From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1909
Mrs. Henrietta E. Gocher, wife of Albert W., died this morning at
5:30 o'clock at the family residence at Hall's Corners. The deceased
was 58 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, William
H. Phelps of Buffalo, and Ralph E. Gocher and Albert C. Gocher, also of
Buffalo; one daughter, Margaret B. Gocher, and one sister, Mrs. Eva
Lockwood of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Burial in Little Church Cemetery
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1897
James Godell died at his home on William street Friday afternoon
of heart disease. He was sixty years of age, by occupation a farmer in
the town of Geneva. To mourn his loss he leaves a sister, Mrs. D. B.
Wright, and a daughter, Miss C. Godell. Mr.
Godell attended church at the First Presbyterian church. The funeral
took place this afternoon. Interment was made in Glenwood.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1909
Mrs. Bridget Godfrey died last night at her home at 157 E. North
street. She had lived in Geneva 60 years. She leaves two brothers, and
one sister all of this city. The funeral will take place at 8:30
o'clock Monday morning from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis
DeSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1895
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Janette Godfrey, who died at the home of
a daughter in Naples on Sunday,
was the mother of Mrs. W. M. Spangle, in this village. She was
aged 73 years, and was a former resident of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1895
The death of Mrs. Janette Godfrey occurred at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. S. R. Sutton, in Naples, on Sunday morning, aged 73
years. Mrs. Godfrey resided most of the time in Canandaigua, where she
buried her husband 14 years ago. She went to Naples last week, and on
Wednesday was stricken with paralysis, rendering her unconscious, in
which state she remained until her death. Besides Mrs. Sutton, she
leaves two other daughters, Mrs. William Spangle and Miss Addie Godfrey
of this village; also two sons, Volney of Bradford, Pa., and William of
Canandaigua; and a sister, Mrs. Lamport of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1883
Michael Godfrey, who lived on Bristol street, was found dead in
bed Sunday morning. He had been a sufferer from paralysis for some
years. His age was 72 years. Coroner Jewett gave his opinion that death
was caused by apoplexy. No inquest was held.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1890
Academy, N. Y. - Mr. William G. Godley died at the residence of
his son-in-law, Mr. C. D. Castle, on the 16th inst., aged 82 years. Mr.
Godley had been in feeble health for a number of years and his was the
most gradual decline until the sands of life had passed. Every care and
kindness that loving daughters and kind friends could bestow were
generously given him. Mr. Godley was a man of decided religious and
views. There was no uncertain sound about his religion; he had a good
for the faith that was in him. Rev. Mr. Langworthy conducted the
services at the house on Sunday afternoon. A text was given him by Mrs.
Castle after he arrived at the house, and he preached a masterly
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday at his home southwest of
Canandaigua, near the town line between Canandaigua and Bristol,
occurred the death of Asa Goff, an old and respected resident
of that community. Mr. Goff was seventy-one years of age, and his death
was due to pneumonia. He leaves a widow and several children.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1891
Academy, N. Y. - Mr. Charles Goff, who died here on the 30th
of January last, at the age of 83 years, had spent most of his life in
the neighborhood where he died. He was an industrious, kind-hearted
neighbor, never taking part in any society matters or attending any
meetings but funerals where tears would course his cheeks in sympathy
with the afflicted.
From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1909
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The death of Miss Maria N. Goff occurred
of her brother, George Goff, near Cheshire, at an early
hour yesterday morning. About five months ago Miss Goff underwent an
operation and has steadily declined since. She was born in the town of
Bristol on April 25, 1854, and was the daughter of Martin and Nancy
Goff. She began teaching at the age of 18 and had taught 29 terms in
schools of Bristol, South Bristol, and Victor. She leaves two sisters,
Mrs. Naomi Johnson, of West Hill, and Miss Lucretia Goff, of Bristol
Center; and three brothers, George, Granville and Isaiah. The funeral
will be held from the Methodist church at Bristol Center tomorrow at 12
noon. There will be a short service at the home of George Goff at 10
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1892
Bristol Center, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Martin
were held at the residence Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Kerr, of the
Church, officiating. Mr. Goff was 80 years old and had been for nearly
years a resident of this town. He leaves a wife, three sons and three
to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1893
Timothy Golding, a farmer and drover residing near Canandaigua,
on the Bristol road, died early Tuesday morning from the effects of an
operation of amputation performed on him Sunday. Deceased had
frozen his foot from which gangrene resulted and the operation was
successfully performed but the patient's advanced age was against him
and he sank rapidly. He was about 75 years old and was a man of
means. He leaves no family.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1894
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Allen T. Goldsmith, who has been all his life
a prominent resident of this place, died at his home last Saturday
night, in the 73d year of his age. Mr. Goldsmith has always been a
farmer and was also largely interested in the malting business. Mr.
Goldsmith leaves a wife, one son, Fred T. of New York, and three
daughters, Kate, Lizzie and Anna. The funeral was held at the house on
Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Leonard Woods Richardson of Palmyra
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1899
Chapinville, N. Y. - On Wednesday, Feb. 8, occurred the death of Mrs.
Goldsmith, aged 77 years. The deceased was a resident of
Academy and was on a visit to her sons who reside here. She was taken
with the grippe which caused her death. She leaves two sons and two
From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1896
Phelps, N. Y. - Norman E. Goo, an old and prominent resident of
this place, died at his home on Ontario street last Saturday morning of
old age, in the 89th year of his age. A wife and son survive. The
funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Mr.
Fish, of the Baptist church, officiating and interment being made in
the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Charles S. Goodale died Saturday morning at
the age of 66 years, at his residence, one mile west of Cheshire
this town, after an illness of ten days. When quite young Mr. Goodale
enlisted in the Civil War and served throughout the rebellion. He his
his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hutchens of Phelps and one brother,
Leonard Goodale of Bristol. Mr. Goodale was widely known as a prominent
farmer and stock raiser and had a farm of 400 acres that was valued at
about $20,000, besides other property.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1878
We discharge a most painful duty in announcing the death of Mr.
Elijah Goodale, which occurred at his residence in this town on
Saturday morning last, after a long illness, suffering intensely of
Bright's disease. Deceased was one of our oldest and most valued
patrons, as he was one of most intelligent and highly respected farmers
of this town. He was reckoned among the "pioneer settlers,"
having come to this county from Amherst, Mass., (of which he was a
native) at the early age of nine years -- 68 years ago. (His
ill-fated father was killed in erecting the first bridge that spanned
the creek at Orleans.) The former took an active interest
in public affairs, and was a thorough going democrat from principle.
Not only his vote but his influence and labors were unselfishly
exerted to promote the success of the party to which he was ardently
attached. He discharged every obligation to his neighbor and
to society in a manner that characterized the honest and upright
citizen. Mr. G. was bereaved about three years ago by the death
of his estimable consort, since which time his thoughts have reverted
more and more to the future life and to preparations therefor. He
welcomed death as a sweet relief from earthly cares and suffering and
as the opening door to an eternity of bliss with loved ones gone
before. He leaves but two children, a son and daughter, who will
affectionately cherish and revere his memory.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1904
Elijah Goodale, aged eighty-five years, died at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Emma Lackey, 5
North Exchange street at 11:20 last night. The cause of death
was general debility. Mr. Goodale was born in Vermont, but removed
to New York state when a young man. He settled in the vicinity of
Orleans and for forty years conducted the hotel at that place
where he was highly respected. The deceased moved to Geneva only
a short time ago. He is survived by two sons, George and Silas Goodale,
both of Detroit, Mich., and by three daughters, Mrs. Wilson Brazee
of Florida, Mrs. Frederick Wilson of Syracuse and Mrs. Emma Lackey
of this city. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
From Geneva Gazette 29 June 1888
Boys fishing in Canandaigua lake last week found the dead body of Esther
Goodale, a maiden lady about 51 years of
age. She left a note in her room telling her friends that when
they read it she would be in eternity. She had
been on the verge of insanity for more than a year, and lately had
become despondent, her mania taking an intensely religious turn.
She felt that the Lord had deserted her and that she was forever damned.
From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1888
Yesterday, just after noon, Wm. Poore, who was fishing near the foot of
the lake between the island and the west shore,
discovered the remains of a woman floating about fifty feet from
shore. Coroner Beahan was at once notified and as soon as a jury could
be impanelled, they repaired to scene and viewed the remains.
Ira B. Howe, having been informed of the discovery, and apprehending
that it might be Esther Goodale, a sister of Mrs. Howe, who
had been missing since the night before, had reached the spot and
the dead woman as his sister-in-law. The remains were taken to Mr.
residence and the inquest was adjourned until eight o'clock this
The deceased, who was fifty years of age, had been despondent for some
time and had frequently threatened to take her own life. After it was
learned that a woman's body had been found in the lake, a note was
discovered in the missing woman's room saying she had flown and that it
would be and that it would be of no use to search for her.
From Ontario County Times 28 August 1872
Horace Goodale, an aged and respected citizen of the town of
Hopewell, died in Clifton Springs on the 21st instant. Mr. Goodale was
born in 1801, and was consequently upwards of 70 years of age at the
time of his death. Mrs. Wm. Hildreth of this village, is a daughter of
From Geneva Gazette 18 August 1871
Sudden Death - A terrible accident occurred in the eastern part of
Farmington on Sunday last, resulting in the almost instant death of a
young man named Orin Goodale. It seems that the deceased
was swinging in company with another person, when the swing had reached
a great height a part of it suddenly
broke, violently precipitating its occupant to the ground. Young
Goodale struck upon his back and his companion fell heavily upon
him. The latter was comparatively unhurt, the former lived
but a few minutes.
From Ontario Republican Times 12 November 1862
Died in the town of Bristol, on the seventh instant, Rev.
Solomon Goodale, in the ninety-sixth year of his age. Born in
Brookfield, Mass., Aug. 31, 1767, he came into the town of Phelps,
in this county, in 1793, where he was baptized into the fellowship of
the Baptist Church in 1799. He was ordained to the work of the Gospel
Ministry in 1802 and removed to the town of Bristol in the same year.
He remained Pastor of the church in Bristol about 30 years, in which
he had the pleasure to see the little church become a large and
one. His funeral was attended at the same church where he for so many
years preached the Gospel, on Sunday the ninth instant, by a large
of sympathizing friends.
From Ontario County Times 9 April 1884
Bristol, N. Y. - Died at his home in Bristol, on the morning
of April 10th, Mr. Solomon Goodale, aged 71 years, 6 months,
and 27 days. Funeral services at the Baptist church Saturday, April
12th, Rev. G. R. Searles of Cheshire preaching the funeral discourse.
Mr. Goodale has three children who survive him: G. S. Goodale of
Huntersburg, Indiana; Charles Goodale of Canandaigua, and Leonard C.
Goodale, who lives on the old homestead.
From Ontario County Times 12 February 1879
Mrs. Zemanthia B. Goodale, wife of Solomon Goodale, Esq., died at
the residence of her husband, after a long and painful illness, on the
2d instant, in the 67th year of her age. The deceased was highly
esteemed in the community where she lived, a devoted wife and mother,
and one whose death is the cause of profound sorrow to many warmly
attached friends. The funeral services were held in the Universalist
church at Baptist Hill last Wednesday, the Rev. J. F. Gates
officiating. The occasion brought together a large assemblage of people
who came to pay a last tribute of respect to her memory, and to attest
their sympathy with the bereaved family. Mrs. Goodale was a sister of
Mrs. O. S. Buckley of this village.
From Palmyra Courier 30 October 1918, p. 4
WAS BORN IN PALMYRA - George E. Goodell died at his home in
Manchester on Monday morning after a short illness. He was the son of
George and Hilda Smith Goodell of Palmyra, and was born at Palmyra
16, 1848, and lived in Palmyra until he was 8 years old when he moved
Farmington and had since lived in the townships of Farmington and
following the occupation of farming. He was married to Phoebe Randall
3, 1872. He was a member of the Manchester Grange. He is survived by
wife, one daughter and one son. The funeral will be held Wednesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1905
The funeral of Miss Pearl B. Goodelle took place this
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Goodelle, of No. 25 Bismark street, and at 3 o'clock from the First
Methodist church. Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of the M. E. church,
officiated. The bearers were Frank Drake, Sanford Henion, Seth Lewis,
Frank Stannard, E. A. Soverign, Walter Riegle. The young women of the
Mispha Bible class of which Miss Goodelle was a member, acted as
honorary bearers. Burial was made in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1899
The death of Ann E. Gooding, wife of Spencer Gooding,
Esq., occurred at Rochester on Saturday. Mrs. Gooding had been an
invalid for a number of months. She is survived by her husband, one
daughter, Miss Edith Gooding, of this village, and one son, Dr. Matthew
Gooding of Detroit. The funeral services were attended from her late
home on Bristol street Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. H. Wyse
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1897
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Betsey Gooding, widow of the
late Russell Gooding, died on Tuesday morning at the home of her
son-in-law, R. M. Lee, at South Bloomfield. About a year ago, the
deceased went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Lee, on account of her
failing health. For a short time after going there she improved, but
after the first of last January she began to fail again. Her illness
was the outgrowth of a complication of disease, and being of a frail
constitution, she readily fell a victim. Mrs. Gooding was born in
Bristol and was the daughter of Samuel Thurber, being one of 11
children. In 1839 she married Russell Gooding of South Bloomfield. To
them were born four children, Horace Gooding who died in the war; C. E.
Gooding of South Bristol; Mrs. Sarah Martin of Canandaigua; and Mrs. R.
M. Lee of South Bloomfield, who still survive her. The funeral services
took place on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock and were conducted by the
Rev. B. F. Hitchcock, pastor of the Methodist church,of which she was a
member, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Mary, pastor of the Universalist
church at Bristol. The deceased was 81 years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 20 August 1897
Chester Gooding, a well known and wealthy farmer of Western
Canandaigua, committed suicide in the Webster House barn in that
village last Wednesday by shooting himself with a revolver. Death
was instantaneous. He left a letter on his person addressed to a
cousin, saying that he was afraid of losing his mind and did not want
to become a burden to anybody, hence he thought it best to put himself
out of the way. He was about 50 years old and leaves a widow.
mind was already affected by imaginary rather than real troubles.
A Coroner's jury will investigate.
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 July 1903
Sunday afternoon Mrs. H. O. Park, a neighbor, called at the home of
Mrs. Emilie Gooding in Mason street, and was surprised to find
the latter lying on the bed in an unconscious condition. Dr. F. G.
McClellan was called and made a vigorous effort to bring her back to
life but without success and death soon followed. Mrs. Gooding had
acted strangely of late and her threats to do away with herself aroused
her neighbor, Mrs. Park, who had notified relatives. In a note found on
a bureau, and dated July 22, she said that her head bothered her so
that she could stand it no longer and hoped that no one would be
wronged by her act. She specified the undertaker she preferred, named
the persons she desired for bearers, stated where she preferred to be
buried, and asked for a private funeral. she also gave directions
regarding her estate, on which she could have lived comfortably.
Coroner Warner was summoned and decided that death was due to a dose of
chloroform administered by the unfortunate woman. She was 63 years of
age and was the widow of Chester Gooding, a well-known farmer who
committed suicide by shooting himself while in the Webster House barns
in this village about five years ago. Mrs. Caroline Hewitt of Naples is
a sister, and William Kauffman of Rochester, a nephew, of the deceased.
The funeral was held yesterday, the interment being in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 4 September 1885
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Russel W. Gooding died last Thursday
morning, after suffering for over two years. His funeral attended by a
large circle of friends which he had gained by his kindness, and just
and honorable dealings. He was seventy-seven years old and had lived
here over forty-five years. He leaves a wife, one son and two
daughters. The sermon was preached by Mr. Armstrong, of East
Bloomfield, and he was buried on Baptist Hill. His brother, Chester,
and his daughter, Emeline, former residents of this place, but now
living in Michigan, were present at the funeral.
From Ontario Republican Times 11 June 1862
Died, in the town of Bristol, on the 7th present, Mr. Thomas
Gooding, aged 83 years. The deceased became a resident of Bristol
more than sixty years ago, and was in fact one of the pioneer settlers
of that town. For upwards of fifty-five years, he had been a member of
the Baptist Church. And during his long life, he had ever enjoyed the
respect and confidence of his fellow townsmen, maintaining from first
to last, the character of an honest man and true christian.
From Ontario County Journal 8 July 1881
Many of our readers will be pained
to learn of the death of Mr. Wells Gooding, of this
town, which occurred on Wednesday morning. Mr. Gooding's illness
was quite brief, the disease being typhoid pneumonia. Since his
boyhood Mr. Gooding had been a resident of Canandaigua, and always
commanded universal respect and esteem. He was a man of industrious
habits and sterling character. and was prominent as an enterprising
man and successful farmer. The funeral services were held yesterday
and were attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Mr.
Gooding was 61 years of age.
From Ontario Messenger 25 June 1856
DIED - In Bristol, on the 19th inst., Zepheniah W.
Gooding. Mr. Gooding was born in Dyghton, Mass., in 1777, and at
the time of his death had nearly fulfilled his seventy-ninth year. In
1796, in company with four
brothers, he removed from his native place to Bristol, and began with
them the only settlement of that town. In 1800 he married Polly
Greig, reared an industrious and honorable family, and by a life
of integrity and usefulness, he for more than sixty years, added his
share to the lustre of a wide-spread and deservedly celebrated family
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1907
After an illness of only 22 hours, M. Adelbert Goodman, 58
years of age, clerk at the Kirkwood Hotel and a well-known hotel man,
died last night shortly before 12 o'clock at his home, No. 327 Main
street. The deceased had the night trick Tuesday and worked until 2
o'clock yesterday morning and on going home, complained to his wife of
feeling ill. He got up at 12 o'clock yesterday noon with the intention
of going to work in the afternoon, but he was too ill to report for
Yesterday, he grew steadily worse until his death occurred. The cause
death was acute Bright's disease, complicated with heart failure. Mr.
comes of a family long associated with the hotel business and was born
East Varick, Seneca County. His first experience in the hotel business
with his uncle, John Woodmancy, in Seneca Falls. Later he was in the
business at Seneca Falls with his brother, Lambert. Between 35 and 40
ago, Adelbert and Lambert Goodman opened the Towsley House in Waterloo.
Together they conducted this hotel until it burned seven years ago. He
came to this city and became steward of the Kanadesaga Club. He served
this capacity for four years and after a short respite became manager
the International Hotel. He managed this hotel for nearly a year and
retired from the hotel business to become an inspector for the Geneva
Company. Last September he was engaged as clerk at the Kirkwood, where
has since been employed. Mr. Goodman was an enthusiastic Mason and was
a member of Seneca Lodge, F. and A. M. of Waterloo, and Monroe
K. T., of Rochester. Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother,
who is proprietor of the Goodman House at Interlaken. Burial
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1905
Charles M. Goodman, aged 53 years, died at 3:30 o'clock this
morning at his home, No. 87 Main street, after a brief illness with
pluro-pneumonia. The deceased was born in
Fayette, Seneca county, where he resided until he came to this city
eight years ago. For several years before he came to this city he
dealt in hay, grain and feed at McDougall's station. On coming to this
city he went into the feed business as a partner in the firm of Gambee
& Goodman. He later became sole owner of the store and five years
ago sold out to John T. Cook. Since retiring from the retail trade he
has been buying hay and oats for the firm of Nye & Gleason of
Mass. Mr. Goodman was an enthusiastic Mason and was a member of Ark
No. 83, F. & A. M., Geneva Chapter No. 36, R. A. M., and Geneva
Commandery No. 29 Knights Templar. He passed through fourteen
initiations of the lodge, chapter and commander during the year of
1899. He was also a member of
the Masonic Temple club. Besides standing high in Masonry, he was also
member of the Knights of the Maccabees and the Order of the Golden
Seal. Since his residence in this city, he has been a member and
regular attendant at the North Presbyterian church. He is survived by
his widow, one son, Jay Goodman, and one daughter, Miss Flossie
Goodman, all of this city. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon from the house, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of
North Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903
The death of Mrs. Charles Goodman occurred Friday morning
at her home, two miles south of Phelps. She is survived by her husband
and seven children. Mrs. Goodman, had been ill for nearly three years.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the Canandaigua Hospital
Saturday occurred the death of Mrs. Gertrude Case Goodno, wife
of James Goodno, a well-known New York Central trainman. Mrs. Goodno
had been ill about four weeks, and the cause of death was blood
She leaves besides her husband, a four-week old babe, her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Case, of Main street south, and one brother,
Hadley C. Case of New York city. She was about 24 years old, and leaves
a large circle of friends to mourn her untimely death. She was one of
Canandaigua's most beautiful women and had been married less than two
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 May 1912
Mrs. Mary Hoff Goodnow, relict of Truman W. Goodnow, died at the
Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, on Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,
aged 69 years. Death was caused by a general breaking down of the
system after an illness of over four months. She was removed to the
hospital for treatment on Monday of last week. Mrs. Goodnow was born in
Canandaigua on Feb. 16, 1843, a daughter of Richard Huff. She came to
Shortsville to reside when 16 years of age. Her entire life had been
passed in Canandaigua, Victor, East Bloomfield and Shortsville. She was
married in this village to Mr. Goodnow 44 years ago. She was a member
of the Presbyterian church at Canandaigua. She is survived by two sons,
Josephus S. Goodnow of this village, and Fred W. Goodnow of Newark; one
daughter, Mrs. A. D. Prentice of Victor, and one sister, Mrs.
Antoinette Kingsley of Santa Cruz, Cal. The funeral services will be
held from the First Presbyterian church in this village this Friday
morning at ten o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie officiating. The interment
will follow in West Avenue cemetery at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1888
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Cornelia Goodrich, wife
of John Goodrich, died at the home of her son, Hiram, on Sunday
last, aged 88 years. Her husband is a few days older than that, and
quite smart. They have lived together 67 years, and were the oldest
married couple in town.
From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1893
Naples, N. Y. - The death of John Goodrich occurred on
Saturday last. He was 93 years old, the oldest person in town. He came
to this vicinity when 16 years old, and had lived here since, except
about two years in Bath. He lived with his wife 67 years. His youngest
son, Hiram A. Goodrich, resides in Naples, and one son in Middlesex;
two others, all that remain of eleven children, are in the west. He was
contemporaneous for a short time with George Washington. He was a
devoted Christian and active in the church.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Merton Goodrich died at the home of his father,
H. A. Goodrich, yesterday morning. He was about 35 years old and had
been in poor health for some time.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1899
Naples, N. Y. - On Wednesday, Jan. 4, Mrs. Zernah M., wife
A. Goodrich, died, aged 58 years. She leaves beside
her husband, six sons and two daughters. All but two sons are married
and have families. One brother, Seymour Wheeler, lives in town.
From Ontario County Times 14 May 1884
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Russell Goodwin, in his 74th
year, died last Thursday, the 8th inst., and was buried on Friday. He
had been a great sufferer since his return from the Bahamas, where he
spent a part of last winter. His only surviving brother, from Hartford,
Conn., came just in time to receive his recognition, when he relapsed
into unconsciousness and remained so to the last.
From Geneva Gazette 10 February 1893
Committed Suicide - Thomas Goodwin, an old resident of Geneva,
committed suicide last Monday morning by cutting his throat from ear to
ear with a razor. He with his wife and two sons occupied the west
half of the double house on LaFayette avenue owned by Howard
Underhill. Rumor has it that Goodwin and one of his sons had a
wordy altercation early that morning arousing the wrath of the former
to a high pitch, and that soon afterward he committed the fatal
deed. Coroner Wright was notified who arranged for an inquest to
be held last night.
From Geneva Advertiser 7 February 1893
HORRIBLE SUICIDE - Thomas Goodwin Kills Himself - The
residents of the north part of the village were not a
little shocked yesterday morning to learn that Thomas Goodwin, an aged
man living at No. 4 LaFayette Avenue had cut his throat with a razor,
and was dead. The first rumor was that he at first assaulted his
son William H.,
in an upper room of the house with an axe, almost braining him, and
then killed himself. But this assault cannot be verified until
the close of the inquest, which will be held Thursday night.
Thomas Goodwin is aged 63 years, and by occupation was a
gardener. His wife and two sons resided with him on LaFayette
Avenue. George, one of the sons, is an employee of the optical
works and is a steady, industrious young man
and well liked. The other son, William H., is addicted
to drink, and this is believed to be the cause of the present
difficulty. He came home drunk Sunday night, and had
not got out of the stupor even yesterday afternoon, and could not tell
what had happened. There was found in his room an axe, but no one
could tell where it came from.
As explained by the family when George left for his days work at 6:30
o'clock yesterday morning, the father was about the house. When
Dr. Blaine arrived there at a quarter after seven o'clock, the man was
dead, but the body was still warm. He had walked into the
woodhouse, dressed only in his ,trousers seated himself on a box, and
most deliberately cut his throat with a sharp razor -- cutting two
distinct gashes, the first extending almost from ear to ear, the other
on the left side only. Both had cut the windpipe, and the
arteries leading to the heart. He had fallen to the floor when
the doctor arrived, and the bloody razor was found only a few inches
from his side. There can be no doubt as to his suicide, but on
account of the talk his wife and son George requested that the coroner
hold an inquest. The jury want a statement from the dead man's
son William, who was not able to be out yesterday, and on account of
engagements by members of the jury the inquiry will be made Thursday
From Ontario Republican Times 5 July 1861
The Geneva Courier states that William Goodwin, a
respectable citizen of that place was drowned in the canal there
on Friday last. He was driving a team which became unmanageable and
backed into the canal. Mr. Goodwin lost his own life in attempting
to rescue the horses.
From Ontario County Journal 2 October 1891
Naples, N. Y. - The death of George A. Gordon, on
Saturday, removed another of Naples' prominent citizens. His thirty
years of mercantile life here were marked by energy, ability and fair
dealing. He was a public-spirited man, ready for any good work. The
fine Ontario Mills, Gordon block, and four fine dwellings, remain as
memorials of his enterprise. He was at one time worth a large property,
but disease and disaster in later years stripped him of nearly all. He
has been a great sufferer from asthma and other diseases for ten years
and had wasted away to a skeleton, yet his mind was bright to the last.
In honor of his long business life, all places of business were closed
during the funeral services on Monday. He leaves a wife, two boys and
two sisters, and a large number of relatives who treasure his memory.
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1881
Naples, N. Y. - Mr. Jas. N. Gordon, one of our most esteemed and
best known residents, died of typhoid pneumonia early Monday morning,
March 7. Mr. Gordon was comparatively a young man, only 53, and
actively engaged in business. Indeed as a business man and a counsellor
for all classes, he was perhaps more closely interwoven with the
financial affairs of our town than any other person in it. His death is
a public calamity and throws a pall over the whole community. He was
taken sick only about two weeks ago with a severe cold, and had
congestion of the lungs, but recovered to a great extent and was again
on the streets. Taking cold again, he was prostrated and pneumonia
setting in, he lived but a week. He was a man universally esteemed,
always genial, always kind, a friend especially to
the poor and to those in trouble. He would deny himself and run great
risks to accommodate others, and his death was hastened without doubt
a heavy loss and through one who wickedly betrayed his confidence. Mr.
was a member of the Methodist Church and a teacher in the Sunday school
and interested in the prosperity of Zion. He was soon to leave town for
a time, having purchased the stock of goods of T. B. Morey, of
Middlesex. The people there mourn with us his untimely departure. Mr.
Gordon has a mother, one brother and two sisters living in town and
leaves a wife and one adopted son, now a young man, as stricken
mourners. The last sad rites of burial will be observed today at 1
o'clock at the Methodist church and all that is mortal of our honored
and beloved friend will be laid away in Rose Ridge, but the noble
spirit has already ascended to hold communion with its Creator.
From Geneva Courier 15 March 1882
The remains of LeRoy Gordon, who was killed, as briefly
reported, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday last, arrived in Geneva
yesterday; and the funeral services take place this afternoon, at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Gasper. Mrs. Gasper is a sister of
the deceased. Mr. Gordon
was instantly killed. We have the particulars from the Manitoba
Free Press. He was employed by the Cleveland Bridge Company, who are
erecting a bridge at Winnipeg; Mr. Gordon being one of the
foremen. He was engaged alone at one of the piers, when it is
thought owing to a gust of
wind, he fell a distance of thirty feet on the thick ice, and
and expired immediately. He had struck on his head. The
reporter says that in all probability he had no consciousness of his
injury. His relatives here were communicated with at once; and
the body sent home. The officers of the Bridge Company testify a high
appreciation of Mr. Gordon; whom they intended to advance; and had
proposed that just before his death.
The age of Mr. Gordon was about forty years. He was much esteemed
in Geneva, by all who knew him, as a very straightforward and honest
man. He was a member of the 109th New York
From Geneva Gazette 21 May 1886
Lorenzo Gordon, a farmer of Victor, was found dead in bed at the
National Hotel, Rochester, Sunday morning. From the fact that the
windows of the room were closed and that a crevice at the bottom of the
door had been stopped up, it would appear that the unfortunate man had
From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1886
Lorenzo Gordon, a farmer residing near Victor, took a room at the
National Hotel, Rochester, Saturday night, put a blanket at the bottom
of the door as if to stop the escape of gas, blew out the gas and went
to bed. He was found dead the next morning. He was despondent about
business matters and is supposed to have been deranged. He was about 70
years of age and leaves a family.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs.
Mary Gordon, an aged resident who lived with her
daughter, Mrs. E. M. Elton, Park avenue. Death was due to dropsy,
but she had been in poor health for the past five years, following
a fall that resulted in a fracture of her hip. She came here from
some months ago. Besides the surviving daughter, there is one son, John
Cole, of East Williamson.
From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1835
Died in this village, on the 8th inst., in the 88th year of his
age, Deacon Peter Gordon, father of Mr. Elijah Gordon. Mr.
was a native of the state of New Jersey, but for more than six years a
resident of this place. At the commencement of the struggle for
independence, he held the commission of Captain in the militia, during
which time he frequently took the field in defence of his country's
rights; afterwards he received the appointment of Assistant
Quartermaster General of the army, and discharged the duties of that
department with discretion and fidelity. After the peace he was
repeatedly elected a member of the state Legislature, and chosen
Speaker of the House; and he held the offices of Postmaster at Trenton,
Treasurer of the state, for several years.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 25 January 1871
It is our painful duty to record the decease of H. Clay Gorham, M.
promising young man, well known to almost every citizen of
Canandaigua, beloved and esteemed by all. He died on Monday morning, at
the early age of 26 years and 4 months. All that is mortal of poor Clay
will be deposited in the village cemetery on Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Funeral from the residence
of his mother, on Duncan street.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 19 May 1875
We are pained to announce the sudden and unexpected decease of Nathaniel
Esq., one of our oldest and most respected citizens, whose
death occurred at his residence this morning at about 11 o'clock. We
understand the disease which so suddenly terminated his life was
neuralgia of the heart. His age was 77 years. The funeral will take
place Friday afternoon next, from his late residence on Main street, at
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 September 1901
Farmington, N. Y. - Hugh Gorman, one of the oldest residents of
the town of Farmington, died at his home Thursday morning, after a
lingering illness from cancer, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Gorman was
born in Ireland and came to this country when he was a young lad. He
took up agricultural pursuits, in which he was very successful and,
in Farmington, spent practically all his working life there. Possessed
a thrifty, industrious nature, he acquired a competence, and was
classed among the town's most respected citizens. He is survived by two
daughters and two sons, Mrs. John Dailor, Mrs. Garrett Burns of
Farmington; Henry Gorman,
of Farmington, and Edward Gorman, of Ionia.
From Victor Herald 11 January 1901
Mrs. Hugh Gorman died at her home about three miles northeast of
this village on Sunday, after a lingering illness, at the age of 86
years. She leaves, besides a husband, two daughters, Mrs. Patrick Burns
of Shortsville, and Mrs. John Dailor of Farmington, and Edward Gorman
of Ionia. Mrs. Gorman had lived in this vicinity nearly all her life,
and was a woman highly respected by all who knew her.
From Geneva Gazette 8 April 1898
Fatal Accident at the Lehigh Valley Freight Depot - Wednesday
forenoon William Goseline of this city was thrown from the top
of a freight car near the freight depot on Wadsworth street, by a
sudden stop of his train and a car passed over
his body inflicting fatal injuries causing death in a few hours.
The ill-fated man was terribly burned in the fire which destroyed
a hotel on Sherrill street about two years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word comes to Canandaigua from Stemple's
Landing, near the head of Canandaigua lake, about twelve miles from
Canandaigua, that a drowning accident took place. The victim was Albert
aged 26 years, who for some time had been employed by W.
C. Hemenway, a Bristol farmer. Young Goudrie had gone to the lake to
bathe and was accompanied by a lad. Goudrie dived from the pier into
the lake, leaving his companion on shore. The boy noticed that the
swimmer's actions were peculiar as he rose to the surface of the water,
and, thinking that there was something wrong, tried to reach out a
plank to him, but the plank was too heavy and he was obliged to drop
it. He then got into a boat and endeavored to reach Goudrie, but the
latter sank and did not come to the surface again. The body was
recovered about two hours later. Goudrie was an unmarried man and
leaves two brothers, who live in Canada. The family is said to have
resided in Canadice in former years. The body is at the Hemenway home
awaiting the arrival of relatives. Dr. B. T. McDowell of Bristol was
summoned and pronounced the cause of death to be sudden heart failure.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1908
Arthur D. Gouger, aged 47 years, died yesterday afternoon at about
5 o'clock at the family residence, No. 107 Lafayette avenue. Besides
his widow he is survived by one brother, George W. Alleman of Fayette,
and one niece, Miss Margaret Alleman of this city. The funeral will
take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W.
Weller will officiate and burial will be in the cemetery at West
From Victor Herald 14 November 1902
A sad affliction came to the family and friends of A. F. Gould
yesterday morning, with the sudden death of Mr. Gould in this village.
For some time, Dr. S. R. Wheeler had been treating Mr. Gould for a
serious heart trouble. Yesterday morning Mr. Gould drove to the
doctor's residence and walked into the barn where Dr. Wheeler was at
work. Greetings were exchanged before either one saw the other.
Scarcely an instant afterwards, Dr. Wheeler saw that Mr. Gould had
fallen to the floor and had expired. Dr. B. S. Partridge was called as
coroner and was satisfied that heart failure was the immediate cause of
death. The body was removed to Mr. Gould's residence near Tamblyn's
Ambrose Fletcher Gould was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., in April,
1840, where he lived until six years of age, then removing to Ontario
County, first living in Manchester. In 1869, Mr. Gould came to this
place as manager of the old Shepard Mills, for the firm of Buckley,
Wells & Co., of which he was a member. He was known as a jolly,
good-natured man, but his failing health for the past year has made
life hard for him to live with cheerfulness. Mr. Gould has been twice
married. He is survived by a widow, three sons and two daughters: Frank
and George Gould of Chicago; Walter Gould of Buffalo; Minnie Gould of
Batavia and Nina Gould of Indiana.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 January 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Sunday morning at the home of P. A. Spitz
occurred the death of Charles Gould. Mr. Gould, who was about
83 years of age, had been in feeble health for some time. Death was due
to a shock of apoplexy. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
P. A. Spitz.
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1880
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Eunice
Gould, aged 84 years, died at the residence of William
Buglass, Saturday, January 3d. Funeral services were held on
Sunday. Her remains were taken to West Bloomfield for interment.
From Ontario County
Journal 3 July 1874
Died in Victor, Friday, June 26, 1874, after a short illness, Hattie
wife of D. M. Gould, and daughter of Mr. A. L. Peet,
aged 30 years. Mrs. Gould was born in Victor where she resided
during her lifetime. Several years since, she united with the
Presbyterian church in this village. She was, in every sense of
the word, a devoted christian woman. A large circle of friends in
the church of which she was a member, and the community in which she
lived, are left to mourn her early
departure. In social life, the generous impulses which marked her
character, and her kindness of heart, won to her troops of
friends. The afflicted husband and friends have a sympathy far deeper
than we can express in this hour of their bereavement.
From Geneva Gazette 11 November 1835
Died, at his residence in Main street, Geneva, on Sunday morning,
the 8th November, after a short illness, in the 50th year of his age, Gen.
He was a native of Wicliff, in the north of
England, but emigrated to this country in early youth, and for the last
thirty years has filled a respectable position in the Pulteney Estate
Land Office. Of
his great moral rectitude and worth, all who knew him will bear
As an evidence of the high estimation in which he was held by the
inhabitants of Geneva, he was chosen President of the Board of
Trustees, when the village received its legislative charter, and was
annually and unanimously re-elected to that honorable office for many
successive years until declining health induced him to relinquish it.
He exhibited towards others an habitual kindness of heart, and was
studiously careful, neither to say or do anything which could in the
remotest degree injure their feelings. His attachment and
devotion to his friends was unshaken, and sprung from an entire
of all selfishness. Those who knew him feel as if some member of their
own family were taken away. General Goundry has not left an enemy in
wide world, and he will be long remembered by those who had the
of knowing him.
From Ontario County Journal 24 December 1909
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Westbrook Goundry, an old resident of
Garlinghouse district, in this town, died on Dec. 15, aged 89. She was
the wife of Thomas Goundry, aged 94 years, said to be the oldest man in
town. They settled on the Goundry farm 63 years ago, and the family has
held a leading place ever since. The two sons, John and Isaac, are
among the most successful farmers. Two daughters are also living, Mrs.
Hiram Wright, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Miner. For 60 years she
and her husband had been pillars in the Free Baptist church of
Garlinghouse, whose pastor eulogized her at the funeral service. The
burial was in the home cemetery near the farm house.
From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1897
Naples, N. Y. - Herman Goundry, a recent citizen of Naples, was
instantly killed on Thursday, April 1. He was running a portable saw
mill at North Cohocton; attempting to replace a belt which had run off,
he became entangled in it, and was thrown against the drive wheel,
mashing his head, and by subsequent revolutions, his body was torn to
pieces. A coroner's inquest was not deemed necessary. Goundry was an
adopted son of Thomas Goundry. He was 34 years old, married, and had
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