"Hap" through "Has" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1892

Died, at her residence on Coy street, Canandaigua, Wednesday, November 30, at 1 o'clock p.m., Diana Harden, aged 69 years, 3 months, 26 days. Interment Sunday, December 4, in the new cemetery. She died a sincere Christian and a loving mother. There are left to mourn her loss a loving husband, a daughter, and a son-in-law. Many colored friends attended the funeral. Among those from out-of-town were E. G. Peterson of Geneseo, and Mrs. W. Jones and family of Rochester. The Rev. Dr. France conducted the funeral services. She is "Sweeping through the Gates of the New Jerusalem, washed in the Blood of the Lamb."

From Geneva Gazette 14 April 1899

Miss Antoniette Hardy
(colored) died in the month of March, 1899, at Auburn, N. Y., aged about 58 years.  The deceased was born in Geneva and was the eldest child of the late Salaby and Nancy Hardy of this place.  She lived in the family of Mrs. William W. Stacey for nearly 24 years, and her loss will be felt deeply by them and by the many friends who knew and loved her.  Too much cannot be said in praise of such a spotless life, of such a true Christian woman.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1915

Fred J. Hardy,
aged 44 years, died this morning at 2 o'clock at Oakmount Sanitarium, East Bloomfield. Mr. Hardy left Geneva for Oakmount Saturday, January 16th, and was then able to walk about. He is survived by one brother, George Hardy, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Kinney, both of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from Trinity church, Dr. C. M. Sills, the rector, officiating. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Harford, wife of Richard James Harford, took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Memorial Presbyterian church in Bellona. A brief service was held in this city at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Holtby, No. 24 Jefferson avenue, where she died Saturday night.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - Deroy J. Harkness
died of Bright's disease in this village Sunday morning, at the age of 69 years. For many months he has been a great sufferer. He was a member of the G. A. R. and at one time was county clerk of this county. Beside his wife, there survive him two daughters, Mrs. Noll and Miss Adelaide Harkness, of Sayville, L. I.; three sons, Hiram and Fred of this village; and John, of Canandaigua, and one brother, Daniel B. Harkness, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Stearns and Miss Sarah Harkness, all living here. The funeral was largely attended at his late home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. A. Hazeltine, of the Congregational church. The burial was in the Baldwin's Corner cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 October 1900

Rushville, N. Y. - Hiram Harkness, one of the oldest and respected residents of this town, died Monday, aged 92 years. He leaves two sons and two daughters, all of whom reside here.

From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1910

Mrs. Fred Harloff,
aged 39 years, died at her home west of Victor, on Tuesday. Her husband and several children, the youngest only a week old, are left.

From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1893

Shortsville, N. Y. - Daniel O. Harlow
died at his home in this place Sunday evening at seven o'clock. He had been in ill health the past ten years, but was not confined to his bed until within three days of his death. The parents, widow, two sons and a daughter, of this place, and two brothers, Benjamin and Cortland, and one sister, Mrs. Ayers, of the South, survive. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. J. T. Crumrine, officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1894

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Rev. James M. Harlow occurred on Thursday morning  last at his home on Main street. Upon being called to breakfast there was no response, and it was soon found that he had passed away. He had for a greater part of a century been a resident of this village, and for a number of years pastor of the Presbyterian church. He died at an advanced age of 86 years. He leaves a family of three, two sons, Benjamin and Cortland, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ayers, who were all absent at the time of his death. The funeral  was held from the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. A large congregation gathered to pay their last respects to the aged pastor. He was laid to rest in the new cemetery beside his wife. 

From Geneva Gazette 2 August 1867

Obituary - Mrs. Eunice Harmon -
The subject of this notice was born in Suffield, Ct., on the 24th day of February, 1776, and died on Friday morning, July 26, 1867.  For the past seven years, she had resided with her son-in-law, Mr. Edward C. Rice, in this town, in whose family she received that care and attention which affection always prompts and which was due to a fond and affectionate mother and grandmother.  Mrs. H. was the mother of eleven children, all but one of them surviving her.  Her husband, Joel Harmon, formerly a resident of this town, removed to Allegany county in 1826, and deceased in his 61st year, in 1833.  Since that date her family became much scattered.  Her eldest son, and the oldest of her children, Milton Harmon, Esq., resided in Oswego City, and was formerly an enterprising and much respected merchant of that city.  Another son, Rev. Silas J. Harmon, is a Professor in the California College at Oakland.  Her youngest son, Mr. William P. Harmon, was a member of the 148th N. Y. Vols., is married and resides in this town.  Three of her six daughters have resided in West Virginia for the past sixteen or seventeen years; two of them reside in Allegany, and one, Mrs. Julia A. Rice, as intimated above, resides in this town.  The second son lost his life in Florida during the Seminole war, and the third son is temporarily sojourning with W. P. Harmon.  

Her life has been a most eventful one.  Born in the first year of the revolution, she had witnessed the growth of the Republic from its infancy.  She was patriotic in that she loved her country and its institutions.  Until her mind and memory failed her, she seemed to take much pleasure in rehearsing to her children events connected with the Revolution -- her father having been a soldier in Washington's army.  Her character as an humble christian, fond and faithful wife and mother, shone brightest in the circle of her own family.  She was wholly free from ostentation, reserved in general society, compassionate to all in want or in distress.  She possessed remarkable powers of endurance, and never neglected any duty either to her family or others. Though in her 92d year, feeble in body and mind, the news of her death will fall heavily upon the hearts of her widely separated and absent children.  Their only comfort will be the consciousness that she has gone to that home which knows neither sickness, pain or sorrow.
Seneca, July 31st, 1867

From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Henry L. Harmon
who was stricken with paralysis about three weeks ago, died at his home on Pearl street Monday morning, aged 78 years. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Canandaigua for interment.

From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1894

A very distressing accident occurred last Saturday morning at about 9 o'clock resulting in the probable fatal injury of Nelson Harmon of Clifton Springs.  Mr. Harmon left his residence on Broad street at 8 o'clock in the morning with a shot gun intending to hunt for squirrels in Bagerly's woods, situated about two miles south of the village, and, as is supposed, in trying to climb over a stone fence which had a barb wire extending along the top of it, his gun was in some way accidentally discharged, the whole charge of which entered the left side of his head above the eye, tearing open the skull, and laying bare the brain. George Dent, who was working in Vrooman's corn field nearby, heard the report of the gun, and going to the edge of the woods, found Mr. Harmon lying on his back by the side of the fence.  Help was immediately called and the injured man was removed to his home. Mr. Harmon died on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock and was buried on Wednesday. He leaves a wife, three daughters, one son, the latter of which resides in Palmyra.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 March 1897

Simeon Harmon, one of the oldest native residents and a very prominent citizen of Phelps died yesterday morning from apoplexy, having received two different shocks. A wife, one son and several daughters survive. His death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Percy. Mr. Harmon was 82 years of age.

From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Sophia,
wife of the late Simeon Harmon, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Olmsted, last Thursday night, aged 83 years. Her death was due to old age. She had been in failing health for some time. She is survived by two sons and three daughters. The funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Percy, on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Susan Harmon
died at the home of her son, William Harmon, in this village Tuesday. Mrs. Harmon was 82 years old, and had lived in Clifton Springs for the past sixteen years. She has spent the greater part of her life about here having lived for many years near Newark and at Reed's Corners. She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Susan and George, of Michigan, Mrs. Alfred Lewis, of New York, Mrs. Angeline Baker, of Syracuse, Mrs. William Stanley of Gorham, and William Harmon, of Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the residence in this village and the burial was in Canandaigua.  Burial West Avenue Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1905

William P. Harmon
died at his home, No. 136 William street, at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, aged 86 years. Mr. Harmon had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He had been a resident of Geneva for twenty-three years, coming here from Seneca. The deceased was for many years the only survivor of eleven children born to Joel and Elizabeth Harmon. Mr. Harmon was born Nov. 28th, 1819 in the house which is still standing on the farm of Edward Burrell, in Seneca. After arriving at his majority the deceased spent more than twenty years as a teacher in the south. The outbreak of the rebellion found him at the head of a thriving academy at Ravenswood, W. Va. That village being a part of the disputed ground, the academy was closed and Mr. Harmon returned to New York state and joined the union army, enlisting as a private in Company D, 148th regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, in which he served until honorably discharged on account of disability, in December, 1864. This disability increased as he grew older until during the last years of his life he has been totally blind. After returning to the north in December of 1864, Mr. Harmon married Miss Priscilla Rippey and for seventeen years resided on a farm in Seneca when he removed to Geneva. Mr. Harmon was for many years a worthy member of the Presbyterian church of Seneca, and, at the time of his death, was a communicant of the North Presbyterian church of Geneva. He will long be remembered as a courteous gentleman and upright citizen and a devoted christian.

The deceased is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs. Mary C. Benedict of Williamsport, Pa., Miss Carrie R. Harmon of Geneva, Prof. Herbert W. Harmon of California, Pa., and Miss Cassandra R. Harmon of Geneva. The funeral will be held at the house on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Dr. N. B. Remick officiating. Interment will be at the No. 9 cemetery in Seneca.

From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1890

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Henry Harper died at the residence of Mr. Charles Harkness Jan. 29th, aged 70 years, 5 months and 16 days. He was a man greatly respected by a large circle of friends, and had been a resident of this place for forty-one years. He went to California during the gold excitement and from there shipped for Australia, returning after a few years and settled in this place.

From Geneva Gazette 20 March 1896

Death in Seneca - Mr. William A. Harren, an old and most highly esteemed farmer of Seneca, residing west of Stanley and near the town line of Gorham, died on the 12th inst. after a lingering illness.  Hew was one of our oldest and most valued patrons for forty years and upwards.  His funeral took place Saturday last.  A short time before it occurred, fire broke out in one of the chambers of his house, causing intense excitement and alarm among those present.  However, the flames were quickly extinguished, but not until everything in the room was ruined by flames and smoke.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1896

The death of Wm. A. Harren, an old citizen of Stanley, occurred Tuesday afternoon at his home after a week's illness from pneumonia. The deceased was born in New York city May 18, 1818. His wife died on the 16th of last January. He is survived by a son and daughter, John E. and Sarah A. Harren, both of Stanley. The funeral will be held from the house Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Brown to officiate assisted by Rev. A. B. Temple.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 April 1905

Last Wednesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Harrigan, widow of Cornelius Harrigan, at her home in Gibson street. Mrs. Harrigan has been in failing health for some time. She was 76 years old. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. James Conway of this place, Mrs. Edward Mason of East Bloomfield, Miss Theresa Harrigan of Rochester, Miss Agnes Harrigan of this place; and two sons, William Harrigan of Canandaigua and James W. Harrigan of South Bend, Ind.

From Victor Herald 2 March 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Monday morning, occurred the death of Mary Harrigan, widow of the late John Harrigan, at the age of 37 years. She leaves her father and mother, a young son, three sisters and a brother to survive her.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 September 1905

Mrs. Catherine Harrington,
forty-five years of age, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at her home, No. 43 Clinton Street, after a protracted illness with cancer. The deceased is survived by her husband, Patrick Harrington, and one son. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1904

Charles Harrington,
a teamster, died at 10:30 o'clock last night at his lodging in the home of William J. Burke, No. 42 Jackson street, aged forty-two years. The deceased had resided in this city for thirty years and was employed as a driver by R. G. Chase. He is survived by three daughters, Mary and Rose Harrington of Rochester, and Theresa Harrington of this city, and two sons, John and Edward of Geneva.

From Victor Herald 6 July 1906

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Daniel Harrington
died at the home of Mrs. James Harrington Monday night, June 25th, aged 63 years. He was born in the town of East Bloomfield where his entire life was spent, with the exception of that part given to the service of his country. He enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry and served until the close of the war when his company was sent West against the Indians. Mr. Harrington never tired of telling of his experiences while in the regular service, which he claimed were much more arduous than those of his volunteer days. He was a true and fearless soldier. It is said of him that at the time of his enlistment in Michigan, he was approached by a party who wanted a substitute and offered $800 if he would go as one. This offer he refused saying that if he enlisted it would not be as a substitute or for bounty, but because of his love for the old flag. The only surviving members of his family are one daughter, Olive, who is a nurse in the state hospital at Ovid. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's, Thursday at 10 a.m., Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1890

Last Friday afternoon, Ebenezer Harrington, aged 50 years, a respected resident of the village of Phelps, was instantly killed by the work train on the New York Central railroad near the depot in that village. He was driving a cart across the track while two trains were standing near the crossing. Harrington saw only the freight train which was standing, but the work train on the other side started to back up just as Harrington reached the track. He whipped his horses but could not clear the track. The team was saved but the cars struck the cart and Harrington fell under the wheels.

From Ontario County Journal 14 September 1894

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of John Harrington, whose death occurred on Monday at the St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, was held from St. Bridget's church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father John J. Donnelly of Victor conducted the services.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1904

John C. Harrington
died last night at 9 o'clock at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Cawley on Clinton street, aged 19 years. The cause of death was tuberculosis. The deceased was well-known and had been a resident of this city all his life. He is survived by three sisters, Mary and Rose, of Rochester; and Theresa, of this city. Also by one brother, Edward. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the house, and at 9:30 at St. Francis de Sales church. Interment at St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1910

Mrs. Marietta Harrington,
aged 79 years, of Victor, died today at the home of her daughter, Miss Sarah Harrington, of that place. Mrs. Harrington formerly resided for a number of years in Geneva. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Johnson of Caledonia; Miss Sarah Harrington of Victor; and Mrs. Jennie Levet of Geneva. The funeral will be held Wednesday. Burial at Palmyra.

From Ontario County Chronicle 27 November 1901

Shortsville, N. Y. - Newton Harrington passed away last Tuesday, after several years of intense suffering from a complication of diseases. He was a man of true worth; his word was better than some men's bond. His father was Calvin Harrington, a cooper by trade, and well known for years. His sons, three in number, of whom Newton was the youngest, all learned the trade. Newton often owned shops, and hired help, but seldom worked in the shop himself. He was a thorough business man, always paying as he agreed. For a number of years he owned and superintended the Harrington House, the leading hotel here. He is survived by a wife, one brother, and two sisters. A few years Mr. and Mrs. Harrington lived in Chicago. They went there shortly after the great fire, but returned home satisfied that no friends were like the friends of childhood. The funeral occurred Friday afternoon at the late residence. The Arch Deacon of the Episcopal church officiated. The remains were deposited in the Brookside cemetery vault.

From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1891

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Randall Harrington
died at her home in this place on Sunday, October 18th, at 10 a.m., aged 95 years and 6 months. She was the oldest person in the town of Manchester. She was the daughter of William and Sallie Potter, and was born at New Haven, Conn., April 21, 1796, and came to this state in early womanhood, and resided with a sister in Oneida County for a time. She came to Manchester in 1825 or 6, and has resided in this village ever since, and was familiarly known by almost every one as "Aunt Becky." She united with a Baptist church in New Haven in 1815, and by letter with the Manchester Baptist church March 11, 1826, being the oldest member not only in age, but in membership. She retained her mental and bodily faculties to a remarkable degree until after her 90th birthday, but for two or three years past her memory has failed, but her bodily health was good until about six weeks since, she began to fail and after most intense suffering, she has at last entered into rest. Her funeral was attended from her late home by her pastor, Rev. E. C. Long, on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mr. George Harriott,
who was moved to the Canandaigua Memorial hospital on Tuesday, died yesterday. He had been ill but a short time, last Sunday attending the services of St. John's church in this village of which he was a member. He was born in England about seventy-five years ago and had been a resident of this village for many years, at one time owning the Wells property on West Main street. He lived a retired life but was always at church on Sunday. He is survived by a son. The funeral services will be held in St. John's church on Friday, Rev. J. C. Ambler, officiating. The burial will be made in Waterloo.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1909

Mrs. Amelia Harris,
widow of the late Edwin Harris, died last evening at 7 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Hammond, No. 146 Genesee street, who is the only immediate survivor. She was 81 years old. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. H. Webb, retired Presbyterian pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. It is requested that flowers be omitted.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1911

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Charles Harris, an aged and long time resident of the town of Gorham, occurred last Saturday at his home near Reed's Corners. Mr. Harris had been feeble for some time, and a few days before his death, contracted a cold which took a bronchial term and was the ultimate cause of his death. The deceased leaves a wife, two sons, Metcalf and Stanley; and two daughters, Hattie and May Harris. The funeral was held from the house on Monday at 12 o'clock and burial was made in the Gorham. cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1917

The death of Charles H. Harris occurred this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Harry Wilson, 50 North Exchange street. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ella Fahrenwald of Elmira, Mrs. Albert Tewkesbury of Geneva and Mrs. B. Ford of Seneca Falls. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Wilson Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray officiating. Burial will be made in the Seneca Falls Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1897

Edwin Harris, after an illness of about nine months, breathed his last at 6 o'clock Friday evening, May the 21st, at the family residence, No. 97 Genesee street. Mr. Harris' death was not unexpected. He had been sinking for the past three or four days and the end was momentarily expected all day yesterday, and as above stated, he passed very peacefully to the great beyond last night at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Amelia Harris, his wife, who is but a few years her late husband's senior, is the only survivor. The sympathy of all her friends and neighbors goes out to her in this her hour of sorrow. Mr. Harris has resided in Geneva for the past 33 years being one of our oldest business men. He was in the present location of the Prouty building at No. 510 Exchange street. Previous to coming to Geneva, he was with the firm of Mulford and Wendell in Albany. The deceased was born in Goudhurst, Kent, England. He met and married Miss Amelia, daughter of Samuel Jenner, in Albany. His only other relatives are nephews. The deceased was honorable in all his business methods and was esteemed by all. The funeral will be observed at four o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence, No. 97 Genesee street and conducted by the Rev. J. P. Foster; interment at Glenwood. 

From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1901

The funeral of Edwin A. Harris took place from the family residence in Genesee street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs officiated.  Members of the local lodge of Red Men attended the funeral.  Among the floral designs were a cross from the sons of the deceased, pillow from the Red Men, "Gates Ajar" from E. W. Barber, and a pillow from Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilcox.  The bearers were the three sons of the deceased, H. D. Harris, Alfred A. Harris and Edwin A. Harris, Jr., and Harry Wilcox.  Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.

From Victor Herald 14 June 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Harris
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Davison, Friday night last, aged 60 years. Mrs. Harris' home was in Canandaigua, but while on a visit to her daughter, she was stricken with pneumonia and heart trouble and passed away in spite of the most faithful care and medical attendance. Rev. H. E. Mason said pray over the remains Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Burial was made at Hopewell Centre.

From Geneva Courier 17 May 1882

Died, suddenly, at his home in the town of Phelps, on Tuesday morning, May 16th, 1882, Henry L. Harris, aged sixty three years. Henry L. Harris was born in the town of Phelps, on the third of May, 1819, and was the youngest of a large family of children.  When he had reached mature years he became the owner of the old homestead in the town of Phelps, which he afterward sold and purchased the farm upon which he resided at the time of his death. This place being in sight of the old homestead farm, his entire life has been passed within view of the place of his birth. He had always been in good health until within the last few months, when he had been confined to the house by ill health. But as the spring opened he began to improve, and was able to be about among his friends again. On Saturday last he was in the village, and seemed to be feeling quite well again; but suddenly on Tuesday morning, while he was in the act of dressing, the dread messenger came and removed him from our midst.  Universally respected and esteemed by all who knew him, no one will be more missed than he. He leaves surviving him his widow, and his son, Charles H. Harris. His funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 o'clock P. M., from the family residence.

From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1894

Sunday afternoon at the Rochester city hospital occurred  the death of Mrs. Jennie Remington Harris, aged 43 years. On Saturday preceding she underwent an operation for the removal of a cancer, but the operation was unsuccessful and resulted fatally. To within a few years ago, Mrs. Harris was a resident of this village, where she was well-known in musical circles. Funeral services were held at her home in Rochester Tuesday morning and the interment took place in the West Avenue cemetery in this village, Tuesday afternoon.

From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
On Monday evening, Feb. 8, occurred the death of John Harris. Mr. Harris had been a resident of this place a number of years. He was 72 years of age. He is survived by a wife and one son, Fred Harris, of this place. The funeral was held from his late residence on Thursday, Rev. Wilson of Gorham officiating. Interment at Reed's Corners.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The funeral services of the late Robert Harris, whose death occurred on Monday morning, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence in this village. Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., had charge of the services. Mr. Harris was seventy years old and had lived in this village for the past forty years. He was born in Italy, Yates County, and at one time was employed on the Sanitarium Farm. After that he was engaged in the boot and shoe business for over thirty years. At the time of his death, he was serving his second term as assessor of the town of Manchester. His wife died about five years ago and he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Stiles of Clifton Springs; one son, Robert Harris, of St. Catherines, Canada; a sister and one brother, of Italy.

From Geneva Courier 27 January 1875

Sarah Harris, a venerable colored woman died in this village, on Wednesday Jan. 20, 1875, being over 80 years of age. She came to Geneva more than forty years ago, a fugitive from slavery, in company with her husband, arriving here safely however after many adventures during their journey of escape. She never revealed her real name, nor where she came from until the emancipation had become a law. She lived in Geneva continuously from the time of her escape except for a short time after the passage of the Fugitive slave law, when she deemed it safe to retire to Canada.

From Geneva Gazette 8 May 1885

Last Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Mrs. Samuel Harris of Oaks Corners died after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Harris was a sister of William Ringer of this place, and was about seventy years of age.  The funeral services were held yesterday morning.  Her aged husband, Samuel Harris, is very ill with no hope of his recovery.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1903

Rushville, N. Y. - Dr. William Harris died at his home in this village, Sunday, aged seventy years. He had been in failing health for some years. Mr. Harris was a veteran of the Civil war, and was a prisoner in Andersonville. He was a veterinary surgeon, and when in his prime had a large practice. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Byron Soles of this village, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1876

Victor, N. Y. -
Died on Friday evening last, Mr. Chauncey Hart, aged 50 years.  Mr. Hart was one of our most respected and valuable citizens, and his sudden death startled and saddened the whole community.  After a late supper Friday evening, Mr. H. lit his pipe and walked out on the piazza, and dropped dead from the rupture of a blood vessel at the base of the brain. The sad result came like a thunderbolt to the hearts of his numerous friends.  His death leaves a vacancy, not to be filled, in his family.  He leaves a wife and son to mourn his loss.  His business was that of a farmer.  The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ennis officiating.  Taking his qualities of head and heart, and the position he had held to the public into consideration, his loss will be greatly felt and his place not easily filled.

From Ontario County Chronicle 3 April 1901

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Saturday, while out hunting, Ed. Wright and a companion came across the body of a man lying in a brook in the Bostwick woods, one and a half miles south of this village. It proved to be Ed. Hart, a German farm hand, about 30 years old, who during the winter had been working at the Bloomfield House. On Wednesday, March 20, Hart attended an auction on the Dayman farm where he worked last summer. When he started for the village he was very much intoxicated and taking a short cut across the fields, it is supposed that he fell in the stream and was unable to get out, lying some ten days before being discovered. No one here seems to know whether he had any relatives in this country or not.

From Shortsville Enterprise 5 October 1916

George D. Hart, a well-known agriculturist, who lived on the Chapin road, died at his home last Thursday morning at 4 o'clock, following an illness from which he has been suffering all summer. His age was 62 years. Mr. Hart was born in Schuyler county, this State, remaining there until the year of 1874, when he removed with his wife to the farm on which he died. Mrs. Hart was formerly Miss Marie Crawford. The survivors are three daughters, among whom is Mrs. Willis C. Ellis of High street; two sisters and seven grandchildren. The funeral obsequies were held from the home on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and the interment followed in Brookside cemetery in this village. 

From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1907

Manchester, N. Y. - Harvey S. Hart, a lifelong resident of this town, died at his home in this village Monday night from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, his age being 73 years. Mr. Hart was born in the northern part of this town, on what is now known as the Amania McLouth farm and later moved to this village, where until his health failed him, he was one of the prominent contractors and builders. Mr. Hart was always willing to help those needing help and worthy of it. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Hart, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Kate Van Wale of Salt Lake City, Utah, one brother, Albert Hart of Dolph, Oregon, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Russell of this village and Mrs. Laura Lockwood of Locust Corners, Mich.

From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1888

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Hart, for many years a resident of Seneca Castle, died at her home in Geneva Friday, May 18. The funeral services were observed in the Presbyterian church of this place last Sunday, the pastor officiating. Her sudden death has cast a gloom over the community. She had many friends who mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1885

Died, Dec. 6, Theodore E. Hart, aged 83 years. Mr. Hart was born in Clinton, Oneida county, in 1802. His early business life was passed in Cortland county, but he came to Canandaigua in 1838. For seventeen years he was a merchant and for ten years a banker in this place. He retired from active business in 1863. His wife died eleven years since. Only one son from a family of five grown children survives him.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1915

Mrs. Caroline Rippey Hartman, widow of Dr. William A. Hartman, and daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Rippey of Seneca, passed away on the morning of January 2d at the family home, South Main street, Pittsford, N. Y. Mrs. Hartman was in failing health for a number of years, but was confined to her bed only ten days. She was a person of rare Christian character which has been marked during her entire life., and through her recent illness. Her father was a member and elder of the Scotch Presbyterian church of this city and she was also a member and active worker there in her young womanhood. At the time of her marriage, Dr. Hartman was practicing his medical profession at Hall, only a few miles from her birth place in the town of Seneca. Four years after their marriage, they with their only child, Lillian, moved to Rochester and later to Pittsford, owing to the delicate health of Dr. Hartman, who died fourteen years ago. The grandparents of Mrs. Hartman, John and Mary Rippey, came to New York State from York, Pa., and settled here with their thirteen children, Joseph being the youngest. All of this large family lived to maturity and married. Mrs. Harman was the second daughter of the family of two brothers and four sisters, she being the last. Her nearest surviving relatives are an only daughter, Miss Lillian Hartman, and a step-sister, Mrs. Ella Dorman of Redondo Beach, California. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at the family home, South Main street, Pittsford, conducted by the Rev. A. B. Herr, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Pittsford. The interment was on the following day in the cemetery at No. 9 Church, Seneca.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 January 1905

A peculiar accident resulting fatally occurred at the residence of D. C. Benham in Hopewell yesterday afternoon. Charles Hartsleep, who resided a short distance outside the village limits near what is known as the Barney Bridge near the outlet, was the victim. Hartsleep had been employed by Samuel Robinson, a well-known farmer living east of the village, to assist in drawing his portion of the straw which was part of a crop raised by him on Mr. Benham's place, from the residence of Mr. Benham to his own. The stack had been cut in two and one half had been about taken away when the remaining portion suddenly tipped over. Robinson and another man named Smith who was with him narrowly escaped but Hartsleep was caught under the falling straw. It took about fifteen minutes for the other men to uncover him and he died soon after being released from where he had been pinned beneath the fallen straw. Hartsleep was about fifty years of age and is survived by his wife, two half brothers and his mother, who resides in Middlesex.

From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1897

Canadice, N. Y. -
Last week Tuesday occurred the death of Asa Hartson, aged 72 years. The funeral was held on Thursday at the M. E. church and the interment was made in the Canadice Hollow cemetery. Two daughters survive him, Mrs. Frank Doolittle and Mrs. Arthur Ingraham, both of this town.

From Ontario Messenger 15 February 1860

Mr. Henry L. Hartsough
of Gorham, got up on Saturday morning, the 11th inst., at 5 o'clock, and while passing from the bed to the stove, he dropped down and died instantly. His age was 47 years; he leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his death. 

From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1876

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. James Hartsough,
after a severe illness, died on Friday evening, Nov. 30th. His funeral was attended from the Baptist Church in this place on Tuesday last.  At the time of his death, Mr. Hartsough was Deacon of the Baptist Church, and had been a member for twenty-five years.  He has always been one of the most exemplary of our citizens and his loss will not only be mourned by his immediate relatives, but will be felt by all who knew him.  The church has lost one of its best members, and the community an honored citizen.  His age was thirty-seven years.

From Victor Herald 26 December 1902

On the morning of December 2, Mrs. Delia Harvey passed away after a lingering illness, at her home in West Bloomfield, aged fifty-four years. For a year and a half she had been running down, but for about ten months she had known that she had an incurable cancer. During all those months, she had been a quiet, patient sufferer. While it is so hard to part with loved ones, no one wished her sufferings prolonged. Mrs. Harvey is survived by four sons, John, Aaron, and Joel of West Bloomfield, and James of Syracuse, and two daughters, Mrs. Will Baker of Dansville, and Mercy of West Bloomfield; an aged mother, Mrs. Evalina Ham, and two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Codding and Miss Georgia Ham.

From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1909

Canadice, N. Y. - George Harvey died at his home on Sunday morning, aged 50 years. Death was caused by hemorrhage. The remains were taken to Wayland, where the funeral was held yesterday. He is survived by his wife and two children.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 May 1922

Geneva, N. Y., May 22 - George D. Harvey,
52 years old, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 214 Lewis street, after a long illness. Mr. Harvey was for many years connected with the Fay and Bowen Engine Company, coming to Geneva with the company from Auburn. The first two years he was employed at the Standard Optical Company, but was obliged to resign owing to failing health. He was a member of St. Paul Lodge, F. and A. M. of Auburn. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet S. Harvey; three sons, Clarence T. Harvey of Auburn; Howard J. Harvey and Hanford G. Harvey of this city. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon from the house at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Bruce E. Pierce of the First Methodist Church officiating. The committal service will be conducted by the Masonic order and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 12 March 1902

On Monday in the town of Hopewell occurred the death of Mrs. Hannah Harvey, aged about 70 years. Deceased had been ill for some time. Survivors are a son, John Harvey, three daughters, Mrs. William Pickett of Hopewell, and Misses Mary and Ella Harvey, of this place. The funeral will be held on Thursday at Stanley.

From Geneva Gazette 21 May 1880

Henry C. Harvey,
died of consumption at his residence on North Main st. early on Wednesday morning last. He was well-known as an experienced and intelligent drug clerk, formerly in the employ of Dayton & Smith and W. N. Smith. His age was 51 years. He was a native of Ireland, in faith a Protestant, and yet beloved and respected of all his countrymen notwithstanding differences in religious creeds. His funeral took place yesterday, Rev. Dr. Rankine of St. Peters' officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1896

Henry C. Harvey died very suddenly at his home, No. 196 Main street, at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the age of 35 years. Mr. Harvey, who was the manager of Mr. D. E. Dempsey's store on Castle street, came to work last Monday morning at 6 o'clock. At 8 o'clock that morning he complained of feeling badly. Mr. Dempsey advised him to go home,  which he did. During the forenoon he retired to his room and to bed. His case was pronounced by Dr. Weyburn to be brain fever. He gradually grew worse until as above stated he breathed his last. Henry C. Harvey was born in 1861 in the same house in which he died; he was reared in Geneva. His parents have both passed away. He is survived by one brother, Benjamin Harvey, and two aunts, Mrs. Morrison, who kept house for him, and Mrs. George McCoy, also of Geneva. Mr. Harvey has had charge of D. E. Dempsey's store on Castle street the past four years. The funeral announcement will be made tomorrow.

From Geneva Gazette 26 November 1880

Mrs. Henry C. Harvey
died at her residence, North Main st. on Thursday morning last, after a brief illness of peritonitis. A large family is orphaned by this dispensation, the father having died during the present year.

From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of Jewett Harvey, who resided about two miles southwest of this place, occurred on Wednesday morning of last week, at the age of 53 years. The funeral services were held from his late residence on Friday afternoon at one o'clock, and the interment was made at West Bloomfield. Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated. Besides a wife, the following children survive him: Emma, John, James, Aaron, Mercy and Joseph. One brother, the Rev. Jasper Harvey of Weire, Mass., also survives.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 October 1916

Mrs. Josephine Harvey
of this city died suddenly Sunday night while on a visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roddie Duell of Austin, Pa. She is survived by two sons, Benjamin Harvey of this city, with whom she made her home, and Harry Harvey of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. Roddie Duell of Austin, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Leyman of this city. Funeral services were held today at Austen, her old home, and burial made in the Austin, Pa. cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 April 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -
Yesterday about noon Martin G. Harvey died of typhoid fever after an illness of a few days. Prior to his having the fever, he suffered intensely with grip and neuralgia. He was born June 13, 1870, in the Town of Gorham. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harvey. He was married eight years ago to Miss Minnie Taylor. The young couple went to live with his parents. His father died a few months later. They have continued living on the home place, a mile east of this village, where he died. Three sons were born to this union; the oldest is now seven years of age. He is survived by his wife and his mother. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the house, Rev. Harsey King officiating. Burial will be made in the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1884

Mrs. Jane Harwood, mother of lawyer, Frank J. Harwood, died at her home on Main street in this village on Thursday evening of last week. She was apparently as well as usual early in the evening, but was taken suddenly ill during the night, and died shortly after the arrival of a physician. She was 60 years of age. Mrs. Harwood was a lady of excellent qualities and was greatly respected in this country. Her maiden name was Fairchild and her residence in her early years was East Bloomfield, where her remains were interred last Monday.

From Ontario County Times 18 June 1884

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The burial of Mrs. Jane Fairchild Harwood, late of Canandaigua, but formerly of East Bloomfield, took place this morning in our village cemetery, where so many of her family have been laid away to rest. A strange fatality seemed to attend their members, so many of them having died suddenly, like her, of heart disease. The father was ill but one day; the mother dropped down in Canandaigua on the street, and remained insensible for a few days, when she died and was brought home and buried; a sister, Mrs. L. Shepard, fell dead in Canandaigua depot, and the family who went to meet her at the Bloomfield Station, met, instead, her lifeless body; another sister, Mary, died at home of the same disease; an aunt, Betsey Hamlin, living in the family, went in a similar way; the husband, also, Mr. Benjamin Harwood, was stricken down with apoplexy, as near as we can recollect, and brought home from Albany in his casket before the family were made aware even of his sickness. And now there is but one sister left, Miss Olivia Fairchild, and a son, Mr. Frank J. Harwood of Canandaigua. A goodly number of Canandaigua people accompanied her remains here, and many of her old neighbors and friends of this place, met to pay their last respects to all that was left of her whom they had known but to love and appreciate. Her age was 65 years.

From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1877

Cheshire, N. Y. -
Died at the home of his father, Mr. Levi Haskell, on Sunday last, Mr. Edson Haskell, at the age of forty years.  Mr. Haskell had been sick about two years and had become blind from the disease.  Funeral was held from the Union church on Monday, Mr. Van Alstyne officiating.  He leaves a wife and two children.  Mr. Haskell was one of our most honorable and worthy citizens and his loss will be deeply felt by our whole community.

From Ontario County Messenger 17 October 1855

Died -
In Canandaigua, Sunday, Oct. 7, after a distressing illness of four weeks, which he bore with christian fortitude, Rev. Eli Haskell, in the 73d year of his age. The deceased emigrated from Massachusetts in the County in 1816, and immediately commenced the gospel ministry, which he exercised in the most destitute portion of Bristol, Canandaigua, Naples and adjoining towns, to the time of his death. By his unremitting attention to the duties of his office, and especially by his kind and ceaseless attentions to the interests and the welfare of the neglected and the afflicted, he had won the confidence and the esteem of a large circle of friends. May peace rest upon the memory of the departed.

From Geneva Courier 30 July 1879

Miss Fanny Haskell
, the well known teacher of dancing, died at Canandaigua on Sunday last after a lingering illness, aged 32 years.  Miss Haskell has been associated for a few years past, with Mr. A. M. Cobleigh, of Geneva, and had many acquaintances and friends here and in Rochester.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, from the residence of J. Harvey Mason, Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Haskins,
of this village, wife of Frank Haskins, died yesterday morning at Willard State Hospital where she had been since a year ago last March. Mrs. Haskins was born in the town of Phelps and always lived here. She was forty-three years of age. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. F. Marion Reed of Phelps; one brother, Oliver Park, of Boston, and a sister, Mrs. G. W. Bradley of Corning. The remains will be brought here for burial and the funeral services will be private.

From Geneva Gazette 9 January 1891

A two-year-old child of George Haskins of South Bristol, was bitten in the thumb by a cat three weeks ago.  The child died last week from the effects of the bite.  There are many cases on record where the bite of a cat has proved fatal.

From Victor Herald 25 November 1904

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The funeral of William Haskins, who died at his home in West Virginia Saturday was held from the home of his father-in-law, Elias Reynolds, in this village, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Interment was in Pioneer Cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife, formerly Miss Ella Reynolds of this place, and two children, one son and a daughter.

From Geneva Gazette 21 August 1891

We chronicle with sincere sorrow the death of Mr. Henry Haslett of Seneca, which occurred at the home of his son, Dr. J. H. Haslett, at Waterloo, last Sunday.  The deceased was a native of Belfast, Ireland, aged 78 years.  He had resided on his farm near Seneca Church for 37 years past, honored and respected by its highly intelligent community.  A little more than one year ago he lost his wife, which bereavement proved a severe mental blow to him.  Four children survive him, three sons and one daughter.  The funeral took place Wednesday last at the Presbyterian Church near his home, which was very largely attended.

From Geneva Gazette 8 August 1873

Geneva has recently lost one of the oldest and most respected of her citizens. Mr. Horace Hastings died on Sunday evening, August 3d, at the ripe age of eighty-five years. Born January 15, 1788, in Hatfield, Mass., he came to this place in 1809, and established himself in mercantile business in 1813. For thirty-three years he was one of the leading business men of Geneva. His amiable character, his kindly spirit, his courteous manners, and his upright conduct won for him the confidence and regard of the whole community. He was a most worthy and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church in this place, and for fifty-seven years one of its Elders. The increasing infirmities of old age have, during these recent years, confined him almost wholly to his house, and for many months to his bed. But, during his protracted illness, under wasting disease, his Christian faith was always strong, his interest in religious things always fresh, and his hope without a cloud. No one who knew him could question the integrity of his character or the genuineness of his piety while he lived, and none can doubt that all is well with him now that he is gone. 

From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1852

Perez Hastings,
Esq., whose earthly remains we bore to the grave on Wednesday of last week, was one of our most valued citizens. He died on the Monday previous, after a long and painful struggle, with a complication of diseases, terminating in dropsy in the chest. He was in his 78th year, having been born in Hatfield, Mass., the 29th of May, 1794. He had been for more than thirty-six years an inhabitant of this village, and was well and extensively known in the varied relations life. As a man of business, he was prompt, energetic and successful; in manners, kind, yielding and accessible. In social life he was much beloved. As a companion, husband, friend, few surpassed him. His cheerful, benignant smile, his fine sallies of thoughts and expression, and his warm sympathies of heart, will not soon pass from the memories of the large circle of his acquaintances and friends. Mr. H. professed godliness in early life, and for more than twenty-six years was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of this village. As a christian and an officer in the church, he was in a high degree exemplary, judicious, and faithful. His hope was in Jesus; and it grew brighter and more buoyant and sustaining as he neared the dark waters of death. He could say, "I know that my Redeemer liveth. He is very precious to me. He is my all in all." He has died without an enemy. All feel that in his death they have lost a friend from among the living, and that a good man has gone to his rest. "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace."

From Geneva Gazette 28 January 1881

We announced last week the serious illness of Mrs. Perez Hastings. The venerable lady passed away at 3 o'clock this morning. She had filled out far more than the measure of days commonly allotted to mortals. In her youth and prime she was zealous in all good works for the glory of her Master, the advancement of His Church, the promotion of benevolence, good will and charity in our community. To her husband in his lifetime, who was one of "the pillars" of the Presbyterian Church, she was a helpmeet indeed. Mrs. Hastings leaves no children, but the last offices to the sick and dying woman were affectionately, tenderly bestowed by devoted nieces of her household.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 16 May 1924

Geneva, N. Y. , May 15 - Thomas Hastings, Sr.,
78 years old, died Wednesday at his home, No. 685 South Exchange street, after a long illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bridget O'Day Hastings; four sons, John, Thomas Jr., Frank and Edward Hastings; a daughter, Miss Mary Hastings, all of Geneva.

Return to Ontario County Homepage

Copyright © 2004-10, Ontario County NYGenWeb and each contributor and author of materials herein. All rights reserved.

Updated 9 September 2010