"Ha" to "Hal" Obituaries

From Geneva Courier 1 August 1883

Mrs. John Haas
died in the town of Seneca, near Castleton, on Sunday, after an illness of only twenty-four hours, of inflammation of the bowels.  She was highly appreciated by friends.  Her funeral took place on Tuesday at her late residence.  The interment took place at or near Middlesex.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 July 1906

Manchester, N. Y. -  Patrick Haberlain,
aged 76 years, died at his home three miles northeast of this village, Thursday morning, after several weeks illness with heart trouble. He had been a resident of this town nearly fifty years and was known as a successful farmer. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Michael and Peter Haberlain of this town; and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Maxwell of Macedon; Mrs. Nora Connolly of Canandaigua; Miss Mary Haberlain of Manchester; and Miss Elizabeth Haberlain who is a Sister of Charity. The funeral and interment was at Palmyra, Saturday morning.

From Shortsville Enterprise 5 March 1909

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Rhoda Hacket
died at her home early Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held at the house on Friday at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. M. V. Willson officiating. Her age was 63 years.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 August 1913

While at work on the James Hawkes farm, about two miles northwest of this village, on Tuesday noon, Frank Hackett, a well-known young man, received injuries that caused his death about three hours later. He had been driving a three-horse team attached to a manure spreader and was on the way to the barn. A closed gate caused Hackett to alight from the wagon and open it for the passage of the horses. In some manner they became frightened and ran away. Hackett was knocked down and one of the heavy wheels passed over his chest, causing internal injuries. Hemorrhages from ruptured blood vessels followed and caused his death about 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Hawkes saw the horses running toward the barn and sent her son to look for Hackett. He was found in a celery shed where he had dragged himself for shelter. He was at once removed to the house and Dr. D. A. Eiseline, of this village, summoned. Hackett was unable to give any particulars of the distressing accident, and so far as is known no one witnessed it. The survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hackett, a son, Roy, and two brothers, Fred Hackett of Jordan and Charles Hackett of Manchester. He was born in the town of Manchester on March 12, 1883, and had always resided in this section. His wife, who was formerly Miss Temperance Tate, of Manchester, died about a year ago. The funeral will be held from the home of his parents this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock and the interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery in this place.

From unknown newspaper archived at Ontario County Historical Society

Farmington, N. Y.  -  Mrs. Lenora M. Hackett, 72, died yesterday (April 13, 1960) in Clifton Springs Sanitorium after a long illness.

She was born June 18, 1887, a daughter of Philip and Mary Powers of Farmington.  Her husband, Charles Hackett, died in 1942.

She leaves a son, Robert of Largo, Florida, a daughter,   Mrs. James (Marge) Segbers of Victor R. D., a brother, Philip Powers of Shortsville R.D., grand daughter, Sharon Segbers of Victor R.D.

Note- she and her husband are buried at Brookside Cemetery.

Many thanks to Rhea for this contribution.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Mary J. Hackett, daughter of William Camp, of this village, occurred last night. The cause of death was pneumonia. Deceased was 58 years of age and was the oldest surviving member of her family with the exception of her father, who now lies critically ill and is 85 years of age. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Methodist church.

From Shortsville Enterprise 17 January 1908

Mrs. Mary Jane Hackett
died at the home of her father, William Camp, early Tuesday morning, aged 59 years. Her death was due to pneumonia, followed by an attack of the grip. She had given her full time and attention to her invalid father, and had so overworked as to be unable to withstand the fatal attack. She had been a resident of this village for over half a century, and was well and favorably known to all our citizens. The funeral was held form the Methodist church, of which she was a devoted member, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. S. S. Pratt, officiating. The interment was in the family plot at Brookside Cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 19 July 1912

The death of Mrs. Temperance Tate Hackett, wife of Frank Hackett, occurred at the family home two miles north of this village, on the Palmyra road, on Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock, following an illness of but four weeks' duration. Her age was 29 years. Mrs. Hackett was born in the town of Manchester on March 29, 1883, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tate of Manchester. She had passed her entire life within the borders of that township. She was united in marriage to Mr. Hackett on Jan. 4, 1902. The survivors are her husband and one son, Roy Hackett, of Manchester; her parents; one brother, Joseph Tate of Manchester, and two sisters, Mrs. George Trask and Mrs. Charles Baker, both of Rochester. The funeral obsequies were held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. F. E. Eden, of the Manchester Baptist church. The interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in this village.

Copied from The Victor Herald, Victor, NY; issue 12-18-1936  page 9; copied at the Ontario County Historical Society;

The death of Mrs. Vivian (Patt) Hackett, widow of Albert Hackett, occurred on 12-11-36, after a brief illness. She was born May 15, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Patt in Farmington.  On July 3, 1878, she was married at Chapin.   Mrs. Hackett is survived by one son, Charles of Manchester, two grandsons, Roy and Robert, one granddaughter, Margaret and 8 great grandchildren, all of Manchester Center, also a sister, Mrs. Lena Wing of Hornell.  The funeral was held from the Baptist Church Tues. afternoon. Rev. L. L. Swartout, pastor, officiating.  The burial was made in Brookside Cemetery.

Many thanks to Rhea for this contribution.

From Victor Herald, Victor, NY; Issue 11-17-1939  page 5

William Hackett

William Hackett, father of Mrs. William Goldrick of Victor, entered into rest at his home in Caledonia, Wed.  Nov. 8, 1939, at the age of 81 years.  Besides his daughter, he is survived by 3 sons; Roy, Fred and William Hackett, all of Caledonia, 2 brothers, John of York and Samuel, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Francis of Rochester.  Funeral services took place Friday afternoon from a funeral home in Caledonia with the Rev. David S. Sheldon officiating.  Interment was made in Mumford Rural Cemetery.

Many thanks to Rhea for this contribution.

From Shortsville Enterprise 12 December 1912

The death of Younglove Hadden, a retired farmer living in the northeastern part of the township of Farmington, occurred at the home of his son very suddenly on Wednesday morning of last week at 4:30 o'clock. His age was 74 years. He had been in poor health for over two years. A death certificate was issued by Coroner D. A. Eiseline, of Grove street, who was was summoned to view the remains. The deceased was born on August 31, 1838, in Savannah, this State, and was a son of the late John W. and Lydia Monroe Hadden. The larger part of his life was passed in this section where he was born and he had only made his home in Farmington township for about two years, living with his son and family. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Aurand of Clyde, N. Y., on October 5, 1859, who died in September, 1903. The survivors are two sons and two daughters, John W. Hadden, and Miss Carrie Adams of Farmington; Frank Hadden of Newark, N. Y., and Mrs. Libbie DeLano of Lyons; also one sister, Mrs. Abby Jane Thatcher of Savannah. The funeral and burial were held at Savannah on Friday, the 6th inst.

From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1878

Last Saturday a young man named Charles Hadley was drowned in Canandaigua outlet while engaged washing sheep. He got in a pool beyond his depth and sank at once, never coming to the surface until dragged out half an hour afterwards, when life was extinct.

From Ontario County Times 22 August 1877

On the afternoon of Friday, the 10th inst., a boy ten years old, son of Francis Hagan of Geneva, fell into the lake at that village, while fishing, and was drowned. The body was not recovered until the next day, Saturday.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1909

Mrs. Frank Hagan
died yesterday afternoon at her home, No. 595 Exchange street. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Frank Hagan, and one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Winnick, of this city. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 5 January 1876

Saturday afternoon, about one o'clock, a shocking accident occurred in the Northern Central Freight Yards in this village, by which John Haggerty, an old and highly esteemed employe of the Company, received such serious injuries as to cause his death. He had been helping unload a car, and finishing his work started to go to the Freight House. When near there he stepped from the main track on to a side track, when switch engine No. 70 came dashing up, knocked him down, and ran over both legs and his left arm, almost severing these members from the body. The injured man was taken to his residence, corner of Railroad Avenue and Elmira street, where everything possible was done to ease his sufferings, and at nine o'clock death came to his relief. Mr. Haggerty was sixty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and two small children. Mrs. Haggerty's first husband, a Mr. McKnight, also lost his life by the cars, a few years since, in almost the same way.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 November 1904

The funeral of Mrs. Louise Cotton Haight, who died Tuesday evening at the age of seventy-eight years, in the Church Home, took place this morning at 10 o'clock from the home, Rev. C. M. Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church, officiating. After the service the body was taken on the 11:10 o'clock Central-Hudson train for Troy, where burial will be made.

From Geneva Gazette 18 February 1881

The funeral of Mrs. M. C. Haight took place last Monday. Her body was conveyed to Glenwood cemetery and temporarily deposited in the receiving vault. It was a sad reflection that the bereaved husband was so ill that he could not take his proper place in the mourning procession. For many days he has been a severe sufferer from neuralgia.

From Geneva Gazette 15 December 1899

died at the Hygienic Institute, Park Place, Monday evening last at 5 o'clock.  He had made his home at this Institute for several years past, with his only son, Clarence, as associate.  Mr. Haight was a widower, having buried his wife several years ago.  He came here from Auburn between thirty and forty years ago and embarked in the jewelry business as successor of Barnard & Van Deren.  Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Chas. DeWoody, Baptist pastor. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.  Two brothers, both in California, and one sister survive the deceased.  The surviving son, Clarence Haight, will continue the business so long and profitably carried on by his revered parent.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1883

Suicide -
On Wednesday last the startling news flew from mouth to mouth in this village that a man had committed suicide on North Main street in Canandaigua, and that the unfortunate man was Julius Hailer, an employe in McKechnie Brewery. It appears that Hailer, although a hard worker, was addicted to the use of intoxicants, and that he had several times threatened to kill himself, but no serious attention was paid to what he said. Wednesday morning he went to the store of James A. Ellis, and purchased a fine 32 caliber revolver for $6, and then ordered some coal for his house and bought some candy for his children. After doing this, he telegraphed to a son living in Rochester to come home immediately, as there was very serious trouble in the family. During the afternoon he tried the revolver, firing two shots, and then sent a bullet through his head. His wife heard the shots and hurried down stairs, to find her husband staggering about the room. She asked him if he had shot himself, to which he replied, "I have done it at last," and fell to the floor a corpse. Coroner Jewett was notified, and held an inquest.  Hailers was German, about forty years of age, and leaves a wife and six children. All the circumstances tend to show that he had intended to commit the rash act for some time. He had a policy in the N. Y. Mutual Aid Society, of Rochester, for $2500.

From Ontario County Times 17 June 1874

On Friday morning of last week, a young man named Wm. Haines, son of Daniel Haines, died suddenly at his father's residence near Hall's Corners. He had been ailing for some time past and was apparently slowly recovering from a fever. He had just stepped out into the woodshed connected with the house and feeling faint sat down and being helped into the house, died in a few minutes afterward. He was about seventeen years of age. Geneva Courier

From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1888

The death of James Haire, of this town, which occurred on May 12th, removed from the community a man whose life had been characterized by unflinching fidelity to the strict rules of morality. He was like a sturdy oak, both in constitution and character. His honesty was his bulwark and his pride.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 8 March 1871

On Saturday last the remains of the late Ebenezer Hale were interred in the cemetery of this village. He died very unexpectedly, and without any previous illness to warrant any person in predicting his final dissolution. He had been for a great many years a useful and respected resident of this village, and in all the relations of life, as citizen, friend, and member of the Church, he was esteemed by all. The Episcopal Church of this place was draped in mourning on Sunday last out of respect to his memory. He was 84 years of age. His wife survives him.

From Ontario County Journal 17 July 1885

Mr. Alfred Haley,
a well-known and esteemed colored resident of this village, died at the home of his son in Bath on Wednesday of last week, and the funeral services were largely attended here on Friday. The deceased leaves five grown-up children, one of whom is the wife of Fred. Douglass, Jr. of Washington.

From Victor Herald 5 April 1901

Mrs. Catherine Haley,
who had been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Concannon, in this village, for several weeks past, passed away last Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Haley was 72 years of age and had spent most of her life in this vicinity, residing in Fishers for many years. She was a woman possessed of a pleasant disposition and will long be remembered by many as a kind friend and neighbor. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Concannon, of this village, and two sons, John Haley of Fishers and Michael Haley of Buffalo. The funeral services were conducted at St. Patrick's church Tuesday forenoon, by Rev. J. J. Donnelly. The interment was made in the Catholic cemetery in this place. There were beautiful floral tributes sent by friends of the deceased in Fishers, for which the survivors wish to express their sincere thanks. They also desire to make known their appreciation of the kindness shown them during the illness and death of their beloved mother.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1905

Hall's Corners, N. Y. - Alexander Hall,
an aged resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Scott, of Gorham, Monday morning. The deceased has been in ill health for some time but death came suddenly. He was a native of Scotland.

From Ontario County Times 22 July 1868

A young man named A. E. Hall, son of Thomas Hall of West Bloomfield, lost his life in New York City on Saturday night last, by falling from the roof of a building while asleep. Young Hall was a telegraphic operator, and on leaving the office in the evening, went upon the roof as had long been his custom to rest and cool himself. Falling asleep, he rolled off and fell to the ground, a distance of about forty feet, and was thus instantly killed. His remains have been brought home for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1910

Stanley, N. Y. -
This community was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Anna Megaffee Hall, wife of Supervisor Hall, of Hall, on Sunday, after a brief illness, at the age of 37 years. Mrs. Hall was well-known and had many friends here. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple having charge. Mrs. Hall was much loved and respected. In her home life will her loss be most keenly felt, as she was a most devoted wife and mother. A husband and two sons survive; also five sisters and four brothers. Mrs. Hall's death was the first break in a family of 10 children. Her sisters are: Mrs. Charles Roat of Reed's Corners; Mrs. Charles Putnam of Gorham; Mrs. Ella Lewis of Chapin; Mrs. Ida Henry of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Stella Bigham of Reed's Corners. The brothers are: Emory and Bert of Reed's Corners, and Wesley and William of Canandaigua. Many beautiful flowers covered the casket. Burial was at No. 9 cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 February 1896

The funeral services of Mrs. David Hall of Phelps, who died last Saturday morning, took place yesterday afternoon. Rev. M. Shaw officiated. Mrs. Hall's death was due to a stroke of paralysis which occurred a short time since. Her age was 62. A husband and two daughters survive. Burial Phelps Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 7 February 1877

The death of David Saxton Hall, an old and highly respected citizen of Geneva, is announced in our obituary department this week. Mr. Hall was many years engaged in trade, but in 1855 accepted a situation as bookkeeper in the old Bank of Geneva, which he retained under all administrations almost to the very last day of his life. The deceased was an uncle of Myron S. Hall, Esq., of West Bloomfield, who was elected last fall to the office of clerk of Ontario county.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 February 1877

David Saxton Hall,
an old and respected citizen of Geneva, died suddenly on Thursday evening, February 1st, in the eighty-second year of his age. Mr. Hall was one of the early settlers of Geneva, and has for many years been identified with the interests of that village. His father, General Amos Hall of Bloomfield, was a distinguished citizen in the early part of the century. He came to this part of the state at the same time with the Wadsworths, and was an intimate friend of theirs. General Hall took a prominent part in the war of 1812, and was for a time in command of the American troops on the frontier, being the last militia General who held that position.

From Geneva Gazette & Mercantile Advertiser 23 February 1831

in Seneca, at the residence of his son, Edward Hall, Esq., suddenly on the 19th inst. Mr. Edward Hall, Sen. aged about XC years, a native of England, but for 30 years a resident of this town.

From Geneva Gazette 9 March 1860

We learn with regret of the death of an old and highly esteemed resident of this town, Mr. Edward Hall.  He died on Wednesday night, very suddenly, and at the advanced age of 86 years.  Mr. Hall emigrated to this country from England about the year 1800, and at once located at the settlement which bears his name (Hall's Corners), where he has ever since resided.  In the prime of life, he was quite an active and prominent politician of the Democratic faith, popular with his party and with his neighbors, and was several times elected to local offices.  He was once a candidate against Joseph Garlinghouse for the office of Sheriff, and even in this ever strong opposition county, came within a few votes of election.  He maintained his political consistency to the last; and dying, leaves sons who reflect the political integrity and personal virtues of the father.

From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1886

Cheshire, N. Y. - Death has again entered our community, taking from our midst our esteemed townsman, Edward Hall. He has been afflicted with Bright's disease and was thought by his friends to be improving, but on Friday afternoon he became suddenly worse and before night he passed away. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Searles. The large congregation which more than filled the church testified to the esteem in which he was held by all.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1905

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the funeral of Edwin Hall was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leona Dunn, Rev. Sylvanus Lane, pastor of the Chapinville M. E. church, officiating. Burial followed in Brookside cemetery. Mr. Hall, who lived on a farm near Chapinville, was fifty years of age, and died of diabetes, from which he had been a sufferer for two years, though he was confined to his bed but three weeks. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Delia Hall, his wife, and three children -- Leon Hall, Miss Lena Hall, all of Chapinville, and Mrs. Leona Dunn, of Shortsville.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Florence Hall, widow of Edward Hall, of Bristol Center, occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital Wednesday morning. Mrs. Hall underwent a surgical operation on June 23d, and was gaining apparently until Tuesday morning, when a sudden change for the worse was noted and she sank rapidly. She was born in Bristol Center 48 years ago in August, and had always resided there or at Cheshire, where the remains will be taken for burial. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Hall, and one sister, Mrs. George Stevens of Chapinville, and one brother, George Gooding, of Kingman, Arizona.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah Hall,
widow of the late J. S. Hall, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, E. J. Hall, 70 years of age. Mrs. Hall had made her home with her son for the past eight years and although a woman of retiring disposition, had a large circle of friends who were devotedly attached to her for the qualities that make and keep friends. She was a member of the local Presbyterian church, of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society and of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She was born at Andover, Conn. Her husband died eleven years ago and is interred at Lyme, Conn., where the remains will be taken for burial. She leaves five sons and four grandchildren, Edwin J. Hall of this place, Nathan and Kellogg Hall of Norwich, Conn. Henry of Middleton, Conn. and William Hall, who is a student of Tuft's College. The grandchildren are Helen and Sidney Hall of Norwich, Conn., Kenneth Hall of Middleton, Conn., and Herbert Hall of Shortsville. The funeral will be held from the residence of her son, E. J. Hall, tomorrow afternoon. The remains will be taken to Lyme, Conn. for interment.

From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
On Jan. 6 occurred the death of Hiland Saxton Hall, at the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester, from a complication of diseases, following an operation. Mr. Hall was highly esteemed in the community and was noted for his generous nature and many kind acts to the poor and needy, and a large circle of friends will miss his brightness and cheer and will mourn his loss from among them. Mr. Hall was 68 years of age and was the son of Hiland Biship and Betsy Pomeroy Hall. He was a descendant of Major General Hall, who commanded the United States militia at Buffalo in the war of 1812. Mr. Hall was born in this village and resided here until young manhood, when he went to Almond, where he was engaged in the manufacture of farming implements for twenty years. From there he moved to Salamanca, where he kept a general store for three years before returning to West Bloomfield. In 1867 he was married to Miss Janette Major of Almond, who died 14 years ago. He leaves surviving him three children, Mrs. Sophia Shepard and Samuel Hall, of this town, and Mrs. Ray Humphrey of Salamanca; one brother, Frank Hall of Dansville, and one sister, Mrs. Isabella Dann of Rochester. Brief services were held from his late home on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Louis Wilson, of Lima. Interment was made beside his wife in the Rural Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings from friends. The following gentlemen acted as bearers: Porter F. Leech, Ira Thompson, George Crossman, Myron Shepard, Myron Taft and George M. Shepard.

Further - The following people were in town last week to attend the funeral of Hiland Saxton Hall: Dr. and Mrs. Hiland Shepard, George Crossman, Miss Beatrice Crossman of Rochester; Frank Hall and Edwin Hall of Dansville; Newton Major of Hornell; Miss Sybil W. Hamlin of East Bloomfield; Porter F. Leech and George Leech of Canandaigua; Mr. and Mrs. George M. Shepard and Miss Frances Major of Rochester; Ira Thompson and Osmer Thompson of Lima; and Ray Humphrey of Salamanca.

From Ontario County Times 11 October 1865

In our obituary department this week will be found a notice of the death of James H. Hall, Esq., of West Bloomfield. The deceased was a prominent and highly respected citizen. He had for many years a justice of the peace, and soon after the inauguration of President Lincoln in 1861, was appointed Postmaster and continued to hold that office until he died. His scrupulous integrity and careful attention to business made him a most excellent officer, and won for him the confidence and warm esteem of all with whom he had intercourse. He had long been subject to occasional hemorrhage of the lungs, but owing to his regular and abstemious habits his life was protracted beyond the hopes of any of his friends. He died as he had live, fortified by the christian's hope and patiently submissive to the will of Him who "doeth all things well."

Western Repository Canandaigua, Ontario County, New  York                                                         

Tuesday, September 1, 1807

"Died -- In this town, last Tuesday, Mr. John Hall, carpenter, aged 23, lately from Fort Stanwix."

Many thanks to Michael Doyle for donating this death notice.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 April 1902

Mrs. John B. Hall
died at her home near Cheshire Monday, aged 50 years. Mrs. Hall had been ill for several years. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Miss Mary Hall, and a son, Merton Hall. The funeral was held yesterday.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1925

The death of Mrs. Marcia Platt Hall occurred this morning at 5 o'clock at the Geneva General Hospital. Mrs. Hall for the past seven years has resided on Linden street, the Fairfax block, with her son, Charles P. Hall. She has been in ill health for some time. Besides Mr. Hall, she leaves another son, Edward B. Hall of Wellsburg, N. Y.; also one grandchild, John Hall Netchie of Westfield, New Jersey; four nieces and one nephew. A short service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the funeral parlors of F. W. Yells and Son. Rev. Ross Randall Calvin, rector of St. Peter's Church, will officiate. On Thursday morning the body will be taken on the 7:55 Lehigh Valley train to Westfield. The interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, following the committal service there.

From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1901

Margaret Hall,
eldest of the living descendants of Edward Hall, Jr., the pioneer for which Hall's Corners was named, died Feb. 11, 1901, at the home of her nephew, T. Wilson Hall, at Hall's Corners, aged 91 years.  She was born in the tavern, which was the first frame building in Hall's Corners, in 1810, the same being built by her father in 1808, and she was at the time of her death, the oldest person in the immediate neighborhood.  She lived with her parents until 1832 when the death of her mother occurred. In 1835 she removed with her father to the house long known as the Margaret Hall house situated about a third of a mile to the north where her father died in 1860.  She continued to live in her own house upwards of fifteen years after her father's death, and later with her brother, the late Edward N. Hall, and his family.  Her eldest sister, Mrs. James Stokoe, her youngest sister, Mrs. Charles Rice, and her youngest brother, Edward N. Hall, have all died within a few years.  A brother, Thomas W. Hall, aged 89 years, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman, survive her.  Margaret Hall was a noble woman of good common sense and quiet dignity, and endeared herself to, and was respected and beloved by the community where she had lived her entire life.  Her father, grandfather and grandmother came from England and settled on lot No. 60, Ninth Town in First Range of Ontario County in 1801.  Her mother was a daughter of Francis and Sarah Sherwood Wilson, who came from England with her parents to the town of Seneca in 1803.

From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Myron S. Hall,
one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the place, passed away very quietly at his home on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14, at 3 o'clock. He had been suffering from a severe cold for some time and his family thought him much improved until the Sunday previous to his death, when a decided change for the worse took place, since which time, until his death, he had lain in a critical condition. On the 9th of last month, Mr. and Mrs. Hall celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage. Besides his wife, five children, Myron of California; Mrs. Gardner of Chatham, N. J.; George of Tonawanda; Miss Harriet and Mrs. Henry Dixon of this place, survive.

From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1888

Academy, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Hall, wife of our worthy friend, Charles Hall, of this place, died Friday morning last, aged 82 years. Mrs. Hall was one of those mothers in which there was no hypocrisy. She lived an even, consistent christian life, abounding in good precept and example. A few years ago at a Methodist love feast at this place, she, in a few well-chosen modest words made the most eloquent appeal to her neighbors to take Jesus for their guide and patron that we have ever heard here. But it must be comparatively easy for a person surrounded by the moral atmosphere that she was to keep the even tenor of their way. Her husband, one of the kindest, most reliable men of No. 9, and a worthy family of children who loved and appreciated her.

From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1886

Philander E. Hall of the town of Gorham who was stricken with paralysis on Sunday evening, the 5th inst., while on his way to this village, died on Friday morning last. He was unconscious from the time of his prostration until the end. He was formerly police justice of this village and was a brother of L. C. and John B. Hall of this village.

From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909

Mrs. Sarah VanDevyver Hall
died at her home on Prospect street on Saturday evening, after an illness of about four months from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Hall was the second daughter of Isaac and Wilhelmina VanDevyver, and was born in the town of Canandaigua in 1861. Her entire life had been spent in and around this village. She was a member of the Congregational church of this village. In 1886 she was joined in marriage with Charles F. Hall and to them were born five sons, who are left to mourn her loss: Stuart A., J. Donald, Edward, Marion and Leighton. Her mother also survives her; two brothers, A. C. Cappon and J. M. VanDevyver, both of this village; and four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Criddle, Mrs. Ashley Fountain, and Mrs. H. L. Case of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Edward L. Allen of Jamestown. The funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment being made in Woodlawn cemetery. Her pastor, Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, officiated.

From Ontario County Times 13 January 1864

We are sorry to learn that Mr. Simon Hall of South Bristol, formerly a resident of this village, was kicked by a horse on Saturday last, receiving an injury that caused his death in a few hours. He was about seventy years old.

From Ontario County Chronicle 9 December 1903

Simon P. Hall,
aged 77 years, a longtime and highly respected resident, died at his home in West Gibson street Monday. He was born in Bristol and most of his life was spent in farming until he removed here twenty years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adeline Wheaton Hall, and one son, Charles H. Hall of Bristol, and four daughters, Mrs. Charles Ashley and Mrs. Charles Olmstead of Honeoye, Mrs. M. A. Culver of Ortonville, Minn., and Mrs. S. E. Forrest of Britton, S. D.  

From Ontario County Times 20 October 1869

Mr. Thomas Hall,
formerly a prominent citizen of West Bloomfield, died in that town on the 14th instant, at the age of sixty-three years. Mr. Hall was born in West Bloomfield, being next to the youngest of eight sons of the late Gen. Amos Hall of that town. In early life he was a merchant and Postmaster in his native place, but was subsequently elected to the office of County Clerk and changed his residence to Canandaigua. Still later he was employed by the New York Central Rail Road in the capacity of Paymaster, residing in Rochester and in Syracuse. He leaves two daughters, but no other family, having buried his wife about ten years since, and his only son a little over a year ago. His remains were taken to Rochester for interment.

From Geneva Advertiser 10 September 1901

Thomas W. Hall
died at his home at Hall's Corners Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, 1901, aged 89 years, 7 months, 5 days. He was born at Hall's Corners January 31, 1812, and that place had always been his home.  He was one of the old substantial farmers of the town of Seneca, ranking with the oldest of them, and was the very soul of honor.  But one member of his father's family survives him, a sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman of Bellona.  Mr. Hall's wife passed away about fourteen years ago. He leaves two son, John S. and Edward E. Hall, both well-to-do farmers of Seneca.  The funeral was held from his old home last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating.

We came to know Mr. Hall away back in 1855, when an apprentice boy in the old Gazette office, also with many others in that town, his brother, Edward N. Hall, Charles Rice, John R. McCauley, Ami Whitney, Capt. Burkholder, Adam Wilson, John M. Wood, the Croziers, the Barrons, George Fordon, the large family of Rippers, the Means, and a good many others, of whom our old friend, Thos. W. Hall, is the last to be taken away.  He and his good wife always had a kind thought for the printer boys, and many a bag of apples and sometimes a basket of fried cakes came in fresh and nice from their cellar and pantry.  Whether the fruit was worth in the market one dollar or five dollars per barrel, it was all the same -- it was sent to the office and hearty word always accompanied it.  Mr. Hall used to say:  "Be good boys, don't swear, don't drink, respect your fathers and mothers, and you'll come out all right."  Good old man !  Although we haven't seen him for more than a year, we miss him almost as much as they do at his old home.  Not many of the old stock left in Seneca now -- of those named only the Croziers remain, Adam, Harrison, and Thos. W.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1907

Manchester, N. Y. - The death of Thomas Hall occurred at the home of his son, Frank E. Hall, two and one-half miles north of this village, Monday after a severe attack of asthma which affected his heart. He was born in England July 12, 1834; came to this country when young and lived most of the time in Western New York. He is survived by four sons, Thomas Hall of Fairport, Elmer Hall of Canandaigua, Fred Hall of East Palmyra, and Frank Hall of Manchester; also two daughters, Mrs. Willis Chinned of East Palmyra and Mrs. Fred Parker of Fairport.

From Geneva Gazette 27 February 1885

Obituary --
The citizens of Geneva were painfully surprised last Tuesday morning to learn that Mrs. D. W. Hallenbeck had died the night before very unexpectedly.  A few weeks previous to her death she had the misfortune to catch a severe cold which finally terminated in pneumonia, that dread disease which the strongest fear and to which the weak fall easy victims.  Mrs. Hallenbeck was not considered dangerously ill until a few days before her death, yet all the skill of physicians and the care of experienced nurses were unavailing, and she passed peacefully away Monday evening at eleven o'clock.  Mrs. Hallenbeck was the daughter of the late William Trevor, of Norton Hill, Greene county, N. Y., and was nearly 47 years old.  Mrs. Hallenbeck was a lady of pleasing ways, perfectly devoted to her family, and had the happy faculty of winning the love and respect of all with whom she came in contact.  The entire community will extend their heartfelt sympathy to the husband and three children thus suddenly bereft of a loving wife and a devoted mother.  The funeral services were held at St. Peter's church yesterday afternoon and were largely attended.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1908

Amy Hallett,
widow of the late George Hallett, died yesterday afternoon at her home on East Washington street. She is survived by two grandsons, Samuel and George Carey of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Michael Halley occurred last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Fallon. Mr. Halley was born in Ireland in 1825 and came to this country when 19 years of age. In 1853 he married Hannah Costello, whom he survived. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis. He leaves three children, John of Seneca, Frank of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Peter Fallon of Gorham. The funeral services were held on Monday with burial at Penn Yan.

From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909

Patrick Halligan,
aged 66 years, died at the home of his son, Edward J. Halligan, Niagara street on Saturday. Deceased had long been in poor health. He is survived by two son, Edward and Patrick. Mr. Halligan was a former resident of Macedon and the remains were taken there for burial.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 December 1905

Holcomb, N. Y. -
On Wednesday night, Dec. 13th, occurred the death of David W. Hallock, an old resident of East Bloomfield, aged 76 years. Mr. Hallock was born in Norfolk, England, and came to this country in 1852. He had resided in this town thirty-five years. He leaves a wife and ten children, six sons and four daughters. The sons are: George of Chicago; Frank of Bristol; Arthur of Washington; John, William and Howard of this town. The daughters: Mrs. R. D. Chase and Mrs. George Speaker of this town; Alice of Yonkers; and Mrs. John Slocum of Paddleford. The funeral was held at his late residence on Saturday at one p.m., the Rev. Mr. Bristol officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 27 February 1885

Mrs. Mary Hallock,
wife of John Hallock and daughter of the late Esquire Beebe (one of the early settlers of this county,) died in Hopewell, Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the age of 73. A sister of the deceased, ten years her senior, who resides in Cheshire, rode ten miles in a sleigh through the bitter cold of Thursday last to attend the funeral.

From Geneva Gazette 1 November 1878

Mr. Thomas N. Halsey,
a most worthy citizen, died suddenly on Sunday last at his residence on North st.  His age was 76 years.  He was taken ill on Friday, but did not think it necessary to call a physician till Saturday.  The prescription seemed at first to have the desired effect and he appeared better.  Mrs. Halsey sat up with him at night until 2 o'clock Sunday morning, when he insisted that she should take a little rest.  She fell into a doze from which she was awakened about 4 or 5 o'clock by his restlessness and seeming distress.  To a suggestion to send for a doctor again he gave audible assent, and they were the last words he uttered.  Dr. Dox, when he arrived, found his patient in a dying condition and he breathed his last about 8 o'clock in the morning.  Mr. Halsey leaves two brothers, Messrs. V. E. and E. B. Halsey and two married sisters.  He died childless.  He was formerly a resident of Seneca county where, as in Geneva, his memory will ever be held in high esteem.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1905

Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Ammeter Halstead,
aged seventy-three years, died at her home south of here Thursday, of Bright's disease. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the house. Burial in Gorham cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The death of Cornelius Halstead occurred at his home north of this village, December 31, after an illness of four days from pneumonia. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Harsey King officiating. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Halstead, and was born at Potter nearly 71 years ago. Forty years ago he was united in marriage to Gertrude Ferguson of Rushville, and four children were born of this union: Clarence of Rushville; Stephen, of Kansas; Mrs. Samuel Tuttle of Kansas; and Mrs. Harvey Hamilton of Rushville; all of whom survive. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Ansley of Potter.

From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1882

Rushville, N. Y. -
Died, at his residence in the town of Gorham, near Canandaigua Lake, Aug. 6, 1882, after an illness of two weeks, Mr. Lewis Halstead, aged 48 years and 9 months. Mr. M. P. Balks officiated at the funeral Tuesday, Aug. 8. The burial was at the cemetery in this village.

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