"Hen" to "Hez" Obituaries
From Victor Herald 24 August 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Wednesday afternoon occurred
the funeral of Charles M. Hendee of this village who died on
the preceding Monday. Mr. Hendee was born at Palmyra, September 1st,
1826, and spent the early years of his life in New York, Chicago and in
other places. In 1866 he removed to West Bloomfield from Bushnell,
Ill., and had since resided here. In 1855 he married Jane E. Hamilton
of Nunda, N. Y., who died in December, 1869. Four children were born of
this marriage, one dying in infancy and three daughters surviving: Miss
Mary Lillian Hendee, of Albany; Mrs. G. W. Hall of North
Tonawanda, and Miss Mildred Hendee of Chicago. On December 16th. 1874,
he married Miss Hannah Doty of Sweden, N. Y. who, with one sister, Mrs.
Marianna Peck, survives him. The deceased conducted a general store in
this village and during his life held many public offices of trust,
having been justice of the peace for nearly thirty years and at one
time associate judge of the county court at Canandaigua. The funeral
was held from the Congregational church, Rev. N. W. Bates officiating.
Mr. Bates paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased, speaking of him as
a public-spirited, upright citizen, always working for the betterment
of his village and town.
From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1889
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - A correspondent pays this tribute to
the memory of the late Mrs. Lydia Herrick Hendee of West
Bloomfield: Died in West Bloomfield, February 2d, 1889, Mrs. Lydia
Herrick Hendee, aged 86 years. Mrs. Hendee was a daughter of Zadock
Herrick, who removed to Bloomfield from Vermont, about the year of
1816, and was
the last surviving member of his numerous family. For some years in the
earlier part of her life, she was occupied in teaching school. In the
of 1835, she married Stephen Hendee, who came from New Hampshire to
in 1811, and was one of the earliest merchants of the town, and
continued in the trade until 1841. He died in 1869. By the marriage
four children, all of whom died in infancy or in youth. In the vigorous
period of her more mature life, Mrs. Hendee was peculiarly active in
sympathetic care of the sick, and in relieving and comforting the
sorrowing. In 1821 she united with the Congregational church in West
Bloomfield, under the
successful ministry of the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Fitch, the first president
Williams College, who came into this pastorate in 1816. For some years
passed, she suffered the privation of partial loss of sight, which she
with cheerful resignation. She was firm and decided in her Christian
and opinions of Christian duty and conduct, and freely and
contributed to church support and causes of Christian benevolence.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 5
Mr. Stephen Hendee, died at West Bloomfield on April 26th, at
the ripe age of eighty three years and three months.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 December 1907
Mrs. Charles Henderson, formerly Catherine Hill, died at her home
in Chapel street Thanksgiving Day after an illness of only two days,
aged 39 years. Death was due to heart trouble. She was beloved by all
who knew her, being a kind neighbor and loving mother. She will be
greatly missed by all her friends. She is survived by her father,
Michael Hill, and six children, Anna, Alice, Emily, James, Charles and
Louis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. L.
of the Episcopal church officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 July 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The death of Charles C. Henderson, aged
years, of Chapel street, occurred Thursday under peculiar
circumstances. Shortly before he died he told his wife that he had
taken a dose of paris green, but as he suffered frequently from fits,
his condition did not attract the attention it otherwise would. When a
physician was summoned, Henderson was too far gone to be revived.
Coroner Warner found that the man had taken about one-quarter of a
pound of the
poison. Henderson had been in poor health for some time and unable to
work steadily for the support of his family of six children. His
condition preyed upon his mind, and while using paris green upon
he concluded to end his life. He had a $2000 policy in the Ancient
Order of United Workmen.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1915
Mrs. Clara Belle Henderson, wife of Frank Henderson, of Seneca,
died suddenly of heart disease at her home yesterday morning about 9:15
o'clock. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles
Faulstick, of Gage, N. Y., and Miss Hazel M. Henderson of Seneca; one
son, Floyd Henderson of Seneca; her mother, Mrs. Thomas R. Robson of
Seneca; two brothers, Frank R. and George H. Robson, also of Seneca;
and one sister, Mrs. T. W. Wheadon of Geneva. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home in Seneca, Rev. A.
B. Temple, of Number Nine Church, officiating. Burial will be made in
Number Nine Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 9 February 1876
Ellen Henderson, a colored woman, living in Geneva, who has been
missed since last week Tuesday, was found dead by the railroad track,
near that village, a few days ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1910
Mrs. Stella Davis Henderson, aged 47 years, died Wednesday night
at 9:15 o'clock at the family res, No. 212 William street. she is
survived by her husband, George W. Henderson; seven children, Leon of
Rochester, Hiram L. of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Perry,
Willis, Eleanor, Ethel and Richard; and two sisters, Misses Nancy and
Meta Davis of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning
at 10:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and
burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 8 October 1901
Peter D. Henion died at his home on Castle street last Sunday,
aged 88 years exactly, that being his birthday. He moved into
Geneva last April with his son, John Henion, the latter having bought
the house 227 Castle street, of Theodore F. King. He is survived by two
sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at two o'clock, and the interment will be beside his wife in
From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1901
The funeral of
Mrs. Elizabeth Hennessey will take place from St. Peter's
church at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. John B. Hubbs will
officiate. Interment will be in Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 7 November 1890
Obituary - Tuesday morning at 12:30 Patrick Hennessey, an
old and esteemed resident of Geneva, died of heart trouble at his home
on North street. Mr. Hennessey had been ailing for some time.
Monday, encouraging reports came from the sick chamber, and it
was thought Mr. Hennessey was on the road to recovery, but a sudden
change for the worse came with the nightfall. A widow and large
family of grown up children mourn the loss of a faithful husband and
father. Mr. Hennessey was born in Canada, but had lived in Geneva
nearly all his lifetime. In religion a consistent Catholic, in
politics an enthusiastic Democrat, Mr. Hennessey enjoyed the esteem and
confidence of the entire community. The funeral took place at 9
o'clock this morning, services being held at St. Francis de Sales
church, whence the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large
concourse of relatives and friends.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 August 1923
Albert M. Hennessy, 63 years old, died Sunday morning at his
home, No. 180 Genesee Street, after an illness of about two
months. Mr. Hennessy was well known among the commercial
travelers having for a number of years been employed as the
representative of the Amsterdam Brewing Company and later with the
Brewing Company of Syracuse. Before entering commercial traveling
he was for a number of years foreman of the Herendeen Manufacturing
Company's foundry, being a molder by trade. Previous to 1896 he
was for a number of years in the grocery business.
Mr. Hennessy was for many years prominent in the political
the village and city having served as trustee from the Third Ward under
village government and under the city administration was for several
a member of the Board of Charities. He was a member of the Geneva
of Elks, the Geneva Rod and Gun Club and the Holy Name Society of St.
Francis DeSales Church. He was a charter member of the Nester
Hose Company. Mr. Hennessy was born in Geneva April 25,
1860. He was
the son of Patrick Hennessy and Elizabeth Ask Hennessy of North
street. The father of Mr. Hennessy was also a member of the Board
of Trustees of Geneva. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agrippa A.
Thomas Hennessy; one daughter, Miss Agnes Hennessy; five sisters, Mrs.
Albert Turner, Mrs. George Ferris, Mrs. Michael A. Broderick, Mrs. John
E. Brennan and Miss Phoebe Hennessy; three brothers, William Hennessy,
Thomas Hennessy, and George Hennessy, all of this city. The members of
the Holy Name Society will meet at the church this evening at 7:30
o'clock to go to the home of Mr. Hennessy. Funeral services will be
held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from the home and at 9:30 o'clock
from St. Francis DeSales Church. Interment will be made in St.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1896
Honeoye, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Celia Henry of this
town occurred at Willard Hospital on Wednesday, January 22, aged 86
years. Her remains reached this place on Friday and were buried in the
From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa Henry died after several months
of paralysis, on Saturday morning, June 4, aged 73 years. Funeral
were held from her late residence on Sunday at 3 p.m., Mr. Day
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1903
The body of the late Mrs. Elizabeth S. Henry, an old
resident of this city, who died Saturday evening at the home of her
grand-daughter, Mrs. H. C. Holmes, of Erie, Pa., at the age of
seventy-four years, was brought to this city last night. The funeral
took place at 10:30 o'clock this morning from Kennedy & Kennedy's
undertaking rooms, Rev. Dr. Charles M. Sills of Trinity church
officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood cemetery. The deceased was
born in this city and resided
here until four years ago when she went to live with her grand-daughter
in Erie. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Nares of this
city, and Mrs. C. T. Angus of Dresden. J. Ralph Angus, who formerly
was connected with R. G. Chase Nursery company is a grandson of the
From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1898
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Wilson Henry, wife of J.
Andrew Henry, occurred on Friday night, Feb. 11, at the home of her
husband's sister, Mrs. S. A. McPherson, Wood street. Mrs. Henry was
born in the town of Gorham on July 25, 1840, and had resided in that
town until a few months ago, when the burning of the family residence
compelled the removal to Canandaigua. On March 12, 1862, she was
married to Mr. Henry, who survives her, together with two daughter, one
son, one adopted son, and one sister, Mrs. Orin Gage of Rushville. Mrs.
Henry had been a member of the Reed's Corners Baptist church since she
was 28 years old. She was a noted pastry cook, and for several years
had secured many premiums from the state agricultural society and from
county and local fairs. The funeral was held on Sunday with interment
at Reed's Corners.
From Ontario County Chronicle 12 October 1904
Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at her home in Gibson street occurred
the death of Evalena Ottley, wife of Frank H. Henry. She
aged 30 years and 9 months. Her death was a great shock to her many
friends and the family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Deceased has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church
of this village, and was esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves
besides her husband, two sons, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank C. Ottley of Seneca Castle, and several brothers and sisters.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning occurred
the death of George G. Henry, a respected Canandaigua citizen,
at his home in Chapin street. Mr. Henry was about 67 years of age,
and has resided in Canandaigua for about two years. Previous to that
time, his home was at Reed Corners, where he was born. He was the son
of Albert Henry of Reed Corners. His illness had been of less than a
duration. Pneumonia with complications was the cause of death. He
three sons, Albert H., Edward W., and Lyman R. Henry, and a daughter,
Miss Bessie Henry, also a sister, Mrs. Salina Henry, all of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November
Shortsville, N. Y. - Yesterday morning George R. Henry, a
prosperous farmer who lives south east of this village in the town of
Hopewell, died at his home in that town, of heart disease, at the age
of sixty-one years. He is survived by his wife, and one son, John, of
Hopewell, who is a
student in the Shortsville High school. The funeral will be held from
the family residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by the
Rev. Augustus W. Green of Syracuse, formerly pastor of the Chapinville
M. E. church, of which Mr. Henry was a member. Burial will be in Sand
Hill cemetery, Hopewell.
From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1883
Naples, N. Y. - On Sunday morning the villagers were startled by
the news that "Gib" Henry had been found dead on his bed. It
appeared that he had been very
drunk the night before, and had been carried to his room at his
boarding place and put upon the bed, and the inference is that lying
on his back He was choked to death in vomiting. No inquest was
held. His remains were taken on Monday to the home of his mother, and
his early home, in Honeoye, for burial. Henry was about 41 years old,
and a harness maker by trade. As a result of intemperate habits, he
became embarrassed in his business, and last spring made an
assignment to C. L. Lewis, for whom he has been at work since. He has
had but few sober moments for years, and had the appearance of a man
was gone. He was naturally bright and meant to be honest in his deal,
but liquor had taken away his manhood and made him a wreck. It is one
of the many sad deaths that are daily occurring in our drink-cursed
There are some others here who will soon reach the same and unless they
make a speedy turnabout.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 March 1905
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. William R. Marks, occurred the
death early Saturday morning of J. Andrew Henry, aged 68
years. Mr. Henry was a resident and leading citizen of Gorham. He was a
prosperous and respected farmer, a member of the Gorham Agricultural
Society, and in his town served as Superintendent of the poor, and in
other capacities. Mr. Henry is survived by one brother, George D. Henry
of Gorham; one sister, Mrs. Salina Henry of this village, and two
daughters, Mrs. W. R. Marks and Mrs. Edward Kipp of Gorham. Rev. Lewis
T. Reed officiated at the funeral services Sunday afternoon. Burial was
at Reeds Corners.
From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1891
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mr. Nelson Henry, who has been sick for
a long time, died at his home in this place last Wednesday evening. Mr.
Henry has long been in the shoe business here and had won many warm
friends, by whom he will be missed, as well as by his widow and son who
His age was 73 years. The funeral was held at the house on Saturday
at 1:30 o'clock, O. M. Hilton of Clifton Springs officiating. The
were interred at Hopewell.
From Geneva Gazette 29 October 1886
On Saturday morning last occurred the
death of Mr. Paul M.
Henry after a very brief illness. Mr. Henry had resided in this
village many years, and was most highly respected and esteemed for his
many sterling qualities of mind and heart. Since his residence in
this village, Mr. Henry has been an active and consistent member of the
First Presbyterian Church, and up to the date of his death held the
office of Elder in that church. It was only a few days before
that his estimable and beloved wife passed away, and no doubt that fact
hastened Mr. Henry's death. The funeral services were held on Tuesday
morning and were largely attended, the Rev. Dr. Hogarth
officiating. The remains were interred in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1893
The death of Mrs. Sophia Henry, wife
of William Henry, occurred at the family home in Naples, last Friday,
June 30. Mrs. Henry was born in South Bristol, near Naples, April 17,
1829, and was therefore over sixty-four years of age at her death. From
the time of her marriage, her life was passed in Naples, except for a
short residence in Gorham. There survive her, besides her husband,
three son, C. D. Henry and Roscoe W. Henry of Canandaigua, and Orville
E. Henry of Naples; and a daughter, Mrs. L. H. Hawley of Canandaigua.
The funeral was held on Monday, the interment being in the Rose Ridge
From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Thomas Henry, an aged residence of Victor,
struck by an east bound R. & E. car at the E. Main street crossing
that village Monday evening at 7:22, and instantly killed. His body was
far from the road bed of the track and he was dead when picked up. The
was placed on the car and taken to R. & E. station at Victor and
Case of Victor, and Coroner F. P. Warner of Canandaigua were notified.
Henry, who was 82 years old, worked as cobbler at the Henehan Shoe
store. He lived at the Henehan home a short distance outside of the
village and was on his way home from work at the time of the accident.
The car, which was due in Canandaigua at 7:48 was in charge of Motorman
Mitchell of Canandaigua and Conductor Case of Geneva. It is supposed
that Mitchell did not see Henry until
he walked in front of the car. Henry was very deaf and was probably
of the approach of the car. He was struck squarely in the head and his
From Ontario County Journal 7 February 1879
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The citizens of this vicinity and
relatives of Mr. Walter Henry were called together at the
Congregational church on Saturday last to pay the usual tribute of
respect which the living bestow upon the dead. Mr. Henry, after an
illness of one
week, died on Thursday, January 30th, 1879. Friends met at his late
residence about one o'clock on Saturday, and moved thence to the
church. Rev. E. S. Corbin, of Clifton Springs, delivered a highly
interesting sermon, and the remains of our late neighbor and friend
were consigned to their final resting place. We had intended to give
a biographical sketch of the deceased from data furnished from other
sources, but as we have not received such facts as we had desired, we
can only give such as come within the scope of personal knowledge. Mr.
Henry came to this place from Oneida county, when but a small lad, and
has lived in this town ever since, with the exception of one or two
years. He has ever been a hard-working and industrious man, and
quite a property. Upon the death of his first wife, he gave to each
of his two sons a farm, and afterwards remarried and moved to
upon what was familiarly known as "the island farm." He remained there
one year and sold the farm, and afterwards moved to this place. His age
was 66 years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 May 1905
Friday morning at his home in West Hollow in the town of Naples,
the death occurred of William Henry, aged 84 years. He has
been a resident of the town of Naples since early manhood. He is
survived by three sons, Cyrus D. Henry of Canandaigua; O. E. Henry of
Naples; and Roscoe Henry of Bushnell's Basin; also by one daughter,
Mrs. L. H. Hawley of this place.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 11 November 1868
Died, in Gorham, Nov. 2d, George Henshey, aged about 85. He
was one of the few remaining early settlers of this town, his brother,
Joseph Henshey died a few months
ago, aged 97 years. I know of but three old men of that class
now remaining -- Isaac Phillips, aged 86, and Jacob Dixon, and Francis
Harris, a few years younger. There are a few old women still living
in this town, not far from the same age.
From Geneva Advertiser 29 April 1902
James Henson died at his home, a short distance east of Geneva,
April 24th, aged 66 years. He was born in England, and came to
this country when only eight years old. He was twice married, and
is survived by his second wife and two sons by
his first wife, residing in Michigan and two by his second wife, living
here. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 December 1905
William Henson of Geneva, a brakeman on the Naples branch of the
Lehigh Valley, was instantly killed just as his train was approaching
Geneva Saturday afternoon. The train broke in two near the experiment
station and Henson, who was standing on top of the train, was thrown
beneath the cars, which were piled upon the tracks by the bumping
together of the two sections. It was nearly midnight before the body
was extricated from the wreckage.
From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888
A. C. Herbert, a well-known resident of Bristol street in this
village, died at his home on Monday morning after a lingering and
painful illness. For fifteen years he had been a trusted employee of
the extensive seed house of Hiram Sibley of Rochester. He leaves a
widow, two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Schofield of Penn Yan and Mrs.
Augusta Schofield of Bay City, Mich.. and on son, Perkins Herbert, who
succeeded his father with Sibley & Co. He was 67 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1904
The funeral of Mrs. Emma M. Herbert, who died Saturday at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Moses Zimmerman, of the Stanley road,
took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the house. Rev. Charles M.
Sills, D. D., rector of Trinity church officiated. Burial was in Sand
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 11 May 1905
John Herbert, a section hand on the Northern Central, was struck
and killed by a train near Lewis Station last Friday night. He was
lighting the signal lamps at the time and the train struck him when
rounding a curve. His home was at Hopewell, nearly three miles from the
scene of the accident. Coroner Weyburn was called, ascertained the
facts and had a midnight drive home.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902
Mrs. Mary M. Herbert, widow of the late A. C. Herbert, died Sunday
night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Winsor Scofield, in Upper Main
street. Mrs. Herbert had been in feeble health for some time, the
result of a general breaking down. Had she lived until Monday, she
would have celebrated her 77th birthday, an event to which she and her
two daughters had looked forward with much pleasure. She is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Winsor Scofield, of this village, and Mrs. R. A.
Scofield, of Penn Yan, and one brother, Amos H. Gillett of Canandaigua.
Mrs. Herbert had resided in Canandaigua for fifty-six years, was a
member of the First Congregational church, and was a person beloved by
all who knew her. Her funeral will be held from her late home at 3
o'clock this Wednesday afternoon.
From Victor Herald 14 September 1895
Farmington, N. Y. - The funeral services of Alfred G.
Herendeen were held at East Palmyra last Sunday at 10 a.m.,
interment at Friend's cemetery in Farmington. Deceased was about 31
a native of Farmington, and a member of the society of Friends. He will
be missed by a large circle of friends. A widow and two children
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1908
Mrs. Caroline A. Herendeen, wife of Carlton C. Herendeen, died
yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the family residence, No. 232
Washington street. She was 49 years old and was the daughter of Anson
and Amanda Tuttle of Farmington, where she was born August 16, 1858.
Death was due to a severe attack of la grippe and heart disease.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Misses Harriet
A., Nettie A., and Mary Edna, one son, Fred W. Herendeen, all of this
city; one sister, Mrs. Charles W. Herendeen, and two brothers, Joseph
W. Tuttle and Richard A. Tuttle of Farmington. Mrs. Herendeen's twin
sister, Mrs. Annie Stevenson of Farmington, died just three months ago.
The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from
the house. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church,
will officiate. The remains will be taken on the 3 o'clock Lehigh
to Farmington for burial.
From Shortsville Enterprise 10 February 1916
On Thursday night of last week about 9 o'clock occurred the death
of Charles H. Herendeen at his home in East Main street,
following an illness of several months. His age was 75 years. Charles
Henry Herendeen was probably one of the best known men in this section
of the State. He
was born in the township of Farmington on June 30, 1840, a son of the
W. Wilkinson and Caroline Arnold Herendeen. He came of old Quaker
His great-grandfather and grandfather were Quakers and came to the
of Farmington, buying a large farm always known thereafter as the
Herendeen farm. It was bought first from Phelps and Gorham and had
always been in
the family until this winter when it was sold. Mr. Herendeen was born
this farm and always lived there until April, 1915, when he removed to
Main street to reside, due to his declining health. Mr. Herendeen was
married, his first wife being Miss Julia Newton, a daughter of Mr. and
Proctor Newton of Shortsville. Her death occurred in April, 1897. He
unto himself a second wife in the person of Miss Carrie Mersereau,
of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Mersereau of Farmington, the ceremony taking
on June 10, 1903. The deceased was a member of the following
Canandaigua Lodge, F. and A. M.; Excelsior Chapter, R. A. M., of
Zenobia Commandery, Palmyra; Damascus Temple, Mystic Shrine of
Palmyra Council, and Manchester Grange. During his active career he was
a politician of much note, being a most staunch Democrat. During the
1892, he was elected Supervisor of Farmington township and held that
for several terms. It is also interesting to note that his father, W.
Herendeen, was appointed major-general of militia by Secretary of State
William H. Seward. The survivors are his wife, one son, Donald
and one daughter, Miss Doris Herendeen, all residents of Shortsville.
funeral services were held from his late home in East Main street on
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie,
of the First Presbyterian church. The bearers were: Carlos P. Osgood of
Levi A. Redfield, of Farmington; W. C. Ellis, W. K. Bushnell, G. H.
and Dr. D. A. Eiseline, all of Shortsville. The burial was made in
From Ontario County Times 13 July 1870
Mr. Edward Herendeen, one of the oldest and most highly respected
citizens of Farmington, died at his residence in that town on the 6th
was buried on Saturday. Mr. Herendeen's age must have been about
seventy-five years. He had an extensive acquaintance and many warm
friends, and in his younger days was a very active and useful man. For
many years he held the office of Superintendent of the Poor, and the
present County House in Hopewell, we think, was erected under his
supervision. The illness which terminated his life was of brief
duration, and hopes of his recovery were entertained as late as the
morning of the day on which he died.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
Manchester, N. Y. - The death of Gideon D. Herendeen occurred
his home in this village on Sunday after a short illness of
paralysis of the brain. Mr. Herendeen was born in Farmington in 1839.
He was the son of Edward Herendeen and one of a family of 11 children.
He was married in 1868 to Miss Mary Ketchum of Farmington. With the
exception of six years spent in Michigan, his home has been in
Farmington and Manchester. His genial, unassuming manner won all for
his friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Wade King of this village; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Aldrich of
Canandaigua, Miss Hulda Sheldon of Farmington; three brothers,
Nathaniel C. Herendeen of this village, Welcome D. Herendeen of
Beaverton, Mich., and Frank Herendeen of Rochester. His ancestors, who
came from Massachusetts to Farmington in 1790, helped to form the first
settlement of Friends in that town. Meetings were held in their home
until 1796 when a meeting house was built. Gideon Herendeen always
clung to the faith of his ancestors. His funeral was in the South
Farmington Friends meeting house on Wednesday. Rev. Mr. Wood, pastor of
the Universalist Church at Victor, officiated.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Hannah J. Herendeen, widow of the late
Henry Herendeen, died at her home in the town of Farmington, three
miles west of this village, yesterday, after a lingering illness
extending over several months. She was a daughter of the late Charles
and Mary Mason Jeffrey, and was born in the house where she died
fifty-nine years ago. One sister, Mrs. James Carson, of this village,
survives her; also three nephews, Henry Carson of Shortsville; Edward
Carson of Farmington; and Sidney Carson of Canandaigua. The funeral
will be held from the South Farmington chapel tomorrow afternoon, at
2 o'clock, the Rev. George Evans, officiating. Burial will follow in
the South Farmington cemetery. Mrs. Herendeen was a prominent resident
of Farmington, and was well-known throughout this section.
From Geneva Courier 20 April 1870
Death in Farmington - The Rochester Union announces the death of Mrs.
Herendeen, wife of Edward Herendeen, of Farmington, and
daughter of Nathaniel Cudworth, of Bristol. She died at her home
in Farmington on the 7th instant. The Union says: "She was
for forty-nine years, and at the time of her death, a prominent member
of the Society of Friends. She was a most estimable lady -- a
faithful wife and devoted mother. To the poor she was always a
friend, and the unfortunate will regret her (a fold in paper
obliterates a line or two) . . . three daughters, all of whom
are married and reside in Farmington."
From Ontario County
Journal 2 April 1875
West Farmington, N. Y.
- James W. Herendeen, a well-known and respected citizen of
Brownsville, died on Friday last of measles. He leaves a wife and
several children. At the
time of his death, Mrs. Polly Bortle of East Victor, who was
at the house assisting assisting Mrs. H., was taken ill on Saturday,
with congestion of the lungs, and died this (Wednesday) morning. Since
her attack Mrs. Bortle was at no time able to be taken home. She
had a large family of children, all of whom are married and have homes
of their own, but it will be long 'ere they forget "Mother's" love and
From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1913
At 5 o'clock last week Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Amanda Herendeen, relict of Gideon Herendeen, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Wade R. King, in Main street, Manchester. Death
followed an illness due to a complication of diseases, and her age was
66 years. Mrs. Herendeen was born in the township of Farmington on
December 13, 1846, and was a daughter of the late Germond and Chloe
Ketchum, of that town. Upon attaining the age of 16 years, she located
in Manchester and with the exception of five years passed in the State
of Michigan, she had since made her home in Manchester village. She was
united in marriage to Mr. Herendeen, who was also a resident of
Farmington, on October 31, 1865. His demise occurred about four years
ago. She was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and of
the Ladies' Aid Society of the Manchester M. E. church. Besides her
daughter, Mrs. King, she is survived by three brothers, Daniel Ketchum
of Canandaigua; Wilman Ketchum of East Rochester; and Elmer Ketchum of
Ashville, N. Y.; also two grandchildren, Misses Harriet and Marion
King, of Manchester. The funeral obsequies were held from the King home
on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and were conducted by Rev. William
W. Lane, pastor of Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in the
South Farmington chapel cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 15 June 1894
Mrs. Mary R., widow of Levi Herendeen, died at her
home in Canandaigua last
Saturday morning, after a protracted illness.
From Victor Herald 4 March 1893
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary G. Herendeen, whose illness was noted
in our last Farmington letter, died on Wednesday, 22nd inst., at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah K. Sheldon, Adams St., Rochester.
Another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cornell, of Canandaigua, and a brother,
John E. Bosworth of Rochester, survive her.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 April 1912
The death of Nathaniel C. Herendeen, a highly esteemed and
respected resident of Manchester village, occurred at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Charles Harrington, Main street, on Tuesday evening at
nine o'clock. His demise resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage with which
he had been stricken the previous morning about four o'clock. His age
was 84 years. Nathaniel Cudworth Herendeen was born on Aug. 2, 1827, in
the township of Farmington and was a son of the late Edward and Harriet
Cudworth Herendeen. He chose as his life partner Miss Helen Thomas of
Farmington, now deceased. His life until 1878 was passed in Farmington
in the pursuit of agriculture and moved from there to the State of
Kansas where he remained until 1882. He then returned to Manchester and
conducted a meat market for 20 years and since then had been retired.
He was a birthright member of the Society of Friends and was a staunch
follower of the faith. In politics he was a Democrat and held the
office of Town Clerk of Manchester for two years. The survivors are two
daughters, Mrs. William McComb of Chicago, and Mrs. Charles Harrington
of Manchester; one son, Roswell C. Herendeen of Buffalo; one brother,
Welcome Herendeen of Beaverton, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia
Aldrich of Canandaigua and Mrs. Hulda Sheldon of Farmington. The
funeral services were held from the Friends' meeting house in
Farmington on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Hoyt
F. Hill, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church. The burial was made in
the South Farmington Cemetery.
From Ontario Republican Times 29 July 1863
Died in battle, at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, in the 28th year of
his age, Capt. Orrin J. Herendeen of Company H., 126th
N.Y.S.V. One by one, the names to this mournful record are
added. Tearfully sorrowing we lay their remains in their
last resting place and all over the land, marble shafts are raised to
commemorate our fallen brave.
Prominent among the first citizens of Farmington, stood Orrin J.
Herendeen. Possessed of those qualities of mind which enabled him to
take a strong practical common sense view of a subject, he had quietly
obtained a position in his native town which was, for one of his age,
flattering indeed, and gave promise of realization of the hopes of a
and commendable ambition. He was possessed also in a large degree, of
those kindly, genial feelings and of that sympathetic nature which won
for him a large circle of friends and a friendship once formed was
to the last. Each repeated call upon the patriotism of the northern
stirred anew within his bosom that strong love of country which he
And when finally last autumn he laid aside the implements of husbandry
assumed the sword, he was not promoted by a desire for the personal
or love of adventure. He saw that the institutions of his country,
he revered, were imperiled at the hands of a mercenary enemy and he
his services for their protection, fully indoctrinated with the idea
the success of the rebellion would be the subversion of all good
and the inauguration of the reign of anarchy and misrule.
He rapidly recruited a company, which was organized as a part of the
126th N.Y.S.V. and soon found himself in active service at Harper's
Ferry. The history of that campaign is known to all. In the battle,
Captain Herendeen lost a Lieutenant and several men killed and wounded.
He was commended by those who saw him on that day, for his intrepid
and bravery. At Gettysburg, he had passed through the severest of the
battle unharmed, and afterwards fell in a skirmish mortally wounded by
a ball from a sharpshooter. He fell at his post of duty, he flinched
at no hardship, he faltered before no danger. Bravely for his country
he laid down his life. In his country's storied urn his name shall be
gathered with the fallen brave and crowned with the honor due the
love he bore her.
His remains were brought from the field by Dr. W. Fitch Cheney, and on
Monday the 27th instant, his funeral was solemnized at the meeting
house near his late residence. A large concourse of bereaved relatives
and mourning friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and
love to the departed. The ceremonies were conducted by Dr. O .E.
Daggett and there in the rural cemetery, kind friends laid down to its
last sleep which death alone permits, all that remains of a generous
friend and a brave soldier.
From Geneva Gazette 23 December 1892
The death is announced of Mr. Welcome W. Herendeen of
Farmington, occurring Dec. 16 at the advanced age of 82 years, of which
over 60 years were spent in the township and on the farm where he died.
He was a Quaker in religious faith and his whole life and
conversation were very consistent with the profession he espoused.
conservative in political belief, and for thirty years or more past was
identified with the Democratic party. He was an uncle of Mrs.
Lemuel and E. W. Herendeen of Geneva.
From Victor Herald 6 January 1905
Many friends in Victor heard with deep regret of the death of Wilkinson
Herendeen, which occurred at his home in Farmington on Saturday
afternoon, after an illness of several months from Bright's disease.
Mr. Herendeen was a lifelong resident of Farmington, and his influence
in the community, which was very great, was created by his steadfast
advocacy of all that was for the benefit and the progress of the
community, and founded secure in the confidence of his townsmen. In
politics he was a staunch Democrat, though he never coveted political
power or office. He was one of the most successful farmers of his town.
No man in Farmington was more generally beloved. Mr. Herendeen was a
direct descendant of Nathan Herendeen, who came to the town of
Farmington from Massachusetts in 1790. He was born on the farm where he
died on the 29th of January, 1835. He is survived by his wife, who was
formerly Miss Elizabeth Goodnow, and three children, Charles Herendeen,
Miss Florence Herendeen and Miss Harriet Herendeen, all of Farmington;
two sisters, Mrs. Gardiner Shelden of Farmington; and Mrs. Lydia
Aldrich of Canandaigua; and four brothers, Welcome Herendeen of
Beavertown, Mich., Nathan Herendeen and Gideon Herendeen of Manchester,
and Frank Herendeen of Rochester. The funeral was held at his late home
on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. S. S. Pratt of
Shortsville, officiating. It was very largely attended. Those present
from Victor being Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cobb, Miss Alice Goodnow, James
Houston and L. G. Loomis. The remains were placed in the vault at South
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1896
The funeral of the late presiding elder of the Geneva district of the
Methodist church, Rev. E. J. Hermans, who died at his home in
Rushville on Saturday after a long illness, was held this afternoon.
Among those from Geneva in attendance were Rev. Dr. A. W. Broadway
and Rev. Dr. Pierce. Rev. and Mrs. Chas. E. Hamilton came down
from Rochester on the morning train. Mr. Hermans was long and favorably
known in the vicinity, and has served as presiding elder of this
for several years until sickness compelled him to relinquish its
He was succeeded by the appointment of Rev. Dr. Pierce, who has already
entered upon his duties.
From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900
Hermans died in Rushville last Sunday at the advanced age of
nearly 95 years. She was a native of Yates county. She leaves
three sons, two of them clergymen, and one daughter, the wife of Hon.
George I. Cornwell.
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 December 1914
The death of Mrs. Harry Hermans, a respected young
resident of Manchester village, occurred at her home in that place last
week Thursday, following an illness of about one week with quinzy. Her
age was 19 years. Mrs. Hermans was formerly Miss Esther M. Gorham of
Jersey Shore, Penn., and was married in May, 1914 to Mr. Hermans. Since
her marriage she and her husband had resided in Manchester. The
survivors are her husband, her father and three sisters, Miss Ruth
Gorham, Mrs. Benjamin Borden, and Mrs. James Geist, all of Jersey
Shore; also one brother, Elmer Gorham of White Pine, Penn. The funeral
services were held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock, conducted by the Rev. William W. Lane, pastor of the
Manchester M. E. Church. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in
From Shortsville Enterprise 22 December 1911
The death of Mrs. Sarah M. Herring, a highly-respected
resident of this village, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Geo. Giles, in Sheldon street, shortly after one o'clock on Saturday
morning, following an illness of but a few days. Her age was 82 years,
2 months and 29 days. Mrs. Herring was born on Sept. 16, 1829 in
Onondaga county, and was a daughter of the late Stephen and Millicent
Blodgett Cornish. The large part of her life was passed at Marcellus
and she came to make her home in Shortsville about five years ago, the
time of the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Giles to this village. Besides one
daughter, Mrs. Giles, she leaves two grandsons, William Giles, of
Indianapolis, Ind., and Harry Giles, of Springfield, Ohio. The remains
were taken to Marcellus on the 10:12 passenger train Monday morning and
the funeral services held that afternoon at 3 o'clock, with interment
in that village.
From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1909
At her home near McMillan's Corners, in this town, on Tuesday
morning occurred the death of Mrs. Earl Herrington, aged 71
years. Mrs. Herrington was stricken with heart failure soon after
eating breakfast, sank to a couch and died within two minutes. Deceased
was a member of the Baptist church and Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated
at the funeral yesterday afternoon. Besides her husband, there survives
one son, Leander, who resides at home.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1903
Gorham, N. Y., Dec. 11 - Mrs. Phoebe Herrington, wife of the late
George Herrington, died this morning at
her home on Dewey avenue, aged 61 years. The immediate cause of
death was heart disease, with which she had been afflicted for
some time. Mrs. Herrington leaves one son, John S., and two daughters,
Miss Effie of this village and Mrs. Frank Snyer of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 11 January 1871
A young woman named Ann Hersely died very suddenly last
Saturday night at the residence of George Shertleff in Hopewell. The
circumstances attending the death were such as to induce the Coroner to
hold an inquest, which is in progress at the Town House in this
From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1890
Gorham, N. Y. - George Hershey died at his late residence
in Gorham village on Monday, July 9, after a long and painful illness,
ending in indigestion. The funeral was held on Wednesday.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1908
Mrs. Harriet B. Hershey, wife of C. D. Hershey of Gorham, died
suddenly at about 7 o'clock last evening after a brief illness. On
arising yesterday morning Mrs. Hershey was apparently in her usual
health and ate breakfast, but shortly after 8 o'clock she was taken
seriously ill and rapidly grew worse. Medical aid seemed to be of no
avail. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Edward T., Frank and
Stuart C. Hershey; one daughter, Miss Bessie A. Hershey; and one
sister, Miss Margaret Turnbull, all of Gorham. The funeral will take
place Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. B. Temple
of Number Nine will officiate and burial will be at Gorham.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Henrietta Hershey occurred
about 3 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of about two weeks
with a severe cold and heart trouble. She had been a sufferer from
asthma of the heart for a long time, but had been in her usual health
until her last illness, when she suffered intensely up to the time of
her death. She was about eighty years of age and was beloved by all who
knew her. She was noted for her patience and a cheerful disposition
under all circumstances, making the best of everything and finding a
silver lining for every cloud. She leaves but one daughter, Miss Rose
Hershey, who had always made her home with her mother, besides many
relatives and a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held
Wednesday afternoon, the hour has not yet been stated. Burial will be
made in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Joseph Hershey occurred at
is home in this village Sunday morning. He had been ill about two
weeks. He was born June 5, 1813, and was therefore 94 years of age, and
was the oldest resident of the village. He was remarkably
well-preserved and active, having been able to attend to manifold
business affairs, almost wholly, up to the last. He was unmarried and
during many years made his home with a sister, Mrs. Julia Herrington,
until about twenty-five years ago, when he erected a spacious brick
dwelling on his property in the village on East Main street where he
spent the latter years of his life and enjoyed entertaining his friends
and all the pleasures of a well-appointed and modern home and the care
of his cousin, Mrs. L. M. Orcutt, as housekeeper. He was a man of means
and during many years was more or less identified in various ways with
the business interests of the village, among the last of these being
his connection with the Gorham Mill Co. At one time he carried on the
drygoods business for a number of years. A few years ago he conceived
the idea of erecting a new Methodist church building as a memorial to
his mother and as a means of giving something both helpful and enduring
to the town of his birth, in which he always held a pride; and on June
14, 1905, it was dedicated and is one of the best equipped and
handsomest modern churches of its size in the state; it stands as a
reminder of his generosity, and is
appreciated and enjoyed not only by the Methodist congregation, but the
of the village and surrounding country. He was the son of Joseph
Hershey, one of the pioneers of this section of country, and was the
last of a family of nine children, six brothers and three sisters. He
leaves a number of nieces
and nephews, besides other relatives, to mourn his death.
From Ontario County Journal 9 July 1909
At his home on Ontario street on Monday occurred the death of Thomas
aged 86 years. His wife, three sons, Thomas and Edward,
of Despatch, and Martin, of Buffalo; and three daughters, Mrs. D.
Lonsberry of Buffalo; Mrs. D. Flynn of Rochester, and Miss Anna Hession
of Canandaigua, survive. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at
St. Mary's church.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1911
George Hessney, aged 60 years, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock
at his home, No. 19 Tillman street. He is survived by his widow, two
sons and two daughters. The funeral took place from the house. Burial
in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1903
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy A. Hetherington died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Walker on Exchange street, Friday morning. The deceased
was seventy-four years
of age and had been a resident of Phelps for the past twenty-seven
years. The remains were taken to Union Springs for burial this morning.
From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1824
DIED in this village, on the 26th inst. in the 26th year of
his age, Mr. James Heuchan, a native of Galway,
Scotland. His death was occasioned by a fall from a wagon, on the
16th inst. which injured him severely on the head. He has left a
wife and one child. Although insensible most of the time after
the accident, he was heard to repeat the following lines:
How few thy days and full of wo,
Thou Man of woman born!
Thy doom is written, "Dust thou art,
And shalt to dust return."
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894
Honeoye, N. Y. - Samuel Hewey, formerly of County Antrim, Ireland,
died of dropsy, after less than a few weeks' illness, on Saturday
evening, December 30, aged 70 years. The funeral was held on Sunday
afternoon, from his late home at Wm. Morrow's, Rev. Mr. Day officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 14 December 1877
Sad and Fatal Accident - Mr. Bradley Hewitt, of South Bristol, had
been to Canandaigua on Tuesday last, and toward evening started for
home with a wagon load of lumber. On his way home he stopped at
Bristol Centre and did some trading at one of the stores, and leaving
there for home at about half-past eight. The night was very dark,
and when about a mile south of Bristol Centre, the horses going to one
side of the road, went into one of the deep ditches, throwing Mr.
Hewitt to the ground. The load of lumber was tipped over, falling upon
Mr. H., and the wagon bottom side up upon the lumber. The horses
were also pulled backward and fell upon the wagon. Mr. Hewitt was
probably killed instantly. It was about three
hours after the accident occurred before any relief came. At about
midnight the noise made by the struggling horses awoke the nearest
neighbor, causing him to go out to ascertain the trouble. Other
neighbors were then aroused, the horses were relieved, the wagon
and load removed, when Mr. Hewitt's body was taken up and conveyed
to his suddenly bereaved family. Can. Journal
From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1898
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Calvin Hewitt, aged 79 years, died last
Friday and was buried from his late home last Sunday afternoon. He
leaves four children, Webster and Henry P. Hewitt of this place; Mrs.
James Wheeler of Canandaigua; and Mrs. Curtis Baker of Ionia.
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1882
David Hewitt, a young man about 28 years of age, who lived in
Bristol near the town line of Richmond, made a misstep, or slip, on
Monday last, that cost him his life. He was employed as a teamster at a
portable sawmill, situated in the woods about a mile north of the post
office at Bristol. Our informant states that Hewitt had eaten his
dinner with the other workmen Monday noon, and started to hitch up his
team for the afternoon's work. In descending the steps at the house his
foot slipped, the board being wet, and he
fell heavily backwards, breaking his neck. We learn that Hewitt leaves
a wife and three children. Monday was a sad day for them. Livonia
From Ontario County Chronicle 9 July 1902
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - While out in a heavy thunderstorm which
occurred here Saturday evening about 7 o'clock, William Hewitt, only
of Supervisor Hewitt of this place, was struck by lightning and
instantly killed. Some little time before 7 o'clock, young Hewitt, who
was 23 years of age, started out to get the cows. He did not return as
soon as expected and his father, becoming alarmed at his absence, went
out to look for him. When found he was lying on the ground, his face as
black as jet and his clothing badly torn. Coroner Partridge was at once
notified by telephone, but he said that under the circumstances he
thought an inquest unnecessary.
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