"Roh" to "Roz" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1899

Naples, N. Y. - George F. Rohlin,
one of the older German citizens, died on Monday, aged 65 years. He had been at the home of his cousin, Martin Rohlin, at South Bristol, for a few weeks, and died there. He came with his family to this place direct from Germany in 1889. A wife, one son and three daughters survive him. The funeral was held on Wednesday from the residence on Rhine street.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 October 1916

Harold J. Rohner,
aged 20 years, died this morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. J. S. Baker, 28 Dorchester avenue. Besides his mother he leaves his wife and one infant son. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Rev. Milton F. Negus of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Clifton Springs Press 18 November 1920

Mrs. Dominic L. Rolan,
35 years old, died at her home just south of this village on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., after a long period of ill health. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Agnes. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the home of the deceased and at 9:30 at St. Felix church. Burial was made in St. Agnes' cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
This morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Felix Catholic church were held the funeral services of the late Jeremiah Rolan, whose death occurred on Saturday morning. Mr. Rolan died at his home near this village. He had been ill for a little over a week. Mr. Rolan, who was 72 years old, was born in Ireland. He came to this country 52 years ago and to this vicinity 40 years ago. He has spent 37 years on the farm where he died. Mr. Rolan leaves his wife, six sons, John Rolan, James Rolan and Marion Rolan, of Clifton Springs; Domnick Rolan of Fairport; Jerry Rolan and William Rolan of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Bennett and Mrs. Kittie Kless of Buffalo, and Mrs. Anna McElligott of Clifton Springs; also six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Rolan was loved by all his friends, who are many, for his jovial disposition and pleasant manner. He is well-known here. The remains were interred in St. Agnes' Cemetery.

From Clifton Springs Press 7 October 1909

About eight o'clock on Sunday morning, at the family home in the town of Hopewell, south of this village, after an illness extending over many weeks, occurred the death of Mrs. Jeremiah Rolan, at the age of 78 years. The deceased was born in Ireland, but had spent the greater part of her life in this country, having resided in this vicinity about forty years, and on the farm where her death occurred for the past thirty-seven years. She was well-known in this village and vicinity. The deceased is survived by nine children: three daughters, Mrs. Mary Bennett, and Mrs. Kittie Kless of Buffalo; and Mrs. Anna McElligott, of this village; six sons, Dominick Rolan of Fairport; Jerry and William Rolan of Buffalo; and John, James and Martin Rolan of Clifton Springs. The funeral services were held at St. Felix Church on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, and the interment was made in St. Agnes cemetery.

From Fairport Monroe County Mail 18 November 1920
Mrs. Martha Rolan
died at her home in Clifton Springs Saturday, November 13th, aged thirty-five years. Mrs. Rolan suffered an attack of influenza two years ago from which she never recovered. Deceased was a former resident of Fairport, and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Philip Kennedy of this place, her husband, Dominic Rolan, and a young daughter, Agnes. The funeral was held from St. Felix church Tuesday with burial in Clifton Springs cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kennedy both attended the funeral.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Saturday morning at the Willard Hospital occurred the death of Patrick J. Rolan, of this village. Mr. Rolan was born in Geneva and was thirty-nine years old. He served in the United States standing army six years. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rolan, three sisters, Mrs. F. C. Bennett and Mrs. W. A. Kless, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. Annie McEligot of Clifton Springs; six brothers, D. L. Rolan of Fairport; J. F. Rolan of Depew; William G. Rolan of Buffalo; John Rolan, James E. Rolan and Merton Rolan of Clifton Springs. The funeral services will be held at the St. Felix church on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1905

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the home of his father on West Main street in this village yesterday morning occurred the death of Terrance L. Rolan, after a long illness with typhoid fever. He was the only son of John B. and Jennie Van Dyne Rolan and was born in this village seventeen years ago, where he has always lived. Mr. Rolan attended the Clifton Springs High school until a year ago when he left to assist his father in working the farm. The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, at the St. Felix church, Rev. Father E. Burns officiating, and burial will take place in the St. Agnes cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 November 1906

Lemuel Rolf
died Saturday at 6 p.m. of heart failure, aged 86 years. The funeral will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Flynn, with whom he resided, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Edward Jarvis will preach the sermon.

From Penn Yan Democrat 2 March 1923

Died at Hall, N. Y., February 25, Mrs. Grace Rolfe, aged 53 years. She leaves her husband, John J. Rolfe; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Larsen of McDougall, N. Y.; Mrs. Stewart Chalker of Tyre, N. Y.; and Miss Margaret and Josephine Rolfe of Hall; two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Robinson of Fergusons, and Mrs. Charles VanOrden of Benton; two brothers, Jemerson and Fayette Presler, of Ferguson. The funeral was held on Tuesday. Burial in Little Church cemetery.

From Penn Yan Democrat 10 February 1928

Stanley -
The funeral services for Claude Rolfe who died in Waterloo Hospital Thursday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from his home west of this village. He leaves his wife, three children, Merlin, Carlton and Mrs. Edward Cummings; his father, Ovid Rolfe of Benton; two brothers, Calvin of Benton, and Harold of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Elias Freeman of Syracuse; Mrs. Elden Pearson, of Hall, and Mrs. Daniel Roland of Clifton Springs. Mr. Rolfe was a prominent farmer here for a number of years. Burial at Little Church cemetery near here, the Rev. James Sykes, pastor of Hall Union Congregational Church, officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1909

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Otis Rolph, who died Saturday morning took place at the family residence on the Clarence Perkins farm yesterday afternoon at half past two. The interment was at the Gorham Cemetery. Mrs. Rolph leaves a husband, two daughters, three sons and an aged mother to mourn her loss.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906

Manchester, N. Y. -  William Rome
died at his home in Main street Friday, June 1, at 6 o'clock p.m. He has been failing in health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was born in 1825 at Totham, England. He came to this country in 1852. For a long time he was a resident of Canandaigua working at the shoemaker trade. While living in that village he enlisted for service in the Civil War, being in the 148th regiment where he served three years. About 1870, he removed from Canandaigua to this village where he has worked at his trade until two years ago. He is survived by his wife and two sons, James of Dansville, and William of Livonia; and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Chapman of East Palmyra and Mrs. Louise Smith of this village. The funeral was held Monday at 11 o'clock a.m. at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. S. S. Pratt officiating. Ever since coming to this village, Mr. Rome has been a faithful and honored member of the M. E. church for many years serving as trustee, also a class leader. The funeral was largely attended both by numerous relatives and friends in this vicinity. Interment was in Palmyra.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 September 1922

Shortsville, N. Y., Sept. 6 -
The funeral of Bernard Romeiser, for many years a resident of this section, will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Potter, three and one-half miles southwest of this village, in the Macedon road, at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Frank A. Van Hoe, pastor of Chapin and Shortsville Methodist Episcopal Churches, will officiate. Interment will be in South Farmington Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Romeiser was born in Germany on April 18, 1835. In 1860, soon after his marriage to Miss Margaret Zahn, also of Germany, he came to the United States, locating first in Rochester, and later in Farmington, where he has lived for the past forty-four years. His wife died ten years ago, and since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Potter. He leaves five sons, Henry Romeiser of Kansas; Bernard Romeiser of Canandaigua; Jack Romeiser of Farmington; four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Prien of Rochester; Mrs. Margaret Dehmler of Pittsford; Mrs. Lena Potter of Farmington, Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Palmyra; thirty-two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Conrad Romeiser of Kansas.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 August 1944

The death of Bernhardt James Romeiser, a former resident of the Town of Farmington, occurred at home in Canandaigua on Friday, after an extended illness. He was aged 74 years. Mr. Romeiser was a native of Rochester, having been born on Nov. 19, 1869. For the past 25 years he had resided in Canandaigua and prior to that he had followed the pursuit of agriculture in Farmington for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Miss Abigail Pritchard of Farmington on Feb. 13, 1894, and last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The survivors are his wife; two sons and a daughter, Herman J. Romeiser of Canandaigua, Floyd C. Romeiser of Victor and Mrs. Thomas A. Gillespie of Waverly; two brothers and two sisters, Peter Romeiser of Niagara Falls, Conrad Romeiser of Shortsville, Mrs. Margaret Dehmler of Pittsford and Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Palmyra; also three grandchildren, Robert T. Gillespie of the US Marine Corps, now in the South Pacific, Miss Nancy and Bernard Romeiser of Victor. Obsequies were held from his late home at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of Canandaigua, pastor of the Chapin Methodist church. The remains were laid at rest in the South Farmington cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 29 October 1941

The death of Jacob Romeiser, a highly-respected resident of Farmington, occurred suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leo J. Brophy, in that township on Sunday. He was in his 70th year. Mr. Romeiser had spent the greater part of his life in Farmington having moved there while in his early childhood. Besides the daughter, the survivors are one son, Leon Romeiser of East avenue, Shortsville; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Dehmler of Bushnell Basin and Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Palmyra; four brothers, Henry Romeiser of Kansas, Peter Romeiser of Niagara Falls, Bernhardt Romeiser of Canandaigua and Conrad Romeiser of Farmington. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brophy, conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist Church. The remains were laid at rest in the South Farmington cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 June 1938

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Josephine Irma Romeiser,
37, of Shortsville, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. She is survived by her husband, Leon J. Romeiser; a daughter, Helen; a son, Carl; and her father, Charles W. Davis, all of Shortsville; four sisters, Mrs. T. D. DeForest, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Floyd Johnson, Shortsville; Mrs. James Milton, Jr., Canandaigua; and Mrs. D. W. Arrowsmith, Rochester; four brothers, Corydon E. and George H. Davis of Saranac Lake; Norman C. Davis of Port Chester, and Frederick Davis of Shortsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Presbyterian church in Shortsville with burial in South Farmington cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 March 1913

Mrs. Julia Romeiser,
wife of Jacob Romeiser, died at their home in Farmington about 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after a four months' illness, at the age of 45 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Randall, and was born in the town of Farmington. About nineteen years ago she was marred to Jacob Romeiser, and since had lived in the town of Hopewell, in Palmyra and for ten years in Manchester. Last fall they left their home in Manchester to care for Mr. Romeiser's father, who is ill in Farmington. Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Marguerite and Leon of Farmington; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Randall; three brothers, Orin Randall of Farmington, Harvey Randall and Edward Randall, both of Victor. The funeral will be held Friday, Rev. W. W. Lane, pastor of the Manchester M. E. Church, officiating.

From Shortsville Enterprise 12 July 1912

On Monday morning at eight o'clock at the family home in the township of Farmington occurred the death of Mrs. Lena Romeiser, wife of Bernhard Romeiser, aged 72 years. She had been ill for over two years and her demise was attributed to a general breaking down of the system. Mrs. Romeiser was born in Germany on Jan. 9, 1840. She came to make her home in America during the year of 1867 and first located in Rochester. In 1871 she went to Farmington where she had since continuously resided. The survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lena Potter and Mrs. Rose Nussbaumer of Farmington, and four step-sons, Barney and Cooley Romeiser of Farmington; Jacob Romeiser of Manchester; and Peter Romeiser of Niagara Falls. The funeral took place from So. Farmington Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the burial followed in the Chapel cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. F. E. Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 March 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Michael Ronan,
aged 65 years, died Tuesday evening at his home, in Bristol Center, from a complication of diseases. Mr. Ronan's death was not unexpected, as he had been in poor health for several months. He leaves a wife, two sons, Stephen and William; three daughters, Margaret and Julia of Bristol Center, and Mary of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Corcoran and Miss Mary Ronan of Auburn.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1915
Naples, N. Y. -  On Friday morning at an early hour, James E. Ronne passed away at his home on Mechanic street, after having been in ill health for some time. Mr. Ronne was born in Denmark in 1836, coming to this country when a young man. He leaves two sisters and one brother in Denmark, and one brother in New York City. Mr. Ronne had been in business in Naples for many years, but had retired on account on ill health. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Merrell of Hornell. The funeral was held on Sunday in charge of Rev. Alban McKnight, of the Baptist church.

From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1917

Bristol, N. Y. - 
After years of ill health, culminating in 12 weeks of being confined to her bed, Mrs. Mary Rood, widow of Eugene Rood, of this place, passed away last Friday, at the age of 54 years. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary Morrow, lifelong residents of Bristol. She leaves two children, Mildred, a girl of 15, and Luther, a boy of 13, of whom she had been the sole support since the death of her husband about 10 years ago, and although having to be the provider, she has been one of the best of mothers, rearing her children in a Christian way and through all her years of trouble never complaining, always sunny, a better sermon in patience to those who came in contact with her than any minister could preach. Besides the children, she is survived by her mother, three brothers, William Morrow of Holcomb, and John and Frank Morrow of Bristol; also two sisters, Mrs. John Gibson of Rochester and Mrs. George Sangster of Wayland. The funeral took place at her late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Hugh Graham officiating. Her nephews acted as bearers. Beautiful flowers heaped the casket. he children, Mildred and Luther, wish to thank their neighbors and friends for their kindness during their mother's illness and death.

From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1907

Bristol, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Hannah L. Rood occurred on Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Quincy Smith. Mrs. Rood had been feeble for some time, but had been confined to her bed but a few days. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Edson Randall; and one son, Charles, who is in the far west. The funeral will be held from the Smith home this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. John W. Smith officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1944

Flint, N. Y. -
Funeral services for Albert T. Roome were held from his late home Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Roome, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Roome was born and always resided here aside from five years the family spent in Endicott. Mr. Roome was a member and active worker of the Flint Methodist church, was superintendent of the Sunday School and trustee of the Flint school for years. He is survived by four children, Cpl. James Roome of Fresno, California; Earl and Mrs. Janet Colwell of Rochester and Mrs. Willey Shipman of Flint; two grandchildren, Albert and Joan Shipman; also two sisters, Mrs. Luella Sutherland of Endicott and Mrs. Sylvia Cook. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chester Zogg officiating.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 October 1910

Flint, N. Y. - James Roome
died at his home in this village Wednesday morning, Oct. 12th, at the age of 68 years. His health had been failing during the past year but he had been able to attend to his duties most of the time. His death came suddenly and was a great shock to his family and friends. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church in this village of which he was a member on Friday, Oct. 14th, at 1 p.m., Rev. W. O. Shepherd, his pastor, officiating. The interment was made at Sand Hill Cemetery. Mr. Roome leaves to mourn their loss, beside his wife, two sons, Frank Roome of Stanley and Albert Roome of this place; and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Cook of this place and Mrs. Edward Sutherland of Penn Yan. Mr. Roome was a kind husband and father, a genial friend and neighbor and the entire community unite in their sympathy for the bereaved family.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1915

Naples, N. Y. - James Rooney
died on Thursday night after a long illness at his home on Mechanic street. Mr. Rooney was formerly a merchant here and later worked for several years in the furniture store of County Clerk, James Tozer, he being an expert workman in veneering, upholstering and mattress making. He was a Scotchman by birth and had resided here about thirty years. He is survived by one brother, Alfred Rooney, of Staten Island, one daughter, Mrs. Julia Merrill, of Hornell, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Rooney.

From Geneva Courier 8 November 1865

Died in Geneva, October 16th, 1865, Charles E., only son of W. T. Root, aged 19 years.  We thus record another noble sacrifice on the star of Liberty.  The subject of this notice enlisted in the 81st Reg. N. Y. V., leaving a home of affluence and comfort for the hardships and dangers of a soldier's life.  He served his country faithfully and well, until contracting disease in Camp, he came home on sick leave only to sink into the grave, another victim of a rebellion wicked and causeless, which has made so much suffering, and taken, as in this case, the flower of our youth and early manhood, and sent them to untimely graves. Dearly should we prize and faithfully protect a liberty bought by such sacrifices as this.  Few homes there are in which it has not left a vacant place, an empty chair and hearts made desolate.

From Ontario County Chronicle 15 July 1903

Mrs. Elizabeth Root,
wife of Hayden Root of Phelps, died Monday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law, Rev. Frank Swan, at Almond, N. Y. Mrs. Root was 86 years of age. The remains will be brought to Phelps Friday for burial.

From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1889

Last Friday morning, Erastus Root, an aged citizen who resided on Chapin street, went to the barn to do his chores as usual, and a short time afterward he was discovered at the barn in a distressed condition. It was ascertained that he had suffered a stroke of apoplexy while milking. He continued to fail until death came to his relief about half-past nine o'clock of the same morning. The remains were very successfully embalmed by Wm. G. Ball, of Crane's undertaking establishment, in order that relatives from a distance might reach here in time for the funeral services which were held Monday. The deceased was in his seventy-third year.

From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890

The remains of Francis Root were buried last Saturday in the Phelps cemetery.  Mr. Root was born in this town (Phelps) and was in the 84th year of his age.  He was connected with many enterprises during his time, and was one of the best historians of the town.  His father, Luther Root was one of its pioneers.

From Geneva Gazette 12 March 1886

George W. Root - The sudden death of Mr. Geo. W. Root, long and favorably known in and about Geneva, was a shock to a large circle of friends as well as to his immediate family.  He attended church the day (Sunday) and evening before his decease and retired in apparent usual health.  When about to arise at the accustomed time in the morning, he was seized with severe pains in the head, called for water, and almost immediately became unconscious.  In the meantime, on the first alarm,  Drs. DeLaney and Budd were summoned, and all that energy directed by skill could suggest was accomplished, but without avail, and in a few hours he expired -- at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Root was born in Farmington, Conn., and from puritanical ancestry.  He married Eliza, eldest daughter of the late A. W. Langdon, and shortly after came to reside on a farm near Geneva.  He subsequently engaged with others in the nursery business on the "Castle Brook Farm," near Geneva, which venture shared in the general disaster which overtook the business in Geneva and elsewhere a few years since.  Latterly he has resided in the village. Mr. Root was a conscientious and ardent adherent of the Presbyterian faith and attached to the "Second church" -- contributing liberally to its erection and sustaining its worship.  He will be greatly missed in the community and sincerely mourned.  His funeral took place yesterday forenoon from his residence on William street and was very largely attended.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904

Harry Root
was instantly killed at the Lehigh crossing Tuesday morning, March 29. He failed to notice the eastbound express No. 8, which was an hour late and running at a high rate of speed. His neck, shoulders, both arms and several ribs were broken. The horse was hurled some distance and instantly killed. The young man leaves two aunts, Mrs. Padgett and Mrs. Woolson, who resided with him. His age was 36 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist church  Thursday  afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1899

Mrs. L. S. Sprague, with relatives and friends has been sojourning at a cottage on the lake shore near Potter's point. Among the company was Mrs. Sprague's brother, Henry F. Root. Tuesday afternoon he went out on the lake to fish. When Mrs. Sprague went to call him to supper, she noticed that the boat appeared empty and was riding at anchor. C. M. Green and P. H. Collins, who were on the shore, went out to the boat and found that Root had fallen overboard. His body was found in about 15 feet of water, life was extinct. It was brought up with a grappling hook and removed to the shore and later to the home of John Herrington in this village. Coroner Hallenbeck did not consider an inquest necessary as Mr. Root was known to be subject to fits of apoplexy, and it was believed that he was seized while fishing and precipitated into the water.

Deceased was 53 years of age and had been a resident of Canandaigua all his life. He enlisted on December 27, 1861, and was discharged on June 3, 1865. He was a member of Company H, 4th N. Y. Vol. Heavy Artillery and was 17 years of age when he enlisted. Privations of the war brought on the affliction which incapacitated him for active work in the years following. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. L. S. Sprague, Mrs. John Herrington, of this village, and Mrs. Elizabeth Eldridge of Buffalo; also one brother, F. M. Root of St. Joseph, Mo. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Clausen at the home of John Herrington yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Phelps Citizen 22 July 1880

Wednesday evening at half past six o'clock, occurred the death of an esteemed townsman, Luther Root, who had been very low for several days, from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Root was well known in the community, and will be missed by a large circle. The friends have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

From Geneva Gazette 19 September 1832

Died, on the 9th inst., at his residence in Vienna, Mr. Luther Root, aged 56 years. Mr. Root was one of the first settlers in Phelps, and his vigor and industry was early applied to the improvement of his adopted town. In his death, we lose a worthy citizen, a valuable member of society, a kind and generous neighbor. In the latter period of his life, he embraced the religion of the gospel, and by his humble walk and godly conversation, adorned the cause he espoused.

From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Mary,
wife of the late Luther Root, died at her home just south of the village last Tuesday morning of pneumonia , aged 56 years, after a brief illness. She was taken with the grippe, which soon developed into a severe attack of pneumonia , which caused her death at the time mentioned. One son, Harry, survives. The funeral services were held from the Baptist church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. Bailey of Geneva officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1915

Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Walter S. Root, an esteemed citizen of this community, occurred at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home in East Main street. Mr. Root had been in failing health, due to heart trouble for the past two years, but his death Sunday came quite unexpectedly. He was born in Phelps 72 years ago and resided here all his life. For the past eight years he had served as deputy under Postmaster W. L. Crothers but on account of ill health, was compelled to resign the position last May. He also acted as deputy at the local office under former administrations for a number of years. Mr. Root was twice married, his second wife, formerly Miss Kate Bradi of Auburn, whom he married in 1893, surviving. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this place and took an active interest in all work pertaining to the church. He had been an elder for many years. Besides his wife, the surviving relatives are two brothers, Ashel Root of Deerfield, Mass., and Arthur Root of Pasadena, Cal.; and one sister, Miss Lulu Root of Phelps. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Rev. C. C. MacLean of the Presbyterian church conducting the services. Burial will be in the Phelps Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1907

Naples, N. Y. -  Henry Roper
died at his home in Gulick on Oct. 4, aged 77 years. He had lived there 50 years and had brought up a large family. His wife has been dead several years and he was cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Flora Brisbee. Other daughters are Mrs. Scott Brown of South Bristol, Mrs. William Swingle and Mrs. William Cornish of Naples, and Mrs. Heth Miller of Richmond. The sons are William, Albert, Lewis and Henry, all of South Bristol. These were all present at the funeral on Monday, which was very large. Rev. E. D. Chapman and Rev. A. A. Chace officiated. The burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 6 February 1938

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Mrs. Ida B. Roper,
71, died yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Barnum, Canandaigua Town. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. J. B. Roper, Barnum, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Bolles, Cromwell, Minn., and Mrs. Frank Barnum; and one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Townsend, Canandaigua. Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow with burial made in Pine Bank cemetery at Cheshire.

From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1903

South Bristol, N. Y. -  John Bernard Roper
died at his home on Stid hill on Thursday, Oct. 22, after a lingering and painful illness extending over several years. Mr. Roper was born in Badingham, Suffolk county, England, on Jan. 30, 1838, and sailed for America in 1855. The voyage lasted more than a month. His first employment was upon the farm of Benjamin Reed, near Benton Center. He was married to Susan Knight in 1856 and moved to this town in 1857. Mr. Roper enlisted on May 17, 1861, in Company G,, 18th N. Y. Volunteers. He was in several battles and skirmishes, and was exhausted at the battle of Gaines Mills, and on returning to consciousness found himself in a hospital. He was taken prisoner on June 30, 1862, and was sent to Belle Isle prison, and was held there for about three months. He was finally exchanged and returned to his regiment in November, 1862, He was discharged with his regiment in May, 1863. His wife died in April, 1864, and he was married to Betsy J. Richards in 1866. Mr. Roper was an example of industry and thrift, and was for several years an assessor, and well deserved the compliment bestowed upon him by the supervisors' clerk of having produced the neatest and most business-like assessment roll in the county. His health gradually failed and he was obliged to give up active business and during several years had been confined to his house. Nearly all his joints had become ossified as a result of rheumatism. He was so helpless that he could not furn in bed, and death came as a relief to his sufferings, which neither the loving care of friends nor medical skill could alleviate. The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. Peter McKenzie officiating. A wife, four sons, Osburn B., John F., Edwin E. George E.; and a daughter, Mrs. John O'Neill, survive him.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1902

Mrs. Cornelius Rosa
died at the family residence, 23 Lake street, at 11:20 o'clock this forenoon, aged 73 years.  Mrs. Rosa had been ill only a week.  The cause of death was peritonitis.  The deceased had been a resident of Geneva nearly all her life. Besides a husband, she is survived by four sons, Capt. L. L. Rosa and Capt. Frederick Rosa, of this city and two sons residing in Weedsport.  The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1914

Mrs. Anna Rose,
widow of the late Louis Rose, died this morning at 5:20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Rummel of Wadsworth street. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Rummel; two sons, Max Rose and Edward Rose of Rochester;

From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1906

George S. Rose died this noon at the home of Mrs. Mary R. Howell, corner of Pulteney street and Park Avenue, aged 45 years. He had been confined to the house for the past week and had been at the point of death for the past two days. Mr. Rose had lived in Geneva the past eight years, during which time he was employed at the hardware store of Dorchester & Rose. He is survived by four brothers, O. J. C. Rose, of this city; Dr. John Rose of Hartford, Conn., and Edward and Robert Rose, of Branchport, and one sister, Miss Kate Rose of Branchport. Burial Glenwood Cemetery

From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1911

The death of George W. Rose occurred on Tuesday night at the home on Wood street, aged 42 years. Death was due to tuberculosis. Beside his wife, he is survived by two sons, George V. and Daniel N. Rose; and one daughter, Miss Ruth E. Rose, all of Canandaigua. He also leaves a brother, William Rose of Eden, and and a sister, Mrs. Mary Baker, of Toledo, O. Funeral services will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. D. Wilcox officiating. Interment at Woodlawn.

From Ontario County Times 25 May 1887

Naples, N. Y. - Hiram N. Rose,
an aged and respected resident of this town for the past thirty years or more, was stricken with paralysis on Saturday evening, May 14, and died on Thursday last. His age was 87 years. His funeral took place on Saturday, the services being held at the M. E. church.

From Geneva Gazette 15 December 1893

Jared S. Rose,
a well-known and highly respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at his home about 11 o'clock Sunday evening of pneumonia.  He had been ill but a few days and was improving when a sudden relapse terminated fatally. He leaves a wife and six children.  The deceased was one of the most prominent men of his town.  He served his town several times in the Board of Supervisors.

From Ontario County Chronicle 11 March 1903

John Rose,
one of the oldest citizens of Manchester, died at his home north of Manchester Sunday morning, aged 87 years, eight months, and two days. Mr. Rose was born in Warwickshire, England, but came to this country over 70 years ago, locating in Farmington from where he moved to Palmyra, thence to Manchester, where he had resided over 35 years. Mr. Rose is survived by two sons and one daughter, Albert of Manchester Center and Henry and Adeline of Manchester. In his younger days he took quite an interest in politics; always being a staunch Republican and a party worker.

From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1901

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. John Rose
died at her home north of the village on Friday, aged about 75 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, Rev. M. W. Covell officiating. Interment was made at Brookside cemetery.

From Victor Herald 28 February 1918

After a long illness, Mrs. Mary Ethelyn Rose entered into rest, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 24, in a Rochester hospital. She was laid at rest just twenty-four hours after the funeral services for her son, George V. Rose, had been held at his late home, 331 Columbia avenue, Rochester. He died at St. Mary's hospital in that city, Wednesday, February 20, 1918. Mary Ethelyn Rose was a daughter of James Waghorn of Victor, whose death occurred on the 12th of December, 1916. The early part of her life was spent in Mendon and Victor and vicinity, where she had a large circle of friends. On December 25th, 1888, she was united in marriage to George W. Rose of Canandaigua, whose death occurred at their home on Wood street on April 19, 1911.

Mrs. Rose was born in Victor, January 31, 1873. Nearly all of her married life had been spent in Canandaigua. She was highly respected by all who knew her in that city, and had many kind, true friends who will mourn her loss. She is survived by one son, Norman A. Rose; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mack of Victor, Mrs. Olive Miles of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Sarah A. Little of Rochester; three brothers, William H. Waghorn of Kansas, Charles W. Waghorn of Victor and George Waghorn of Rochester, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie E. Rose of Rochester. Funeral services were held in Rochester, after which the remains were brought to Canandaigua and placed in the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The burial will take place later.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Sarah L. Rose, of Mason street, died Saturday night after an illness of about a week, of pneumonia, with heart complications. She was the widow of former Supervisor Jared F. Rose, of the town of Farmington, and lived here about seven years. Surviving members of the family are three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Hathaway of Farmington; Mrs. George Boyce and Miss Veronica L. Rose of Canandaigua, and two sons, Smith J. and Edgar J. Rose, both of Canandaigua.

From Shortsville Enterprise 28 December 1933

The death of Smith J. Rose of Farmington occurred on Christmas night at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. B. Hathaway, at Mertensia, after an illness of two weeks duration. He was aged 61 years. Mr. Rose was born in Farmington, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jared Rose. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Martin Danielson of Avoca and Mrs. Fred Lord of Ontario, Canada; one son, William H. Rose of the CCC camp, Adirondack Mountains; also the sister, Mrs. Hathaway, and one brother, Edgar Rose, noted pianist of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral obsequies were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Hathaway home, conducted by the Rev. C. T. Boynton, pastor of Victor Methodist church. The burial was made in the South Farmington cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1918

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
On May 6, at the home of her son, Jed Ross, occurred the death of Mrs. Alice C. Ross. She was born in Baldwinsville, on May 29, 1842, a daughter of Jane Johnson and John Calland, the youngest of a family of eight children. Her mother's death occurred during her infancy, the home was broken up and her home was with relatives in the West until 1859, when she returned to this town and on January 18 was united in marriage with Nelson Ross and to this union six children were born, four surviving: Mrs. Charles Brown, George Ross and Jed C. Ross, of Honeoye, and Mrs. Walter Ashe of Jacksonville, Fla.; also seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Shepard of Clifton Springs, sole survivor of the family. Early in life Mrs. Ross united with the Episcopal church and her life was ever illustrative of "Do ye unto others even as ye would they should do unto you."

Highly appreciative of any kindness rendered her, she was keenly alive to the needs of others and no one ever sought her aid in vain. Although she had been in poor health for several years, she retained her interest in the affairs of home and town. During the years of failing health and particularly the past six weeks of intense suffering, she was tenderly cared for by her son, Jed, and wife, their entire life having been spent together. Since the death of her husband, 14 years ago, her home had been with her son. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Gordon Henshaw officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Lakeview cemetery. The many beautiful floral offerings bore silent tribute of the love and esteem of neighbors and friends.

From Ontario County Times 18 August 1875

Stanley, N. Y. - Mr. Andrew Ross,
living near here, departed this life last week in his 82nd year. Mr. Ross was a native of Scotland, but for many years a resident of this town. He was a man of upright dealings, strict integrity, honest and industrious. It is needless to say of such a one, that he was much respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Ross was a member of the Seneca Presbyterian church, and died in the full hope of a blessed immortality.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 July 1927

Stanley, N. Y., July 26 -
Word has been received of the death of Andrew Ross, 70, a former resident and prominent farmer here, in Ravena, Ohio, where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. May Douglass. He received internal injuries in a fall of a load of hay. He leaves one son, William, of Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. May Douglass, of Aurora, Ohio, and Mrs. Gabriel MacWilliams of Geneva. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock from the Gorham Presbyterian church, Rev. Horace Reshgetone officiating. Burial in Gorham cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 7 June 1850

Died in Seneca, May 21st, in the 21st year of his age, Mr. Charles Ross, of a long and protracted illness.  He was attended by an able physician, who did all that skill could accomplish.  Every effort proved unavailing.  Death had marked him for a victim.  The deceased was a graduate of the New York Normal School, and had attained a high rank as a teacher.  His untimely fall will fill the hearts of his parents with the deepest anguish.  But they must reflect that a kind Providence had desired the death of their son; also that they had performed all their duty to him.  The writer of this can assure them that but few young men had as many personal friends in Ontario county.  A universal regret pervades the towns of Seneca and Gorham, giving evidence of his amiable character, promising intellect and private worth.

From Neapolitan Record 2 December 1880

On Friday evening at 5 o'clock, Mrs. Harriet Ross, wife of Thomas Ross of South Bristol, very suddenly departed this life after a pilgrimage of 76 years. She was usually active during the day and enjoyed a visit and dinner with a portion of her children who little thought the sunset of the day would be sunset of the aged mother's life. She was sitting in her chair and James, her son, drove past the window, having returned from a business trip, when she said, "Father, there is James; stir up the fire; he will be in cold," the they were her last words; she died calmly in her chair. She came with her husband from Penn Yan about thirty years ago and settled in the west part of South Bristol. She had long been a faithful wife and a loving mother, rearing seven boys and two girls, and this is the first death in the circle. The children are strong men and women doing service in life for themselves, but the blow to them in her loss was nonetheless severe. She has been a pious, earnest Christian mother since her younger days, always ready for her duty in every good work, and fully prepared to enter the promised rest. The funeral services were held from the Frost Town school house at 11 a.m., on Monday, Rev. C. G. Lowell officiating, and the remains were taken to Honeoye for burial.

From Geneva Advertiser 15 January 1901

Mrs. Mary J. Ross
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Johnson, west of this city, yesterday morning, aged 84 years.

From Ontario County Journal 1 November 1904

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The death of Nelson Ross on Sunday, at the age of 72 years, came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances, as he was around the village on Saturday in usual health. His death was due to heart disease and came suddenly. He leaves a wife and four children, George Ross and Mrs. Charles Brown, of this village; Jedediah Ross, who lives at home; and Mrs. Walter Ashe of Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral was held from his late home on the west side of Honeoye lake, on Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. S. Mills Day officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery. Mr. Ross was well-known throughout the town. He was a kind-hearted man of genial disposition, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1878

Canadice, N. Y. -
Since our last letter the sad messenger of death has summoned an esteemed mother and wife, we trust to the glorious inheritance of the saints. Mrs. Sarah Ross died on Monday of this week, aged 38 years and 10 days. She was a leading member of the religious society for several years, and we doubt not that she experienced all that she professed, as she manifested her readiness to part with all things earthly. Thus she fell asleep in Jesus. Rev. S. M. Dayton of Wayland conducted the funeral rites on Tuesday following her death.

From Victor Herald 17 October 1891

The funeral of W. C. Ross, who died suddenly at the residence of his daughter in Canandaigua Tuesday morning, was held in East Victor Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Woods officiating. Mr. Ross was born in Churchville, N. Y., seventy-five years ago. He followed the occupation of hotel keeper and was for a long time constable and collector. He married Emiline McCumber, who died about a year ago. He leaves a son, Henry C., of New York city, one daughter, Mrs. Pierce of Canandaigua, and a brother, Willard Ross of Farmington, all of whom were present at the funeral, which was largely attended by his friends and neighbors. The interment was at the cemetery in this village.

From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1907

Canadice, N. Y. - 
Again death has entered this community and taken another good citizen and kind neighbor, W. G. Ross, aged about 65 years, who died on Sunday night, after an illness of several weeks. He was born here and had always lived in this town. He was well-known and the neighborhood will miss his kind and helpful hand. His wife and one son, Lewis Ross, of Stanley, survive; also two brothers, W. B. Ross and M. V. Ross, of this place; and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Clark of this place, and Mrs. Mary Clark of Corning. The funeral was held at the church on Wednesday, Rev. George Richmire officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1909

Canadice, N. Y. -
After weeks of patient suffering, Willard B. Ross, a lifelong resident of this town, peacefully passed to his reward on Sunday morning. Mr. Ross, only 53 years old, was one of the town's best citizens. Born on the farm on which he died, his life had been spent on the beautiful hillside overlooking Honeoye lake. Upright and honest in all the walks of life, he was beloved and respected by all who knew him. About 13 years ago he buried his first wife, Miss Hattie Simmons, of Halls. Later he married Miss Ida Allen of Corning. One daughter, Mrs. Claude Doolittle, of this town; one brother, M. V. Ross and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Clark of Canisteo, and Mrs. Mary Clark, of Corning, together with his wife who so faithfully cared for him, with a sympathizing community, mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at Canadice church and interment was made at Honeoye on Wednesday.

From Geneva Courier 6 December 1882

Death of William Ross - Mr. William Ross died December 1st, aged 60 years, at the family residence, three and half miles southeast of Geneva.  He had been ill for several months and confined to his house; for five or six years he was ailing somewhat.  On Friday last he died of dropsy, and on Sunday the funeral was held at No. Nine church.  The remains were buried in the church yard.  The funeral discourse took the place of the regular morning sermon.

Mr. Ross came to this county from Pennsylvania, where he was born, when a boy; and was a resident of the town of Seneca and Geneva for about half a century.  He was of Scotch origin; and illustrated in his character the traits peculiar to his race, to wit, of indomitable perseverance, industry, frugality, and good principles.  He therefore early won a competence, and has always been highly respected by his fellow citizens, who will bear him in memory, for his geniality, his kindness of heart, and his uprightness in all things.  He was a consistent member of No. Nine church, as his father was before him.  He leaves a family of six sons and one daughter.

We add our own tribute to the memory of Mr. Ross.  He has always, we believe, been a reader of the Courier; it is a sort of family tradition and possession; and our own association with Mr. Ross causes us to regret profoundly his death.  It comes that old subscribers and readers are after a time old friends; and as they drop away it is no idle word the Courier utters in testimony of their honored lives.

From Shortsville Enterprise 19 April 1934

Augustus Rossetti,
laborer in Lehigh Valley Railroad yards at Manchester, was killed last Thursday afternoon when stepping backward to avoid a fast freight and moved directly into the path of the first section of a passenger train carrying the Metropolitan Opera Company to Rochester. Rossetti was thrown several feet from the track by the force of the blow which made a deep gash in his forehead and caused internal injuries. He was removed to the railroad rooming house, next to the station, where he died in a short time. Dr. John H. Pratt of Manchester, Dr. D. A. Eiseline of Shortsville and Dr. L. P. Conley of Clifton Springs were called. An autopsy was performed, which revealed the fact that Rossetti sustained nine broken ribs, one lung punctured and other organs badly crushed. Rossetti leaves his wife, Amelia; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Laury, Mrs. Vera Diasio, Mrs. Mary Flower; one son, Clement; and seven grandchildren. He was about 50 years of age and had been employed by the Lehigh Valley for about fifteen years. He had been an assistant foreman prior to the reduction of forces. The funeral, one of largest ever held in St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, was on Monday morning from that church, with the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier, officiating. Burial was made in St. Rose cemetery, with the Sons of Italy attending in a body. A handsome floral tribute was sent by members of the Metropolitan Opera Company, as an expression of sorrow over the fact that it was their special train that cost Rossetti his life.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1942

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Anna Barbara Rotigel,
wife of Joseph F. Rotigel, died yesterday, aged 74 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John Hauser, Rochester, and Joseph D. Rotigel of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Johanison, Rochester, and Mrs. Wallace I. Youngs, Buffalo. Funeral services will be held from St. John's Episcopal church Wednesday, July 22, at 2:30 with burial in the Clifton Springs cemetery. Rev. John Wootton will officiate.

From Clifton Springs Press 8 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -  Mrs. G. A. Rotnour
died quite suddenly at her home in this village on Monday morning. She was 48 years old. The deceased was a member of the L. O. T. M., Wide Awake Grange and the local branch of the W. C. T. U. She is survived by her husband, four sons and one daughter.

From Ontario County Journal 6 November 1885

Naples, N. Y. - Jacob Roton,
an old resident of Naples, died last Sunday. He was a prosperous farmer and an exemplary man. The funeral was on Tuesday. The circle of relatives was very large and all mourn a beloved friend.

From Shortsville Enterprise 8 November 1934

Anthony Rotundo
of Manchester entered into rest on Friday, November 2, at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Country of Lockport, Mrs. Joseph Pandina of Rochester and Mrs. Frank Ricci of Manchester; two sons, Samuel Charles of Rochester and George of Seneca Falls; also ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held from his late home at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, at 9:30 by the pastor, the Rev. John E. Napier. The remains were laid at rest in St. Rose cemetery at Shortsville.

From Geneva Gazette 11 October 1895

a young son of John Roulan, residing on Center street, died last Sunday of burns received while playing around a bonfire.  The afflicted family have the sympathy of numerous friends.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1927

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rouland, widow of the late Patrick Rouland, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. Mrs. Rouland is survived by five children, Mrs. J. W. Dooley of Chicago, John and Jeremiah Rouland, Mrs. J. E. McGraw and Mrs. E. V. Eddington of this city; one sister, Miss Kitty Riley of Chicago; twenty-two grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1939

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  George Edward Rouse,
88, lifelong resident of this county, died Monday night in his home on the Bristol Road. He was a carpenter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Shearer Rouse; two daughters, Mrs. William A. VanAken and Mrs. W. Stanton Webster; and a son, James, all of Canandaigua; also two brothers, John and Harry Rouse, Canandaigua; and three sisters, Mrs. John Macumber, Manchester, Mrs. Anna R. Cox, Rochester, and Mrs. Clara R. Robinson, Baldwin, L. I. Funeral services will be held at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow in the home and at 3 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Members of Canandaigua Lodge, IOOF, with which he had been affiliated over 30 years, will conduct services at the grave.

From Shortsville Enterprise 9 February 1912

Mrs. Hannah Rouse
of Manchester, who had been residing with her son at 35 Hoffman street, Geneva, for about two years, passed away Monday night after a short illness. Her maiden name was Hannah French, and she was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1823. In December, 1846, she was married to William Rouse and in 1851, they started for America in a sailing vessel, making the voyage in 39 days. They settled in Canandaigua and when the Civil War broke out Mr. Rouse went to the front. Mrs. Rouse, with five children, the oldest eleven years, struggled against the odds and trying ordeals most heroically until the close of the war. In '65 they moved to Manchester where Mr. Rouse died in 1906. Four children survive her, James of Dansville; William of Geneva; Mrs. Georgena Chapman of East Palmyra, and Mrs. Louisa Smith of Manchester. The funeral services were held on Thursday at the home on Hoffman street at nine o'clock and at the Cemetery Chapel in Palmyra at two o'clock. Rev. A. E. Hall, pastor of First M. E. Church, Geneva, officiating.

From Victor Herald 19 September 1902

A death that saddened the whole community on Sunday morning was that of Mrs. Edward J. Rowe, wife of Principal Rowe, of the High School. She was twenty-eight years of age and had lived for the past three years in this village. During that time she had attracted to herself many loving friends, who deeply regret her early death. She is survived by her husband, a young son, her parents and several brothers and sisters, who reside near Smyrna, N. Y. The funeral service was held on Tuesday morning from the residence on Maple avenue, Rev. Lorren Stiles, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. A touching feature of the service was the sight of the infant son, who lived but a day, pillowed on his mother's breast. The remains were taken to Smyrna for interment.

From Ontario County Times 23 March 1887

Port Gibson, N. Y. -
Our people were shocked last Saturday morning to hear of the terrible accident that occurred the night before, causing the death of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Rowe, who live east about two miles. They were returning from a Grange sociable in Hydesville, and while crossing the Central track at Stebbin's Corners, they were struck by the flyer from the west and instantly killed. Both have been residents of this neighborhood for a long time, and were over fifty years old. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist Church in Newark.

From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1900

Walter Jerome Rowe,
a well-known and respected colored resident of this village, died on Saturday at his home on Main street, after an illness which had confined him to his bed for two weeks. He had been in the employ of Carpenter & Sisson for 12 years. He leaves a wife and six small children. The funeral services were held in Gillett & Kennedy's undertaking rooms on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. C. J. Clausen.

From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1905
Naples, N. Y. -  William Rowe
died at his home at Boswell's Corners, South Bristol, on Sunday, March 5, aged about 50 years. He was ill but a few days, having taken a severe cold which was followed by pneumonia. He leaves a wife and three children. His wife was a daughter of the late Stephen Johnson and he owned the Johnson farm. He was a hard-working, self-denying man and a useful citizen.

From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1888

Naples, N. Y. - The last veteran of 1812 in this vicinity died last week. Bethuel C. Rowell of South Bristol, aged 94. He was the oldest man in this part of the county except "Uncle" Billy Sullivan of Richmond, who claims to be 105.

From Naples Record 20 September 1873

Died on Sunday, Sept. 24th, Mrs. Lucinda Rowell, aged 72 years. Mrs. Rowell will be well and favorably remembered by old residents abroad; she had reared a large family, and filled well for many years the office of mother and grandmother. She died at the home of Shep Rowell, Liberty, and was brought to this village, where services were held at the M. E. church by Rev. Brownell, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Her remains were interred at Hunts Hollow.

From Ontario Republican Times 31 July 1856

A man named Edmund Rowland, residing at Cheshire in this town, came to his death a short time since in a most singular manner. Having occasion on the 16th instant to go into his pasture, where he kept a mare with her sucking colt, he was kicked by the latter on the abdomen and died the Friday following, from the effects of the injury thus received. Mr. Rowland was a man of good character, much esteemed in his neighborhood, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely loss. He was about 51 years old.

From Ontario County Journal 25 January 1907

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Almond H. Rowley
died at his farm residence, south of the station, on Tuesday night after a week's illness from pneumonia. A slight rally on Monday after two days of critical illness gave rise to the hope that he might recover, but his heart weakened on Tuesday, and he passed away at 8 o'clock. Mr. Rowley was 75 years of age. He was the son of Simon and Lucy Hayward Rowley, who were living at Henrietta at the time of his birth, but who returned to East Bloomfield while he was still a boy. The Bailey farm was the family homestead. Fifty years ago the coming July, Mr. Rowley married Miss Charlotte Beach and for 42 years they have resided upon the farm where Mr. Rowley died. For some years previous to 1878 Mr. Rowley, in company with his brother, Stoughton Rowley, conducted a coal and lumber business. Mr. Rowley was a citizen in whom integrity and uprightness were inherent. Of a quiet nature, men respected and honored him. A few years ago he sold his farm to his son-in-law and gave up the cares which grew heavy with the years. He leaves his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Alonzo Wood and Miss Alice Rowley; and one son, George H. Rowley; and one sister, Mrs. Oscar F. Wheeler. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. M. Bristol, of the Methodist church, officiating.

From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1877

Died in Victor, on the morning of November 12th, Mr. Andrew Rowley, aged 79 years.  He was born in the town of Lima, N. Y., and shortly after his birth his parents removed to this village, which he has always made his home.  Mr. Rowley was twice married, and his second wife, and four children by his first wife, survive him.  His business was that of a contractor, and there are today several embankments and culverts upon the Central railroad which were made by Mr. Rowley.  The largest undertaking of this kind which was built by him, was a large portion of the Welland canal in Canada.  Nearly his whole life was passed amidst the busy, exhaustive labors of his profession.  Mr. Rowley was a leading member of the Methodist church, and but few have done more in effectually planting and promoting the substantial growth of Methodism in this section. For several years prior to his death, he was compelled to relinquish the activities of life and assume the position of an invalid. It cost his strong, positive, self-reliant nature no little struggle to say "Thy will be done," but grace conquered, and at length, after tedious months of languishing and pain, the veteran calmly and serenely passed to his rest.  His funeral was held at the M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon of last week, Rev. Mr. Benson preaching the funeral sermon.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 October 1907

Victor, N. Y. - 
The death of Andrew Bigelow Rowley occurred at an early hour on Friday morning at his home in Church street. Mr. Rowley had been in feeble health for some time and had been confined to his bed for several weeks, following a stroke of paralysis. He suffered the second shock, and has been in an almost helpless condition since. Mr. Rowley was a quiet man in manner, and had won for himself many friends by his kind-heartedness and pleasant manner. Born in this town on May 10, 1839, nearly the entire sixty-eight years of his life had been spent here, excepting a few years' residence at Joliet, Ill. Mr. Rowley was a bass singer of unusual ability and during his early life he was prominent in musical circles. For many years he was a member of the choir of the local Presbyterian church and he also sang in several clubs and outside organizations. Besides the wife, two sons survive: Frank T. of this village and Edmund L., of Joliet, Ill., who arrived here on Saturday evening. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Loren Stiles of the Methodist church, and Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in the village cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 September 1929

Victor, N. Y., Sept. 27 - Dr. Charles Andrew Rowley,
a practicing physician in Victor, died in the Genesee Hospital in Rochester this morning after an illness of six days. Dr. Rowley was born in Victor, Jan. 13, 1863, the eldest of the six sons of Franklin and Jeanette Wilder Rowley. He was educated in the local schools, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima and the Cleveland Medical College in Ohio. Dr. Rowley was active in community life, having served as town health officer and a member of the Board of Education, and as a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. He was also a a member of the New York State Medical Society, the Ontario County Medical Society and the Modern Woodmen of America. The surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Ross Gunn of Washington, D. C.; a grandson, Ross Gunn, Jr.,; and two brothers, Clark Rowley and George Daniel Rowley, both of Rochester. Funeral from the home at 3 o'clock Sunday.

From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Charlotte A. Rowley,
widow of Almon H. Rowley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Norton, on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Rowley was born in this town on Jan. 28, 1835, the daughter of Levi and Catherine Beach, and had always lived here where she was highly honored and respected by all who knew her. On Jan. 13, 1858, she was united in marriage to Almon H. Rowley, who died four years ago. Mrs. Rowley leaves three children, Mrs. A. W. Wood, George H. Rowley and Mrs. Edgar Norton; and two grandchildren, Elmer Wood and Charlotte Rowley, all of this town; also one sister, Mrs. H. M. Johnson of Rochester. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Norton.

From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1905

On May 18, at Richmond Mills, occurred the death of Mrs. Charlotte Bliss, wife of the late George Washington Rowley, aged 73 years. Mrs. Rowley had been blind and nearly helpless for a long time. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. W. C. Burns, of Honeoye, on Saturday afternoon. The interment was at Lake View cemetery. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Beach and Mrs. Belle Short, who cared for her during her long illness.

From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1892

Honeoye, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Dolly Rowley, aged 85 years, was held from her son's, George W. Rowley, near Richmond Mills, last Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. Thos. Kerr, of Bristol, officiating. The burial was at the "Hill".

From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914

Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. E. M. Rowley,
who has been a patient sufferer for a long time, passed away on New Year's day, in her 67th year. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, William; and four grandchildren, of Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Rowley's maiden name was Ellen Manehan. She had always led a christian life. The funeral was held from her late home on Saturday. Rev. Edmonds, of the Methodist church at Bristol Center, officiated. Interment was in Lake View cemetery at Honeoye.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 December 1899

Franklin Rowley,
an aged resident of Victor, died at the home of his son, Calvin Rowley, Sunday evening, aged 77 years. He leaves six sons, Dr. Charles A. Rowley, Calvin Rowley, George Rowley, of Victor; Clark Rowley of Rochester; William and Frank Rowley, of Plainfield, New Jersey.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 November 1930

Holcomb, Nov. 29 - George Rowley,
67, died today. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cora Mason Rowley; a daughter, Charlotte Rowley, and a sister, Mrs. Edgar Norton, all of Holcomb. Funeral from the home Monday at 2:30 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 25 December 1903

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, at his late home at Richmond Mills, occurred the death of George Washington Rowley. Mr. Rowley was born in the town of Bristol on Nov. 19, 1827. In 1850 he married Charlotte Bliss of Bristol, and settled in Richmond. In 1867 he purchased his farm of 200 acres at Richmond Mills, where he had since resided. On the site of his residence stood, at an early day, the West Richmond hotel. Mr. Rowley was a staunch Republican and had been justice of the peace for 20 years. He leaves, besides his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Orin S. Beach, of this town, and Mrs. F. L. Short of Attleboro, Mass. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Burns on Saturday at the home. The interment was at Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye.

From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1884

Died, at East Bloomfield, June 8th, Mrs. Levy Rowley, aged 89 years. Mrs. Rowley has lived most of her life in this town, and leaves behind her many relatives and friends. A few weeks ago her husband, Simeon Rowley, died at the age of 93 years, being the oldest man in town. At that time she was feeble; now she has passed quietly to her rest in the full confidence of meeting her husband on the other side. For many years she has led a life of single trust in Christ, and at last, without disease, like as a falling leaf come gently to the ground, she has left us.

From Victor Herald 14 December 1895

Jeanette Wilder Rowley,
wife of Franklin Rowley, died at her home on Church street Saturday night, age 66 years. She was in usual health and performed her usual duties on Saturday, and in the evening made her usual preparations for Sunday, and about ten o'clock retired for the night. About four o'clock Sunday morning, Mr. Rowley awoke, attended to the fire and went back to bed, not disturbing his wife. He slept till about half past six and then got up; he spoke to his wife but getting no response, touched her; he was horrified to find her rigid and cold. He called his son, Dr. Charles Rowley, and a glance told the sad story -- she had been dead several hours. Death had been peaceful, and painless, there was no indications that she had struggled or moved since she retired. Dr. Mead was called and made an examination; he decided that death was due to apoplexy. The coroner was notified, but he did not think an investigation necessary.

Mrs. Rowley was the second daughter of Wm. Wilder of South Bristol. She was educated at East Bloomfield Academy and taught school several terms. She was married to Franklin Rowley of Bristol, Dec. 25th, 1858, and the family have made Victor their home most of the time since. Besides her husband, she leaves six sons, Calvin, Charles, and George of this town; Wm. and Clark of Chicago; and Frank of Plainfield, N. J. Mrs. Rowley was a woman of rare domestic, motherly traits, devoted to her family, to the church of Christ and the cause of humanity. She was a member of the Methodist church and a teacher in the Sabbath school. The funeral was very largely attended from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Hudnutt conducted the service, assisted by Rev. Mr. Frost. Very appropriate music was rendered by Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Curtice, Mr. Phillips and W. F. Brace. The floral offerings were abundant and beautiful. The interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 February 1884

East Bloomfield Station, N. Y. -
Wednesday last at one o'clock occurred the funeral of Uncle Simeon Rowley at the house of his son, Mr. A. Rowley, Rev. Wm. Armstrong officiating. Deceased was Bloomfield's oldest inhabitant. Born in the year 1790, he was in his 94th year at death. His lifelong and faithful helpmate survives him, but is very feeble and  cannot last many days.

From Ontario County Times 27 February 1878

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. Stoughton Rowley,
aged about forty years, died at the Rowley House on Friday night about 11 o'clock. Deceased was a man of sterling business abilities and has been a prominent business man of the town for several years. The cause of death is supposed to be heart disease and disordered kidneys. The funeral was held on Tuesday with Masonic ceremonies. Mr. Rowley leaves a host of mourning friends, both rich and poor. He was always ready to help a poor man in the hour of need and his good deeds and influence will be missed by our community.

From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1910

Bristol, N. Y. -  Thaddeus Rowley,
son of Darius and Dolly Rowley, died at his home on Saturday, at the age of 73 years. He was born in this town, and excepting a few years spent in Michigan, his life was lived here. Mr. Rowley was married to Miss Mary Eardle about 45 years ago. Eight children were born to them, five sons and three daughters; Mrs. Sylvester Gladding, John, Augustus and Gertrude Rowley of Bristol; George of Shortsville; Lewis and Arthur of Richmond, and Mrs. Frank Greenman of South Bristol, who with their mother, survive. There are 18 grandchildren. One sister and two brothers also survive. It was the first time the grim destroyer had ever entered the home. Mr. Rowley suffered a stroke of apoplexy the 10th of last June and had been an invalid since. The funeral was held from the home on Monday, Rev. Albert Briddon officiating. Misses Mabel Briddon and Polly Leach sang the funeral hymns. A long procession of relatives and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place at Honeoye.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1898

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Isaac Roy, one of the oldest farmers of this vicinity, occurred Saturday evening. Mr. Roy was 80 years of age. He had been ill for several months, with neuritis. He was unmarried.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Isaac Roy, a well-known farmer of the Town of Phelps, occurred Monday morning at his home on Maryland street, five miles north of here. He had been ill about six weeks. The deceased was the son of the late Isaac Roy, an extensive land owner and prominent citizen of this town. He was born on the Roy homestead 71 years ago and had spent his entire life in that neighborhood. His wife died about four years ago. With the exception of a few years that he conducted the Alloway mills, Mr. Roy always followed the occupation of farming. A brother, John H. Roy, of Phelps, and a sister, Mrs. Electa R. Mead, of Battle Creek, survive. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the late home of the deceased. Rev. Mr. Ostrander of the Lyons Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be at South Lyons Cemetery.

From Victor Herald 23 November 1895

Allan A. Royce, the oldest printer living in this state, died at his home in Canandaigua last Thursday, age 83 years. Royce learned his trade of the man who printed the Mormon Bible.

From Ontario County Journal 18 November 1887

On Wednesday afternoon about four o'clock, Mrs. Seraphine Elizabeth Royce, wife of Allen A. Royce, of this village, was suddenly stricken with paralysis at her home on West Gibson street. She was at work about the house as usual and her husband was at work in the garden. He heard her call to him and proceeding at once to the house, he found her prostrated upon the floor absolutely helpless. Assistance was summoned and the unfortunate lady made as comfortable as possible. The shock had done its work, however, and she was far past recovery. After being removed to a bed she at once fell asleep, and lay in that condition until seven o'clock yesterday (Thursday) morning when she passed quietly and peacefully away. Mrs. Royce was stricken with paralysis on Christmas day, four years ago, but from that shock she recovered. The deceased was born in Terra Haute, Ind., Nov. 30, 1821, and was the daughter of Mrs. Jennie Owen, nee Jamieson, who was the first white child born in Canandaigua. She leaves a husband, a son and daughter to mourn her loss. The former, Allen A. Royce, is the oldest printer in this vicinity and is very well now. The daughter is the wife of Louis N. Smith, of this village, and the son, Wm. J. Royce, is a well-known contractor and builder.

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