"Ped" to "Pf" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1915
Mrs. Catherine Peel, wife of George A. Peel, died at her home, 73
Genesee street, this morning at 2 o'clock. Besides her husband, she is
survived by one daughter, Miss Anna E. Peel, of this city; and one
sister, Mrs. Peter Kane of Rowley, Iowa. The funeral will be held
Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home and at 9 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales church.
From Geneva Advertiser 8 May 1888
Mr. Joseph Peel died suddenly last Thursday afternoon, of heart
disease. He had been in his usual health, and was about the streets,
and over at his son's (Geo. A. Peel) bottling works on that day.
From Geneva Gazette 6 August 1875
Mrs. Joseph Peel, a woman of middle age, died very suddenly on Sunday morning last.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 August 1907
On Wednesday afternoon a trolley car struck and killed Almond
Peeler, near the County House. He was a former inmate of the
institution and in attempting to signal the car, became confused and
stepped upon the track. Peeler was 57 years of age and is survived by
his wife and one daughter, who reside in Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 4 February 1910
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - James Peeling died at his home west of
the village last week Thursday after a long illness. His funeral was
held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Louis Wilson officiating. Interment was
made at East Bloomfield. Two sons survive.
County Journal 5 March 1880
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. James Peeling, aged 69 years, died
very suddenly of heart disease last Saturday afternoon. Funeral
services were held at the late residence of the deceased on Wednesday,
Rev. J. P. Skeele officiating.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 March 1903
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah Peeling, wife of T. W.
Peeling, postmaster, died at her home here Saturday night at the age of
61 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Adie, Susan
and Bertha A., residing here; one brother, James, residing at
Gainesville, N. Y.; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Bond of Gainesville, Mrs.
William Gross of Scottsville, Mrs. Flora Howes of East Bloomfield, Mrs.
Mary and Mrs. Lydia Hollenbeck of Rochester. Funeral Wednesday
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1914
Thomas W. Peeling died yesterday morning at his home in East
Bloomfield after an illness of several months, aged 77 years and 11
months. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with
burial in East Bloomfield cemetery, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating. He
leaves three daughters, Misses Addie, Susan and Bertha Peeling, all of
East Bloomfield for sixteen years.
From Ontario County Chronicle 28 May 1902
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At his home, one mile north of this
village, on the 19th instant, Benjamin Peer died at the age of
80 years. Mr. Peer had been a resident of the town for fifty years. He
leaves a wife, three sons and six daughters: Richard of Rochester,
Benjamin of Honeoye Falls,
Abram of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Susie Howard of Warren, Ohio, Ella of
Pa., Nora of Rochester, Mrs. S. Torrey of Rushville, Mrs. Henry Wilkins
Julia of this place.
From Victor Herald 11 March 1904
The death of Cornelius James Peer, for several years
superintendent of the Locke Insulator Works, occurred at his residence
on Maple avenue, Thursday afternoon, March 10th, 1904. He was
thirty-three years of age. The funeral will be held from the house
Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock. Mr. Peer is survived by his wife,
mother, a brother, William, and sister, Mrs. Fred M. Locke, all of this
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 4 August 1875
Rachel Humphrey Peet - Victor, N. Y. - Died in this village, on
Thursday morning, July 29th, Mrs. A. L. Peet, after a
lingering and painful illness. Rachel Maria Humphrey was born May 3rd,
1808, in the town of East Bloomfield. Her father, Mr. Jonathan
Humphrey, a descendant from the puritan, was among the early pioneers
to this section of country, and she early became with their righteous
ways and followed in their christian precepts. January 16th, 1834, she
became the wife of Abiram L. Peet. For several yrs past she was in
invalid receiving all the care and attention that could be bestowed.
Seven years ago she went to New Jersey on the seacoast, in hope of
relief, but without success. Since then she did not fully recover her
usual health. The funeral services were at the Presbyterian church, the
following Friday afternoon, the Rev. Wm. B. Marsh, the pastor,
officiating. The services were deeply impressive, the discourse being
regarded as one of the most eloquent and touchingly beautiful ever
delivered within this sacred edifice.
Thank you, Cheri Branca, for correcting the marriage date.
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1905
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Hayes Peevey, wife of Charles
Peevey, died at her home west of here on Monday, after a few weeks'
illness. She was born here 26 years ago and had always lived here. The
funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, from the Union
church in Egypt, Rev. S. Mills Day, officiating. The Interment was in
Bristol cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband; her father,
Arzy Hayes; three small children; and one brother, Myron Hayes of
From Clifton Springs Press 31 October 1918
Mary Frances Gilman, widow of the late Andrew Peirce of
Clifton Springs, passed peacefully away early Monday morning, aged 83
years. Mrs. Peirce leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Taylor Jackson of
Clifton Springs, and Mrs. William Ennis of Newport, R. I. Mr. Peirce,
who was actively interested in the pioneer railway developments of the
country and an intimate associate in this enterprise with "Tom Scott",
Jay Gould and Commodores Garrison and Vanderbilt, came with his family
to the Sanitarium in 1877 for Mrs. Peirce's health and were guests of
the institution for many years, later purchasing the home on Kendall
street, where the family have since resided. Mrs. Peirce's long life
has been continuously given to good works and there are many who will
rise up and call her Blessed. Yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Richardson,
Chaplain of the Sanitarium, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Adams, conducted
the funeral services at the home, which owing to the present epidemic
were attended by family only. Interment at the Clifton Springs
cemetery. General and Mrs. Ennis arrived Wednesday morning.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1918
Mrs. Nellie Dewey Pelton, wife of Charles Pelton of 335 Exchange
street, died this morning at the City Hospital, following an attack of
pneumonia, preceded by influenza. Besides her husband, she leaves one
son, Homer Pelton and one daughter, Beatrice Pelton of this city; her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Dewey of Geneva; one sister in
Fulton, and two brothers, one at Medina and one at Plattsburg.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 March 1897
Mrs. Cathrine Pembroke, wife of Edward Pembroke, died this
morning at 4:00 at the the family residence in Jackson street. The
deceased was 76 years of age and has resided in Geneva for 61 years.
She was an exemplary christian woman and beloved woman and beloved by a
wide circle of acquaintances. Mrs. Pembroke is survived by a husband
and three children, James and Mary Pembroke and Margaret Murphy by her
first husband. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at ten
o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.
From Geneva Gazette 16 January 1891
John Pembroke, an old and esteemed citizen, passed away at his
home on Genesee street Sunday night. A few weeks ago Mr. Pembroke
was stricken with paralysis. His friends hoped for his ultimate
recovery but such was not the case, and his respected family mourns the
loss of an honored head. Mr. Pembroke was about 72 years of age.
He came to Geneva in 1821, and since then has been a highly
esteemed member of the
community. By hard and conscientious labor, he had amassed a snug
competence. A widow, a daughter Miss Mary, and two sons, Michael and
Patrick, survive him. the funeral was held yesterday morning from
St. Francis de Sales church at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1910
Coroner Flint this morning conducted a further investigation into
the cause of the death of Mrs. Patrick Pembroke, who was found
dead yesterday. Doctors Collie and McCarthy visited the Pembroke home
and made an examination of the body. As a result the physicians decided
death was due to gastritis. It was the opinion of the physicians,
however, that death would not have resulted had the woman received
proper care. It was declared today that the woman had been left alone
in the house for several days and that she had received very little
nourishment. These facts played an important part in connection with
the woman's death. The investigation failed to show that there had been
any foul play in connection with the case, however, and while it was
found that there had evidently been neglect, death apparently resulted
from natural causes. After the Coroner had fully gone into the facts
this morning, it was decided that no further investigation would be had.
From Ontario County Times 2 December 1874
Mr. Thos. Penbroke, living on Gorham street, in this place,
formerly of Bellon, died from the effects of lockjaw last evening.
Although a carpenter by trade, he had been of late engaged as a
brakeman on the Northern Central railroad. On Monday the 23d ult., the
day before his time expired, he met with an accident at Penn Yan, by
which one of his hands was badly hurt. No bones were broken, and no
serious results were anticipated. But the latter part of the week a
nervous fever set in, and on Monday there were indications of lockjaw,
which rapidly increased in severity, and on last evening, as above
stated, terminated in the death of the unfortunate man. The deceased
was about thirty-five years of age, and leaves a family of a wife and
five children, one of whom was born since the accident.
From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1900
Mrs. Edward P. Pendle, aged 36 years, died at her late residence,
152 Hamilton street, last Friday afternoon. A little more than a week
previous, Mrs. Pendle accidentally pricked her thumb with a needle
while she was sewing. As the pain was great, Dr. DeLaney was summoned.
The following day the thumb was greatly swollen. It was amputated, but
the poison had permeated the arm. De DeLaney summoned Dr. Eddy and Dr.
McCarthy of this city, and Dr. Jones of Rochester, in consultation.
They recommended that the arm be amputated at the shoulder. Mrs. Pendle
refused consent. The flesh of the forearm was shredded and the bone
scraped, but to no avail. In the meantime, the pain and suffering
caused the premature birth of a child which also died. Mrs. Pendle is
survived by her husband and two daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1905
Peter Pendle, fifty years of age, died at 5 o'clock this morning
at the home of
his father, George Pendle, on the Lake road opposite the pumping
station. The deceased was born in England and came to this country and
city thirty-six years ago. Besides his father, the deceased is survived
by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral will take place Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. Burial will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - William Penn, who has resided on West Main street
for several years, died of old age last Friday, aged 83 years. One son,
Charles E., and a sister, Mrs. W. J. Brown, survive. The funeral
services were held from the residence last Monday forenoon and
interment was made at Hopewell, his former home.
From Neapolitan Record 29 September 1881
Honeoye - Abraham Pennell died at his late residence on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, at the advanced age of 83 years.
From Ontario County Journal 13 July 1894
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died, on Monday morning, July 9, after a
lingering illness, Mrs. Cornelia Steele Pennell, wife of A.
Randolph Pennell, aged 54 years. Brief funeral services were held from
the house at 7 p.m. On Tuesday morning the remains were taken to her
old home in Rochester, where the last services were held on Wednesday
at 2:30 p.m., with interment at Mount Hope.
From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1916
Honeoye, N. Y. - On Saturday evening occurred the death of Frank G. Pennell at
his home on Main street. Mr. Pennell had been in feeble health for some
time. He was born in this town on May 23, 1828, and had always lived
here. His father, John Pennell, came from Colerain, Mass., to Courtland
county and later to Ontario County and settled east of Honeoye. He was
the eldest of eight children, the only surviving one now being George
W. Pennell of Atchison, Kansas. For many years Mr. Pennell lived on a
farm on the east lake road, coming to Honeoye to live a few years ago.
He was a progressive farmer, also a trader in stock to a considerable
extent. He introduced hop growing in this town and was much interested
in alfalfa growing, being for many years the only one in this vicinity
raising it. He received his education at Lima seminary. His first wife
was Miss Sarah Blackmer, of Cattaragus county, who died a number of
years ago. Later he married Mrs. Minnie Allen of Canandaigua. He leaves
his wife and brother; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Laughlin of
Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. F. H. Kent of Bristol. He was a life-long a
member of the Congregational church. The funeral was held on Tuesday
from his late home. Burial was made in the family plot in Lakeview
From Naples Record 17 September 1884
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died on Saturday morning, at 2 a.m., September 13, John Pennell, aged
88 years and 5 months. The funeral was held from the Congregational
church on Monday, the 15th, at 3 o'clock, Rev. S. M. Day, clergyman.
The interment was in the family lot at Lake View.
From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1892
Honeoye, N. Y. - Lester Pennell, until the last four years a
resident of this place, died of heart disease on Monday, November 7,
aged 50 years. The funeral services and interment were from his late
home in Weedsport, Cayuga county. He leaves a widow and three little
sons. Mr. Pennell was a well-known nurseryman and had an extensive
acquaintance throughout Western New York. His death is universally
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1899
Honeoye, N. Y. - Died at her home near Honeoye, on Wednesday,
April 26, Mrs. Sarah Blackmer Pennell, wife of F. G. Pennell,
in the 57th year of her age. Mrs. Pennell was the daughter of the late
Henry and Elizabeth Hayes Blackmer of Livonia, Livingston county, and
her early years were passed in that town. After the usual time passed
in the primary schools, she became a student and in due time a graduate
of Ingham university, LeRoy. Soon after her graduation, she was
married to Mr. Pennell, and took up her abode with him on the farm
where, I think, they have ever since resided. Mrs. Pennell has led a
very active life, having always been earnestly engaged in church work
and in social, literary and educational affairs. But she will be
longest and most lovingly remembered for her kindly ministrations to
the poor, the suffering and the sorrowing of the community in which she
lived. Her health had always been perfect, and her sudden death from
pneumonia was a terrible shock to her friends. Her husband and
two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Pennell, who is engaged in teaching in
Denver, Col., and Mrs. F. H. Kent of Bristol, survive. The funeral was
attended from her late home on Friday afternoon, April 28, and was
conducted by her pastor of many years, Rev. S. M. Day. The large
attendance of neighbors and friends on that occasion was an indication
of the esteem in which she was held. The sympathy of the whole
community goes out to the husband and daughters in their sore
From Phelps Citizen 16 November 1922
The body of William Pennsworth, an ex-service man, whose
death occurred on Saturday at the United States Veteran's Hospital in
New Haven, Conn., where he became an inmate about two months ago,
arrived in Phelps on Monday morning and was taken to the family home in
William street. Funeral services of a military character were held at
St. Francis church on Wednesday morning, Rev. E. B. Simpson officiating
with burial in St. Francis cemetery. Mr. Pennsworth, who was 34 years
of age, was born at Tunkhannock, Pa., and had lived in Phelps for the
past five years, coming here from Manchester, where he was employed in
the train service of the Lehigh Valley railroad. At the beginning of
the war, he enlisted with Company B, 27th Division, but in camp,
contracting tuberculosis, he was barred from being an active
participant in the service. The surviving members of his family are his
wife and two young sons, Julius and William of Phelps; a sister, Mrs.
Grant Bowen of Phelps; and a brother, Fred Pennsworth of Laceyville, Pa.
From Ontario County Journal 9 May 1879
Alvin Penoyer, whose funeral was held at our church Sunday, the
20th ult., was the son of John Penoyer who came to this neighborhood
from Watertown, Jefferson Co., in the spring
of 1814, he being then thirteen years old. He was the oldest of
thirteen children -- six sons and seven daughters. Rev. Joseph S.
Penoyer is the only brother left. Four of the sisters are
living. When we say that Mr. Penoyer was strictly honest we believe
we are speaking the sentiments of all who knew him. In his younger
days he was one of our most active and influential citizens. His
decline has been a long and gradual one.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 March 1903
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Penoyer, widow of the late Rev.
J. S. Penoyer, died at the home of her nephew, Lyman Holcomb of Seneca
Point, on Friday last, aged 89 years. The funeral was held from Academy
church Sunday at 12 o'clock; burial in cemetery at that place. Aunt
Anna, as she was familiarly known, as the oldest daughter of the late
Winthrop Holcomb, one of the oldest settlers in this place, and had
always lived in this vicinity, loved and respected by all. She leaves
one son, H. A. Penoyer of Hicks Point, and two brothers, F. C. Holcomb
of this place and Alfred Holcomb of Michigan.
From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1900
Frank E. Penoyer, a former resident of this town, died at East
Hamlin, Monroe county, on Tuesday, aged 47 years. Besides a wife and
daughter, Miss Maude Penoyer, a sister, Mrs. D. C. Shay, of this
village, survives. Burial was at Cheshire yesterday, Rev. J. Q. Adams
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 November 1928
Canandaigua, Oct. 31 - Mrs. Sarah Emma Penoyer, 66. died in her
home at Cheshire Tuesday evening. She was born at Newark, Wayne County,
the daughter of Isaac N. and Mary A. Patrick and was married to John C.
Penoyer of Canandaigua town many years ago. Besides her husband, she
leaves two sons and four daughters: Charles and George Penoyer, Mrs.
Mary Forbes, Mrs. Stuart Van Wie, and Mrs. Leo A. Boyle, all of
Canandaigua, and Mrs. Hobart Gerlach of Shortsville. Funeral from the
home Friday at 1 o'clock.
From Neapolitan Record 24 June 1885
Sterling Penoyer of
Cheshire was buried on Saturday last at 2 p.m. He died on Thursday at
his home there after a long illnes. He was well-known in this town and
vicinity, and favorably so, as an energetic, prudent, upright man.
Several of the relatives from here attended the funeral. He leaves a
wife and son to especially mourn the loss, also a large circle of
friends who sincerely mourn.
From Ontario County Journal 22 May 1903
The death of Mrs. Bridget Coursey Pentony occurred at her
home on Niagara street on Monday. The deceased was 81 years of age, and
death was caused by the infirmities of old age. The only surviving
member of the family is one grandson, Henry Pentony. The funeral was
held from St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning.
From Ontario County Times 23 April 1890
Port Gibson, N. Y. - Mr. Abram B. Peper, one of our oldest and most
respected citizens, died at his home in this village on Monday, April
14, at the age of 74 years. The funeral was held at his late residence
on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Sheerer officiating. Mr. Peper had
been for the greater part of his life a resident of this place and for
many years was a local preacher in these parts.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 October 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Claude H. Wheeler, who works the Edward
Nicholson farm in Hopewell, made a horrible discovery this morning as
he was passing through an unfrequented part of the farm. As he jumped
across a small stream which runs between high
banks, he was suddenly confronted with the dead body of a man sitting
upright. The body had commenced to decompose. Wheeler notified Coroner
Warner, of Canandaigua, and after an investigation, that official
that the man had been dead about ten days. It was some time before the
body was identified as that of Pietro Pepperno, aged about 35
years, an Italian, who had made his home on and off at the county farm
nearby. Pepperno left about two weeks ago and it was supposed that he
had found work in Geneva. The cause of his death is unknown, but it is
suspected that he fell into the stream in attempting to cross it and
while able to
drag himself to the banks, was so exhausted that he expired. Part of
body was still in the water when found. Pepperno had been in this
about three years and was unmarried. The remains were turned over to
Undertaker Curtice, of this place, for burial.
From Phelps Citizen 15 May 1902
Mrs. Amanda L., wife of Henry Percey, died at her home
Saturday evening, after a lingering illness of Bright's disease. She
was born in this town 61 years ago and all of her life was spent in
this vicinity. She was a daughter of the late Simeon Harmon, who was
born in this town as was also her mother, who was a sister of the late
Oliver Crothers. She was married to Henry Percey, who with two
daughters, Mrs. Charles Gardner and Mrs. C. E. Leggett, are left to
mourn her loss. Two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Olmsted and Mrs. William
Biddlecome of Garvanza, Cal., and William. Harmon of Wolf Creek, Mich.,
also survive. The funeral was largely attended from the home Tuesday
afternoon, Rev. F. M. Hayes, D. D., of Newark officiating, and
interment was made at Newark.
From Ontario County Times 14 May 1879
Victor, N. Y. - John Perhamus, whose death is briefly announced in
another part of this paper, was a resident of Canandaigua for more than
half a century. He was a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, but came
to this place in 1827. In 1831 he was married to a daughter of the late
Freeman Atwater, one of the pioneer settlers, who came here in 1794,
and who at one time kept the Ontario House, now the Globe Hotel, and
afterwards built the house on Jail street, in which Mr. Perhamus died.
the deceased was an upright, worthy citizen, and his death, although
not unexpected, will be sincerely mourned. His surviving family
consists of his wife and two married daughters.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1902
David Perkins died at his late residence, 72 William street, at
7:40 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 57 years. The deceased had been in
poor health for the past year, but had not been considered dangerously
ill until seven weeks ago, when
he took to his bed. Death resulted from heart failure. Mr.
Perkins was born in Gorham where he resided until he came to this city
seven years ago. He was for years a member of Gorham lodge, F. & A.
M. He is survived by a widow, two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Philips of
Gorham, and Mrs. Susan Gillette of Ferguson, N. Y., and by one brother,
Charles T. Perkins, of this
city. Prayers will be said at the house at 9:15 o'clock tomorrow
morning, by Rev. G. C. Baner. The remains will be taken to
Gorham, where a Masonic funeral will take place from the Presbyterian
church. Interment will be in the Gorham cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1928
The death of Mrs. Jane Perkins, aged 73 years, occurred this
morning at her home at 104 Mill street. She is survived by one son,
Charles Perkins; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pulver and a grandson, Robert W.
Perkins. Mrs. Perkins was a member of the Seneca Rebekah Lodge No. 159.
Members of that organization will attend the funeral in a body. The
funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late
home with Rev. Alexander Thompson officiating. Interment will be made
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1905
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of John Perkins, an aged
resident of this village, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Clarence Perkins, yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Arrangements for
the funeral will be made today. the local lodge of Odd Fellows, of
which he was a member, will have charge.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 November
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of
John S. Perkins took place Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the residence of C. W. Perkins. Rev. W. G. Reed, pastor
of the Methodist church officiated. Mr. Perkins was about 78
years old and had been a life-long resident of this village and
vicinity. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. James M. Stokoe and Mrs.
Clarence Perkins. The body was escorted to the grave by the members of
Stanley lodge No. 434, I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member.
The lodge also officiated at the burial services. Many beautiful
flowers were presented.
From Phelps Citizen 24 July 1879
Died in Phelps, Tuesday, July 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. K. M. Erlich, Lucinda Perkins, aged
72 years. Another loving mother and wise counselor has passed over the
river to the land of the dead. Her life was one of long but patient
suffering, waiting to be gathered home to the loved ones gone before.
The deceased was a faithful and loving mother, good and kind neighbor, a
true and devoted Christian, and she died in the full faith of salvation
through Christ, her Redeemer and of a never-ending existence in the
beautiful mansions above, where she can forever bask in the sunshine of
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1918
Ernest T. Perrault, of 20 Copeland avenue, died yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital, of pneumonia. He leaves
his wife; one child; his father and mother and several brothers and
sisters. The body was taken last night to Cohoes, N. Y., where his
parents reside, and was accompanied by his wife and child. Funeral and
burial will be at Cohoes.
From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Joseph Perrett died on Sunday night,
after an illness of one year from heart disease, aged 61 years. He is
survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Lizzie Perrett and Mrs.
Mary Whalen Leete of Rochester. The funeral was held on Wednesday
morning from St. Bridget's church, Rev. P. A. Neville officiating.
From Penn Yan Democrat 22 April 1938
Died at Shortsville, Sunday, April 17, Mrs. Alberta King Perry, of
Shortsville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Newell of
Shortsville; two sisters Miss Rena King, Penn Yan, Mrs. Florence
Williamson, Corning; three brothers, Howard King of Rochester, Albert
and Victor of Penn Yan. Funeral services were held at the home at
Shortsville, Tuesday, with burial in Shortsville.
From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1891
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. Benjamin Perry died on Tuesday evening
last, aged 83 years. His father, Captain Rouse Perry, was a prominent
man in the early settlement of this section. Of a large family, the
deceased was the last surviving son, a sister, Mrs. Marietta Younglove,
of Clifton Springs, being the last of the family. The funeral was held
on Thursday at the residence. A wife, three daughters and two sons
From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1909
Mrs. Celestia G. Perry, aged 65 years, died yesterday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock after a lingering illness of dropsy, at the home of her
son-in-law, John Malone, No. 245 North Main street. Besides her
daughter, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Curran, and one brother,
Leander Cloharity of Tennessee. The funeral will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D.,
rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church will officiate and burial will
be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1904
Charles W. Perry, car record clerk at the Lehigh Valley freight
office, died at 11:45 o'clock last night at his home, No. 59 LaFayette
avenue, aged fifty-seven years. The deceased, who for several weeks had
been troubled with his heart, was taken ill while at the freight office
February 11. Without any material improvement he gradually grew worse
until he died from neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Perry was born at
Constantia, Oswego county. After a short residence near Kingston, N.
Y., he came to this city about twenty-five years ago. For a time after
coming here he was a cartman, but soon entered the employ of Schuyler
Coe. On the death of Mr. Coe in 1893, Mr. Perry was appointed street
commissioner by M. F. Blaine, then president of the village. During the
month of April, 1895, Mr.
Perry entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley, where he remained. The
deceased was an active Odd Fellow, and had served as noble grand
of Old Castle lodge. He was secretary of Old Castle lodge and one of
the directors of the Odd Fellows' Building association. He was also
in the organization of the railroad men and was chief clerk of the
local branch of the National Railroad Clerks' association. As a
churchman, he was a member and regular attendant at the North
Presbyterian church and had been an active member of the Scoon class
since its organization. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. M.
A. Perry; one sister, Mrs. George R. Turner; one son, Herbert W. Perry,
and one daughter,
Alice E. Perry, all of this city. The funeral will take place at 3:30
Wednesday from the house. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., will officiate at
the house and the Odd Fellows' burial service will be followed at the
grave. Burial will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Times 23 June 1875
Rushville, N. Y. - Death of Edward Perry - Our usually
quiet village was stunned a few days since at the sudden and most
unlooked for news of the death of this well-known citizen, which took
place in Canandaigua, on the 8th inst., while visiting his daughter,
Mrs. Samuel H. Torrey. We were all the more unprepared for the
announcement, as he had been so recently seen in our midst taking his
accustomed daily walks. We had no warning, and he but little, as he
fell a victim to malignant erysipelas, which ran its course in the
unusually short period of four and half days. A fitting, yet
unostentatious, notice of the departure of one so long and so
well-known for the part he played in the history of his native town, is
not just to the community in which he lived as well as to the man. Mr.
Perry was in his seventy-second year. He was the son of Capt. Rouse
Perry, who emigrated from Rhode Island to the town of Potter, Yates
county, at a very early day, and settled upon lands purchased of Judge
Potter, two and a half miles southeast of this village. There are many
still living in the community who well remember the generous as well as
genial hospitality that the "old Captain" was wont to dispense in the
light and warmth of the large, old-fashioned fireplace, from tables
groaning under the weight of roast turkey, saddles of venison, and
every variety of good cheer.
On this place, and amid such scenes, the object of this sketch was born
and reared and their influence was not lost upon him to the last day of
his life. He delighted in good company and a generous board. It is not
difficult to imagine the kind of man needed at that day. Forests of
heavy timber were to be felled and cleared, and the fields tilled, at
an expense of bone and muscle, and an outlay of sheer strength that we
know but little about in this generation with our labor-saving
machinery. Mr. Perry was suited to the times in this respect. Formed on
nature's grandest model, tall, broad-shouldered, deep-chested and
muscular, he possessed a strength and power of endurance equal to the
demand. A shapely head, covered with a "glory" of white hair, formed a
fitting cap to so stately a column, and made him a marked figure among
his fellows. Endowed with great energy of character - an energy that
grappled with every obstacle - his success in life was commensurate
with his strength, his energy and his industry. Probably there are few
in all the region round about who struck sturdier blows, or more of
them, than did he. Early in life he took up a tract of land in
Middlesex, four miles west of this place, where he continued to reside
till some ten years since, when he left the farm and removed to this
village, where he has since remained enjoying, in a sensible way, the
fruits of his years of toil. He had a manly, yet discriminating taste,
that evinced itself in the spreading antlers and curious rocky
formations that ornamented the grounds of his well-appointed and
handsome residence. His health has always been exceptionally good,
though an infirmity of a rheumatic nature has, for several years,
rendered walking difficult; but he possessed an exuberance of spirit
and a philosophy which enabled him to bear it with an almost stoical
His family relations were of the happiest, and the attachments mutual.
There survive him his wife and three of the four children born to them
- Mrs. Snell, wife of Rev. Nelson Snell of Rochester; Mrs. Samuel H.
Torrey of Canandaigua; and Woodworth N. Perry, who resides on the
homestead in Middlesex. On all of them the blow falls with unusual
severity, because so unexpected. He fell like one of his primitive oaks
- swayed and broken by a fierce and sudden blast. He leaves behind him
solid respect and regret. The race, of which he was a noble example, is
almost extinct. Give them all honor.
From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1915
The death of Frank Perry, a Civil War veteran, occurred at
Memorial Hospital on Saturday after a week's illness, aged 70 years. He
leaves a son, John, and two daughters, of Canandaigua; and a brother,
Harvey Perry of Manchester. Mr. Perry was a carpenter by trade, and
belonged to the old school of high class mechanics developed in the day
when nearly all carpenter work was done by hand. Rev. A. M. Wilkin, of
New York City, officiated at the funeral services held at the Curtice
undertaking rooms. Interment was in Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - Frank W. Perry, 50 years of age, the editor
of the Shortsville Enterprise, died suddenly this morning at his home.
Yesterday he was in usual health and in connection with his editorial
work prepared a sketch of Charles Bryant, one of the old Shortsville
residents, who recently died. Mr. Perry is survived by a widow, three
sons, John, Earl and Irvin and one daughter, Elizabeth. Burial
From Ontario County Journal 14 October 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank Perry, of Bristol
Springs, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. George Reed,
in this village, on Tuesday, on consumption. She was a woman highly
esteemed by her neighbors. The funeral was on Thursday.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1930
Fred Perry, aged 79, died suddenly last evening on Main street,
while on his way to the office of Dr. C. C. Lytle, with members of his
family. He was seized with a heart attack and was rushed to the
hospital in an ambulance but was dead when he reached there. He is
survived by one son, Joseph; four daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Sloane, Mrs.
Philip D'Amico, Mrs. Joseph Coluzzi and Miss Rose Perry, all of Geneva;
and 15 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock Saturday
morning from his late home, 67 Humbert street, and 9 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 June 1922
Shortsville, N. Y., Jan. 18 - The funeral of Mrs. Hattie I. Perry, who
died yesterday morning at the family home in Booth street, will be held
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, from the house, and burial will follow
in Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Perry was born April 30, 1855, in Geneva, a
daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mitchell Dove, and received her
education in the Geneva schools. After her marriage to Frank H. Perry,
they continued to reside in Geneva for a time, moved to Canandaigua,
and 1884, came to Shortsville, where Mr. Perry purchased the
Shortsville enterprise, which he edited until his death, May 8, 1908.
From that date until 1913, Mrs. Perry was sole owner of the Shortsville
paper, selling out in that year to her son, Earl F. Perry, the present
owner. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church, Geneva. She
leaves three sons, John H. Perry, Earl F. Perry and Irving D. Perry;
one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Perry; two granddaughters, Miss Cathleen
Perry and Marian Perry; and one grandson, Donald Perry, all of this
From Ontario County Journal 3 June 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Jeremiah Perry died at his home on Sunday. He
was a young man of 36, the fourth son of his widowed mother who has
passed away in manhood -- two of them victims of the rebellion. Jerry
had been crippled in his limbs since he
was a boy of twelve or fourteen, the result of cruel overwork by
a man who had taken him to bring up. He was a pleasant, industrious
young man, and much respected. The funeral was from his mother's
residence on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Millard.
From Ontario County Times 30 July 1890
Port Gibson, N. Y. -Mr. Jesse Perry, the oldest resident in this
vicinity, died at his home in this village on Tuesday evening, July 22,
in the 91st year of his age. The funeral was held at his late residence
on the following Thursday, the Rev. J. B. Sheerer, officiating. Mr.
Perry was one of the pioneer settlers in this part of the country and
until the past two or three years has been able to get about quite well.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Perry, who
died early in the week at her home near Ferguson's Corners, was held
from the house on Thursday at 11 o'clock a.m. Rev. A. H.
Knight of this village officiated. Burial took place in Little Church
From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1891
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - We have to report the death of Mrs.
Mary A. Perry, another of our older residents. Mrs. Perry had been
a resident of our town for more than a quarter century, had been a
great worker and lately a great sufferer, but her sufferings came to an
yesterday morning. She was upward of seventy years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1906
Mrs. Mary Ann Perry, widow of the
late William H. Perry, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. George R. Turner of No. 110 Cherry
street. The deceased was in her eighty-first year. While she has
been in feeble health since last autumn, she has been seriously ill
only since last Tuesday. The cause of death was general breaking
down due to old age. She was born in Jeffery, New Hampshire, and came
to Oswego county, N. Y., as a child of eight years. She lived in
Oswego county until she came to Geneva twenty years ago. During her
residence here she was a member of the North Presbyterian church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Turner, five grandchildren and
one great-grandchild. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Monday
morning from the house, with Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., pastor of the
North Presbyterian church, officiating. After the service, the remains
will be taken to Bernard's Bay, Oswego county, for burial.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 March 1902
Mrs. Mary M. Perry, widow of William H. Perry, died at the Church
Home hospital at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, aged
73 years. The primary cause of the illness which resulted in
death was a stroke of paralysis. The deceased had been an inmate
of the Church home for six months. Mrs. Perry had resided in the
immediate vicinity of Geneva all her life. She is survived by
three sisters, Mrs. James Cooley of this city, Mrs. James Kennedy of
the Town of Seneca, and one sister, a resident of Fayette. The funeral
will take place from the residence of James M. Kennedy, in Main street,
at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 6 May 1892
Naples, N. Y. - Orrin Perry, an aged resident of this town and a
good citizen, having been left alone, requested to be taken to the
county house and Overseer Kenfield took him there on Saturday, April
25. He died in a week
from that day. He owned a valuable little place.
From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1903
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah E. Perry, widow of the late Benjamin
Perry, died of heart failure at her home west of this village on
Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at the age of 79 years. She was an earnest
christian and member of the Methodist church, and will be mourned by a
large circle of friends and relatives. Four children, Mrs. Sayer of
Mexico; Fred Perry of Hornellsville; and Robert Perry and Miss Inez
Perry, of this place, who lived with her. The funeral was held from the
Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. A. W. Rice,
From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - Clark Perryman, an aged man, who for a number
of years made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tyler and since their
decease, with their son, Frank Tyler and wife, died at the home of the
latter on Saturday morning. His death was the result of a fall about a
week previous, from which he suffered a fractured hip and other
injuries. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church at
Middlesex on Monday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. H. C. Andrews
officiating. He leaves one son, whose place of residence is unknown,
and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Walters and Mrs. George Parsons of
From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1913
The funeral services of Mrs. Jennie Dyer Perryman, of
Shortsville, whose death occurred at Memorial Hospital on Saturday,
took place at the Presbyterian chapel on Tuesday. Rev. Guy L. Morrill
officiated. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons of Shortsville;
one sister, Mrs. Libbie Ludlow of Rushville; and one brother, Walter
Dyer, of Honeoye Falls.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 28 December 1870
Mrs. Betsey Persons, of Manchester, in this county, departed
this life on Thursday morning last, at the advanced age of 97 years. Up
to within a very brief period of her disease, she was in full
possession of all her faculties, and moved around among her friends and
relatives with remarkable ease and vigor for one of her years. For 63
years she has been a consistent and active member of the Baptist
Church. Her days were lengthened
out to more than the average of mortals, as the reward of a pure and
temperate life, and indication of the strong constitutions of the
revolutionary fathers, a race fast dying out from among us, and very
few of whom
now remain to tell of the hardships of pioneer life, or the deeds
of heroism which characterized that hardy people in their struggle for
life, for home, and the blessings of freedom.
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894
Tuesday afternoon occurred the death of Calvin R. Persons, one
oldest residents. He was 69 years of age and had been
a resident of this village 40 years. Funeral services were held from
his home on Niagara street yesterday at 2 p.m.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y., May 7 - Suddenly stricken this morning after taking a light breakfast, George Persons, 74
years old, died in the home of his son, Charles A. Persons, in Park
avenue. Mr. Persons complained yesterday of not feeling well and his
son prevailed on him to go home last evening and not remain at the
Bijou Theater, of which his son is proprietor, and where the father
assisted. This morning he said he was feeling better. He ate a light
breakfast and then went to his room upstairs. Soon Mrs. Persons heard
him pounding on the floor and hastening to attend the call, found him
dying. Mr. Persons was born in this city and had always lived here. He
was for many years a carpenter and some twenty years ago fell from a
building, injuring his leg. A sore developed which never healed. It is
said that his death was indirectly due to this accident. He leaves his
wife and son, both of this city. The funeral will be held from the home
of his son Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Charles M. Eddy
of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in West avenue
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1908
John Persons, aged 74 years, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at
his home, No. 24 Dorchester avenue. He leaves one son, William; two
daughters, Emily and Martha; and one brother, S. F. Persons, all of
this city. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the residence. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 March 1910
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - After an illness extending over a period
of several months, last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary C.
Persons, wife of Oliver H. Persons, at their home in the northern
part of this village. Mrs. Persons was thought to be improving until a
few days ago when a change for the worse took place and she rapidly
sank, until the end came. She was born in the Town of Manchester, and
had spent the greater portion of her life in this vicinity, having
occupied her late home for the past twenty years. She is survived by
her husband and three grandchildren. The funeral services will be held
from her late home tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and will be
conducted by Rev. David Kepple, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal
church, of which the deceased had long been a member.
From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1901
Chapinville, N. Y. - Russell Persons, one of the oldest residents
of this place, died at his home two miles east of Chapinville, on
Friday evening, aged 74 years. Mr. Persons had not been well since
Monday, but had not been obliged to keep to his bed all of the time.
Friday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, he had gotten up and was
sitting in his chair, when he suddenly expired. Mr. Persons was born in
Gypsum, and with the exception of three years spent in California
during the period of the gold fever, he had always resided in this
county. He was married to Miss Amelia Townsend 43 years ago. He leaves,
besides his wife, two sons, George R. of Bristol, and Charles of
Geneva; and three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Jones of Cheshire, and Mrs.
Adelbert Smith and Mrs. Herman Inglis of Hopewell. One daughter, Miss
Agnes Persons, died in 1892. Mr. Persons was the last member of his
father's family. The funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, Rev. F. A. Boyd, pastor of the Methodist church,
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1904
The house was well-filled yesterday afternoon for the funeral of Mrs.
Persons which took place at her late home, No. 60 Elmwood
avenue. Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D., of North Presbyterian church,
officiated. The bearers were E. T. Siglar, E. E. Bell, E. C.
Gourseline, C. E. Cook, Fred Wiley and T. B. Ottley. Burial was in
From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1910
Solomon F. Persons, of the contracting firm of S. F. Persons &
Co., died this morning at 7 o'clock at his home, No. 60 Elmwood avenue,
after an illness of about four weeks. For the past two years, Mr.
Persons health has been breaking but he was not confined to his home
until the last of November. Kidney trouble with other complications at
the end caused his death. As the deceased was born on November 10,
1840, he was slightly over 70 years of age. Geneva was the place of Mr.
Persons' birth and he resided here throughout his life. After his
school days, he learned the sash, door and blind trade in the shop of
the late Nicholas Kipp. Later he took up the carpenter's trade which he
since followed. In 1869, Mr. Persons formed a partnership with Edward
T. Siglar and under the firm name of S. F. Persons & Co., these two
men have been the leading builders in the city for many years. In 1883,
they equipped a mill on Main street where they milled much of their
lumber and made their own trimmings, and at which place they had their
office. They maintained the mill until last summer, when they remodeled
the building to accommodate the Nester Hose Company. The partnership
and joint business interests, however, continued until the present
time. Together they have had the contract for many of the most
important building operations in and about Geneva. Among the buildings
that they have erected are the Y. M. C. A. Building, Linden Building,
Prouty Building, Smith Opera House and the Opera House Building, Geneva
City Hospital, Jacobs Building, and Medbury Hall at Hobart College.
They also erected practically all of the buildings for Alfred C. Lewis
at the White Springs Farm and Mrs. George H. Lewis buildings at
Bellwood Farms, together with private houses of all classes which
number into the hundreds. In the division of the work, Mr. Persons
looked after the books, office work and financial arrangements of the
business, while Mr. Sigler supervised the work on the various building
Outside of business, Mr. Persons had few affiliations and devoted
practically all his leisure time to his home and a few intimate
friends. The deceased is survived only by one daughter, Mrs. Theodore
Gordon, Jr., of New York, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Fairfax of Geneva.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the
house. Rev. John B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's church, will
officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Lima Recorder 22 May 1936
Glenn Pestel, 36,
of East Bloomfield, Rochester salesman, was instantly killed late
Monday night, when his new '36 Chevrolet car skidded from the state
highway, west of the bridge in Factory Hollow, and landed in the fields
below the embankment. The remains were brought to O'Connell's funeral
parlors here early Tuesday morning and later taken to East Bloomfield,
where funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home of
the deceased, who leaves his wife, a daughter; three brothers, Floyd
and Howard Pestel of East Bloomfield, Leigh Pestel of West Bloomfield;
and an aged father, Geo. Pestel. Burial was at East Bloomfield. Raymond
H. Case, 55, residing with his aged mother on a farm near Canandaigua,
was in the car with Pestel and suffered critical injuries. He crawled
from the wreck to the state road and was given first aid at Thos.
Lancer's home by Dr. Wm. H. Kober of Lima, who was called at 6 a.m.
Case was taken in O'Connell's ambulance to Canandaigua hospital.
From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1917
Bristol, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Frank Pestle occurred at
her home in the western part of the town on Sunday morning at 9:30
o'clock. Mrs. Pestle was Miss Eva May Parmele, daughter of Byron and
Maria Wilcox Parmele, of East Bloomfield, and was born at that place on
May 21, 1866. That was her home until her marriage, and the remainder
of her life was spent in this town. Previous to her marriage, she was a
school teacher, and had taught in Bristol, in the district where she
died. Mrs. Pestle had been a sufferer from cancer, for which she
underwent an operation nine months ago. Her health was somewhat
improved for a time, but she was not cured. Besides her husband, she
leaves two sons, Raymond and Leon, the former a professor in a military
academy. One son died when he was two months old. She was a kind,
patient woman, who met her trouble with a smile, winning many friends.
The funeral was held from her late home on Tuesday, with burial at
From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1908
Honeoye, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Hattie Pestle, who
died at the Willard State Hospital, were brought to the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Lillian Bacon, on Monday afternoon. The funeral was held
from the residence on Wednesday, Rev. A. C. Dill officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1909
The funeral of John Pestle, who died on July 14, was held
from his late home on Friday morning, Rev. J. Scott Ebersole of the
Baptist church conducting the funeral services. His death was due to a
complication of diseases. A native of England, he came to this country
in his boyhood, and had long been a resident of this village. He is
survived by four and one son, George Pestle, of Livonia. Mr. Pestle was
a member of the A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., of this village, who
attended in a body and supplied the bearers. Burial was made in
Woodlawn cemetery in the soldiers plot.
From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 3
Leon Pestle, 31, of Bristol Center, died April 14, 1935, in
Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, following a brief illness of pneumonia.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Elsie Johnson Pestle; two children; his
Pestle, of Bristol; and a brother, Ray Pestle, of Syracuse. Funeral
were held at 2 p. m. Saturday from the Universalist Church in Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1910
Naples, N. Y. - Mabel, the youngest daughter of the late Samuel
Robinson, of Naples, died at Bristol Center, Feb. 26. She had married
Miles Pestle. Her age was 27. She leaves a child two weeks
old, her husband, one sister, Mrs. Charles Schuman of Naples, and three
brothers, Frank, Charles and Samuel Robinson, all of Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1890
Bristol Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary E. Pestle, wife of George Pestle
and daughter of Isaac Kimber, died at the home of her parents Thursday
evening, April 24, aged 18 years. Only eight months ago, Mr. Pestle
buried his child and now his wife. Truly he has the sympathy of all.
and Mrs. Kimber have lost two daughters and a grandchild within less
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 20 October 1923
Honeoye, N. Y. Oct. 19 - Miles Pestle, 82 years old, died this
morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Becker. Mr. Pestle
had been ill since last May. He was born at Norfolk, Eng., and came to
this country when 15 years old, settling in the town of Bristol. Mr.
Pestle leaves two sons, Frank, of Bristol, and Ora Pestle, of Palmyra;
and five daughters, Mrs. Florence Verdon, of Palmyra, Mrs. Ida Salman,
of Buffalo, Mrs. Jennie Parmele, of Ithaca, and Miss Mable Pestle, of
Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from the Becker home at 2
o'clock on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Golden Henshaw, pastor of the
Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Lake View
From Elmira Star Gazette 26 February 1910
Geneva, N. Y. - The death of Robert D. Peters, aged
seventy-seven years, occurred Wednesday in the City Hospital. The
deceased was born in Seneca County. For more than 15 years he had been
a resident of this city. He was a prominent member of the First
Presbyterian church and was a member of Ark Lodge, F. & A. M. No.
33. He is survived by his widow, and one son, Leroy L. Peters.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 December 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Julius Petersen, 465 Hamilton St., died late Monday
after a long illness. He was a native of Denmark. Surviving are his
widow, Mrs. Marian Petersen; three daughters, Mrs. C. L. Pederson, Penn
Yan; Mrs. Eugene DePorter, Jr., Syracuse; and Mrs. Helen Malcuria,
Willard; two sons; Carl P. and George P. Petersen, Geneva; four
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
From Geneva Courier 2 May 1877
GORHAM -- Died, April 29th, Mrs. Priscilla,
wife of William R. Petit, in her 77th year. In June last
year Mrs. Petit fell, and was so severely injured that she has not been
able to walk since, but confined to her couch or
sick chair. She has suffered very much during this time.
Friends have carefully and tenderly watched over her, by night and
by day, but for a season past, while conscious she was failing, yet
none apprehended her to near her end. But on Sunday morning she
was found dead in her chair, and yet so quietly had she passed that she
seemed to be sleeping. This family have been identified with this
community for upwards of half a century, and maintained a high place in
the esteem of all. Her funeral was attended from the family
residence this afternoon.
From Geneva Gazette 1 March 1889
Phelps - Nicholas Petre, while in the act of getting into
his sleigh last Saturday dropped dead from heart disease. His
remains were interred in the Phelps
cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 31 May 1907
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Ordella Pettinger died at an
early hour on Tuesday morning, having lain in an unconscious condition
since Sunday, May 19, when she was stricken with apoplexy. Mrs.
Pettinger was 92 years of age and was the last member of the family of
Alanson Gunn, an early resident of the town of Canandaigua, who built
and conducted the Gunn tavern, located on the north road. After her
marriage to Samuel Pettinger, their home was in the "New Michigan"
district for a number of years. Then they removed to Hudson, Mich., and
later to Fayette, Ohio, where the death of Mr. Pettenger occurred. In
1896 Mrs. Pettenger, with her daughter, returned to this town to be
near her brother, the late Lucien B. Gunn, and her sister, the late
Mrs. Helen M. Beebe. Her only survivor is her daughter, Miss Sarah
Pettenger, who is left lonely and sad. The funeral was held on
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. W. D. Robinson, officiating.
The interment was in Woodlawn cemetery, beside her brother, Lucien B.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1906
Naples, N. Y. - The burial of Miss Janet Pettingill, aged
90 years, took place Monday. She was in a degree a victim of the same
accident whereby Mrs. Kimber, sister of Miss Pettingill, lost her life.
She was burned to death and the shocking affair so overcame the aged
sister, who lived with Mrs. Kimber, that she collapsed at the time but
lived until Saturday night. Miss Pettingill came to Naples 60 years ago
with her brother, Asa J. Pettingill, from Branchport, and had lived
here since. Once prominent in society and the church, for some years
past, she had lived a retired life by reason of age and infirmity. She
was the last of her circle and by reason of this accident another home
is blotted out from our village.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1902
Gorham, N. Y. - The death of Solomon Petitt occurred
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ida Fisher Fisher, at Grand Rapids,
Mich., on Jan. 23. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Funeral
services were held from his daughter's home in Grand Rapids, and the
remains were brought here for burial on Saturday, accompanied by his
daughter, Mrs. Barber. A brief service was held at the grave, conducted
by the Rev. J. E. Wilson, pastor of the Baptist church, which church he
had been a member of for many years. Mr. Petitt was well known
throughout this section, having lived here nearly all his life. A
widow, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barber and Mrs. Ida Fisher, of Grand
Rapids; and one son, Clayton, who resides on the farm west of the
village, survive. His age was 76 years.
From Geneva Gazette 20 August 1886
William R. Pettit, an aged and honored citizen of the town
of Gorham, died at
his residence in Gorham village on Tuesday the 3d inst. The
deceased was born in Saratoga Co. in 1797, and in 1831 he moved into
this county settling on a farm
in Gorham, and since that time he has been a highly respected resident
of that town. He was ever active in public affairs, being elected
Supervisor of the town of Gorham for the years 1849 and 1850 and in
1852 he was elected to the State Legislature, at all times serving his
constituents faithfully and with great ability. In politics he
was a Republican. Six children and a wide circle of friends and
neighbors live to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1886
Gorham, N. Y. - Hon. William R. Pettit died August 3 in his
89th year. He was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, N. Y., the son
of a revolutionary soldier. He had two brothers in the war of 1812; one
was killed at Fort Niagara. He married Priscilla Child, the daughter of
Judge Child of Saratoga, with whom he lived over half a century; she
died some nine years ago. During the forepart of life, up to the age of
40, he followed teaching as a profession. In his day he was quite
active in politics, being a Whig, and the personal friend of Seward,
Greeley and Weed. When the Whig party ceased, he identified himself
with the Republican party and was a zealous
supporter of its principles. For the last few years he had been
a Prohibitionist. In 1852 he was a member of the Legislature, had been
Supervisor of his town, and filled other minor offices. He was a
well-informed man, considered strictly honest, and highly respected; a
member of the Baptist church formerly, and a sincere Christian.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1910
Shortsville, N. Y. - At 11 o'clock last Friday evening, Charles
84 years old, on of the oldest residents of this vicinity,
died at his home in the town of Farmington, about five miles northwest
of this village. His wife, who was formerly Miss Helen Randall of
Farmington, died in August 1909. Mr. Petty leaves eight children:
Charles Petty of Pennsylvania; William Petty of Shortsville; Edward
Petty of Shortsville; Frank Petty of Rochester; Albert Petty of
Farmington; Mrs. Fred Bromfield of Farmington; Miss Jennie Petty of
Rochester, and Miss Sarah Petty of Farmington; and eight
grandchildren. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from his late home in Farmington, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wood,
pastor of the Universal church of Victor, and interment was in the
South Farmington cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 August 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Ellen Randall Petty of Farmington, died
on Monday morning, as a result of a stroke of paralysis, which she
suffered about a week ago. She was born in England in 1834. She leaves
five sons, William, Edward and Bert Petty of Farmington; Frank Petty of
Rochester, and Charles Petty of Pennsylvania; and three daughters, Mrs.
Mary Broomfield of Farmington; Miss Jennie Petty of Rochester, and Miss
Sarah Petty of Farmington.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 September 1904
Shortsville, Aug 31 - John Pfeiffer died at his home in Farmington
on Sunday afternoon, from the effects of a fall and a fractured hip,
which he sustained some weeks ago. He was 69 years of age, and was an
industrious farmer. He is survived by his wife and one son, George.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 August 1912
The death of Mrs. Louise Pfeiffer, aged 80 years, occurred
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allison Arnold, in the township of
Farmington on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. The deceased was born
in Germany and came to make her home in America about 30 years ago,
locating in the town of Farmington, which place had since been her
home. The survivors are one son, Geo. Pfeiffer of Farmington, and her
daughter, Mrs. Arnold. The funeral obsequies were held from the Arnold
home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie, pastor
of the local Presbyterian church, officiating. The burial followed in
the South Farmington Chapel cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1908
Miss Louise Pfister, aged 39 years, died last night at the home
of her mother, Mrs. John Giesler, on Jackson street. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
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