"Q" Obituaries

From Shortsville Enterprise 28 April 1911

Manchester, N. Y. -
Tuesday evening at her resident, just south of this place, occurred the death of Mrs. Peter Quackles. She had been a great sufferer for over a year. She was born in Holland about 50 years ago, but lived in this vicinity nearly 25 years. She was a communicant of St. Felix church at Clifton Springs, and one of the most respected residents of this vicinity. She leaves, besides her husband and mother, six children, Peter Laphus of Shortsville; Frank, Alphonso and John, who live at home; Mrs. Peter Polee of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles Morris of Clifton Springs; also two sisters and a brother.

From Ontario County Journal 20 March 1903

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Charles Quayle
died at his home on Friday night, aged 79 years. The funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. S. M. Day officiating. He leaves two sons, George and Ray, of this place.

From Ontario County Journal 22 June 1894

Mrs. Ann Quick
died at her home on Chapin street early Wednesday morning, after an illness of seven months. Mrs. Quick was 79 years of age, and a member of the First Baptist Church in this village. She leaves two sons, Miles, of Ouray, Col., and Byron of this village. The funeral services will be held from her late residence this afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1931

The funeral of Atwood D. Quick, who died yesterday morning at the home of son, Bernard J. Quick, in Rochester, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Bennett, Argyle street, with the Rev. R. H. Huse of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 1 July 1903

Mrs. Byron Quick
died at her home in the south part of the township early Sunday morning, aged 58 years. She is survived by her husband and four children, Albert H., George and Mrs. Daly Smith of this village and Miles of Pennsylvania. The funeral was held yesterday.

From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1915

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Mrs. Charles Quick occurred at her home on July 28. She was 79 years of age and was born in East Bloomfield. She had been an invalid for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Brott of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Miss Julia Quick, residing at home.

From Ontario County Times 13 February 1889

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Edward Quick
died last Friday night and was buried on Sunday afternoon. He had been in feeble health for a long time and was such a sufferer from disease that death seemed a release. His wife preceded him one year ago.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1888

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward Quick, who was stricken down with paralysis about six weeks ago, died last Saturday morning, aged 68 years. Funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased, Monday at 2 p.m.

From Shortsville Enterprise 16 October 1913

Robert E. Quick,
of Canandaigua, aged 42 years, met an untimely death at Canandaigua Lake on Monday afternoon. He and a companion, Frederick Edwards, also of that city, who at this writing (Tuesday) is believed to have been drowned, left for a fishing trip on Sunday morning. About 1 o'clock Monday afternoon Quick was found in an exhausted condition on the lake shore near Vine Valley. He died from exposure at 2:30 o'clock. Their overturned boat was found near the Vine Valley dock. It is believed that one of the men fell overboard in the rough seas running at the time and the other attempted to rescue his companion. Mr. Quick was a clerk in the Canandaigua National Bank and was well-known to many of our business men. A wife and son survive him.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The funeral services of the late Mrs. Sarah A. Quick were private and were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hendricks, on West Main street in this village. Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor of the Baptist church  in this village officiated. The burial was made in Pine Wood Cemetery, near Phelps. Mrs. Quick was born in the Town of Phelps in 1827. She had made her home in and near Phelps all her life until about three years ago, when she moved with her daughter, Mrs. Hendricks, to this village. She had lived with Mrs. Hendricks for the past eight years. Mrs. Quick's death, which occurred on Saturday afternoon was not entirely unexpected, as she had been in poor health for some time past. In 1848, she was married to Wilson H. Quick, whose death occurred about ten years ago. Mrs. Quick is survived by one son and four daughters, a sister living in Summit, N. J., one brother living in Phelps and a brother and sister, living in Geneva.

From Victor Herald 19 September 1902

Daniel Quigley,
a long-time resident of this town, died at the resident of Amos Gardner, near Freedon, early this morning, aged about eighty years. He is survived by two sons, Henry and Charles of Victor, and four daughters, Mrs. F. C. Underhill and Mrs. S. H. Simpson of this town; Mrs. Fanny Lettis of Canandaigua; and Mrs. George Green of Buffalo.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 January 1914

Mrs. Elizabeth Quigley,
aged 62 years, wife of Thomas Quigley, of 117 Pulteney street, died Saturday afternoon at the  Geneva City Hospital. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Benjamin Quigley of Geneva, and William Quigley of California; two daughters, the Misses Anna and Margaret Quigley of this city; also two sisters, Mrs. Nancy J. Waterson of Providence, R. I., and Mrs. James Quigley of Prattsburg. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late residence on Pulteney street, Dr. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1895

John Quigley
of Canandaigua, a brakeman on the Central, was instantly killed at Auburn last Saturday.  The deceased was engaged in loading ties on the Hemmingway Canning Factory's switch.  One of the ties in falling struck and loosened the brake, and the car started rapidly down quite a steep descent, soon crashing into other cars on the switch.  In the rebound Quigley was precipitated from the car and under the front wheels which passed over his body, causing immediate death.

From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1895

About four o'clock Tuesday morning, John Quigley died at his home on Granger street of pneumonia, aged 53 years. The deceased was assistant brewer at the McKechnie brewery, and also a member of Branch 142, C. M. B. A., in which society he was insured for $2000. Mr. Quigley leaves a wife and two children, Matthew and Miss Maggie Quigley. Funeral services were held yesterday morning.

From Ontario County Journal 6 February 1914

The death of John Quigley, aged 50 years, occurred at his home on Perry place on Friday morning, following an illness of four months. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He was for 15 years an employee of the McKechnie Brewing Co. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, John, of Utica; three sisters, Mrs. James Sweeney of Phelps, Mrs. Martin Maloney of Syracuse, Mrs. Patrick Hayes of Colorado Springs, Colo; three brothers, Patrick of Cincinnati, O., Thomas of Solsville, and William Quigley of Phelps. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church on Monday morning. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1917

The death of Mrs. Kate Quigley, aged 78 years, occurred at her home on Granger street on Tuesday evening following a long illness. There survive one son, Matthew J. Quigley, and one daughter, Miss Margaret L. Quigley of Canandaigua; also three sisters, Mrs. Mary Carey, Mrs. Bridget Austin and Mrs. Ellen Higgins, and a brother, Roger Maloney, all of Ireland. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church this morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 December 1906

Mrs. Margaret Quigley, aged 94 years, died yesterday morning at nine o'clock at the home of her son, Thomas Quigley, of No. 10 Grant avenue. Mrs. Quigley was born in County Derry, Ireland, and came to this country with her family about thirty-seven years ago, and has since made her home in this city. She is survived by three sons, William, Benjamin and Thomas, all of this city; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Weir and Mrs. C. A. Coddington. The funeral will be held from the house, No. 10 Grant avenue, at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. W. W. Weller will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1926

Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 5 - Mrs. Margaret L. Quigley,
67 years old, died at the Thompson Memorial Hospital early this morning after an illness of a week with appendicitis, complicated with peritonitis. Mrs. Quigley was the wife of Patrick Quigley, a former well-known engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad. She was born in Canandaigua and had always resided here. One of her sons, Rev. Daniel P. Quigley, became a priest but died about three years ago. She leaves her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Edward H. Lambert and Miss Mary Quigley, both of this city, and Mrs. Joseph H(illegible) of Baltimore, Md.; a son, Dr. Thomas F. Quigley of Geneva; two brothers, William Walsh of Canandaigua and Thomas Walsh of Elmira; and two sisters, Miss Nellie Walsh of Canandaigua and Mrs. Mary Clark of Elmira. Funeral from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 13 June 1937

Geneva, N. Y. - Samuel Quigley,
80, died Friday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sidney Scott, Andes Avenue.

From Phelps Citizen 27 April 1933

William Quigley,
aged about 58, in a fit of despondency, ended his life by hanging in his barn on Clifton street about nine o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Quigley, while apparently in his usual health, had been worried over financial matters and the loss of his position as flagman at the Ontario street crossing. Mr. Quigley passed a restless night and was not himself during the early hours of the forenoon which prompted Mrs. Quigley to keep tabs on him. After he had been out of her sight for a few minutes, Mrs. Quigley instituted a search and found him hanging in the barn. She cut the rope and lowered the remains. Dr. Haslett was called and efforts made to resuscitate him but to no avail. Mr. Quigley was born in Ireland and had been a resident of Phelps for the past 32 years. He leaves his wife; one son, Thomas; three brothers, Patrick of (illegible), Edward and John of Ireland; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sweeney of Phelps, Mrs. Anna Hayes of Chicago and Mrs. Kate Maloney of Syracuse. The Holy Name Society, of which he was a member, will meet at the home at 6 o'clock this evening. The funeral services will be held at St. Francis church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning and interment will be in St. Francis cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 28 November 1862

Killed on the Railroad - Frank Quin,
of this village, a young man about 24 years of age, in the employ of the N. Y. Central R. R. Co. as a brakeman, fell from his train and was instantly killed on Saturday morning last.  The circumstances attending the fatal casualty are thus detailed in the Rochester Union:

He was in the way car calling a lunch when, hearing an unusual noise about the car, he went to the platform to ascertain the cause of it.  Grasping the railing he leaned over the side of the car to look at the track when his feet slipped and he was precipitated to the ground, striking his head on a tie, dislocating his neck.

The engineer of a freight train following the one on which deceased was employed, saw him lying on the ground, stopped his train and picked him up, but he died in the course of two or three minutes.  

His body was brought home to Geneva on Saturday evening, and interred in the Catholic Cemetery on Monday.  Frank was a noble boy, a universal favorite with all who knew him.  Poor fellow ! He wrote his widowed mother that he would be home and spend the sabbath with her.  The promise was fulfilled -- but alas, instead of appearing before he in the bloom of youth and health, he is laid at her feet a lifeless and mangled corpse !  God comfort her in her sore affliction.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10 September 1926

Geneva, N. Y., Sept. 9 - Mrs. Catherine Quinlan,
of 52 Hallenbeck avenue, died yesterday. Funeral at 9:30 o'clock from the home Saturday morning and 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1914

Alexander Quinn
of 79 Sherrill street, died at 7 o'clock this morning after a long illness. Besides his wife, he leaves four children, three sons, Charles, Frank A., and Thomas, of this city, and one daughter, Miss Lucy Quinn, also of Geneva. The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1907

The funeral of Alice Quinn took place this morning at ten o'clock from St. Stephen's church. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 March 1933

Canandaigua, N. Y., Mar. 10 -
At St. Mary's Church tomorrow at 9 a.m., funeral for Mrs. Bridget Quinn will be will be conducted. She died yesterday. She was the widow of Barnard Quinn and leaves three daughters, Miss Mary F. Quinn and Miss Margaret Quinn of Canandaigua, and Mrs. James E. Hurley of Brooklyn; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906

Gorham, N. Y. -
The death of John Quinn, who had been ill about a week with pneumonia, occurred Saturday forenoon at about 11 o'clock. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Same newspaper - Stanley, N. Y. - John Quinn, died at his home near Gorham Friday evening, March 30, of pneumonia, aged 57 years. Mr. Quinn contracted a severe cold while attending the funeral of his brother, Patrick Quinn, at Canandaigua about two weeks ago and pneumonia followed. The funeral will be held at St. Theresa's church, Stanley, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1904

Katherine Quinn
died from heart trouble yesterday, at her home one mile north of Gorham, aged fifty. The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons, Michael and Thomas, of Rochester, and three daughters, Sister Mary Sylvia of Rochester, and Misses Ella and Katherine, of Phelps. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the Stanley Catholic church.

From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1906

The death of Patrick Quinn occurred on Sunday at his home on Saltonstall street from pneumonia. He was 53 years of age, and was a day laborer. He and his family came here two years ago from Geneva. Besides his wife, he leaves nine children; Mrs. Edward O'Brien of Buffalo, and Thomas, Anna, William, Catherine, Margaret, Jennie, Agnes and Florence, who is but two years old. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning from St. Mary's church.

From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1863

A Death in the 148th -
The painful intelligence reached us this week of the death of our young townsman, Thos. Quinn, a member of Capt. Gage's company (D) of the 148th.  He died in Hospital at Norfolk, Va., after a week's illness of typhoid fever. His body, kindly forwarded by his Captain and comrades, arrived yesterday, and the funeral took place this morning from the Catholic Church.

The family and friends of deceased express deep obligations to Capt. Gage and the company, for their kind care of him while sick, and for the becoming manner in which the body was laid out and prepared for transportation home.  It was a consolation to them to receive the remains in a good state of preservation, the features being almost as natural as during life.  

The sad event called forth the following warm and touching letter of sympathy and condolences from Capt. Gage to the father of the deceased:

Norfolk, Va. Aug. 30, 1863
Mr. Hugh Quinn:
Dear Sir:

Before receiving this you will learn of the death of your son, Thomas, by telegraph, whose body was sent by Express to you today.  He was loved and respected by the officers and soldiers of his company, always ready and willing to do his duty, which he performed to the entire satisfaction of his officers, and with great credit to himself.  We mourn his loss because in him we lose one who was ever kind and generous, courteous and gentlemanly; and I know it will be a consolation to you, when I say he has not done a wrong act, either as a soldier or a man, since he parted with you at Geneva.  It is a loss to you, for in him you lose a noble son -- a loss to his adopted country, for in him she loses a good soldier.

Respectfully yours,
Obedient Servant
 E. D. Gage
Captain, Co. D 148th Reg't N. Y. S. V.

From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1900

Geneva Boy Killed in Action in the Philippines -
Word has been received in this city that Thomas Quinn, private, Company H. 3rd infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Quinn, who live on Lake street, this city, was killed in action at San Manuel, Luzon, on Monday, May 6.  The particulars of his death are not known.  Private Quinn enlisted in Rochester a little more than one year ago and was assigned to the 13th Infantry, at that time stationed at Fort Porter, Buffalo.  He started with his regiment for Manila just one week less than one year from the day he was killed.


Cemetery Sexton Dies As Result Of Auto Accident


Thomas Quinn, of Clark Street, sexton of St. Patrick's Cemetery, who was struck by the Yells automobile on Monday night, in East North Street, died tonight at the Geneva City Hospital, where he was taken immediately after the accident.

It was thought that the injuries would not prove fatal and up to this afternoon Mr. Quinn seemed to be gaining, but early this evening a sudden change developed, resulting in his death. It was thought that a serious internal injury was the direct cause of death.

Mr. Quinn leaves his wife and ten children, six son, Peter, John, William, James and Raymond Quinn, four daughters, Mrs. George Durkee, Mrs. M. DeVaney, Mrs. Frederick Long and Miss Florence Quinn, and fourteen grandchildren, all of this city.

The funeral will take place on Monday.

ELLEN CLEARY QUINN was Thomas J. Quinn's wife. Many thanks to Ron Hanley for contributing this obituary.

From Naples Record 5 February 1896

Gulick, N. Y. - Mrs. Thomas Quinn
died this morning at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Quinn had been suffering from Bright's disease for nearly a year and was taken Sunday with pneumonia, and in her weak condition was an easy victim. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. The youngest child is 8 years old.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 April 1922

Shortsville, N. Y., April 13 - Mrs. Henrietta Catherine Quinter
died at the family home, No. 47 High street, Shortsville, yesterday morning after a three-months illness, at the age of 61 years. She was born on August 10, 1860 in Minersville, Pa., where her early life was spent. On March 2, 1881, she was married to Ammon Quinter and in 1901 they came to Shortsville to live, purchasing their present home at the corner of Fish and High streets. She was a member of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, from which the funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Angus J. MacMillan. Interment will be made in Brookside cemetery. Mrs. Quinter leaves her husband, Ammon Quinter, of Shortsville; one daughter, Miss Berthe Quinter; two sons, Howard and Ralph Quinter; five grandchildren, Charles, Theda, Elna, Gratison and Cathryn Quinter, all of Shortsville; one brother, William H. Hass of Minersville, Pa.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 May 1925

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Mrs. Anna A. Quithel
of Van Ranken avenue, this village died at her home Thursday evening at the age of 70 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irving King of Geneva, and several nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held from her late residence at 3 o'clock, Rev. F. Maunder, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Clifton Springs cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 March 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
The death of Charles A. Quithel occurred on Wednesday at his home one and one-half miles southeast of this village. Mr. Quithel was born near the city of Rochester 69 years ago, and he has been a resident of this village for the past 50 years. He was a member of the First Methodist church of this village. His wife and daughter survive. The funeral service was held at his late residence on Saturday afternoon, Rev. P. H. Riegel officiating, assisted by Dr. J. Easter.

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