"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
wife during her illness and for his manly attempt to keep the little
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
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
nearly two years with much success, and acquired considerable
and influence in the vicinity. After the death of his companion,
he became somewhat dispirited, and desired a change of scenery and
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
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.,
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
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
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
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
From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1892
Bristol, N. Y. - Josephus Hicks, a respected and well-known man of
died after a few weeks illness Saturday morning, May 7, in the 78th
of his age. Mr. Hicks was a member of a family of nine children of whom
W. Scott, Benjamin, Lawrence, Isaiah, of Bristol, Steven of Cheshire,
the Hon. Edwin Hicks of Canandaigua, are still living. He also leaves a
and many friends who will always remember him as a kind and true
man. The funeral services were held at the Universalist church
afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Orelup preaching from the text: "For as in Adam
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.
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
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
From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1875
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
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
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
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
whose place will not be readily filled. He leaves a wife but no
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
morning at 8:30 from the home of her son, Edward Higgins, 113 Exchange
and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Burial will be made
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
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
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
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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