"Lap" to "Laz" Obituaries

From Ontario County Times 4 May 1864

In Manchester, April 11th, Anson S. Lapham, aged 57 years. It may be said of him, as we say of the good man, that his eulogy is written on the hearts of his surviving friends, and that his moral worth lives in the memory of the just. He was a devoted and affectionate husband and father, a consistent and efficient member of the church, active and useful, ever ready to respond to the calls of benevolence, and sustaining in all the relations of life an unblemished reputation. His sudden death has cast a gloom over the neighborhood, and he will long be missed by a large circle of relatives and friends.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 March 1901

Charles B. Lapham, Esq., dropped dead in the cigar store of George Ogg, in this village, at six o'clock last Friday evening, aged 47 years. Mr. Lapham had been in feeble health for two years previous to his death. He was a sufferer from pulmonary trouble, and it is thought that he had a hemorrhage of the lungs just as he entered the store of Mr. Ogg. He sank to the floor without a word, death being almost instant. His remains were removed to the home of his brother, Henry W. Lapham, Main street. The deceased was a well-known member of the Ontario County Bar, and had for years made a specialty of pension claims. He was also much interested in the work of formulating game and fish laws, and at the time of his death was chairman of the Law Committee of the New York State Fish, Game and Forest League. He was a son of the late ex-United States Senator Elbridge G. Lapham. He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Elbridge G. Lapham; two sisters, Mrs. William H. Adams, of this village, and Mrs. Alfred B. Fields, of San Francisco; and three brothers, B. F. Lapham of Rochester, E. Gerry Lapham of Buffalo, and Henry W. Lapham of Canandaigua. The funeral was held from the home of his brother, Henry, at 11 o'clock Monday forenoon, and was attended by a large concourse of people, among whom were a large delegation of the Ontario County Bar.

From Ontario County Times 22 May 1889

Farmington, N. Y. -  David Lapham
died at the home of his brother, George E. Lapham, last Thursday, after a very painful illness of twelve days. The funeral will be held at the Orthodox Friends' church this afternoon at two o'clock. Mary J. Weaver is expected to conduct the services.

From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1890

Ex-United States Senator, Elbridge G. Lapham, died Wednesday afternoon at half-past three o'clock, at his residence on the lake shore, of heart failure. His last illness dated from his return from a business trip to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, a day or so before Thanksgiving, but it was not until within about a week that his life was despaired of. His strong constitution was relied upon to shake off the attack, but on Thursday of last week, he relapsed into a comatose state. from which nothing could arouse him. He died without regaining consciousness, being surrounded at the end by most of the members of the family. Mr. Lapham had been in failing health since the severe attack of brain fever which he survived, about two years ago, but was himself unwilling to admit that he was not just as well as ever.

The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Lapham, two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Field, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Wm. H Adams, of this village, and four sons, B. Franklin, Charles B., Henry W. and Elbridge G., Jr. The three younger sons lived at home and were with their father at the end. The remains were brought down to the village Thursday morning and the funeral services will be held from the family residence on Main street tomorrow afternoon. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery

From Ontario County Times 26 January 1876

Since the last day of publication, an old resident of the town of Manchester has passed away. Mr. Epaphras Lapham died quite suddenly, on the evening of the 21st inst. As comfortable as usual, he was left alone, seated in his chair; in a few minutes the attendant returned to find that the vital spark had fled. Particulars will probably be furnished by some one more acquainted with the deceased than the writer was. Suffice it , therefore, to say that Mr. Lapham was probably not far from seventy-five years of age. The funeral services will be held at Manchester village, on Tuesday of the present week.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 October 1913

The death of George E. Lapham occurred at the home of Arthur Gatchel in the township of Farmington last week Tuesday, where he had been visiting. Mr. Lapham was the son of Elias H. and Dircie Brown Lapham and was born Oct. 11, 1848, being nearly 65 years old. On Sept. 20, 1870, he was married to Ida M. Loomis, daughter of George and Hannah Loomis, who died several years ago. He leaves two daughters, Mary B. and Ruth, and one son, Leslie D. of Rochester. He had always resided in Farmington, with the exception of the last three years when he was a resident of Rochester. He was educated at Macedon Academy and Belleville Academy. For several years he taught in the public schools. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. Gatchel the following Thursday afternoon with interment in the North Farmington cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 1 October 1902

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. George E. Lapham occurred Saturday night after several days of terrible suffering, aged 49 years. For seven years she was troubled with a stomach difficulty which baffled medical aid. She had been treated by specialists in Rochester, Buffalo and other cities without relief. Drs. Clapper and Meade of Victor and Mason of Farmington conducted a post mortem. Mrs. Lapham was Ida M. Loomis, daughter of George and Hannah Loomis and was born 50 years ago in this town. One of her ancestors was Captain John Loomis, a soldier in the revolutionary war. The Loomis family came from England at an early day with Rev. John Wareham, locating in New England. Mrs. Lapham has always been prominent in social and religious circles. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Dircie M., Mary B. and Ruth; one son, Leslie D. of Colorado; a sister, Mrs. Aurlia L. Morse of Victor, two brothers, Benjamin, who resides on the old homestead, and Leslie G., a prominent produce dealer of Victor.

From Buffalo Express News 14 February 1920

Canandaigua, N. Y. - George W. Lapham,
age 70 years, widely known as a fur and produce buyer, died at his home in Gibson street Thursday, following a long illness. He was a native of Farmington, and had resided here 18 years. He leaves his wife and three children, Agnes Lapham and Walton Lapham, and Mrs. W. A. Rockefeller, all of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held tomorrow.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 April 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane G. Lapham
died Sunday at Glengarry on Canandaigua Lake, where for several years she had made her home with her son, Henry W. Lapham. She was born at Utica January 19, 1823. For about three years she had been in poor health, and was tenderly cared for by her son, Henry, at his fine lakeshore home at Glengarry, near the head of the lake. The cause of death was a general breaking down, due to advanced age. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. William H. Adams of Canandaigua, and and Mrs. Alfred Field of Berkeley, California; three sons, Frank B. Lapham, of Rochester; Henry W. Lapham of Canandaigua Lake; and Elbridge Gerry Lapham of Rushville. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Dr. G. W. Sheppard of Dansville, N. Y.; Mrs. Louise Barnard of Chicago, and Mrs. Helen M. Collier of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Times 23 December 1868

We are informed that Mrs. Lucy Lapham, widow of the late William Lapham, of Manchester, committed suicide on Monday last by drowning herself in the Outlet near Coonsville. It appears that she had walked from her residence to the store in that place for the purpose of making a purchase of groceries, and that the fatal act was the result of a sudden and insane impulse which took possession of her mind as she was returning to her home. She was observed by persons at a distance to stop upon the bridge spanning the Outlet at that point, and her dead body was subsequently found under the bridge, with the head pushed through a small hole in the ice and into the water beneath. So small was the opening through which the head was crowded, that the ice had to be cut away before the body could be moved from the position in which it was found. Mrs. Lapham lost her husband and daughter several years ago, since which time she had suffered much from depression of spirits, and during the last few weeks of her life manifested unmistakable symptoms of mental derangement. She was a lady of excellent character, and highly respected by all who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 May 1935

The death of Mrs. Peter Lapham, a highly-respected resident of Shortsville, occurred last Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock, at her home in East avenue, following an illness of three weeks. Her age was 55 years. Mrs. Lapham was born in Manchester on July 23, 1879, daughter of the late Harry and Louise VanVooren. She was united in marriage with Peter Lapham about 30 years ago and at that time came to Shortsville to reside and had since continuously made her home here. She was a faithful member of com and of the Holy Name Society. The deceased was a lady of most pleasing personality and possessed a wide circle of friends, everyone of whom will deeply regret to learn of her passing. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Severson of Newark; four sisters, Mrs. William Meath and Mrs. P. B. Downs of Canandaigua, Mrs. James McNamara of Manchester and Mrs. George Fox of Rochester; and five brothers, Charles and Phillip Van Vooren of Hopewell, George and James Van Vooren of Canandaigua and Emil Van Vooren of Rochester. Funeral obsequies were held from her late home on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Dominic's Church at 9:30 o'clock, solemn high requiem mass being conducted by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery.

From Ontario Republican Times 14 June 1861

In Manchester, Ontario Co., N. Y., May 16th, 1861, William E. Lapham, son of Epaphras and Abigail D. Lapham, aged thirty four years. The deceased was an only child and was the only hope and dependence of his aged parents. Perhaps there was no person in this community more highly esteemed. Among his relatives and associates, he was social, kind and obliging; as a citizen, he was intelligent, honest and useful; as a son, he was dutiful, obedient and affectionate; and as a husband, he was pleasant, amiable and lovely. He was esteemed by all who know him; and while his loss is deeply felt in his family, the community in which he lived, greatly feels this afflicting dispensation of Providence. He leaves a lonely widow and little son to mourn his departure.

From Naples Review 31 May 1879

Mrs. Zimrhoda Lapham,
mother of the Hon. E. G. Lapham, died on the 20th inst., aged 86 years. Mrs. L. has been blind for several years. Paralysis.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 December 1908

Mrs. Ida E. Large
died this morning at her home in Clifton Springs. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank S. Tarples of Silver Lake and Mrs. William A. Thompson of Clifton Springs; and six sisters, Misses Seleus, Harriet and Isabella Large of Clifton Springs, Mrs. L. A. Hoare of Halls Corners, Mrs. Mary Large of Rochester, and Mrs. Sophia Barrett of Phelps. The funeral will take place from the residence on LaDue avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, and burial will be at Port Gibson.

From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - 
On Saturday morning George Larham died of Bright's disease at his home in this village, aged 76 years. He was born in England, a son of Isaac and Jemima Larham. About 75 years ago he came to the United States, and since then has spent much of his life near Seneca lake and in Bellona. In 1867 he was married to Harriett Gelder, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Leo of Cheshire and Mrs. James Ellick of this place. The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, Rev. Harvey King officiating. His body was taken to Bellona for burial.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 April 1904

Miss Agnes E. Larkin
died at 10:05 o'clock last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Larkin, No. 72 Wadsworth street, aged twenty-eight years. The deceased was born in Watkins and came to this city when she was six years of age. She was financial secretary of the C. R. B. A. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters, the Misses Lena E., Frances M., and Margaret C. Larkin. Burial St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 November 1907

Chapinville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Cornelia Larkins, widow of the late James Larkins of this place, was held at the family residence Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. J. E. Ensign officiating. Mrs. Larkins had been a great sufferer for many months previous to her death. She was a beautiful Christian character and in her younger days an untiring worker in the church, quiet and unassuming; she commanded the love the respect of all who knew her. She was 75 years of age and leaves two children, Mrs. James Swartz of Dundle and Edward Larkins of this place.

From Ontario County Chronicle 5 November 1902

Thomas Larkins,
a former well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at the home of his daughter in Elmira on Wednesday. The remains were brought to Canandaigua for interment. The deceased is survived by a daughter and two sons, Michael and Patrick.

From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901

Mrs. Thomas Larkins, Beals street, died at her home Monday morning, aged about 70 years. Death was due to old age, superinduced by an attack of grip. She leaves besides her aged husband, three children, two sons and one daughter. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock this morning.

From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - William Larkins,
an old resident of this town, who has been in poor health for some time, died last Tuesday of old age, in his 83d year. A wife and several children survive. The funeral services will be held from St. Francis' church this (Friday) morning, and interment made at Rochester.

From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1891

Mr. O. S. Larned,
of Richmond Mills, died last week Thursday at the age of 81. Mr. Larned was one of the oldest residents of that town. He was born in Connecticut, but went to Canandaigua to live when quite young, removing from there to Richmond Mills, where he was in the mercantile business for years. He was a citizen who was esteemed very highly. Livonia Gazette

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 May 1918

Canandaigua, N. Y., May 9 - John Henry Larner
died at the Thompson Memorial Hospital last night, at the age of 55 years. He was a resident on Ontario street. Mr. Larner leaves his wife, four sons, First Lieutenant William Larner, now in the service in France; John Henry, doing naval patrol duty, Louis Larner at Camp Dix, and Theodore Larner of this city; and four daughters, Mrs. Clinton Brownell of Fishers; Mrs. Robert Record and Miss June Larner of Shortsville, and Miss Mabel Larner of this city. The funeral will be held from the late residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1875

West Farmington -
The wife of Mr. Thomas Larner died very suddenly at her residence, near "Hathaway's corners," on Tuesday morning.  While preparing breakfast for her family she fell to the floor and in a few moments ceased to breathe. The cause of death is supposed to have been disease of the heart.  She had been out of health for some time, though of late able to perform her usual household duties.  She was not far from sixty years of age; leaves a husband and one son to mourn her loss.

From Geneva Advertiser 29 April 1902

Mrs. Anna R. LaRoza
died at her home on Madison street last Wednesday afternoon, April 23d, aged about 45 years. She was well known in Geneva.  She was a daughter of M. Jaimeson, Geneva's first regular plumber.  They were worthy, honest Scotch people.  She was the last of nine children, the others dying in infancy.  Her girlhood was happily spent in Geneva.  She was married to Mr. J. H. LaRoza, a well-known commercial man, who had sold her father goods, and a little later the LaRoza's took up their home in Brooklyn.  Misfortune in business, losses by investment, deprived him of his reason, and for nearly ten years he has been in Willard State Hospital, leaving her to battle with the world alone for herself and one son.  It has been a hard struggle.  For more than a year she was confined with rheumatism, her right limb being drawn up by contracting cords.  But she had many warm friends who stood by her and assisted her.  Of these were Mr. S. E. Smith, and Dr. Knapp of the Hygienic Institute, and several ladies we might mention.  On her recovery she established herself in business again, at manicuring, cleaning gloves, etc., and was doing very well until she was taken ill two weeks ago with a severe attack of asthma, or rather heart-asthma, which confined her to the house until the end.  Tuesday she suffered a stroke, and Wednesday another came, and she died in the afternoon.  She had provided for this weeks before, and the care of her boy, who has been in the orphan asylum, was arranged, a guardian being of her own choosing.  We believe she has no other relatives, on this side of the ocean, on her parents side.  Mrs. LaRosa was a good Christian woman, of a happy disposition even under affliction, and we may add that very few others in Geneva have passed through more bitter trials than she, from which death is a great relief. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 14 October 1943

Mrs. Hilda Lash,
died last Friday in her home in Phelps town after a long illness. Surviving are four sons, Chester Lash of Lyons, Harry Lash of Newark, George Lash of Junius, and Roy Lash of Lyons; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Gene Edgett of Waterloo. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon with burial in Southwick Cemetery, Junius.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1943

Fred Laskowske,
aged 60, of 3 Geneva Street, died last night at the Geneva General Hospital following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Nellie L. Laskowske; one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Townsend; and two grandchildren, all of Geneva; two brothers, Carl of Kendaia and August of Waterloo. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union of Geneva and of the First Evangelical Church. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 May 1910

Gorham, N. Y. -  Mrs. George Latham,
who had been an invalid during the past winter, passed away at her home near Reed's Corners on Friday. Funeral was held from her late home yesterday at 1:30 o'clock, and from the Congregational church at Reed's Corners at 2:15.

From Ontario County Times 3 July 1889

Chapinville, N. Y. - Mrs. Thomas Lathbury
of Manchester, whose husband died in October last, died at her home on Friday, June 28, 1889. The deceased had been gradually declining in health since the death of her husband. Her funeral took place at her late residence on Sunday last at 4 p.m., Rev. D. D. Davis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Lathbury were among the oldest and most highly esteemed members of the above church. For many years they had labored faithfully in the vineyard of the Lord, but at the bidding of the Master, they have gone to join the Church triumphant above. Their children and friends have the sympathy of the entire community and prayers of all Christians.

From Geneva Gazette 31 August 1866

Sudden Death - Mr. G. W. Lathrop,
an old citizen of this place, died very suddenly at Clifton Springs on the 24th inst. He was engaged on a job of papering and painting at the Water Cure, and was taking sulphur baths daily for the treatment of rheumatism.  On the day named he had just got out of the bath when he fell to the floor and almost instantly expired.  The cause was disease of the heart, to which he had been for some time subjected.  His remains were brought to Geneva for interment.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1918

The death of Isaac Lathey, aged 80 years, occurred last night about 5 o'clock at the home home of his son, Norman Lathey, of West Hamilton street. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at Halls in the town hall, Rev. A. B. Temple of Number Nine church, officiating. The interment will be at Union church.

Geneva Daily Times Friday February 11, 1955

Waterloo - Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Genung Funeral Home, 46 W. Main St., for Norman James Lathey, 78, who died at his home Wednesday, 12 S. Seneca St. The Rev. Carlton Carpenter, pastor of the Waterloo Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Log Cabin Cemetery, near Hall. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Lathey was born in the town of Seneca and had lived in Waterloo for about 34 years. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kate Lathey, Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Snow, Geneva, and Mrs. Conrad Seifert, Waterloo; one son, Howard, Bergenfield, N. J., six grandchildren, one niece and several nephews.

Many thanks to Dan Huggins for this donation.

From Penn Yan Democrat 21 February 1936

Died at Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 15, George Lathrop, 71. He was one of the old-time blacksmiths in this section. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Smith of Himrod; Mrs. Marimus De Puyt of Shortsville; four sons, Harry of Gorham, Leon of Corfu; Clarence of Shortsville, and Charles of Rochester; two brothers, Harvey of Middlesex; John of Geneva; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held from the home in Orleans Tuesday afternoon, Rev. David Shepson, pastor of Baptist church at Phelps officiating. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 30 April 1902

Robert D. Latta
died at his home in Bristol street, aged 76 years. He was for many years a well-known shoemaker in this village. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Pierce, and a son, Charles Latta of Tichnor's Point, on the west side of the lake.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 22 December 1924

Shortsville, N. Y. - Aldrich J. Latting
died at the sanitarium at Clifton Springs Friday following a protracted illness. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Charles Turner, of Fredericktown, N. J.; Mrs. Robert Chambers and Miss June Latting, of Shortsville, and Miss Bernice Latting, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Frank Ingraham, of Alpena, Mich. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Manchester on Monday, December 22d, at 2 o'clock P. M. Burial will be made in Brookside cemetery, this village.

From Clifton Springs Press 1 June 1922

Charles Henry Latting
died at his home on Wells street, this village, on Wednesday morning, May 31st, at the age of 69 years. He is survived by a widow and five sons, Bert and Jesse Latting of Flint, Mich., Arthur Latting of Colorado Springs, Col., Merton Latting of Clifton Springs and Percy Latting, whose last address is unknown; two brothers, E. C. Latting of Clifton Springs and John Latting of Padelford, N. Y. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the house at 1:30 and at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Clarence E. Brown officiating. Burial will be made in Clifton Springs cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 November 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Latting,
widow of the late J. Hart Latting, died at the hospital in Rochester yesterday morning of general disability, 79 years of age. Mrs. Latting had been ailing physically for nearly a year but her mind had continued strong until within a few months she failed mentally, so much so she required constant care. She leaves five children, Florence Latting and Helen Latting, Clarence and Clinton Latting of this place, and Franklin B. Latting, civil engineer, at Indianapolis, Indiana. The funeral services will be held from the family residence tomorrow morning, Rev. Donald McKenzie of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment in the family lot in Brookside, where he husband was laid to rest only a few weeks ago.

From Fairport Herald  19 July 1922

Farmington, N. Y., July 17 -
Horace Sheffer and Miss Iva Barnsdale attended the funeral of Mr. Sheffer's sister-in-law, Mrs. Jane Wadsworth Latting, of Canandaigua, last week Friday afternoon at her late home in that town. Mrs. Latting was 70 years old and is survived by her husband, John Latting, and two sons, Thomas and Frank Wadsworth of Nyack. The funeral services were conducted by the Baptist minister, Rev. E. J. Kallina of Canandaigua. Interment was made in South Farmington cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1909

At his home near Shortsville early on Monday morning, occurred the death of John Hart Latting, one of the best known farmers in the town of Manchester, aged 71 years. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of death. Deceased was born upon the farm where he died on Aug. 17, 1838, and was the last survivor of a family of 12 children. On Feb. 22, 1864, he was united in marriage with Miss Jane Ann Parker, who, together with three sons, Clarence H. and Clinton E. Latting, of Manchester, and B. F. Latting, of Indianapolis, and two daughters, Miss Florence A. Latting of Canandaigua, and Miss Helen H. Latting of Brooklyn, survive. Mr. Latting was a charter member of Manchester grange, a member of the Friends church at Farmington, and in politics was a lifelong Democrat. Mr. Latting possessed literary ability which brought him recognition from the important agricultural journals to which he frequently contributed. Just before his death he was awarded first prize in an essay contest conducted by the Farm and Fireside, his subject being "The Farm Blacksmith Shop." Funeral services were held at the home where his life had been spent on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. H. McKenzie, of Shortsville, officiating. Burial was in Brookside cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 12 June 1903

On Monday morning Mrs. Elizabeth Latz, widow of Jacob Latz, and a native of Germany, died at the home on Main street, where she had resided for nearly half a century, aged 73 years. She is survived by one son, August H. Latz, of Sanborn; and two daughters, Mrs. Philip Peters of Batavia, and Mrs. Matilda McCarthy of this village. The funeral was held from her late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles J. Clausen officiating. The interment was at Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Aristine Laughlin,
the estimable wife of Edward Laughlin, died Sunday afternoon of congestion of the lungs and heart failure, in the 77th year of her age. A husband and one son survive. The deceased was a sister of L. Redfield, Esq. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. C. W. Hayes officiating. Interment was made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 6 May 1898

Edward Laughlin of Phelps -
We are sorry to announce the death of this citizen of Phelps, who for more than half century carried on an active and thriving business as a miller.  It was about the year 1847 when we first formed his acquaintance -- he was then active in political affairs as he was in business.  Among his contemporaries of that day were Cornelius Horton, Isaac Roy, James G. Austin, William Vandevoort, Cooper Sayre, William Post, L. B. and H. G. Hotchkiss, the Warners of Orleans, the elder Salisburys and Vandemarks of Oaks Corners, Lysander and Willard Redfield, John T. Watkins -- all gone except the last three named.  He was enthusiastic and and earnest, and took pride in the grand political record of his town and the "Old Gibralter" of Democracy.  Mr. Laughlin attained the age of 84 years.  He is survived by one son, Wm. R.

From Geneva Advertiser 24 November 1903

Alfred F. Lauterman,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Seneca Castle, died yesterday, November 23d, at the age of 76 years. He had resided near Seneca Castle for twenty years. His son, J. Lauterman came down from the west to be with him in his late hours. His daughter is the wife of E. S. Teall, also of Seneca Castle.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1909

Mrs. Katherine A. Lauterman,
aged 85 years, died last night about 12 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. S. Teall, in Seneca Castle. Besides her daughter, she leaves two sons, Charles B. Lauterman and John H. Lauterman of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Miss M. H. Hamilton and Mrs. Helen M. Runyan of Seneca Castle. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Teall. Rev. B. D. Showers will officiate and interment will be in Whitney Cemetery.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 29 June 1870

On Friday evening, the 17th instant, a horrible accident occurred at the residence of Mr. John Lavelle, at Clifton Springs, resulting in the death of Mrs. Lavelle and terribly burning her husband. It appears that Mrs. Lavelle was engaged in sewing, sitting near a stand, on which was a kerosene lamp. One of her children, about three years old, entered the room unperceived, and by some means upset the stand. The lamp struck Mrs. L. upon the shoulder, and, exploding, instantly enveloped her in flames. Her husband seized a cotton quilt, supposing it to be woolen, and endeavored to suppress the flames. Discovering his mistake, he procured a woolen blanket, but in the meantime his wife had jumped through a window, and was rushing frantically through the grape arbor. By this time she was nearly burned to a crisp about the body. Two daughters, hearing the screams, rushed down stairs and rescued the child, who, strange to say, was uninjured. The prompt action of the neighbors saved the premises from being burned. Mrs. Lavelle lingered in horrible agony until Monday morning, when death terminated her sufferings. Her husband was so shockingly burned in endeavoring to rescue his wife, that he was unable to attend her funeral.

From Ontario County Chronicle 10 October 1900

Henry Law, aged 53 years, a well-known resident of Canandaigua, died at his home in Beale street, yesterday morning. The deceased suffered from a stroke of apoplexy three years ago, from which he never recovered. He leaves a wife and six children.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1907

Mrs. Julia Lawless, aged 78 years, died at 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home on West Hamilton street. She has been a resident of this city for the past 35 years. A brother, John Casey, survived; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Casey, of Hamilton street, this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 8:15 o'clock from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1909

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of David Lawrence, Sr., occurred on Saturday from paralysis. Mr. Lawrence was born in Springwater, but had lived in this town for 30 years. He was 78 years of age and is survived by his wife; three sons, John and Arther of this town, and Ira Lawrence of Painted Post; and one daughter, Mrs. Parks of Atlanta. The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Green of Springwater, officiating. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery in Springwater.

From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911

In the death of Gould Lawrence, who died at his farm home about four miles northeast of this village on Thursday evening of last week, the township of Manchester loses another prosperous and highly respected farmer. His death was occasioned by heart trouble. The deceased was born near his present home seventy-one years ago, and was a son of the late Seman and Eleanor Lawrence. When a young man he attended the Rochester Theological Seminary for the purpose of fitting himself for the ministry, but owing to ill health was obliged to give up his studies. He then engaged in farming. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Charles Lawrence; two daughters, Miss Edith Lawrence of Rochester and Miss Grace Lawrence of Manchester; also three sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Candee of Baldwinsville; Mrs. Henrietta Johnson, a resident of the State of Michigan, and Mrs. J. Q. Adams of the town of Manchester.

From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Helen A. Lawrence,
wife of Cyrus Lawrence, died at her home on Tuesday, aged 74 years. She had been ill several months of heart trouble, but the immediate cause of her death was apoplexy. Mrs. Lawrence was a lifelong resident of this village and was the only daughter of Caeb Arnold and Abigail Archer and was born November 28, 1838. She was united in marriage to Cyrus Lawrence October 28, 1856, and three children were born to them. She was born, married and died on the 28th day of the month. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. John Wigg of Stamford, Conn; and two sons, Albert Lawrence of Cuba and George Lawrence of Livonia. The funeral was held at the family residence Thursday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne officiating and burial was in Lake View cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 19 June 1914

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of L. N. Lawrence occurred at his home in this village on Wednesday morning, after a long illness with Bright's disease. He was born and had always lived in this vicinity. His wife died about four years ago. Two sons, Charles and Mira, of this place; and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Johnson of Canandaigua and Mrs. Maggie Washburn, of this place, survive.

From Victor Herald 27 January 1894

Lorenzo R. Lawrence,
a well-known resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. J. Salter, Monday morning last. His health had been poor for nearly a year and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Lawrence was in every sense of the word a self-made man. He was born in Stockbridge, N. Y. in 1816. He received such education as the common schools of that day afforded, and at the age of 21 years started out for himself. Like many others he wisely chose the fertile fields of the Genesee country for the scene of his activities and came to Victor about 53 years ago. Although he had but little money, he possessed all the requisites of temporal success, a good constitution and industrious frugal habits, these with a steadfastness of purpose and a high sense of honor and integrity, made him highly respected by his neighbors and acquaintances. He at first worked by the month for Otis Dryer for a number of years; after saving enough to invest in team and tools, he rented a farm and soon was able to purchase land of his own, as a farmer he was quite successful. About 54 years ago he married Rachel Salsbury; five children were born to them, only one of them survives, Mrs. E. J. Salter. His wife died about four years ago and he has resided with his daughter. He joined the Methodist church in early manhood and always attended when circumstances permitted. Politically Mr. Lawrence was a Republican and always took a deep interest in the events of the day. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends on Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Copeland; the burial was at Boughton Hill Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908

Mrs. Martha A. Lawrence,
wife of L. W. Lawrence, died at her home at Stanley about 6 o'clock last evening. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Washburn and Miss Eva Lawrence; two sons, Charles Lawrence and Myer Lawrence, both of Stanley. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church. Rev. Mr. Jarvis will officiate and burial will be at Gorham.

From Shortsville Enterprise 20 April 1916

The death of Mrs. Mary A. Lawrence, relict of Gould M. Lawrence, occurred suddenly at her home in the northern part of Manchester town on Friday afternoon last. She was aged 72 years, having been born in Palmyra in June, 1843. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Leet of Geneva, and Miss Edith Lawrence, a superintendent of music in the schools of Rochester, and one son, Charles Lawrence, who resides at home.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1909

Stanley, N. Y. -
The funeral of Matthew D. Lawrence was held from his home on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. His pastor, Rev. A. B. Temple, of the Seneca church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Jarvis, pastor of the Methodist church of this place. Mr. Lawrence was highly respected by all. He had been a sufferer several months from cancer of the stomach which caused his death. A widow, one son of Buffalo, and one daughter, Dora; also a brother, who lives in Pennsylvania, survive. Mr. Lawrence was born in Cameron, N. Y., in 1838, and at an early age entered the employ of the Erie Railroad Company at Cameron. Soon after he began work for the Northern Central Railroad at Watkins. He was later transferred to Stanley, where he served as station agent for nearly fifty years. He was retired two years ago. He had served as town clerk of Seneca for 30 years, and justice of the peace for a number of years. He was also assessor and postmaster. He was a member of Seneca Grange and acted as treasurer for 20 years. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Seneca Presbyterian church for a number of years. Many beautiful flowers covered the casket. A pillow of roses bearing the words, "Our loss his gain," was truly felt by all. His body was laid to rest in No. 9 cemetery.

Source: The Palmyra Courier, October 19, 1888, page 2 [a Wayne County NY newspaper]

Farmington, N. Y. - Theodore Lawrence, in the south part of the town, died Sunday morning of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife, formerly Harriet A. Gatchel. Thanks to Martha McGill for this contribution.

From Geneva Gazette 30 January 1852

In Geneva, January 23d, Thomas Lawrence, Esq., in the 88th year of his age. He was a native of Providence, R.I. Near the end of the Revolutionary War, he was taken prisoner by the British, and was kept several months on a prison ship in New York harbor. Soon after the war he settled in Hudson, of which place his father was one of the early proprietors. For several years he sailed as shipmaster from the port of New York; and subsequently he engaged in mercantile business in that city, and resided many years on Staten Island. He was one of the Presidential Electors of the State of New York at the re-election of James Madison.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1932

Mrs. Eliza Laws,
aged 77, widow of the late William Laws, died at her home, 93 East North street, last evening, after a long illness. She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca; one son, George of Geneva; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late home on East North street with the Rev. H. H. Hassinger of St. Peter's church officiating. Burial will be Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 July 1905

Thomas Laws,
87 years old, died at noon today at his late residence, No. 27 East North street, of general debility. He had lived in the same house where he died for fifty-two years. The deceased was one of the best known of Geneva's old residents. He is survived by one son, John Laws, with whom he lived.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 July 1904

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Lavina Lawson was held in the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Howard Cornell officiating. Mrs. Lawson died Wednesday at the Craig Colony hospital, Sonyea, after an operation for cancer. She would have been sixty five years of age in October. She was the widow of George Lawson, a veteran of the Civil war, and leaves four children, Mrs. George Goodman of Seneca Castle; John, Olive, Minnie and Frank, an adopted son. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Baptist church.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1910

Naples, N. Y. - Aaron Lawton,
whose home for many years was in Naples, died September 9th at a hospital in Canandaigua, after a prolonged illness. He was 77 years old and was born in Vermont, but the greater part of his life was spent in this section of New York State. He married Miss Jane Starkweather of Naples, who survives him. He leaves also three sons, James, William and Maurice; five daughters and one sister, Mrs. James Donley. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Saturday and the burial was made in the Italy-Naples Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1896

The death of Anson Lay, of 6 Howard street, occurred at an early hour this morning. Mr. Lay was a veteran and pensioner of the late war and had long been an invalid. He had lived in Geneva many years and was a brother of John A. Lay, of the firm of Hill and Co.

From Phelps Citizen 3 March 1887

Mrs. John Lay
died at her home in Geneva Thursday morning, after a short illness. Her husband and daughter, Miss Bessie Lay of Geneva, and a son, J. M. Lay of Kearney, Neb., survive.

From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1886

Millers Corners, N. Y. -
Died at her residence in Miller's Corners, Jan. 1, 1886, Mrs. Lottie Lay, wife of H. R. Lay, aged 32 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, the Episcopal minister of Honeoye Falls conducting the services. On Sunday, January 3d, a large number of relatives and neighbors followed her remains to the cemetery at Miller's Corners, where we laid our friend beside a daughter, who preceded her a few years. There the mother and daughter will lay until the resurrection morn, when father and mother, brother and sister will be reunited. Henry, as we call him, has the sympathy of the community in his severe affliction.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1905

Charles Lazendy,
a well-known farmer, who lived on the Pre-emption road with his daughter, Mrs. John H. Huie, died this morning, aged 80 years. Deceased is survived by one daughter, at whose home he died, and one son, Professor William R. Lazendy, of Columbus, Ohio. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., at the house. Rev. T. M. Williams of Bellona will officiate. Burial will be in Bellona cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 December 1928

Geneva, N. Y., Dec. 22 - Mrs. Marina Lazio
died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Lanasa. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lanasa and Mrs. Nicholas Mascari of Geneva; and four sons, John and Joseph Lazio of Geneva, Thomas of Sterline, Ill. and Sylvester Lazio of Morson, Ill. Funeral from the home of Mrs. Lanasa Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock.

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