"Hi" to "Hik" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1907

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Ezra A. Hibbard of this place occurred at the City Hospital at Geneva at 11 o'clock Thursday night. Mrs. Hibbard had been in failing health for some time past and had been taking treatment at a Rochester hospital for several weeks but failed to recover her health to any extent. A week ago she was taken to the hospital at Geneva, where Dr. W. A. Howe of Phelps and Dr. Skinner of Geneva performed an operation. The skull was trepanned and it was found that there had been a cerebral hemorrhage. The operation relieved the pressure on the brain and for a time there were hopes entertained for a recovery. Later pneumonia developed, which resulted in her death. Mrs. Hibbard was born at Albany but had been a resident of Phelps for the past 35 years. She was 62 years of age. The deceased is survived by her husband, Ezra A. Hibbard, who conducts a hardware business in Phelps, also two sons, Harry B. Hibbard who is associated with his father in business, and W. W. Hibbard, a member of the brokerage firm of Bonbright & Hibbard of Rochester. Mrs. Hibbard was a devout member of St. John's Episcopal church of this place. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hibbard home on Banta street and a half hour later at St. John's church. The services will be conducted by the rector, Rev. G. A. Harvey. Burial will be in the Phelps cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 25 April 1890

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - Stephen Hibbard died at Miller's Corners April 18th, in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Hibbard was a native of England, but came to this country thirty-nine years ago. Soon afterward he settled on the farm where he has lived most of the time since. He had been in ill health for several years, but did not entirely give up business until recently. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church, and his exemplary life commanded the respect of all who knew him. He leaves a widow and one son, Thomas Hibbard, of Fairport, and three daughters, Mrs. Ann Baker and Mrs. Elizabeth Stickle, both of Orange, N. J., and Mrs. Lovisa Parish, of Miller's Corners. The funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon at the church.

From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1897

Miller's Corners, N. Y. - William Hibbard
died at his home about three miles from here, on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 1, aged 77 years. The cause of his death was paralysis. The funeral services were held in the church here on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He leaves two sons and one daughter, Charles, Frank and Mary, all residing at home.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1910

Mrs. Daniel Hickey,
of No. 6 Lyceum street, died yesterday morning at 6:30. She had resided in this city all her life. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Dennis, Daniel and John; four daughters, Mary, Anna, Josephine and Julia; also one brother, Jeremiah Kelleher of Sedalia, Mo. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1904

Mrs. Timothy Hickey,
one of the older residents of the city, died at her home, the corner of Exchange and Toledo streets, at 12:30 o'clock this morning, aged seventy-three. Mrs. Hickey has been a resident of Geneva for fifty years. The cause of death was general debility, the result of her age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Abraham Hawkins and Miss Nora Hickey, and one son, Patrick Hickey, all of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

From Geneva Gazette 31 January 1879

Sad Bereavement -
On the last day of the old year last past, William Hickey and Mary I. Ludlow of this town were united in marriage.  The announcement did not appear in the GAZETTE until last week.  They were a young couple highly respected by acquaintances, and having the brightest prospects before them of a long and prosperous life.  They enjoyed a wedding trip to the west, from which they returned only about ten days ago.  In the spring they were to have settled on a farm in Benton. A day or two after their return Mr. Hickey was stricken down with disease which eventuated in rupture of the bowels, death ensuing on the 29th inst., or in just four weeks from the date of his marriage.  The young widow will have the sincere sympathy of all friends in her sudden and sad bereavement.  Mr. Hickey was aged 23 years.  His funeral will take place today.

From Ontario County Chronicle 11 November 1903

Manchester, N. Y. - George Dunston Hickmott,
one of the old residents of the town, died at his home, one mile east of this village, Wednesday, aged 76 years. His death was not wholly unexpected, as he never fully recovered from a fall from his wagon which broke his arm last May. He was born in Warwickshire, England, came to Albany 55 years ago and was a resident of Manchester for over forty years. He was an industrious, sober man, much respected by a large circle of friends. He is survived by seven children, William T., Fred, Ward, Harriet and Mrs. John Gilman of this place, and Mrs. Charles Christler and George Hickmott of Geneva.

From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1877

Canadice, N. Y.  -  
Within the last week death has been in our midst and taken from us an old and highly-honored citizen. Samuel Hickok, Esq., departed this life on Sunday, April 29th, at the age of 59 years.  For several years past Mr. Hickok had been troubled with difficulties of the heart, which for some time previous to his death had caused his health to become much impaired.  A few weeks before he died he was quite feeble, so much so that he was unable to attend to his official duties as Justice of the Peace.  However, he partially recovered from this, but eight days before he died, he was taken to his bed from which he never arose.  Mr. H. was a man much esteemed and beloved by our citizens generally.  At the time of his death he was serving the town as Justice of the Peace, in which capacity he had acted for more than nine consecutive years. The funeral services were largely attended at his late residence on the Sabbath following his death, and his body was interred in Canadice Hollow.  Rev. Wm. Hunter, of Springwater, preached the funeral sermon.  The many relatives and acquaintances who mourn the loss of a husband, father and friend have the sympathy of the community.

From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1899

On Sunday occurred the death of Captain George Hickox, at his home a few miles west of the village. Mr. Hickox was Canandaigua's oldest native born citizen, having reached the advanced age of 96 years. Mr. Hickox was connected with the state militia in his younger days and on account of that service, received the title of captain. Mr. Hickox was always engaged in the farming interests, and it is only within a few years that he has been unable to be about. In 1828 Mr. Hickox married Miss Mary Adah Mallory, and to them were born four children, George S., who died a few months ago; Henry Bradford, James S. and Miss Mary D. Hickox, all of whom survive. The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Webb and Rev. Frank T. Bayley, of Denver, officiating.

From Ontario County Chronicle 13 February 1901

Mary A. W. Hickox,
wife of James S. Hickox, died at her home near this village Thursday morning after a prolonged illness. There survive beside her husband, two daughters, Mrs. P. T. Hartman of Lyons and Mrs. W. S. Titus of Rochester, and one son, J. S. Hickox of this town; three brothers, Job, Peter, Jonas Wolverton. Deceased was 61 years of age.

From Ontario County Times 17 April 1872

Died, at his home, in Bristol, April 9th, 1872, Aaron Hicks, aged 83 years and 4 months. Father Hicks was one of the oldest settlers of Bristol. He has lived in the town for seventy-five years, and upon the same farm more than sixty years, ever since his marriage. He has reared a large family of children, seven of whom are now living, and all respectable and influential men in the communities in which they live. He has always maintained a spotless character, and by the uprightness and purity of his life has endeared himself to all who knew him. His life was a hidden life, the best part of it known only to himself and family. He was quiet and retiring in his manners, and gentle and affectionate in disposition, and the universal testimony of neighbors who lived by him always is, that father Hicks was a good man. He was a member of no church, but his faith was strong in the universal love of God, believing that through Christ the world would be saved from sin. He was married to Hannah Cornell January 1st, 1812, and upon last New Year's day was celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. All the living children and grandchildren were present, with many other friends and relatives, and a very happy time it was indeed. The aged father and mother looking with a calm and sober, though nonetheless joyous happiness upon the children they had reared, and who now, in their old age, respected and loved them. As a tribute of love one of his sons presented them, upon the occasion, a most beautiful chromo, a wreath of autumn leaves, beneath which was the words, "Leaves have their time to fall." His funeral services were held at the Universalist church at Bristol.

From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1892

Bristol, N. Y. - Benjamin F. Hicks
died at his home in Bristol on Wednesday, June 8, after about two years' illness. His whole life of over 77 years had been passed at the place where he passed away. Only one month ago his brother, F. Josephus Hicks, about two years his senior entered the better land. Mr. Hicks was one of the most highly respected and esteemed citizens of our town. His death will be a severe loss to the community. A widow and only daughter survive him. Rev. Mr. Orelup was the officiating clergyman at the funeral services, which were held on Friday from the Universalist church at 3 p.m. His grave in Evergreen Cemetery adds one more to the many interments that have been made there during the present year.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1904

Miss Chloe Hicks,
eighty-three years of age, died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her nephew, W. F. McKane, of No. 237 Washington street. The deceased was born in Allegany county and has lived in this vicinity for fifty years. Since early life she has been a member of First Presbyterian church. Besides her nephew, she is survived by a brother and sister in the west. Mrs. L. M. Page of this city is a niece of the deceased. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. W. W. Weller, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 22 April 1892

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. E. J. Hicks,
after suffering all winter, died on the 11th inst., leaving three young children, the youngest not more than six months old. Mr. Hicks has the sympathy of the neighborhood and he is certainly entitled to great credit for his patient attention to his wife during her illness and for his manly attempt to keep the little ones together now that their mother has gone.

From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Emma,
wife of George Hicks, of this village, died last Friday evening, after a short illness, aged 50 years. She is survived by a husband, two sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Beardslee officiating. Interment was made at Gypsum.

From the Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, 17 Jun 1865

Hicks, Francis Eugene

REV. FRANCIS EUGENE HICKS was born in Bristol, Ontario County, New York, November 4th, 1831 and died in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 23d, 1865, aged 33 years, 5 months and 19 days. He commenced the study of theology with Rev. J[ames] H. Tuttle in Fulton, Oswego County, N. Y. at the age of 21 years. During his residence in Fulton he formed the acquaintance of Miss Mary E. Harris, who subsequently became his wife, and who died in Potsdam in the summer of 1863, leaving a daughter, now nine years old.  He received his letter of ministerial fellowship from the Ontario Association of Universalists.  His first field of labor was Victor, N. Y.  He afterward removed westward, preaching for a time in Marietta, Ohio and Rising Sun, Indiana.  Not finding the western section congenial with his health, he removed eastward, preaching first in Meriden, Ct. and subsequently, for three years, in Dover, N. H.  The eastern section proved unfavorable to the health of Mrs. Hicks, and they returned to their native state.  After laboring for a season in LeRoy, Genesee County, he removed to Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co.  Here he ministered nearly two years with much success, and acquired considerable reputation and influence in the vicinity.  After the death of his companion, he became somewhat dispirited, and desired a change of scenery and associations …

From Potsdam he removed to Lowell, Mass., and commenced his labors as pastor of the Second Universalist Society in that city on the first Sabbath of July, 1864.  A new and larger field of labor, new scenes, and new acquaintances revived his spirits.  The old Merrimac River Ministerial Circle was resuscitated.  He became a member, and was much interested in its meetings.  New and interesting domestic relations were formed.  Not quite three months previous to his decease he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine A. Young, a member of his congregation.  A funeral service was held in Lowell, in the church in which he had ministered, the services being shared by various members of the M. R. Ministerial Circle. His young widow and daughter, with a brother of the deceased, Edwin Hicks Esq., of Canandaigua, accompanied the remains to Bristol, where they were interred beside those of his first companion, on the afternoon of the 2d of May. The services at the grave were by Br. J. R. Sage, assisted by the writer.  On the following Sabbath, May 7th, a large concourse of citizens with the aged parents and brothers of the deceased assembled at the Universalist church in Bristol, and a discourse was delivered by the writer. It is sad to see our ministers passing away, especially those in the prime and vigor of their lives, and sad to see so few entering the field to fill the places of the fallen.
[Rev.] L[ewis] C. Browne
Canton, N. Y.

This contribution was kindly donated by Karen Dau, Rochester NY
Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists

From Geneva Daily Times 3 August 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - George Hicks, a well-known veteran of the war of the rebellion, died at the home of his son, Frank, on West Main street late Wednesday evening. He had suffered a brief illness with a cancer of the stomach. Mr. Hicks was born in the northern part of this town and always lived here. He was 64 years of age. At the breaking out of the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in the 148th Reg. N. Y. Vol., and served until the close of the war. He was a man possessed of a kindly disposition and had a large circle of friends. His wife died about five years ago. His survivors are two sons, Frank and William Hicks of Phelps and one daughter, Mrs. Kittie Fowler of Boston. The funeral will be held from the house Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Doughty officiating. The burial will be at Gypsum.

From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1896

George L. Hicks,
a clerk in the story of William Doyle at Bristol, where he had been employed for the past eight years, was found dead in an upper room over the store last Monday morning. His head was wrapped in cotton which had been saturated with chloroform, in such a manner that he must have inhaled fully one-half an ounce of the drug. Near the body was an empty bottle having the label of a Canandaigua druggist. As he had not been in this village for over two weeks, it is believed that he must have contemplated the act for some time. No reason can be assigned for the deed except temporary or hereditary insanity.

He was a popular young man, and was the nominee of the Republican party for the office of town clerk. He has always been held in the highest respect by his associates, and the people of Bristol generally. He left a letter giving directions for his funeral, disposing of business matters and leaving his property to his father. The letter also contained brief messages to personal friends and in the body of it was the sentence, "My head feels very bad." He was insured in the E. K. O. R. Coroner Hallenbeck empannelled a jury as follows: Elkanah Andrews, foreman; John M. Phillips, Leonard H. Jones, Elihu E. Briggs, Frank M. Davis, A. Eugene Wales, Orville Bentley, George G. Gilbert, Wm. H. Nudd. After the inquest they brought in a verdict in accordance with facts as stated.

From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1874

Obituary -
Died at the residence of her son, Benjamin F. Hicks, in Bristol, on the morning of the 2nd , inst. Mrs. Hannah Cornell, wife of the late Aaron Hicks, Esq., aged 79 years, 2 months and 28 days.  Mrs. Hicks was a native of Dighton, Bristol Co., Mass., and came to the Genesee Country with her parents at an early age.  She was married to Mr. Hicks January 1st, 1812, and lived with him in the same neighborhood, and most of the time on the same farm, for more than sixty years.  She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom, one daughter and eight sons lived to adult age, and seven of the sons are still living and were present at her funeral.  She was a woman of strong mind and her influence was on the side of right.  In the days of the anti-slavery struggle she sympathized deeply with the friends of that cause, and when the ranks of the advocates of Temperance were thin indeed, her voice was ever raised in favor of total abstinence from everything that can intoxicate, and the poor and oppressed always found in her a sympathizer, and so far as her means would allow, a helper. Her funeral was attended at the Universalist Church on Sunday, the 5th inst., the services being conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Henry Jewell, assisted by Rev. Henry Shepard, of Orono, Maine.

From Ontario County Journal 12 November 1909

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Death has again entered this community, coming like the thief, and called one of the most worthy townsmen, Hyland Hicks, to his eternal rest. On Saturday evening, Oct. 31, Mr. Hicks was down street as was his usual Saturday night custom, apparently in his usual health, returning to his home about 10 o'clock. About 12 he awakened his wife and told her he was very ill, and growing rapidly worse, died before medical aid could be summoned. Mr. Hicks was about 60 years of age. He was born in Canadice and resided there until the last few years, when he retired to this village where he has since lived. Several years ago his only brother died in exactly the same manner. Mr. Hicks was a successful farmer and was honest and upright in all his dealings. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Newman, of Rochester. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Dill, pastor of the Congregational church officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1910

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Irwin Hicks occurred on Tuesday from a complication of diseases at the Canandaigua hospital. Mrs. Hicks was born on Jan. 12, 1847, and resided in this town the greater part of her life. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Charles Cobb of Honeoye, Mrs. Fred Higley and Miss Grace Hicks of South Bristol; four sons, John H. of Canandaigua; Isaac of Pittsford and Albert and Herbert of Canandaigua. The remains were taken to the home of her son, Herbert, on the Middle road. The funeral services will be held at Academy church this afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. W. E. Searles of Canandaigua officiating. Interment will be in Academy cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1896

Monday, about noon, occurred the death of Isaac N. Hicks at his home near Hicks' Point, Canandaigua lake. He had been a resident of this county for 61 years. Two sons, Edbert and John Hicks, and two daughters, Miss Emma Hicks and Mrs. John B. Hawkins, survive. Deceased was 64 years of age.

From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1887

Bristol, N. Y. -
Mrs. Isaiah Hicks, after suffering many months died the 4th inst., at 2 p.m. She has long been a faithful and respected member of the Universalist society. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1887

Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Jacob N. Hicks, of South Bristol, occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and the burial on Friday. She resided very near to the late Amasa Coye, and their deaths were but two days apart. Mrs. Hicks had always lived in that neighborhood, being a daughter of Benson Hawkins, who, it will be remembered, was murdered in his own house.

From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897

Canadice, N. Y. - John M. Hicks
was suddenly taken ill on Saturday last while at a neighbor's house, and died at 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. He had been in poor health for nearly a year, but as he was able to be around at all times, his death was a shock in the community. He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters. The funeral was held on Tuesday.

From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1892

Bristol, N. Y. - Josephus Hicks,
a respected and well-known man of Bristol, died after a few weeks illness Saturday morning, May 7, in the 78th year of his age. Mr. Hicks was a member of a family of nine children of whom Dr. W. Scott, Benjamin, Lawrence, Isaiah, of Bristol, Steven of Cheshire, and the Hon. Edwin Hicks of Canandaigua, are still living. He also leaves a widow and many friends who will always remember him as a kind and true hearted man. The funeral services were held at the Universalist church  Monday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Orelup preaching from the text: "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Cor. 15, 32.

From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1896

A peculiarly sad death occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Mrs. Lovina Hicks, wife of John Hicks, who resides near the outlet on the Hopewell road, expired in the arms of her daughter, while returning home in a carriage from a visit paid to the office of Dr. Ira F. Hawley in this village. Death occurred from a stroke of paralysis and life had left the body when she was taken from the carriage. She had heretofore suffered several shocks from the same disease. She was 60 years of age and leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Times 16 April 1884

Bristol, N. Y. - 
Died in Bristol, on the morning of April 7th, Lucy Evarts, widow of Lemuel Hicks, aged 86 years, 9 months and 29 days. Mrs. Hicks was born in West Stockbridge, Mass., June 8th, 1797. She came to Western New York with her parents at an early age, and at the age of eighteen was married to Lemuel Hicks, and on her wedding day came on horseback with her husband to his home in Bristol, a home that she had retained and occupied until her death. Mrs. Hicks was a woman of great energy of character, and although she had suffered much from sickness and from sorrow at the loss of dear friends, her courage never forsook her, and to the last she was the same active, self-reliant woman that she was in her earlier years. On her 86th birthday she alone drove her own horse two miles to spend the day with an invalid sister, and returned home at night none the worse for her drive. She was the mother of seven children, four of whom survive her: Harvey E. Hicks, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Walter S. Hicks of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Rowe of Chatham, N. Y.; and Mrs. Seth Paul of Bristol; the last of whom has carefully watched over and attended her during her declining years. Her husband died in 1852, but through the loving care of her children, she has been enabled to spend all the years of her widowhood at the old homestead, rendered so dear to her by its many tender associations. Mrs. Hicks has been a member of the Baptist church of Bristol for seventy years, and by her integrity of character and purity of life, she did honor to her profession as a Christian believer. Her funeral was attended on April 10th in the Baptist church, and a very impressive and comforting sermon on the subject of the Resurrection was delivered by Rev. Mr. Hiscox of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Margaret Hicks,
died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Wheeler, in the southern part of this town. Deceased was the widow of Benjamin Hicks and was 89 years of age. Funeral services will be held in the church at Bristol tomorrow afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1875

Death of Mrs. Martin H. Hicks -
The South Bristol correspondent of the Naples Record gives the following:  We have to record the death of Mrs. Millicent Hicks, wife of Martin H. Hicks of this town.  Mrs. Hicks had been in poor health for a year or two, consequent upon old age, but able to be around and keep her house with the aid of her husband until a week ago, when her right side and limbs became paralized, from which time she was unable to speak or swallow.  The sands of life gradually ran out, and on the morning of the 27th inst. life became extinct.  The subject of this notice came to this county forty-one years ago with her husband from Dutchess Co.  She was 79 years old the 30th of May.  Mr. Hicks, who survives her, was 82 years old the 14th of June.  They had been married 62 years the 18th of last October; the parents of thirteen children, eleven of whom are living.  Their lives have been an unbroken quiet, not having an enemy in the world, that we know of.  Four of their sons live in this town and one in Wisconsin, all of whom are industrious men of good habits; their six daughters are scattered in several States.  The funeral was held at Academy on Wednesday, sermon by Rev. Mr. Ford of Canandaigua.

From Victor Herald 16 January 1903

Bristol, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Nettie Phillips Hicks, wife of Isaac Hicks, was held at her late home last Friday at 11:30 a.m., Rev. F. F. Buckner of the Universalist church, officiating. Mrs. Hicks' death occurred on Wednesday night after an illness of three months. She is survived by her husband, a mother, Mrs. H. Wood, and one brother, Morris Phillips of Mendon, and a great many friends. She was ever of a pleasant disposition and a patient sufferer. The deceased was twenty-nine years of age. The floral tributes at the funeral were many and beautiful.

From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1896

Bristol, N. Y. -
In the death of Peleg F. Hicks, which occurred on Thursday of last week, Bristol has lost one of its most worthy and highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Hicks was a native of Bristol, and most of his life was spent in that town. He was 67 years old, and during all the active period of his life he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to any who needed help. He was a member of the Universalist church of Bristol, and because of his helpfulness in that relation, he will be missed there, perhaps, more than in any other place. Always active in politics, he was a great help to the Republican party, of which he was an original member. In all the relations of life, as a church member, a citizen, a friend and a neighbor, he was a  true type of generous manhood, and that he was appreciated by his fellow citizens, was proven by the many positions of trust he was called upon to fill, and the large attendance at his funeral, which was held in the Universalist church on Saturday, May 30. His pastor, Rev. N. J. Orelup, officiated. He leaves two daughters to mourn his loss, Mrs. Hiram Eggleston of Geneva and Miss Carrie Hicks of Bristol.

From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1893

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Stephen C. Hicks,
who has been sick for several months, died in this village April 24. Mrs. Hicks was universally respected and her death, though not unexpected, has cast a gloom over the neighborhood. Her husband, who is in very poor health, and one son are left to mourn her loss and they have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Her remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Baptist Hill.

From Ontario County Journal 12 June 1885

Our community was shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the death of Washington L. Hicks, deputy clerk of Ontario county. He died at his residence in this village at three o'clock Wednesday morning, of typhoid pneumonia, at the age of about 60 years. Mr. Hicks entered the county clerk's office in 1858, and has been there continuously since that time, with the exception of four years, from May 18, 1861, to August 10, 1865, when he served for the Union cause in the civil war. In 1873 he was elected county clerk, and at the expiration of his term accepted the position of deputy, which position he has since continuously filled. He was known throughout the county as one of the most efficient officers the county has ever had. He remained at his official post until Thursday of last week, when his illness confined him to his house. Very quiet and unassuming in his manner, he was a valued and most respected citizen, whose place will not be readily filled. He leaves a wife but no children. Though not a member of the bar, the Court and Bar of this county manifested their respect for the man by the adoption of appropriate resolutions Thursday morning, which will be found in our record of Court proceedings in another column. The funeral service will be held at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909

On Friday morning, May 21, occurred the death of William Hicks, at his home near South Bloomfield. Mr. Hicks was past 71 years of age, and until recently, has been able to do light work about his home. In the death of Mr. Hicks, this community has lost an honored and respected citizen, a man whose integrity was never questioned and one of excellent judgment and unusual intelligence for one who has led so humble a life. Deceased married Sovina Johnson, of the town of Canandaigua in 1860 and from 1862 until 1894 their home was at Hicks point on Canandaigua lake. Since 1894, Mr. and Mrs. Hicks have lived in the town of East Bloomfield, where they have won the esteem of all who knew them. Mr. Hicks served as justice of the peace in South Bristol for 20 years and was post master at Hicks point for eight years, and since moving to East Bloomfield has held the office of justice of the peace for one term. He has always been a staunch Republican. Besides a widow, he leaves two sons, Charles of East Bloomfield, and Frank of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Baker of Mumford, Monroe county; two brothers, Jacob N. of Canandaigua, and Irwin H. of South Bristol, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Penoyer. The funeral was held on Sunday from the church at Academy, burial at Lake View cemetery, near his old home. Mrs. Hicks desires to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness and assistance in her affliction.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1910

Herman Henry Hietzcholt,
aged 88 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock at the City Hospital. Death was due to a fall that he had a week previous. Mr. Hietzcholt started for the Wilson fire and in crossing the street, he slipped on a banana peel, and in falling struck his head on the pavement. He was removed to the hospital but owing to his advanced age, he was unable to overcome the shock caused by the fall. For years he conducted a shoe shop in Main street at No. 402. The deceased was born in Germany on January 20th, 1835, and three years later came to Geneva and has for the past 52 years resided at his present address. He was a man that was always active even up to the time of his accident. In early life, he served in a European war. He leaves one son, Gustave H. Hietzcholt, and a daughter, Mrs. William Weisbrot, both of this city and four grandchildren.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1908

The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Higgins will take place Monday morning at 8:30 from the home of her son, Edward Higgins, 113 Exchange street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 26 September 1890

Obituary - Mrs. Daniel Higgins
died at her residence on Exchange street yesterday forenoon.  By this dispensation three little children, the oldest only about eight years old, are made orphans, their respected and lamented father having died about a year ago.  Mrs. Higgins has a wide circle of relatives and acquaintances in this community who mourn their great bereavement.  Her death was caused by heart disease.  The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church with a solemn requiem mass.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 29 March 1906

James Higgins
died at his home on Tillman street last Monday morning, aged 72 years. He had been a resident of the city for more than sixty years, and held many local positions, including that of street commissioner, and town overseer of the poor. He was one of the most prominent of our foreign born citizens.

From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1900

Mrs. Julia A. Higgins,
widow of Patrick Higgins, died at the home of her son-in-law, John Connolly, 579 Exchange street, last Tuesday, aged about 70 years.  She was the daughter of Patrick Moore, who in old times resided about opposite the house where she died.  She was a cousin of D. E. Moore.  Her father was one of about a half dozen of the earliest Irish emigrants who settled in Geneva; the others whom we call to mind were Michael Ryan, Patrick Dillon, Thomas Nevins, and her own brother, Matthew Moore.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Higgins, wife of Edward Higgins, took place this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the family residence, No. 113 Exchange street, and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis DeSales church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. The bearers were Messrs T. A. Kane, Francis Flynn, Patrick Hickey, Albert Hennessey, George Carr and Daniel Deegan.

From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Michael Higgins
died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James A. Brady, Monday morning. The funeral services were held at the house at 9:30 o'clock and from St. Agnes' church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 April 1868

SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Mr. Rody Higgins,
a brakeman on Northern Central Railway, residing in this village, was so severely injured at Penn Yan on Tuesday of last week, that he died from his injuries on Friday. He was engaged in coupling cars, and in some manner two of them missed connecting, and caught his head between them, a large nut on a bolt crushing into the side of his head, making an ugly wound. His funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of friends.

From Geneva Gazette 13 October 1876

A Sudden Death -
The death of Thomas Higgins, a well-known drayman of our village, occurred last Monday under peculiarly sad and distressing circumstances.  About two months ago Mr. H. met with an accident in being thrown out of his wagon.  He fell striking his side upon a large boulder by the roadside, causing severe internal injury which developed in an abscess. He has been steadily failing ever since, all treatment proved unavailing.  Recently a consultation of physicians was held over his case, at which the conclusion was arrived at that a surgical examination, and possibly an operation, afforded the only hope of cure, and without speedy relief the patient's life could be prolonged but a few days.  Dr. H. K. Clarke was the attending physician, and Dr. Dox was associated with him when about to perform the operation.  Dr. Dox put his patient under the influence of chloroform.  He states that the anaesthetic took effect with the shortest application within his experience in case of an adult.  Just as they were about to make an examination of the abscess, Dr. Clarke noticed an alarming change in the countenance of the patient.  Immediate measures were adopted to revive him, but all effort proved unavailing.  Death ensued within a few moments. The physicians attributed the fatal result to paralysis of the heart.  An inquest was held by Coroner Weyburn, but the family protested so strongly against a port mortem examination that it was waived. Deceased was married and leaves children.  Their sudden and sad bereavement elicits universal sympathy.

From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1893

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
After an illness of only a few days, the death of Mrs. Frederick Higinbotham occurred at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Taylor, Tuesday evening, Sept. 19. She leaves a husband and four children; a sister, Mrs. B. W. Bouglass of East Bloomfield; and two brothers, J. W. Taylor of St. Louis, and Dr. James Taylor, of Texas. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

From Ontario County Times 13 July 1887

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mr. George Higinbotham was attended by a large concourse of people. The services were held in the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Durfee, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Green. The decorations of flowers, suited to the occasion, were chaste and beautiful, of the designs being "The Gates Ajar," of cream white roses. There was no sermon nor word of man, save in prayer and singing. Scripture selections were also read. He was a man universally esteemed for his real worth, and his place it will be hard to make good. His age was 64 years. He leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.

From Ontario County Chronicle 12 June 1901

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
The sad news of the death of Mrs. Fred Higley of Academy reached this place Monday. Besides a husband, she leaves a mother and three brothers to mourn her loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1909

Canandaigua, N. Y. - George Higley,
aged 85 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hawley, in this village, Thursday night of heart failure. In December last Mr. Higley underwent an operation from which he never fully recovered. He was born in Academy, and had been a resident of this vicinity all his life. He leaves three sons, Alvin of Buffalo; William of Academy and Henry of this village; and two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Monks of Academy and Mrs. Fred Hawley of this place.

From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1909

Active almost to the very end, George Higley, one of Canandaigua's best known citizens, passed away at his home on Garden street on Thursday evening of last week, aged 86 years. Mr. Higley was born in Vesper, Onondaga county, in 1823. When about 24 years of age he came to Canandaigua and learned the trade of tanner and currier with the late J. Harvey Mason. He was married to Miss Laura Penoyer in 1846, and about that time took up farming as a vocation, in which he was engaged until he retired ten years ago. Four children of the first union survive: William C. Higley and Mrs. C. E. Monks of Academy; Alvin L. Higley of Buffalo, and Henry G. Higley, of this village. Mr. Higley's first wife died in 1869 and two years later he married Mrs. Sarah Gregory, of Shelby, Orleans county, who died in 1893. One daughter by this marriage, Mrs. Fred U. Hawley, with who the deceased lived, survives. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating, and burial was at Academy.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - William S. Higley,
of the southwestern part of the town of Canandaigua, died yesterday afternoon, aged about 28 years, after a three weeks' illness of typhoid fever. He is survived by his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Higley. W. S. Higley and several others drank well water at the farm of Mark Case in Bristol, some weeks ago. Since then five or six cases of typhoid fever developed, and the well water has been pronounced by County Bacteriologist Davenport of this village as dangerously poisonous.

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