"Lu" to "Lz" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mary Lubbuck,
widow of John Lubbuck, died at her home on Friday evening, aged 71 years. Mrs. Lubbuck was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McIlvene and was born in Ireland on June 30, 1841. In her youth she came to this country with her parents and eight brothers and sisters. About fifty years ago she married John Lubbuck and they settled here, where she had since lived. She left three children, George Lubbuck, of Rochester; Mrs. Isabel Brisbey of Bristol Center; Robert Lubbock of this place; two step-daughters, Mrs. Fred Tones and Mrs. Edward Tones, both of Bristol; a step-son, William Lubbuck of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Bacon, Mrs. Fred Bacon and Mrs. James Cochran, all of this place, Mrs. Charles Murphy of Wisconsin; three brothers, Thomas McIlvine of East Bloomfield and Joseph McIlvene of Bristol. The funeral was held in the Congregational church church on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne officiated. The burial was made in Lake View cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 23 September 1915

About 10:10 o'clock on Monday morning, Guiseppi Lucarelli, aged 29 years, committed suicide at the home of Joe DelGotto in Main street, Manchester. Lucarelli, who is an Italian, ended his mortal career with a .38 calibre revolver, placing the muzzle of the gun at the back of his right ear. The bullet penetrated the brain, causing instant death. On the morning of his death, Lucarelli went about the boarding house bidding his companions goodbye, stating that he was going to New York to meet his wife, whom he claimed had sailed from Italy on Sept. 12. The sound of the shot in an upstairs bedroom caused an investigation and the dead man was found on one of the beds. Coroner D. A. Eiseline, of this village, was called and, after investigating the case, issued a certificate of death due to shooting with suicidal intent. The remains were brought to the Stoddard undertaking rooms here and later buried in the Catholic cemetery just west of Clifton Springs. Lucarelli had been a resident of this country for seven years and was employed as a member of the section gang of the New York Central on the Shortsville division.

From Naples Record 23 April 1872

On Saturday last, during the vicious wind, the barn of A. Lucas, Canadice, blowed down with serious results. Mr. Lucas and two of his family were at work under it when it came down from the force of the wind, and Mr. Lucas was so badly injured that he died in two hours. Six heads of cattle were killed on the spot and several hundred bushels of grain lost or injured.

From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1892

Cheshire, N. Y. -
One of the old residents of this vicinity, Alonzo B. Lucas, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, which was his seventy-second birthday. He was a son of the late Zebina Lucas and a brother of Holmes C. Lucas, of Canandaigua. He was a member of the 126th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, during the war of the rebellion, where he did valiant service for the Union and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was a genial companion, a kind neighbor and had hosts of friends who will extend the hand of sympathy to the afflicted family in their bereavement. He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at the church here on Friday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Langworthy officiating.

From Geneva Gazette 31 December 1828

Canandaigua, N. Y. - A coroner's inquest was held on the 17th inst. upon the body of Capt. Consider Lucas of this town, who under the influence of mental derangement, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor.

From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1894

Mrs. Fannie Saunders Lucas,
wife of Holmes C. Lucas, died suddenly of heart failure, at her home on upper Main street, last Saturday morning, aged 74 years. About a week prior to her death, Mrs. Lucas had met with a slight accident to one of her limbs, which had necessitated her remaining in bed a greater part of the time. On Saturday morning, she ate a hearty breakfast, and felt much better. Shortly after breakfast, however, Mr. Lucas was attracted by her calling to him. She then complained of not feeling well, and Mr. Lucas immediately went for Dr. Carson. When the doctor arrived, she was rapidly sinking, and lived but a few minutes. Mrs. Lucas leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Miss Georgia Lucas, and a step-son, Zebina Lucas. The funeral services were held from her late residence Tuesday, Rev. N. M. Calhoun officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899

Academy, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Lucas, aged 75 years, was held in the Cheshire church on Sunday at 11 o'clock, Rev. Otto Russel officiating. She injured her hand in a door a few days previous to her death, and blood poison resulted. One son, Elmer Lucas, and two daughters, Mrs. Ella Curtis and Mrs. George M. Duel, survive her.

From Livonia Gazette 13 February 1885

Mrs. Rhoda Lucas,
an old resident of Canadice, died at the house of her son-in-law at Lima last Monday evening of pneumonia, after a short illness. Mrs. Lucas leaves a son and daughter, J. P. Lucas and Mrs. Edwin Rogers of Lima. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock yesterday from the church at Canadice. Mrs. Roger buried a son last Saturday.

From Ontario Repository and Messenger 31 May 1876

By the death of Zebina Lucas, the town of Canandaigua has lost one of  it oldest and most respected citizens. Consider Lucas, his father, brought his family, wife and nine children, in the year 1815, from the state of Vermont, to this town, and purchased the farm known as the Lucas farm, upon which he lived and died; which his son Zebina received, and upon which he lived and died. Zebina Lucas left him surviving, two sons, Holmes C. Lucas, the well-known and respected citizen of this village, and Alonzo B. Lucas. The eldest daughter of Zebina Lucas was the wife of Thomas Covel, who is now eight-six years of age, a soldier of the Revolution, a pensioner, and probably the only one now living in this part of the county. The wife of Zebina Lucas was a granddaughter of Whiting Truman, who located and cleared up what is now known as Menteith Point on Canandaigua Lake.

Zebina Lucas was born on the 5th day of October, 1795, in Woodstock, in the state of Vermont. He was there educated and trained in New England fashion, and brought with him, a bold, independent and honest frame of mind that distinguished him among his neighbors, until the day of his death. He was but twenty years of age when he came to this county. He soon acquired the confidence of his fellow citizens, and was elected to office. For many years he was Overseer of the poor; several times elected Supervisor, and for eighteen years held the important office of Justice of the Peace; and in every position occupied by him, public or private, he commanded and received the respect of all. He never asked for office; his neighbors sought him and forced office upon him. This is high praise in this office-begging country. Zebina Lucas was a man of more than ordinary ability, yet modest and unassuming. Year by year, the esteem and veneration of his fellow citizens towards him increased; he grew wiser and better, until at the age of four score years, he was found ready and ripe for the harvest of "The Great Reaper."

From Ontario County Journal 28 June 1912

The death of Zebina Lucas, a former well-known resident of Canandaigua, occurred at the Soldiers Home in Bath on Monday. Mr. Lucas was a son of the late Holmes C. Lucas, and was about 68 years of age. He is survived by a son, Fred Lucas of Elmira, relief agent for the Northern Central railway; and by a sister, Miss Georgia Lucas of Fairport. The remains were interred in Woodlawn, a short service being conducted at the grave yesterday afternoon by the members of Canandaigua lodge, F. & A. M., of which Mr. Lucas was a member.

From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1890

William H. Ludington,
of Stanley, died at his late residence Saturday afternoon, aged 61 years.  For the past three years he has not been engaged in any active business.  For seventeen years he was a policeman in the Chicago, and was a member of the Police Benevolent Associating, his widow receiving something over $2000 insurance from that organization. Besides his wife, one brother, Ira M. Ludington of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. A. Crossmand and Mrs. John F. Weed, also of Rochester, survive him. The funeral took place from his late home in Stanley Monday afternoon and was largely attended.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1912

Mrs. Sarah Ludlow,
widow of Amos Ludlow, died at her home at No. 37 Pulteney street early yesterday morning at the age of 89 years. The deceased had resided in Geneva about 70 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. The funeral will take place from her late home at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 August 1904

Thomas Ludlow,
a lifelong resident of this section, died at 3:30 this morning at his home a short distance east of Halls Corners, aged seventy-six years. The deceased is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Milton Richards of Geneva and Mrs. Oliver Case of Phelps; and two brothers, C. E. Ludlow of Halls Corners and Charles A. Ludlow of Glenbrook, California. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the house, Rev. A. B. Temple of Seneca Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Brookside cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 3 November 1903

Antonio Lulia,
employed by Raymond Del Papa as baker for the Italian colony in Torry Park, was found dead in bed last Wednesday morning. The night before he had done the usual baking. Coroner Weyburn was summoned, who ordered an autopsy, which disclosed the fact that the man had died of valvular disease of the heart. The man leaves a wife and two children in Italy. The people are packed in pretty thick in those little houses in the colony, especially the men. Dr. Weyburn says ten or twelve sleeping in one room. Yet with few exceptions they are a healthy robust set, and work hard during the day. They save their earnings and all above expenses is sent to their families in Italy.

From Geneva Courier 25 March 1874

On Thursday morning, Daniel L. Lum, an aged and well-known citizen of Geneva, died at his residence, aged about seventy-six years.  Mr. Lum was for many years a merchant carrying on business here first in the boot and shoe trade and subsequently was engaged in the drug business on Seneca Street until about four years ago.  Since that time he has been in feeble health.  Mr. Lum had long been a member of the Presbyterian Church and his life and every day walk gave evidence of the sincerity of his professions. His funeral took place on Saturday morning.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 March 1896

The death and burial of Mrs. Sarah T. Lum, widow of the late D. L. Lum, will recall to the minds of the older Genevans some incidents concerning her family. Her husband was a druggist in Geneva fifty years ago and had a store on Seneca street in the building now owned in part by the Geneva National bank, and part of Zobrist's and Haight's stores. It will be remembered that it was a son of hers, Dyer Lum, who during the trial of Haymarket anarchists in Chicago ten years ago, was implicated in their affairs, although it was shown that there was no ground for such charges. He was a printer in Chicago and did work for the anarchists but had no part in their proceedings. He died some years ago. Burial Washington Street Cemetery

From Geneva Gazette 26 July 1895

died at his residence on LaFayette avenue, Monday night, 22nd inst., aged 60 years.  The deceased was a native Canadian and a pronounced "Orangeman."  Coming to the States some forty years ago he found employment with the late Hon. W. W. Wright, and eventually became an expert dredge runner, working in that capacity on the canals of this State and in the harbors of Boston, Portland, Quebec and at other points on the Atlantic coast.  After the death of Mr. Wright he was similarly employed by his son, A. R. Wright, or rather by the "Eastern Dredging Co."  of which Mr. W. is President.  He started in at Boston this spring, but some six or eight weeks ago he was obliged to take a leave of absence on account of ill health -- a final leave taking it proved to be of all labor.  The deceased leaves a widow and two adult daughters.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 February 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Mrs. Mary Viola Lusk, wife of Henry Lusk, were held this afternoon at the home of Joseph Gowing on Hibbard avenue in this village. The services were conducted by the Rev. P. H. Reigel, pastor of the M. E. Church of which she was a member. Mrs. Lusk's death occurred early Saturday morning in the home of Mrs. M. Owens, where Mrs. Lusk had been boarding for some time. Mrs. Lusk was born in this county and had spent her entire life in this village and vicinity. She was seventy years old. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Guy C. H. Corliss, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who is here. The burial will be made in the River View Cemetery, Plainsville.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1894

Victor, N. Y. -
Sunday evening Mrs. Stafford Lusk died at her home on Boughton Hill. Mrs. Lusk had been confined to the house by illness since last October, but her demise was unexpected. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the house, Rev. Charles N. Frost officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Lusk leaves surviving a husband, but no children.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1915

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Wells Luther,
daughter of the late Elijah and Caroline Wells, died yesterday morning in her home in East Avenue after a long illness. Mrs. Luther was born in Naples in January, 1855, and was a successful teacher in the Naples school for a number of years. In 1890 she married D. Dana Luther, of this village, beside whom she leaves two step-sons, Calvin of Carwell-by-the Sea, Cal.; John of Pasadena, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles M. Tyler of Naples; and Mrs. Harry Chase, of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sisters, Miss Lucy and Miss Caroline of Naples, and two brothers, George H. and Elijah of Naples. The funeral will be held from the home on East Avenue tomorrow at 3 o'clock

From Geneva Gazette 1 May 1891

Mrs. Rebecca Luther of Naples died April 25th, at the age of 92 years.  A week previously she met with an accident causing a broken hip and this shock was the immediate cause of her death.

From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Sumner S. Luther,
proprietor of the Luther House, died at 12 o'clock on Wednesday, aged 72 years. He was stricken with paralysis over two months since, and, though seeming to be but little affected at first, soon succumbed and had been sinking for a month. He was a son of the late Calvin H. Luther and had spent his life in Naples. He was an artist of unusual ability, both as a photographer and painter in oil. For 20 years he had owned and managed the Luther House. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Thrall. One brother, A. B. Luther, resides in Momence, Ill., and a half-brother, D. D. Luther, in Naples.

From Geneva Gazette 13 June 1856

Melancholy Accident - Mr. Charles Lybolt,
of this village, met with a sudden and shocking death, on the 10th inst.  He was among the hands employed in removing the little Propeller "Seneca" via Canal to Buffalo.  In getting the vessel over the Dam, between Seneca Falls and Waterloo, a capstain had to be used.  This of course, was planted ashore, and a horse hitched to the sweep for drawing.  They had got a very tight strain on the rope, and while Lybolt was endeavoring to adjust some part of the apparatus, one of the braces gave way, and the capstain came with such force upon him as to dislocate his back bone.  He survived but about an hour.  He leaves a wife plunged in the deepest grief by this shocking bereavement, and three children yet too young to realize the event which has made them orphans.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 May 1909

Mrs. Bridget Lydon,
widow of the late John Lydon, died suddenly early this morning at 1:50 o'clock at the family residence, No. 135 North street. Although the deceased has been an invalid for some time and for several weeks had been suffering from rheumatism, her death was unexpected. She is survived by six sons, Thomas of Sandusky, O., Coleman of Dakota, John of Chicago, William, Daniel and Charles of this city; three daughters, Mrs. J. McBride of Buffalo, Mrs. Thomas Dillon of Homestead, Pa, and Miss Alice Lydon of this city; three sisters, Mrs. William Lydon, Mrs. Patrick Hickey, and Miss Margaret Tannian of this city, and one brother, Michael Tannian, also of Geneva.

From Shortsville Enterprise 20 June 1913

The death of Mrs. Frank Lyke, a highly respected lady of Manchester, occurred at her home in that village last week Wednesday morning, resulting from paralysis. Her age was 60 years. The deceased was born in the village of Manchester and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Burns. The survivors are her husband, Frank Lyke; one son, Edgar Lyke of Manchester; and five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Condon, and Mrs. Harriet Huntley of Auburn; Mrs. Adelbert Sheffield and Mrs. s. F. Burlingham of Manchester, and Miss Clara Burns of Buffalo; also three brothers, John Burns of Phelps; Peter Burns of Canandaigua, and Robert Burns of Buffalo; and two grandchildren, Helen and Frank Lyke of Manchester. The funeral services were held from her late home last week Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. William W. Lane; pastor of the M. E. Church in that village. The burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in Shortsville.

From Geneva Gazette 23 March 1900

Death of Jeremiah Lyke of Manchester -
 Manchester, March 19. - Jeremiah Lyke died Sunday afternoon at his home just north of this village.  He was born there 65 years ago.  His father came from Clearmont, Columbia county, about 1830.  His mother, Harriet Dewey, was a daughter of Jedediah Dewey, one of the early pioneers from Connecticut.  He was twice married, first to Harriet Smith of Palmyra.  One son by this marriage, Edgar, lives in Geneva.  The widow surviving was formerly Mrs. William Tilden, nee Johnson. Mr. Lyke has been a prominent and respected citizen, representing the town for many years in the Board of Supervisors.  He was long a Democratic leader in this part of Ontario county.  The deceased was formerly a resident of Geneva.

From Shortsville Enterprise 20 December 1912

The death of Leonard F. Lyke, a respected resident of Manchester, occurred at his home in that village on Tuesday afternoon, aged 77 years. For the past three months he had been in poor health and his demise was occasioned by a general breaking down of the system. Mr. Lyke was born on July 15, 1835, in the State of Ohio, and was a son of the late Peter Lyke. On reaching the age of seven years he went to Port Gibson to reside. He later lived near the Armington school house and for over 40 years had made his home in Manchester village. He was a sheep shearer by trade and had spent over 50 years doing this work. It is also of interest to note that he assisted in operating the first threshing machine ever used in the township of Manchester, the work having been done on what is now known as the Lapham farm, about two miles north of this place. The survivors are four sons, Herman S. of Seneca Falls; Lewis of Buffalo; Levi of Dakota, and Ira of Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Egbert G. Howland and Miss Kate Lyke, both of Manchester; also two brothers, Albert of Rochester, and Frank of Manchester; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Bliss of Manchester. The funeral services will be held from his late home this Friday afternoon at two o'clock and the interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery in this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1934

Gorham, N. Y. -
Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Main street undertaking parlors for John Lyle, aged 58 years.  Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Robert; four daughters, Minnie, Rheta, Anna and Mrs. Raymond Jenkins of Canandaigua. Burial was made in Reed Corners cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 9 April 1915

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The death of Alonzo Lyman took place on April 1st at his home south of the village. The deceased was in the neighborhood of 70 years of age, and had been in poor health for some time, but the immediate cause of death was pneumonia. He leaves his wife and two sons, both of whom reside in the West, and who were with him at the time of his death. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon.

From Naples Record 1 March 1873

Rushville - Elbridge G. Lyman,
of this village, died suddenly on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 1873, of apoplexy, aged 61 years, 3 months and 20 days. About a year ago, Mr. Lyman had an attack of paralysis from which he had not entirely recovered. On the evening of his death, he retired at 10 o'clock, apparently as well as usual. At 10 1/2 o'clock Mrs. Lyman noticed that he breathed with difficulty but supposed it to be an attack of asthma to which he was at times subject. His breathing growing more difficult, he arose from the bed and walked into the sitting room. His symptoms now became so alarming that the family was called up and the family physician, Mr. Carson, was summoned. He soon became unconscious sinking rapidly and at ten minutes past 11 o'clock expired.

Elbridge G. Lyman was born in Northfield, Mass., Nov. 1st, 1811, and was the eldest of a family of twelve children, nine of whom are still living, and reside in the State of Vermont and Michigan, and Indiana. He was married in 1836 to Elvira A. Simons of Wittinghan, Vt., and resided at East Arlington until they came to this village in 1865. They had 4 children, two sons and two daughters -- the eldest at home and unmarried -- the younger is married and resides in Vermont; she arrived with her husband in time to attend the funeral. The funeral was held at the Congregational church on Sunday, Rev. S. C. Leonard, pastor, preached from Prov. 27-1, "Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." The remains were taken to Manchester, Vt., for interment.

Mr. Lyman, as a man and a citizen, was highly respected, his social and happy disposition won the friendship of all. He was devotedly attached to his family and in their society, he experienced his highest earthly enjoyments. In his death an affectionate wife has lost a devoted husband -- the children a fond parent -- and the community an honest man.

From Shortsville Enterprise 25 March 1915

The death of James Lyman, one of the best-known residents of Manchester township, occurred at his home, one-half mile north of Manchester village, on Friday morning, March 19, 1915, aged 90 years. Mr. Lyman was born at Castle Jordon, Ireland, on April 15, 1824, a son of the late Edward and May Lyman. On February 8, 1840, he came to America on the sailing vessel, "Siddons," and  was 42 days in covering the journey. He attended school for a few months in New York city, and then removed to Kingston, Canada, where he remained for a period of four years. The next five years were passed in surveying Northern Canada. Mr. Lyman then returned to the United States and engaged in the pursuit of agriculture, first at Watertown, N. Y., and later at Phelps. At the latter place he remained for 20 years, with the exception of one year, during which time he was engaged as freight agent for the Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad Company, making his headquarters at Linden, Mich. In 1876 he purchased the farm in Manchester township where he died. His wife was formerly Miss Johanna Flynn, of Phelps, with whom he was united in marriage on September 3, 1857. She has since passed to the better land. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. M. F. Hatton of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sons, Patrick F. Lyman and Edward Lyman, both residents on the home farm. The funeral obsequies were held from St. Dominic's Catholic Church in this village on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and the interment followed in the Catholic cemetery near Clifton Springs.

From Geneva Gazette 21 July 1882

Thomas J. Lyman, of Phelps, who recently met with such a serious accident by falling from a ladder while picking cherries, died in great agony on Monday morning last about 3 o'clock, from tetanus.  He was apparently doing well until Saturday afternoon, when convulsions set in, which continued with increasing frequency until his death.  He was conscious to the last. Mr. Lyman was the leading business man of Phelps, an upright and highly esteemed citizen, and will be greatly mourned by all classes of the community.  Deceased was 52 years of age.  A wife and three children survive him.

From Shortsville Enterprise 16 February 1912

Farmington, N. Y. -
The death of John Lynaugh occurred at his home in the western part of the town on Friday of last week. Mr. Lynaugh was 74 years of age, a native of Ireland and had resided in this vicinity of rover 50 years. He had been a prosperous farmer and leaves, besides his wife, ten children, Thomas and James, of Victor; John of Canandaigua; Mrs. M. J. Gavin of Newark; Mrs. Edward Gough of Phelps; Mrs. D. B. Mathews and Miss Agnes of Rochester; William of Corning; Nathan and Rose, who reside at home. Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. J. J. Donnelly of Victor, officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1893

Shortly after 12 o'clock this morning, at his boarding house on Niagara street, occurred the death of Andrew J. Lynch, aged about 44 years. He had lived in this village all his lifetime, and for many years had held responsible positions with the New York Central and Northern Central Railroad companies. He was a member of the C. M. B. A., and other local organizations. Although he had long been seriously ill, the announcement of his death will cause a shock to the community, for he was almost universally known, and every acquaintance was his friend.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1904

The death of Mrs. Ann Lynch, wife of James Lynch, occurred at the family home on the Pre-Emption road at 8:45 o'clock, aged 67 years. The cause of death was pneumonia. The deceased had been a resident of this vicinity for 67 years. She is survived by her husband, James Lynch, two daughters, Mrs. Dennis Creedon, and Miss Margaret Lynch; and two sons, Joseph and Daniel. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 April 1896

The funeral of Cornelius Lynch, whose death occurred at the family home on North street last Friday of cancer, was held this morning from St. Francis de Sales church. He had been ill about a year, an unsuccessful operation having been performed at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester. He was 53 years of age and leaves, besides his wife, four daughters and three sons.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1945

Cornelius Lynch,
aged 68, of 12 Jefferson avenue, died last evening in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are one son, D. Paul of Geneva; two daughters, Mary Helen and Louise of Geneva; two brothers, Daniel of Phelps, and John of Stanley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites are scheduled for Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home and 9 from St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The Holy Name Society will meet at the home Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1904

Daniel Lynch,
seventy, died at his home on the Fort Hill farm four miles northwest of this city yesterday afternoon of Bright's disease. He had been a resident of this section for forty years and was highly respected by all who knew him. His farm, which he tilled with the assistance of his sons, is purported to be the largest and most valuable farm property in the county. Besides his widow the deceased is survived by four sons, Daniel, Humphrey, Cornelius and John. The funeral will take place at 10 Saturday, from St. Francis de Sales, with a solemn high mass. Burial will be in St. Patrick's.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1908

Mrs. Daniel Lynch,
aged 72 years, died yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 60 Colt street. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, H. M. Lynch of Auburn, Thomas F. of Clifton Springs, and Daniel P. of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1896

The death of Dennis Lynch, of North Main street, occurred Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock. He had been suffering from inflammatory rheumatism for the past five months, but had been feeling better for a few days until Saturday morning when he sank rapidly. He was 65 years of age, forty of which he had spent in Geneva, having been a trusted employee of the E. Dakin for thirty years. He will be remembered for his unfailing fidelity and courtesy toward all with whom he came in contact. His surviving children are Mrs. Edward McDonough, Mrs. D. W. Lynch, Humphrey, Julia, Nellie, Mary, Catherine, Anna, Cornelius and John. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning and interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2 April 1939

Geneva - Frank John Lynch,
64, Fort Hill Road, town of Phelps, died yesterday after a long illness. He was a member of Enterprise Grange. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Blackman Lynch; one daughter, Miss Mary Lynch; one son, John Lynch; one brother, William Lynch, all of the town of Phelps. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the home, the Rev. Charles Dayton, Phelps, officiating. Burial will be in Joslyn Cemetery, Oaks Corners.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1905

Harry P. Lynch,
twenty-two years of age, died yesterday morning at 5:50 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary McDonald, No. 185 Exchange street. The cause of death was plural pneumonia. Besides his mother, the deceased is survived by two brothers, Fred and Frank Lynch, two half brothers, Leo and James McDonald, and one half sister, Catherine McDonald. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 6 July 1906

Humphrey Lynch,
who formerly was manager of the meat market now owned by the Habberfields on Castle street, was drowned in the canal early in the week. He had been missing since Sunday and as he had plenty of money when he left home, it was supposed he had gone somewhere to spend the week. Not until the towline of a moving canal boat brought his body to the surface at nine o'clock on the morning of the 4th was it suspected that he was drowned. Only a five cent piece was found in his pockets. It will never be known whether drowning was by accident, or he was a victim of foul play. The body was discovered near the Lake street bridge, covered with mud. The body was taken to Devaney & Fletcher's undertaking rooms. An investigation will be made. Most of his friends believe the death was accidental.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 29 September 1869

Last Wednesday afternoon, while Mr. James Lynch, an employe of the New York Central Railroad, was in the discharge of his duties at the freight yard in this village, he endeavored to couple the engine and baggage car of a way train together and in some manner fell upon the track, the engine passing over his chest, almost severing his body, and killing him instantly. "Verily, in the midst of life we are in death," and this is another and striking commentary upon the dangers daily incurred by Railroad employes. The deceased was a sober and industrious citizen, and leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was universally respected. His funeral, one of the largest we have ever seen in our streets, took place on Friday. The sincerest sympathy is extended on all sides to his bereaved family.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1908

James Lynch,
one of the most prominent farmers of this section, died at his home on Pre-emption Road, north of the Experiment Station, at 2 o'clock this morning after a two weeks' illness with the grip. Mr. Lynch was born in Ireland in 1841, came to this country in 1861 and after spending seven years in the hack business in Geneva, moved onto a farm in the Town of Phelps, in which work he has been actively engaged ever since. The past twenty years he has spent at the present homestead. Mr. Lynch was a hard and thorough worker and was greatly respected by all who knew him. Three years ago his wife died and the remaining members of the family are two sons and two daughters, Joseph Lynch and Mrs. Catherine Creedon who reside in Geneva; and Daniel J. Lynch and Miss Margaret Lynch, who reside with their father. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis Desales church and interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 27  February 1867

Died in the town of Victor, on Monday morning, March 11th, John Lynch, aged 92 years, as far as can be ascertained, the Bible record having been destroyed by the soldiers of the Revolutionary war. He in early life, experienced religion, and joined the Presbyterian Church at Bethlehem, town of Cornwall, Orange county, and ever remained a firm believer of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the war of 1812, he, with his whole company, volunteered and remained in service over four months in camp at Brooklyn, New York, and was discharged in November, 1814.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 December 1945
John J. Lynch,
aged 66, died suddenly last night at his home on the Whitney road, Seneca Castle. He was a lifelong residence of Seneca Castle and vicinity. He was a member of St. Stephen's Church, Geneva, and of Castle Grange No. 359, Seneca Castle. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Brennan Lynch; one daughter, Mrs. Milton Blankenberg; one son, John Lynch, Rushville; one brother, Daniel, Phelps; three grandchildren; and three nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted Monday morning at 9:15 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1902

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -  Mrs. Julia Lynch,
wife of Thomas Lynch, died on Wednesday morning, aged 68 years. Death was caused by pneumonia. The case is a sad one, as the son and his family, with whom she lived, have been ill for several weeks with diphtheria, and the house is quarantined, so that friends and neighbors were prevented from going to them. Owing to the diphtheria, there was no funeral. The interment was made yesterday. 

From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1918

Mrs. Luella Lynch,
widow of the late Martin J. Lynch, died this morning at 3 o'clock at her home,  Rose street, of heart disease. Mrs. Lynch has not been well for a year, but was not confined to her bed until yesterday. She has been a member for several years of the Methodist church here. The survivors are three daughters, the Misses Agnes E., Ethel M., and Irene Fern Lynch; one son, Seymour R. Lynch, all of Geneva; her father, Joseph Kidd; and one sister Mrs. F. A. Leddick, both of Fayette. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon next at 2 o'clock at the residence, Dr. E. B. Topping of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 March 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret D. Lynch,
67, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Widman, today, following a long illness. Besides the daughter, she leaves two sons, Gerald F. and Howard J. Lynch, both of Canandaigua; four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ellen Russell of Tulsa, Okla., Misses Josephine, Katharine and Laura Donovan of New Brunswick, N. J., and John Donovan of Geneva. Funeral at St. Mary's Church Thursday at 9 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 March 1915

The death of Martin J. Lynch, aged 51 years, occurred this morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home, 7 Rose street, following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, the Misses Agnes, Ethel and Ina Fern Lynch; one son, Seymour Lynch, all of Geneva; four sisters and three brothers. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1904

Mrs. Sarah Lynch,
wife of Cornelius Lynch, of N. 21 Main street, died at the City hospital yesterday afternoon as a result of an operation for appendicitis, aged thirty-eight years. Besides her widower and child, the deceased is survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McNerney, of this city, four sisters, Mrs. John Dannahe of Seattle, Washington; Bridget, Catherine and Margaret McNerney of Geneva; six brothers, Patrick, Thomas, Michael, Jeremiah and John McNerney, all of Geneva. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 5 February 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -  Thomas Lynch, Sr.,
at the advanced age of 80 years, passed away at the home of his son, in this place, on Friday evening last. The funeral was held from the Catholic church in Canandaigua on Monday and was largely attended. The interment was in the Canandaigua cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 29 January 1912

Mrs. Thomas Lynd,
wife of the late proprietor of the Hotel Nester, died Tuesday morning at her home on Spring street, aged 39 years. Besides her husband, she leaves three small children. She helped Mr. Lynd to make that hotel popular, as did Mrs. Philip Becker in the management of the Kirkwood, popular with every old visitor, regular and transient.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 November 1909

Chester Lynk,
28 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital, after a three weeks' illness with typhoid fever. The deceased, who resided with his family on North street, has lived in Geneva during the major portion of his life and for the last five years had been employed as nurseryman by the firm of W. & T. Smith. He is survived by his widow, one son and two daughters.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1930

The funeral of William Lynk, who died Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. McGuigan of Castle Road, was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the home of Mrs. McGuigan with the Rev. F. T. Drewett of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Eighmey Cemetery on Pre-emption Road. The bearers were the Messrs. Clarence McGuigan, George McGuigan, William King, George Handlan, William McGuigan and George Steadman. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1912

Mrs. William Lynk,
aged 48 years, died yesterday afternoon at her home, Castle street. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. James McGuigan of Castle Road. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her daughter. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Augusta Griesa Lyon,
wife of Simeon H. Lyon of Naples, died Monday morning at her home, after an illness of a week. During the last three days, she was quite unconscious and was reported dead by a daughter on Saturday. She was born in Lima in 1855 and came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Griesa, when a girl, where she grew up and married. She was recognized as a lovable character in every way, and especially noted for her faithfulness and ability as a wife and mother. She leaves four children with their father, also five brothers, F. W. Griesa of Naples; Augustus, Adolph and Theodore of Kansas; and Charles, of North Cohocton. One sister resides in California.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 6 January 1869

Mr. Eleazer Lyon
died at the residence of his son-in-law at the city of Auburn on Friday last. Mr. Lyon emigrated from Deerfield, Mass., in the year 1818, and settled in the village of Orleans, town of Phelps, and has continued to reside there for 50 years. He had reached the age of 88. His remains were brought to the residence of his son, John W. Lyon, at Oak's Corners. Mr. Lyon was a school teacher of the olden time, and many years ago, before railroads were thought of, he was the Post-rider or mail carrier for the country offices in the eastern district of the county.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1897

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Lyon,
widow of Hiram Lyon, died on Tuesday, aged 80 years. She leaves four sons, Hiram of Cohocton; James, Frank and Charles of this village, making her home with the latter. Also one daughter, Mrs. Julia Struble of Livonia.

From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1919

Naples, N. Y. - 
Early Thursday morning, Mrs. Ellen Parker Lyon passed away at her home on Race street, after a few weeks' illness. Ellen Parker was born in South Bristol on September 11, 1839, a daughter of David and Minerva Parker. On November 26, she was married to Seth S. Lyon, of this town. Mr. Lyon was a widower with three little children, all of whom are dead. Mr. Lyon died on March 22, 1889. Mrs. Lyon leaves two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Armstrong of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Frank Kistner of Naples. Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday with burial in Rose Ridge.

From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1892

Naples, N. Y. -
A recent death is that of G. Washington Lyon, an old resident and native-born citizen of Naples. He was 75 years of age, son of Lansing Lyon, a pioneer, and connected with the various Lyon families of the town. He had been blind for nearly ten years. He leaves two sons, Ira and Martin, and two daughters, Mrs. Amy Legore and Mrs. Hattie Bartholomew, all of Naples.

From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1917

Naples, N. Y. -  Guy Lyon,
a lifelong resident of Naples, passed away at his home on Long Level on Monday, aged eighty-four years. Mr. Lyon had been in poor health for some time. He leaves his wife, was was Miss Margaret Tracy, and three sons, Harry, Tracy and Fred. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Samantha Waite and Mrs. Betsy Simons. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at one o'clock with Rev. A. H. McKnight officiating.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 February 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 7 - Mrs. Helen Callon Lyon,
25, wife of Joseph D. Lyon, of this city, died at Memorial Hospital last night, following a long illness. She leaves her husband; a son, Joseph; and a daughter, Jane; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Ferguson and Miss Florence Callon; and her grandfather, John O'Brien; all of Canandaigua. Funeral from the home of an aunt, Mrs. H. B. Cooley, Saturday at 8:30 o'clock.

From Naples Record 14 April 1874

Died on Tuesday forenoon, Mr. Hiram Lyon, aged 73 years. Mr. Lyons will be remembered by our oldest inhabitants. For three years he has been helpless and bed-ridden, requiring the constant care of children and neighbors. He was an honest, upright man, and filled well his station in life. The funeral services were attended from the M. E. Church, Rev. J. T. Brownell officiating, on Thursday at 1 p.m. by a large congregation, and his remains deposited in Rose Ridge.

From Ontario Messenger 16 June 1852

DROWNED - Mr. Jacob Lyon
of this village was drowned in the Canandaigua Lake last Sunday afternoon. It appears he was out in a small boat fishing, and on his return home, probably, when opposite the School House near Mr. J. Sutherland's by some unknown means the boat was capsized, and he discovered holding or sitting on one end of it. The alarm was immediately given by Miss Sutherland, who saw him, but as there was no boat in the immediate vicinity, nearly an hour elapsed before any assistance could be rendered. The two men who first reached the place found him well nigh exhausted, and through fear or some other cause, instead of seizing hold of him, they threw out a rope which he failed to catch, and they then attempted to tow his boat ashore, telling him to hold on. They proceeded but a rod or two when he fell off into the water and immediately sunk. They were about 50 rods from the shore, and the water some 25 to 30 feet deep. His body has not yet been recovered, though diligent search has been kept up ever since. Mr. L. was about 45 years of age and leaves a wife and several children to lament his unfortunate fate.

From Ontario County Times 1 June 1864

Died on May 5th, 1864, in the Wilderness battle, James Smedley Lyon of Canandaigua, in Co. G, 49th Regiment, N. Y. Vols., in the 37th year of his age, the only child of Thomas B. Lyon of Canandaigua. He was shot in the head on the first day of that battle, and a comrade found the last letter he had received from his father lying beside him. The event was the more sad because the time for which he had enlisted had expired eleven months before, but through some misunderstanding his discharge had not been obtained, though efforts were made for that purpose. Up to that time, while faithfully discharging all his duties, he had escaped injury and disease. He fell manfully at the post of duty. Heavily has the stroke fallen on the bereaved father, for he was an only child, and dutiful and affectionate in that relation. He is mourned also by other kindred and friends here, where he has always resided, who esteemed him for his integrity, industry and amiable character. Conscientious in entering the perilous service of his country at this crisis, he has been supported by the christian hope. It is nearly six years since he became a member of the Congregational Church here, on profession of his faith, and having honored that profession, he has finished his course "as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 September 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia P. Lyon,
an aged and respected resident of Naples died at her home in this village yesterday morning at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 16 days. Her husband was the late Simeon B. Lyon, widely known as a successful merchant of Naples. Her son, S. Duane Lyon of Buffalo, lately deceased, was also prominently engaged in the mercantile business of Naples at one time. She is survived by her son, Carnot M. Lyon, a grocer at Naples, and a daughter, Mrs. Sophia Loonie, widow of the late Captain Loonie, also a resident of Naples. Mrs. Lyon was a lifelong member of the M. E. Church and a woman whose influence for good was felt throughout the community.

From Naples Record 7 January 1925

At his home in the town of Naples occurred the death last Wednesday night, December 31st, 1924, of Levi K. Lyon, following a long illness. Mr. Lyon was a son of Silas and Mary Havens Lyon and was born in Naples on August 27, 1851. He was a carpenter by trade and his home had always been in this vicinity; for a number of years he and his wife, who was Miss Mary Johnson, conducted the greenhouse in this town, being compelled to give it up a few years ago because of his declining health. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ollie Lyon, of Naples; three brothers, Simeon, Eugene and John W. Lyon of Naples; and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Washburn of Naples, and Mrs. Cornelia Washburn of Clifton Springs. Funeral services were held last Saturday morning from the home, followed by services from the Baptist church in this village, conducted by Rev. C. R. Wolcott, pastor of the church. Interment was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 3 November 1869

We are informed that a sad and fatal accident occurred three miles north of Victor last week Monday. A laborer named Patrick Lyon, while engaged in driving the horses attached to a threshing machine, in some unaccountable manner fell off directly under the horses feet, and one of them in passing by stepped upon his head, near the right temple, killing him instantly.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1926

The death of Robert A. Lyon of 275 Castle Street occurred this morning at 11 o'clock at his home. Mr. Lyon has not been in good health for some time but had been confined to the house only two and one-half weeks. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Lyon; two daughters, Alice and Marion Lyon at home; his father, William Lyon of Buffalo; and one brother, Charles E. Lyon of Geneva. Mr. Lyon was a member of the Geneva Lodge of Elks, of the Rod and Gun Club and of the Nester Hose Company. He has for a number of years been agent for the International Harvester Company with headquarters in this city

From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889

Naples, N. Y. - On Friday last, March 22d, occurred the death of Seth S. Lyon, a son of the late Frank Lyon. He had always lived in Naples, most of the time in the village. He leaves a wife and several children.

From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Silas C. Lyon
is certainly dead this time. About a year ago he was reported dead, and a brief obituary published. He was 79, born and always lived in Naples, and on the same farm, near the Steuben county line. He was one of a numerous family that lived in and about Naples. He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. His death occurred March 7, at the home of his son, S. H. Lyon.

From Ontario County Times 9 August 1876

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Simeon C. Lyon
was born in Naples, Ontario county, N. Y., in June, 1813, and departed this life on Saturday morning last, (July 29, 1876), at the same place, having spent a whole life time in that village. Mr. Lyon was of a quiet, easy disposition, very affectionate and greatly beloved in his family, and will be very much missed by the community in which he had so long taken an active part. For about twenty years he was the soul of the Sabbath school of the M. E. Church, having held the responsible office of superintendent of the same all that time. He was one of the sweetest of singers, being almost invariably called to the front wherever he went to camp meeting, S. S. conventions, etc. Indeed, he was very appropriately laid out and buried with a copy of the "Royal Diadem" in his hand. Another trait of his character was his steady and stern adherence to total abstinence from all intoxicants. And this was the more remarkable as he was reared when and where whisky was thought indispensable to health and happiness, and two or three of the factories and dispensaries of the same were run and supported, one of them by his own father. His death was supposed to be owing to injuries received by being thrown from a wagon a few years since. His case was a peculiar one, and a post mortem made by Dr. Carson of Rushville developed the same as quite rare.  

From Geneva Gazette 12 June 1885

A NAPLES TRAGEDY - An Insane Man Strangled by His Brother !

Special Dispatch to the Rochester Union. Canandaigua, June 10 -- Ontario county was yesterday the scene of another tragedy.  Mr. Simeon B. Lyon of Naples had for some three months previous to yesterday's fatal affray exhibited signs of insanity.  He refused to do anything about the work on his farm, giving as a reason that the spirits had told him that the fruit had all been destroyed by frost.  He had become irritable and violent, having assaulted several people in the vicinity.  Last Sunday his wife sent for her husband's brother, Mr. Irving M. Lyon, and consulted with him as to what should be done, as her husband was becoming dangerous.  Yesterday at 3 o'clock Irving sent for Mr. J. B. Frazier, Superintendent of the Poor, to come over and see about it.  They went to the house of the deranged man and were admitted by a daughter of Lyon, who informed them that her father was in and would see them directly.  Lyon soon came into the room and went into a frenzy immediately.  He glared at Frazier, exclaiming, "Damn you, you rake, get out of here."  He then turned back into the dining room as if looking for a third party.  He soon returned, and making a dive for Frazier, grappled with him and threw him backward, striking his head against the window and breaking the glass.  Irving M. Lyon came to the rescue and the two attempted to tie the infuriated man with straps.  Frazier went out to wash the blood from his eyes, and while he was gone Irving M. Lyon had a terrible struggle with the crazy man and was compelled to choke him in order to free his hand from his mouth.  When Frazier returned Irving exclaimed that "he was afraid he was gone."

A doctor who was at work in a field near by was immediately summoned, who pronounced the man dead. Coroner Jewett, at this place, was sent for and a jury was impanelled.  Their verdict was that the deceased came to his death from excitement caused by the struggle and that Irving M. Lyon and J. B. Frazier acted in justifiable self-defense. Irving M. Lyon is Supervisor of the town.  Simeon B. Lyon leaves a wife and three daughters.  He was an active business man, extensively engaged in grape growing.

From Ontario County Chronicle 7 January 1903

Naples, N. Y.,
Jan. 5 - The remains of Mrs. Simeon B. Lyon were brought here Saturday from Bridgeport, Conn., where she died Thursday night, January 1, at the home of her daughter. She had been in poor health for about one year and was thought to be suffering from cancer. She was operated on in November. Mrs. Lyon had lived most of her life at Naples. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Gross of Naples, Mrs. Jane Atwater of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mrs. Lina Hobbs of M. E. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Nichols, living at Naples.

From Ontario County Times 9 August 1876

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Simeon C. Lyon
was born in Naples, Ontario county, N. Y., in June, 1813, and departed this life on Saturday morning last, (July 29, 1876), at the same place, having spent a whole life time in that village. Mr. Lyon was of a quiet, easy disposition, very affectionate and greatly beloved in his family, and will be very much missed by the community in which he had so long taken an active part. For about twenty years he was the soul of the Sabbath school of the M. E. Church, having held the responsible office of superintendent of the same all that time. He was one of the sweetest of singers, being almost invariably called to the front wherever he went to camp meeting, S. S. conventions, etc. Indeed, he was very appropriately laid out and buried with a copy of the "Royal Diadem" in his hand. Another trait of his character was his steady and stern adherence to total abstinence from all intoxicants. And this was the more remarkable as he was reared when and where whisky was thought indispensable to health and happiness, and two or three of the factories and dispensaries of the same were run and supported, one of them by his own father. His death was supposed to be owing to injuries received by being thrown from a wagon a few years since. His case was a peculiar one, and a post mortem made by Dr. Carson of Rushville developed the same as quite rare. 

From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1907

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Stern H. Lyon
died at her home yesterday morning after a short sickness with pneumonia, aged about 70 years. She and her husband came from Prattsburgh a number of years ago and have lived in Naples since. She was an active member of the Baptist church and much esteemed by all who knew her. Two sons, J. E. Lyon of Naples, and Leonard of New York; four daughters, Mrs. Helen E. Parr, Mrs. Jennie Hatch, Mrs. Mary Smith of Naples, and Mrs. Alice Putnam of Prattsburgh, besides her husband, survive her.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1913

Naples, N. Y. - Stern H. Lyon,
a well-known and respected citizen of this place, died Wednesday. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. Lyon was 78 years of age and was born in Prattsburgh. He had been a resident of Naples about thirty-five years, as a vineyardist. He is survived by two sons, J. E. Lyon, of Naples, and Leonard S. Lyon of New York; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith, at whose home Mr. Lyon died; Mrs. Jennie Hatch of Naples. He also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie Lyon, of Los Angeles. The funeral services will be held Saturday.

From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
On Sunday night, Mrs. William Lyon died at the age of 35 years, and after much suffering for two months. Her maiden name was Mary Tracy, and she was a sister of Mrs. G. C. Lyon of this town.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs. John Lyons, who has been a patient sufferer for three years past. Funeral services were held on Monday at St. Bridget's church.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1909

The funeral of Timothy Lyons, who died yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock at his home, No. 35 Wadsworth street, will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. The deceased was 60 years old and had been a resident of this city for the past eighteen years, during which time he was employed by the New York Central R. R. as flagman. For several years he had been stationed at the Canal street crossing. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. M. F. Devine and Miss Katherine Lyons of this city, and two sons, James of San Francisco and Patrick of Syracuse.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 April 1923

Entered into rest, in this city, on Thursday, April 26, Margaret Lytle, wife of Foster Lytle, aged 27 years. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband; two sons, Leon and Harold; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross of Gorham, N. Y.; five brothers, James, Emery, John, Raymond and Henry Ross; one sister, Mrs. Martin Merry. Funeral from her home at 7:30 and from St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, N. Y. at 9 o'clock. Burial at Canandaigua.

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