley with whom he studied the art of photography at an early age, an art which he learned to master thoroughly. He followed this vocation through life, and at the time of his death, he was the senior member of the firm of Finley, Crandall & Brace. Besides a wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Max C. Beard of New York City, who with her mother, was with her father when he died. The deceased also leaves one brother, George M. Finley, of this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1907

Mrs. Ann Finn, aged 74 years, died at her home in Evans street at nine o'clock last night after an illness of several weeks. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Michael Quinlan and Mrs. Daniel Quinlan, and one son, Peter Finn, all of this city. Burial Glenwood Cemetery

From Ontario County Chronicle 31 December 1902

John Finn,
a veteran and a well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at his home in Bristol street, Sunday morning, aged 61 years. He was for many years engaged in the carpenter business, for a year or more he had been in the employ of the Central Hudson road. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 February 1906

Mrs. Mary B. Finn
died at her home in Bristol street Thursday afternoon. She had been in poor health for a number of years and death was due to pernicious anemia. She was 54 years of age and the widow of John Finn, who died about three years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Misses Harriet L. and May E. Finn; and one brother, John Farley. The funeral was held Saturday morning from St. Mary's church.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1910

Mrs. Mary G. Finn,
wife of James E. Finn, died last evening about 6:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 104 William street. She was 29 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Helen and Louise; her father, John Gethins of this city, formerly of Horseheads; one sister, Miss Anna Gethins of New York; three brothers, Edward and John Gethins of Buffalo and James Gethins of Elmira. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1900

Michael T. Finn,
a stove mounter, died in the city lockup last Friday night.  In the afternoon he was rescued from the canal after making an unsuccessful attempt to swim across it, which he might have done had he not been under the influence of liquor. He was taken to the lockup, became sick in the night, had the attendance of Dr. Weyburn and an officer, but before morning he died.  He was aged about 35 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1908

Miss Mollie C. Finn,
aged 23 years, died at 11:40 last night at the home of her parents, No. 48 Exchange street. The cause of death was peritonitis. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Finn, and one sister, Miss Anna Finn.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1910

Mrs. Patrick Finn
died at noon today at the home of her son, James Finn, No. 104 William street. Her survivors are two sons, James of this city and John of Manitoba, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. James O'Rourke of Geneva and Mrs. William Madden of Syracuse. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 15 October 1909

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The death of Patrick Finnegan occurred very suddenly early Tuesday morning at the family residence in the eastern part of the town. Mr. Finnegan was severely injured several months ago by a colt and ever since had been confined to his bed. His injury was healing nicely when on last Saturday he had an attack of heart trouble. Dr. Wheeler was called, but to no avail. Mr. Finnegan was born in Ireland 77 years ago. His family moved to this country and he spent his early years in Bristol and Henrietta. For 40 years Mr. Finnegan had been an upright and much respected citizen of East Bloomfield. His death will be a great loss to the community. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Miss Emma Finnegan, of this place, and Mrs. E. J. Pedley of Cleveland, O., and three sons, Herbert, Emmett and William, all of this place. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at the family residence, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. Burial was in the village cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1908

John Finnerty,
well-known in this city, died last evening at his home, No. 23 Rose street, at 7:40 o'clock. the cause of death was pneumonia. Mr. Finnerty came to this country from Mayo, Ireland, 49 years ago and had lived here ever since. Mr. Finnerty had been in the employ of the city until about a year ago, when he had an attack of la grippe from which he never fully recovered. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children. His sons are Martin C. and Patrick J. Finnerty; and his daughters, Mrs. John O. Leonard, Mrs. L. J. Boisvert and Miss Katharine Finnerty. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30 from St. Francis Desales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 22 July 1910

The death of Mrs. Matthew Finnerty occurred last week Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Foley, Arsenal hill. Her age was 80 years and death was due to apoplexy. Mrs. Finnerty is survived by nine of her 12 children as follows: Patrick of Buffalo; John of Seattle; Mrs. Norman Margrett of Rochester; Mrs. Richard McKay, Mrs. M. Foley, Mrs. J. J. Doyle, Mrs. B. Meath and Matthew and Dennis Finnerty, all of this town. Twenty-eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church on Saturday morning and burial was in Calvary cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1908

Patrick Finnerty,
aged 34 years, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at his home on the White Springs Road. He is survived by his widow, five children, Stephen Francis, Mary Braces, Margaret Belle, Anna Agnes and Julia Florence; one sister, Mrs. John Burns of Brockport, and one brother, John Finnerty, of this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 15 June 1887

Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mr. Thomas Finney
died here June 8, after a long and painful illness, of cancer in the neck and face. We deeply sympathize with the friends. The funeral was at the M. E. church on Monday at 2 o'clock. The services, which were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Byron, were most solemn and impressive.

From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Fischer,
aged 81 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Knauss, Friday, December 29th, of la grippe. The remains were taken to Rochester for interment.

From Shortsville Enterprise 10 July 1913

The death of Edwin Fish, a well-known farmer of this town, occurred at his home west of this village, about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, aged 65 years. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble for over a year. He was born Feb. 14, 1848, in the town of Manchester and had spent his whole life in this town and Farmington. He leaves a wife, one daughter and two sons. The funeral will take place today and the burial will be at Brookside Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 September 1910

George Fish,
aged 76 years, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the Canandaigua Hospital, where he had been a patient since February last. He was born at Hall. He had been a retired farmer for the past few years and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Holcomb, who resides on the Lake Road near Kashong. He is survived by one son, D. L. Fish of Canandaigua; and Mrs. E. L. Holcomb. The remains were brought from Canandaigua this afternoon and taken to the home of Mrs. Holcomb.

From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1897

Phelps, N. Y. - Jacob Fish,
a farmer, living midway between this village and Clifton Springs, died of dropsy last Friday, aged 57 years. A wife and several children survive. The funeral was held from St. Francis church on Monday forenoon and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1909

Halls Corners, N. Y. - Joseph R. Fish
died suddenly yesterday morning at his home near Halls Corners. The deceased was apparently in his usual health and started to the barn to do his regular chores. While milking it is supposed that he suffered a stroke of apoplexy. His wife who thought that he was gone longer than usual and longer than was necessary, went to the barn in search of him and found her husband lying unconscious on the floor near the milking stool. Mr. Fish never regained consciousness and died soon after. He was 57 years old and was survived by his widow; two sons, Sherwood and Albert; three daughters, Grace, Lulu and Maude; one sister, Mrs. John S. Hall of Seneca, and one brother, George Fish of Geneva. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 July 1904

Mary S. Fish,
seventy years of age, died yesterday at her home in Halls Corners. She is survived by her husband, George Fish, one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Holcomb of Geneva, one son, E. A. Fish of Canandaigua, and one brother, George Ledgerwood of Halls Corners. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house. Rev. A. B. Temple will officiate. Burial will be in Union church cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. -
At 5 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on the Purdy farm, four miles north of Manchester, occurred the death of Orin Fish. At noon Saturday, Mr. Fish went to the barn to hitch up to drive to Palmyra. He was gone so long that Mrs. Fish became alarmed. She went to the barn and found her husband unconscious. He was removed to the house, but never regained consciousness. The cause of death was apoplexy. Mr. Fish, who was about forty-five years old, was one of a family of nine children, all of whom are dead with the exception of one brother, who lives west of Manchester. He leaves, besides this brother, a wife and two daughters. Funeral services will be held at his late residence tomorrow at 2:30.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 July 1910

Mrs. Ruth A. Fish,
wife of Marsena Fish, died this morning at six o'clock at the City Hospital. The deceased, who resides in the rear of Devaney & Fletchers rooms, fell and broke her hip about five weeks ago. She was 69 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. S. Cook, Mrs. A. McKinder and Mrs. Minnie Clark, all of Syracuse; two sons, William Coleman of Syracuse and Eugene Coleman of South Dakota.

From Ontario County Times 30 May 1877

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Fish,
wife of Joseph Fish, died on Saturday morning of last week. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. Fish is lying very low and not expected to live from hour to hour. He has been sick for many months and has suffered greatly.

From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1891

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Alphonso G. Fisher
died last Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, aged 74 years. He was born on the farm where he died; his father also lived and died on the same farm. The funeral was Monday afternoon and was largely attended. He was buried at Bristol Centre.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 September 1904

Mrs. Anna Fisher,
forty-four years old, who resided with her sister, Mrs. Fannie Heffron, north of Phelps and about a mile southwest of the Wayne county line, arose from her bed at 6:30 o'clock this morning, wrapped a bed quilt about her, walked 100 yards from the house to an out building and deliberately shot herself four times. One bullet supposed to have been the last one fired passed through her heart causing instant death. The body was discovered some time afterwards and Coroner Weyburn of this city was notified. He left here on an early train and took charge of the body. His examination showed that four bullets fired from a small antiquated 22 calibre revolver had taken effect in her body. One entered her right temple, passing upwards, just clearing the brain, while the other three were intended for the heart. Only one took effect. Coroner Weyburn's investigation showed that the woman had been a sufferer for a long time with melancholia, a form of insanity accompanied by periods of mental depression and gloom. She had been treated by physicians in different cities and only two weeks ago had gone to live with her sister in preference to some institution for mental ailments. The verdict rendered by the coroner was to the effect that death was due to suicide by shooting while the deceased was mentally deranged. The woman's husband, Charles Fisher, resides at Lyons and he was notified early today. The woman had no children. She left an open letter addressed to her husband and a sealed one to her pastor. In the epistle to Mr. Fisher she said that she regretted the act she was about to commit but thought it was the best way to end her troubles and end the terrible strain on her husband occasioned by her condition. The letter, after being read by Coroner Weyburn, was turned over to the heartbroken husband. How the woman became possessed of the pistol is not known. Mrs. Heffron, her sister, says that it has been in the house for a great many years and was familiarly known to the members of the household as the "pop gun." It is supposed that in rummaging about the house for some weapon with which to end her existence, Mrs. Fisher accidentally found the revolver. Mrs. Heffron told Coroner Weyburn that when she arose this morning she passed through Mrs. Fisher's room and that she was up but not dressed. She talked pleasantly with her and did not pay any particular attention to her when she left the house, as it was customary for her to do so every morning. She did not hear the shots, the outhouse being at such a distance from the residence. Mrs. Fisher was born and raised on the farm where she ended her existence. Yells Bros., undertakers of Phelps, were given charge of the remains and the body will be taken to Lyons for burial.

From Ontario County Chronicle 27 March 1901

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - On Monday last, of consumption, occurred the death of Mrs. Carrie Tiffany, wife of Mortimer Fisher, aged 43 years. Deceased was a kind neighbor and a very devoted wife and mother. She is survived by a mother of 83 years, a husband and three children, Florence, Fayette and Ruby and was the last of a family of six to succumb to consumption.

From Ontario County Times 8 May 1872

Charles Fisher,
the well-known and estimable citizen from whom Fisher's Station on the New York Central railroad took its name, died at his residence in that place on Saturday last, at the age of seventy-three years.

From Ontario County Chronicle 7 January 1903

Charles G. Fisher,
a well-known and highly respected resident of this village, died at his home in Lower Main street yesterday afternoon, aged 72 years. Mr. Fisher suffered a stroke of paralysis about four years ago, and he had been continuously ill from that time. He was a man of genial disposition, and was widely known throughout Ontario County. Barring a short time he was in business for himself in this village, he had during the last quarter of a century been connected with the dry goods house of J. Levy and J. Levy Sons. He is survived by a wife and three children, Charles of Rochester; Mrs. W. E. Green of Detroit; and Mrs. H. L. Ricolton of Schenectady. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1882

Rushville, N. Y. - Christian Fisher,
aged 101 years, died March 2d, 1882, at the residence of his son, William Fisher, in Gorham. His long life of industry, integrity, and uprightness in business, is at last at an end. Some of his many children have died before him. His remains were buried in the cemetery at Rushville.

From Geneva Gazette 10 October 1884

Died in this town, at 8 o'clock this morning, Mr. Christopher Fisher, aged 82 years, 3 mos., and 5 days.  Deceased was born and lived all his days upon the farm where he died, and was probably the oldest native of Geneva at the day of his death.

From Geneva Gazette 6 June 1890

died quite suddenly at the residence of her son Frank, in the westerly part of this town Sunday evening last, aged 81 years.  She was a native of Connecticut, brought to this town at the age of six years by her parents.  On Dec. 25th, 1825, she was married to Christopher Fisher and immediately settled on the farm where she resided at the time of her death.  Mrs. Fisher raised a family of three boys -- Frank M., Wm. H. of Geneva, and the late Geo. W., who died in Canandaigua in Feb. 1888 -- and three girls, Mrs. P. F. Ayes of Rushville, Mrs. S. Spangle of Hopewell, and Mrs. B. D. Staats of Geneva.  The surviving children and grand children with one exception were present at the funeral and followed their beloved and devoted mother to her final resting place, in the beautiful Sand Hill cemetery, where her lamented husband had been resting for nearly six years.

From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1892

Rushville, N. Y. - The funeral of Conrad Fisher was held in the Congregational church on Saturday. He died at the home of Chas. Ferguson, in Gorham, in the 91st year of his age.

From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1909

Allens Hill, N. Y. -
When word came that Mrs. Elizabeth Case Fisher, of East Bloomfield, had passed away, all hearts were saddened. Mrs. Fisher, before moving to East Bloomfield, was a devoted member and constant attendant and worker in the Methodist church here, and particularly as a member of the Sunday School, she proved her usefulness by such faithful and constant service as few ever render. There are many in the school who have borne testimony to the high value of the training they received under her guidance and instruction. She was a generous supporter of the church and missions and the Ladies Aid society of which she was a charter member. Mrs. Fisher had a pleasing personality, a kindly word for everyone, a tender heart which was touched by an condition of sorrow or of want. No one ever conversed with her but to leave her presence instructed and with a desire to make the most of life. Well might she had said at the close of life, "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith."

From Ontario County Journal 2 August 1895

On Sunday occurred the death of Mrs. Hannah Fisher, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Maltman, on Gibson street, this village. The deceased was 76 years of age. The remains were taken to Rushville, the former home of the deceased, for interment, Tuesday. The funeral services was conducted by Rev. D. D. Campbell, assisted by Rev. G. R. Gallagher of Rushville.

From Victor Herald 1 July 1893

Henry Pardee Fisher
died at his home at Fishers Sunday morning last; the funeral was held at his late home Tuesday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Legal; the interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery. The deceased was born at Fishers in December, 1851. His father was Charles Fisher, one of the early settlers of the western part of the town. Henry received a good common school education, and soon after attaining his majority married Miss L. Bushman of Mendon Centre. He engaged in farming for a number of years, and was for a number of years in the grain and produce business. About three years ago he had a very severe attack of pneumonia from the effects of which he never fully recovered, this finally resulted in heart disease, which was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Fisher was a young man of good habits and considerable business ability. He was poor master at Fishers Station under President Cleveland. In 1880 he was elected justice of the peace, and served three terms in succession. In his official capacity he was always a peace maker, and never allowed litigants to go to trial if he could possibly bring about an amicable settlement. His opinion and advice were always sought in local affairs, and very often in private business matters. He was an efficient useful member of the town board and always took a lively interest in all that concerned economy and good government in local affairs. In politics he was a Democrat; he took great interest in the welfare of that party, and was a most efficient worker in political campaigns. He leaves a wife and two children, son and daughter, besides these an aged mother and three brothers. The sympathy of a large number of friends and acquaintances is extended to the family.

From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The remains of James R. Fisher, a former resident, were brought here from Canandaigua on Monday afternoon. His death, which occurred Sunday night at the Canandaigua hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, was due to Bright's disease. He was about 76 years of age. He was born in the town of Middlesex and was a son of Peter and Lavinna Fisher. His life up to the past 15 years was spent in this vicinity, where he was a well-known and prosperous farmer. In 1895, his wife, whose maiden name was Hannah Cook, died in the Rochester city hospital. Since her death he had made his home with his daughter in Williamstown, Mass. Less than two weeks ago he went to Canandaigua on a visit to friends in this vicinity. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Lord, and a grandson, both of Williamstown, Mass. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. Alfred Trenerry, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was made in the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1887

Naples, N. Y. -
A neighbor, Mrs. John Fisher, was stricken with paralysis, and died soon after she had been taken home.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of John A. Fisher occurred at his home in the town of Gorham on Friday, death being due to advanced age and general debility. The deceased was the son of Conrad and Sarah Fisher and was born near Geneva on November 25, 1823. It was rather a strange coincidence that of his father's family of 15, who were all born on the old homestead, all eventually settled in the town of Gorham. When about 23 years of age he married Eliza Catherine Rude, of Cuba, Alleghany county, and two children were born to them, one of whom, Alson Fisher of Rushville, is still living. For his second wife, he married Louisa Haire of Canandaigua. Mr. Fisher moved to the farm where his death occurred in 1848 and had always been connected with the best interests of the community, being a man of strength and integrity and respected by all who knew him. Besides his wife and son, he leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Ferguson of Rushville, and Mrs. Lester Adams of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held from the residence on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Harsey King performing the last sad rites. The burial was in Rushville cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1881

At 11:50 today, Louis Fisher, the well-known butcher, breathed his last, after an illness which had confined him to his house for only eight days, though he had been more or less a sufferer from disease of the digestive organs for four months past. He was a Genevan of oldest residence among us, and had been connected for 30 years with different firms - Merrill, Scoon and others, and latterly in his own name, in the meat business. He was kind-hearted, jovial and genial by nature, and an ever-welcome companion in social circles. Many a heart will grieve at his death. The deceased was a native of Saxony, (Germany), and emigrated to this country and settled in Geneva in 1845. His age was 57 years and 11 months. He leaves a mourning family, consisting of a widow and several adult children. His funeral will take place next Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from his late residence on Castle st. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 August 1884

Rushville, N. Y. -
This community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mary, wife of Wm. Fisher of Gorham, which occurred Tuesday evening, August 26th. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of all.

From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911

Death came peacefully on Sunday to Mrs. Mary A. Fisher, widow of George W. Fisher, at the home of her son-in-law, William P. Boswell, Chapin street, on Sunday afternoon. Through long weeks of invalidism, she had found a home where the tenderest care was administered unto her. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Arthur Copeland conducted a brief service. Mrs. Harriet Sterling and Miss Mary Sheldon sang. The bearers were E. A. Wright, G. A. DeGraff, A. R. Lindenberry, James Porter, Dr. George Gregg and C. W. Mead. The remains were placed in the vault at Woodlawn, and the interment will be in Sand Hill cemetery in Hopewell in the spring. Mrs. Fisher was born in Hopewell, Aug. 1, 1827. She married about 50 years ago, Mr. Fisher preceding her in death 23 years ago. Her only daughter, Mrs. W. P. Boswell, died about three years ago. She is survived by two brothers, Simon and Phillip Spangle of Hopewell; two grandchildren, Frank P. Boswell and Mrs. John Daly; and one great- grandson, John W. Daly.

From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893

Honeoye, N. Y. - Ralph A. Fisher,
son of Mortimer Fisher, of Allens Hill, died Friday, March 31,

From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1891

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Fisher,
mother of Henry Fisher, died at his home near this village on Sunday. The funeral was held on Tuesday; she was 84 years of age.

From Geneva Gazette 11 July 1827

On Tuesday the 26th ult., Mr. Samuel Fisher of Gorham, (brother-in-law to Mr. Peter Thomas, of this village), was killed in a most shocking manner.  He had been ploughing with a young, fractious horse, and about 7 o'clock P. M. mounted him to ride to the house.  While drinking in a brook which crossed the lane, the horse became frightened, threw Mr. F. from his back, and ran off, dragging him by one leg, which unfortunately became entangled in the trace chain.  Mr. F. was found about 40 rods from where the horse started, in a deplorable condition.  All but three of the ribs on one side were broken from the back bone and he was otherwise terribly bruised.  He died about 3 o'clock the next morning, leaving a wife and six children. He was an industrious man, in good circumstances; and was at the celebration of St. Johns in this village the day previous. So true is it, that "in the midst of life we are in death."

From Ontario County Journal 19 March 1897

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. William Fisher,
of Fishers, died at her home on Saturday morning. The funeral was held at the house on Tuesday morning, Rev. Mr. Brigham officiating. Mrs. Fisher leaves a husband and two sons, besides her parents, four sisters and two brothers.

From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909

At the home of her sister, Mrs. Mariette Newman, Clark street, occurred the death on Wednesday morning of Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Joshua Fitch, aged 69 years. Mrs. Fitch had for some time suffered from paralysis. Deceased was born in Hornell in January, 1840, and Canandaigua had been her home for over 30 years. Her husband, Joshua Fitch, died six years ago. Mrs. Fitch had long been a member of the Presbyterian church, and her life was one of usefulness and devotion. There survive one son, Herbert G. Fitch, of Indianapolis; one grandson, Clifford Hale of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Mariette Newman of this village, and Mrs. Mattie Emery of Hornell, and three brothers, William Nicholson of Chapin, J. W. and Calvin Nicholson of Hornell. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Newman, 32 Clark street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Rev. G. L. Morrill, of the Presbyterian church, will officiate.

From Ontario County Chronicle 15 July 1903

Joshua Fitch,
a well-known and respected citizen of this village, died at the Beahan Hospital on Monday night, after undergoing an operation, made necessary by a rupture of long standing. The operation was performed by Dr. Jones of Rochester. Mr. Fitch had been in poor health for many years, which he endured uncomplainingly. He was widely known and had the confidence of all who knew him. He was 68 years of age and is survived by a widow and an only son, Herbert Fitch, of this village. The funeral will be held from the family home in Gorham street at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1895

Edmund Fitten
died Thursday night at his home on North street, near the state farm. Deceased had been ill for many months, and while his death was not altogether unexpected, it will cause much grief to his family and friends. Mr. Fitten was a man who enjoyed the respect of his many acquaintances, and his honorable way of dealing with all made for him a name that will be long remembered. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the house and at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's church.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1912

George H. Fitton,
aged 39 years, died this morning at 11 o'clock at his late home, No. 75 High street. He had been ill with pneumonia only since last Sunday. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Sarah Fitton; two brothers, John W. and E. J. Fitton, all of this city. The deceased was an employee of the Standard Optical Co. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1907

James Fitton, eighty-four years of age, died yesterday at his home, No. 62 Main street. The deceased was born in England and came to this country fifty years ago. Since that time the larger portion of his life has been spent in this city and vicinity. By occupation he was a nurseryman and for many years was employed in the Maxwell Brothers nurseries. He was a member of Old Castle Lodge, No. 288, I. O. O. F., and attended St. Peter's Episcopal church. He is survived by one son, George A. Fitton; one daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Fitton; one brother, William Fitton; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Barlow, Mrs. Thomas Y Smith and Mrs. Susanna McEwen, all of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. The members of the Castle Lodge will attend the funeral in a body.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1905

John A. Fitton,
forty-three years of age, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the City Hospital, from the effect of taking a half-ounce dose of arsenic shortly before 6 o'clock last night, From the statements that he made before his death, it is believed that he took the arsenic in a fit of despondency. For seven years the deceased has suffered from an affectation of the optic nerve that rendered him practically blind and made it impossible for him to distinguish anything except light and darkness. This made it almost impossible for him to make a livelihood. He has sold books, and petty merchandise by means of a house-to-house canvass, but this brought him only a meagre revenue on which to support his wife and child. The hardness of fate was repeatedly the subject of his broodings and caused him at times abject melancholy. It is believed that he was in one of these moods when he committed the deed just before supper last night. Although doctors inquired as to where he secured the poison, he refused to state. Instead of going to his own home at the corner of Burrall and Prospect avenues after he had taken the poison, he walked to the home of his father, James Fitton, who lives at No. 62 Main street. As arsenic poison takes effect slowly he was able to walk this distance before he was taken violently ill. But on arriving at the home of his father, he complained of being sick and Dr. W. W. Hopkins, who lives in the neighborhood, was called. Fitton grew worse and Dr. H. J. Knickerbocker was also called. Together the two physicians took steps to remove the poison by means of a stomach pump. This appeared to relieve him for a time. It was then thought that the man might linger along for several weeks and the physicians advised that he should be removed to the hospital. This was done, but on arriving at the hospital, nausea and purging was resumed. This weakened the man and death occurred at 2:30 o'clock. Upon his death Coroner H. D. Weyburn was called. The body was ordered removed to the undertaking rooms of Kennedy & Kennedy. After investigating the circumstances, the coroner was satisfied that the death was due to poison taken with suicidal intent on account of despondency. A burial certificate was issued accordingly.

The deceased was born near St. Louis, Missouri, but came to this city in his early childhood. The remainder of his life has been spent in this city. He is survived by his father, John Fitton; sister, Phoebe E. Fitton and brother, George A. Fitton; widow and son, John V. Fitton.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 September 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
Intelligence was received here last night of the death of Mrs. Ann Fitzgerald, which occurred at New York Thursday morning. Death was the result of a fall sustained by Mrs. Fitzgerald a few days ago by which she fractured the bones of her hip. The remains will be brought to Phelps and the funeral services held at St. Francis Catholic church tomorrow morning.

From Ontario County Journal 14 May 1897

On Tuesday evening, May 11, at her home on Pleasant street, occurred the death of Mrs. Bridget Burke FitzGerald, widow of James FitzGerald, aged 93 years, 1 day. Of the immediate family there survive her one daughter, Sister M. Clotilde, Mother Superior of the Sacred Heart Orphan asylum at Baltimore, Md., who has been with her during the last two weeks; a grandson, James Donahe, and a niece, Mrs. J. G. Hudson, of this village. The funeral services will be attended from St. Mary's church this morning at 9 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1905

David Fitzgerald,
aged seventy-three years, died at his home in Prospect avenue Saturday evening, cause of death was due to general debility owing to age. The deceased was born in Ireland. He came to this country fifty-six years ago and to this city nine years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mary, three sons, John of Rockland, N. Y., David H. of Livingston Manor, N. Y., and James of Rockland, N. Y., and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Johnson of Horton, N. Y., Mrs. Edward Gavin and Miss Ellen A. Fitzgerald, both of this city. The funeral will be held at nine o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1905

The body of Mrs. David Fitzgerald, who died at the home of her son at Livingston Manor, N. Y., Tuesday, arrived here on the 9:16 train this morning. The remains were immediately taken to St. Francis de Sales where services were held. Following the church service, burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1897

Died, Ella, wife of George Fitzgerald, of Wadsworth street, at 6 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of about two weeks. The cause of death was exhaustion caused by childbirth. The funeral will take place at East Bloomfield Thursday next. Services will be conducted by Father Garvey of that place.

From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - John Fitzgerald, Sr.,
died last Monday from the effects of a sunstroke a few weeks since while at work in the hay field, aged 57 years. The deceased was an ice dealer and had resided in Phelps for a long time, and was a steady, industrious man, with a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife, one son, John of Caledonia, and a daughter, Rose. The funeral services were held yesterday morning from St. Francis' church and interment made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 March 1902

Mrs. Nora Fitzgerald
died at the family residence in LaFayette avenue at 2:15 o'clock this morning, aged 67 years.  Mrs. Fitzgerald had been ill a year.  The cause of death was cancer.  The deceased had been a resident of Geneva 50 years. She was a devoted communicant of St. Francis de Sales church.  The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Mennell, and by five sons, Edward, William, Timothy, James and John, all of this city.  The funeral announcement will appear later. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1853

DIED in Gorham on the 12 inst., THOMAS FITZGERALD, aged 60 years.  He fell through the R. R. bridge near Gorham and died from the effects of his injuries.

From Ontario County Times 22 October 1884

Victor, N. Y. - 
A sad accident occurred here on Monday afternoon. As Mrs. William Fitzgerald and her two sons were returning home from Rochester, the horses became unmanageable and ran away, throwing the occupants of the wagon to the ground, fatally injuring Mrs. Fitzgerald, who died the next day. The funeral was held at the Catholic church on Thursday.

From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1880

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Mr. Dennis Fitzmorris, aged 50 years, died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week. The remains were taken to Canandaigua on Saturday for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1884

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Fitzmorris,
wife of Thomas Fitzmorris, died very suddenly last Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church Tuesday morning.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 February 1907

On Sunday evening last at the home of her adopted son, James O'Connell, two miles east of Canandaigua, the death occurred of Mrs. Jane Fitzmorris, dropsy being the cause of death. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church this morning with interment in Calvary cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At her home one mile south of this village, Tuesday evening, occurred the death of Mrs. John Fitzmorris, aged 70 years. She leaves her husband, two sons, John and Thomas of this place; two daughters, Mrs. Adelbert Spoor of Rochester; and Mrs. Lew McCarthy of Portland, Oregon; a brother, Patrick Flanagan of Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. P. M. McGreevy, of this place. Mrs. Fitzmorris had been a resident of this town for fifty years. She was a woman of sterling qualities and happy disposition and will be missed not only by her immediate friends and relatives, but by the entire community.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1894

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Matthew FitzMorris, whose death occurred last Saturday morning at the home of his father, John FitzMorris, was held from St. Bridget's church Monday forenoon, the Rev. Father Donnelly of Victor officiating. Mr. FitzMorris was 32 years old, and leaves a wife and two small children.

From Victor Herald 9 November 1895

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mathew Fitzmorris died after a brief illness Tuesday, at the age of 74 years and 9 months. He leaves a wife, three daughters, one son and a brother, all residents of the town. The funeral which was very largely attended, was held Thursday forenoon at St. Bridget's church, the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1884

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of Thomas FitzMorris took place last Monday morning. Services were held at St. Bridget's Church, Rev. Father Hughes officiating, and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment. The death of Mr. FitzMorris occurred on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 94 years.

From Ontario County Times 19 November 1884

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mr. Thomas FitzMorris, who died at the advanced age of 93 years, took place here today. He was buried in Canandaigua. His history is a little remarkable and deserves a passing tribute. He emigrated from Ireland many years ago with a wife and six small children, and when he reached Canandaigua, had but two pounds in his pocket. Still he came on to East Bloomfield, hired a house in the village, where he settled with his family. He hired out by the month to Mr. Shepard Wheeler, walking to and from his work every night and morning. Finally, by his wonderful industry and economy, he became able to buy himself a farm, and eventually one for each of his three sons. He lived with his first wife forty years, and after marrying again, lived with a second wife twenty-five years, surviving her by one year. He was blind fourteen years. And most remarkable of all, he never learned the taste of liquor, never having put it to his lips in any form.

From Ontario County Journal 2 September 1892

Died, on Monday, Aug. 22, at the residence of Mrs. B. B. Wood, in West Bloomfield, Thomas FitzSimmons, aged about sixty years. Deceased was born in Ireland, and came to this country about forty years ago. He entered the service of George Wendell, of West Bloomfield, in whose family the greater part of his life was spent. Deceased fought faithfully for the Union in the Civil War. He paid a visit to his native country some years ago, but soon returned. He leaves no relatives in America. funeral service were held at St. Joseph's church and interment at Lima Catholic Cemetery.

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