From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1859
Died at Fire Island in the Bay of Long Island, where he had gone
for the benefit of his health, on the morning of the 16th inst., John
M. D., in the 64th year of his age. Dr. Staats was a
resident of this village, Geneva, since 1832, having removed from Utica
here. He was born in Sharon, Schoharie County, N. Y. His grandfather
was one of the first settlers in that county, having emigrated from
Holland at a very early day. His father and mother, Peter and Nancy
Staats, with their only child, the subject of this notice, remained in
Sharon until 1823. He united with the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church
in that year, and has ever since been a devout and zealous Christian,
ever defending Christianity when occasion required, either by word or
writing. His parents were members of the same church. The three have
gone to their reward in Heaven there to "sing praises unto the Lamb for
ever and ever, whose blood cleanseth from all sin." They sleep in our
village cemetery the sleep that knows no waking til the resurrection
From Geneva Gazette 22 May 1896
Mrs. J. Geo. Stacey died
at the family residence on South Main street last Friday evening, after
an illness of three weeks. About a year ago, Mrs. Stacey had a very
severe fall from which she never fully recovered, and it is thought that
this was the indirect cause of her death. She passed her 59th birthday
on the 25th of last December. Mrs. Stacey was formerly Miss Maria
T. K. Lewis, daughter of the late John and Charlotte M. Lewis, of
Elizabeth, N. J. On the 11th of April, 1862, she married J. Geo. Stacey,
of this village. From that time till the date of her death, Geneva has
been her home, including a residence of a few years on the old Stacey
farm situated on the east side of Seneca Lake. Seven children were born
to them, one of whom died in infancy, and a daughter, Charlotte, died in
September, 1881. Beside the husband, five children are left to mourn
the loss of a devoted wife and most loving mother, J. Geo. Stacey,
Annie, Susan, Lewis and Theresa. In the death of Mrs. Stacey, the
community and town at large suffers a great loss. Beloved by all who knew her, both rich and poor. A woman of strong character
and beautiful disposition, an earnest worker in the Parish of Trinity
Church. One who was always ready to lend her aid and open her purse to
some deserving object. The funeral services were held from Trinity
Church last Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. Dr. H. W. Nelson
officiated, assisted by Dr. Rankine and Rev. E. N. Potter, D. D. The
interment was at Glenwood. The bearers were Prof. Charles D. Vail, Mr.
O. J. C. Rose, Mr. Arthur P. Rose, Hon. F. O. Mason, Mrs. S. H. Ver
Planck and Mr. H. L. DeDenz. Geneva Courier
From Geneva Gazette 24 March 1899
Death of J.
George Stacey, Sr. - This estimable citizen passed away last
Sunday afternoon after an illness of several months, aged 62 years.
Deceased was born in New York city and was one of thirteen
children. He spent his
early life on a farm in Seneca county, moving to Geneva about eighteen
years ago, since which time he led a retired life. He is survived
by three daughters, the Misses Anne, Susan
and Theresa; two sons, Captain J. George Stacey, Jr. of the
Thirty-fourth Separate Company, N. G. S. N. Y, and J. Lewis Stacey;
also three sisters, Mrs. E. J. Burrall, Mrs. H.
L. Slosson and Miss Carrie Stacey, all of Geneva, and one brother,
David L. Stacey, also of Geneva. The deceased was one
of Geneva's best known citizens and had many warm personal friends.
From Geneva Gazette 4 May 1900
Joseph Stacey, a bricklayer of Canandaigua, was killed early
Tuesday morning on the railroad about nine miles east of Newark --
supposedly by falling from a freight car or being struck by a passing
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1881
Canadice, N. Y. - Mr. Job Stacy, an old
resident of this town, died on the 5th, of congestion of the
lungs; he had been sick but a few days, when death ended his suffering.
Rev. W. J. Hobbs preached the funeral discourse from Romans, 8th
chapter, 22d and 23d verses. The deceased was in his 75th year.
He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss.
From Ontario County Journal 4 December 1874
Mrs. John Stacy, of Port Gibson, in this county, died in New York
on Friday of last week. Mrs. Stacy was a sister of Mrs. B. T.
Babbitt, of New York city, and was on a visit there when she was taken
suddenly ill and died before her family could reach her. She was
a lady highly esteemed for her many virtues.
From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1888
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. John A. Stacy died on Saturday morning
last, after a lingering illness. She was thirty-three years of age, and
a highly respected Christian lady.
From The Naples Record, April 17, 1935, Page 2
Glancing Backward - Doings in Naples and Vicinity Thirty-Eight Years
Ago; We glean the following from the files of The Naples Record of
Died, in Honeoye, April 17, 1897, Richard Stacy, aged 88 years.
From Ontario County Journal 24 July 1885
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - David Stafford died on Tuesday
morning last, aged ninety-two years. He had lived on the farm where he
died about twelve years, and was the oldest resident in town. During
the last year he would walk from his house to the post office and back,
about two miles. He was a powerful man physically, and held on to life
with remarkable tenacity. He was once a prominent business man in the
central part of the State, and was esteemed for his strict integrity.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 28 March 1892
On Tuesday morning a fire occurred at the house of Henry Stafford, East
Bloomfield, which resulted in the death of Mrs. Stafford. Mr. Stafford after
placing some oil on the kitchen stove left the house for a few minutes. The oil
caught fire and the flames ran up the stovepipe, and set fire to the ceiling. In
attempting to put out the Are with water an explosion followed scattering the
burning oil about the room, Mrs. Stafford was badly burned about the face, head,
arms and shoulders, and died about ten o'clock the some night. Carlo Hix, who
attempted to rescue her was badly burned but he will recover. Mrs. Gordon, a
relative, was slightly burned. By hard work on the part of the citizens the greater part of the house and
furniture were saved. The house was insured.
From "American Medicine, Volume 9, March 4, 1905." The Ethical Publishing
Company, Inc., 1905.
John Stafford, who would have been 100 years old on
March 15, February 24, at his home in Rochester, N. Y. He was perhaps the oldest
physician In the State, having been born in Manchester, Ontario county, N. Y.,
and educated at Hobart College, receiving his diploma from the old board of
censors. He practiced In Manchester, N. Y., until 1875, when he removed to
Rochester. [page 345]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1894
Milton Stafford, of Victor, whose illness from probable morphine
poisoning was chronicled in the last issue of the Journal, died at his
room in the Masseth early Monday morning. His remains were taken to
Victor the same day, and he, being a Mason, the masonic burial service
was held from the First Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. The
deceased was 68 years old and left one son.
From Ontario County Times 17 April 1889
Victor, N. Y. - The wife of Milton Stafford, of this village,
died on Thursday morning about one o'clock, and the funeral was held at
their residence on Piety Hill on Friday afternoon at three o'clock.
Mrs. Stafford had been in poor health for several years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Hulburt
Stafford, widow of the late Dr. John Stafford, who died after a
brief illness at the family home in Rochester at 1 o'clock on Sunday
morning, was held from the residence, 27 Byron street, Rochester, at
five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, and a short prayer service will be
held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Stafford Brown, corner
Grove and High streets, Shortsville, at half past two o'clock on
Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery,
Mrs. Stafford was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Hulburt, and
was born at what is now Oil City, Pa., on September 30th, 1827. When a
young woman she came with her parents to Manchester and in 1846 was
united in marriage with Dr. John Stafford, whom she survives by not
quite one year. Dr. and Mrs. Stafford resided in Manchester until 1875,
since when they
had made Rochester their home. She is survived by five children, one
son and four daughters: William J. Stafford of New York City; Mrs. Mary
Stafford Brown of Shortsville; Mrs. Alice I. Barr of Carthage; Mrs.
Frank J. Fritz of Rochester; and Miss Jane L. Stafford of Rochester.
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1907
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Orchesta Stafford, widow
of Samuel Stafford, occurred at the family home in this village on
Monday afternoon, after many weeks and months of suffering, caused by a
cancerous trouble. She had undergone two operations, but only temporary
relief was given. During all her days of weariness and pain, she had
been cared for by her daughter, Miss Belle O. Stafford, who is left
alone. Mrs. Stafford and her daughter had managed the large farm since
the death of Mr. Stafford, and its sale was consummated just a few days
before Mrs. Stafford's death. Mrs. Stafford was 78 years of age, and
was born at Mendon. In 1850, she married William A. Angevine, and
resided at Victor. Upon Mr. Angevine's death, which occurred in 1862,
she made her home at Albion with a brother, and there in 1870, she
married Samuel Stafford. Mr. and Mrs. Stafford resided in the west and
at Victor before settling here. of her father's family, two sisters
survive, Mrs. Stephen Hallock and Mrs. William Hallock, both of Albion.
The funeral was held from the family home yesterday afternoon, Rev. W.
D. Robinson officiating. The interment was in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Relatives living in this village and
attended the funeral of Mrs. Permelia Adeline Stafford, which
was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Potter, of Farmington,
this afternoon at two o'clock. The
burial was in the family lot in the Palmyra cemetery. Mrs. Stafford,
who was the wife the late Nelson Stafford, was born in Steuben county
in 1818, and after her marriage, which took place when she was but
sixteen years of age, she became a resident of this vicinity, where
most of her life has been spent. For several years she has passed the
summer in Farmington and the winters in Shortsville. Mrs. Stafford died
home of her daughter, Mrs. James Potter, of Farmington, at an early
hour on Thursday morning, after an illness of one week's duration, at
the advanced age of eighty-six years, survived by four children, Mrs.
Addison Lane of Shortsville; Mrs. James Potter of Farmington; Augustus
Stafford of Rochester; and William H. Stafford of Canton, Ohio; one
brother, George Conklin of Livingston county; one sister, Mrs. James
Stafford of Ritchies Corners, near Albion; six grandchildren, Nelson
Bement, of Palmyra; George Lane of Shortsville; Frank Potter of
Buffalo; Charles Potter of Shortsville; Frank Stafford of Rochester;
Clinton and Etta Stafford of Canton, Ohio; and several great
grandchildren. Mrs. Stafford's husband died in 1864.
From Geneva Gazette 19
Another Aged Citizen Passed Away - Last Sunday, one of the
brightest and most beautiful days of this unusually bright, balmy and
life-reviving month, Benjamin F. Stagg, an aged and honored
citizen, passed away. His death could scarcely be realized as an
actual occurrence, so recently had he been seen going in and out among
us daily. Deceased was a son of the late Thomas Stagg, born in
New York city July 10th, 1808. He received a
thoro' mercantile education, and became a most accurate and reliable
accountant. He moved to Geneva in June, 1837, and associated
himself with his brother, Howard, in the grocery business, their store
being located on Main street, on the site now occupied by the residence
of Mr. John Lay. An infirmity of hearing obliged him to abandon
mercantile business, when his accomplishments as a book-keeper found
him ready and lucrative employment. For twenty-eight years, he
thus served the Steamboat Company under its several organizations,
beginning with the late John R. Johnston & Co. Subsequently
he was thus employed by the Geneva Gas Light Company and others.
He was a sincere, earnest, though undemonstrative Christian.
hearing deprived him of the benefit of Church services, but in
the privacy of his home, he held daily and sweet communion with his God
through the medium of His Holy Word. He was a tender, loving
husband and father; and in the memory of his pure and blameless life he
has left a precious legacy to mourning kindred.
His wife and two children survive him. The first with one
daughter in Geneva; the other daughter is the wife of Mr. Henry
Gallaher of Rochester. He also leaves three brothers - one
residing in New York city, one in this village, and one in Elmira.
The funeral took place from his residence last Wednesday, Rev. Dr.
Rankine of St. Peter's officiating. The choir of that church sang
the beautiful hymn, "Rock of Ages." Many sympathizing and
sorrowing friends were present. The remains were interred in the
Washington St. Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1894
Yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Elias Stagner, a
well-known resident of this village, in his 84th year. Mr. Stagner had
been unusually active for one his age to within a week ago, when he
received a paralytic stroke. Beside a wife, he leaves two sons, Albert
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1912
At the home of his son on Coy street on Saturday night, occurred the death of Emory Stahl, aged
65 years, following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held
at the Congregational church at Reeds Corners on Tuesday, Mr. Stahl
having been a former resident of the town of Gorham. Deceased is
survived by one son, George Stahl; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Rodman of
Stanley and Mrs. Levi Cole of Reeds Corners; three brothers, Henry of
Manchester, James of Corning, and Albert residing in the west.
From Geneva Daily Times 119 December 1924
J. Abner Stahl, father of Mayor Jasper B. Stahl, died this morning
at the Geneva City hospital at about 5:30 o'clock. Mr. Stahl suffered
an injury to his foot some time ago at the United States Radiator
Corporation and thinking the injury not serious, walked on the injured
member for several days without giving it proper attention. Finally it
became so bad that he was taken to the City Hospital, where the toe was
found to be in such a condition as to need amputation. From this
condition, which began about December 10th, he had become much
improved, the toe healing nicely. He was expected to go home on the
16th of December, but pneumonia developed and caused his death this
Mr. Stahl was born in Seneca County, between Waterloo and Seneca Falls,
just across the Kingdom bridge, on May 4th, 1852. He was the son of
Peter and Mary Stahl. He had been in Geneva about thirty-five years,
coming first to the employment of T. C. Maxwell at the Nursery. He was
with him seven years then became the janitor of the Geneva High School,
which position he held and served in faithfully for twenty-three years.
For the past five years he has been employed at the United States
Radiator Corporation plant.
Mr. Stahl leaves his wife, one son, Mayor J. B. Stahl, one daughter,
Miss Marjorie B. Stahl. a grandson, Francis B. Stahl of Geneva; two
sisters, Mrs. Edward Turner of Hilton, N. Y., and Mrs. Rebecca Roe of
Saugerties, N. Y. The funeral will be held from his late home Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. J. B. Hubbs, former rector of St.
Peter's Church, will have charge. Interment will be made in Glenwood
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1942
Mrs. Daisy Stahlnecker of 209 Castle street was found dead in bed
this morning at her home. Death was due to a heart attack, according to
Dr. Erich Hirsch, attending physician. Mrs. Stahlnecker had been in ill
health for some time. Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters,
Mrs. Elsie Murray of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Ione Irland of Waterloo, Mrs.
Jennie Shafer of Williamsport, Pa., and Miss Janet Stahlnecker of
Geneva; two sons, George of Williamsport, Pa., and Clarence of this
city; two brothers, George Ranck of Watsontown, Pa., and Edward of
Coateville, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Lynn, Williamsport.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1895
Mrs. Ellen Stainton died yesterday at her home,
No. 30 Castle street, after a suffering of several months' duration.
She was a much-beloved lady and had many friends. The funeral will
be held Monday afternoon at 2:30.
From Geneva Gazette 5 August 1864
Sad Accident with Firearms - We are called upon this week to
record one of those terrible accidents which occasionally happen by the
handling of firearms by persons of immature years. Last Monday, Franklin
youngest son of Mr. Bryan Stainton of this village,
with two other boys, one a son of B. W. Keys and a son of D. W. Baird,
went to the outlet of the lake to shoot snipe, and while out young
Stainton was shot, the charge entering his throat and coming out at the
back of the neck, killing him instantly. At the time the
accident occurred, young Stainton was standing on the pier and
the boys thought he was loading one of the barrels of the gun. He
stood so near the edge of the pier that he fell in the water. The
other boys were very much frightened, and ran to the old toll-gate
before telling of the accident. The body was discovered by a
young man who happened to pass along the pier about fifteen minutes
after the accident occurred. Frank was about 12 years of age,
and the other lads we understand were under ten. It is a terrible
affliction to the parents, and more so from his being the youngest and
only child that was living at home.
From Geneva Gazette April 14 1893
OBITUARY - Death of Another Veteran - Harry L. Stainton died at
his office on Lake street Tuesday night last (11th inst.) at a
quarter to 12 o'clock, after an illness which had confined him to his
room and bed only three days, although he had
been a sufferer for several months of a disease of the internal organs.
He called on Dr. DeLaney for treatment last Saturday, who
attended him faithfully thereafter until the last. Erysipelas
finally set in adding to the other complications, and the poor patient
was too debilitated to long withstand this last attack. His wife,
daughter and sister faithfully ministered to him in his last hours, and
would have been glad to have him at either of their homes if
they had been informed of his dangerous illness in time for removal.
His friend Clement Ostrander was also most assiduous and
sympathetic in caring for him throughout his last illness.
Deceased was the last surviving son of the late Levi Stainton, who died
less than two years ago. Harry was born in May, 1837, and a
suitable age learned the trade of carriage maker, (body work) in the
shops of B. W. Keyes, at which he became quite an expert. When
the civil war broke out he enlisted as a private in the second company
organized in Geneva, raised by the ill-fated Capt. Baird who lost his
life in the service. This company was incorporated in the 38th N.
Y. Vols., commanded by Col. J. Hobart Haws and brigaded under the
fighting Gen. Phil. Kearney. It received its baptism of fire at
the first battle of Bull Run, an engagement so disastrous to the Union
forces. In this battle Harry Stainton was severely wounded in
his right hand, shattering the knuckle bones. This injury
incapacitated for him further service, and after leaving hospital he
received an honorable discharge. He was never able to resume work
at his trade.
During the administration of Gov. Hill he was appointed collector of
canal statistics at Geneva, which office he held for four or five
years, when he was compelled to retire by the present Superintendent of
Public Works. The deceased however continued until his death to
do all the work of the office, dividing its salary with his successor.
Mr. Stainton leaves a wife and one daughter, the latter also a widow.
They are comfortably provided for in the property he made over to
them during his lifetime. The only survivor of his father's
family is Mrs. S. H. Parker, between whom, especially since both were
orphaned, existed the warmest brotherly and sisterly affection.
Harry Stainton possessed a most generous and sympathetic nature, a
genial temperament that endeared him to all acquaintances. Beneath a
rough exterior beat a true and noble heart. Naught of malice
toward any fellow-man ever entered his heart. He may have had
faults -- who has them not? -- but he
showed none to the injury of person or feelings of anyone. A lifelong
acquaintance and close relationship to the deceased enables the writer
to indite this truthful tribute to his memory.
The funeral is to be held this afternoon at his late home on Castle
street, (the spot on which he was born). Rev. Dr. Rankine
officiating. Interment in the family plot at Glenwood.
From Ontario County Times 17 September 1890
Levi Stainton, father-in-law of S. H. Parker of the Geneva Gazette,
died in Geneva on Monday of last week. Mr. Stainton was the oldest
continual resident of Geneva. He was born in Benton, Yates county,
December 12, 1804, and went to Geneva a year or two later.
From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1888
Died, at Reed's Corners on the afternoon of October 22d, John
Stall, aged 80 years, one month and 14 days. John Stall was born
at Johnstown, N. Y., September 8, 1808. In July, 1834, he was married
to Miss Eleanor Bennett of Cheshire. Mr. Stall has resided in this
since a young man. He came to Reed's Corners about 37 years ago, where
has lived in the same house in which he died. He pursued prior to that
agricultural pursuits, and was at one or two different times a
well-to-do farmer. Owing to his good will towards others he was imposed
upon by those he aided in a financial way, and by treachery or deceit,
thereby distressed himself. This last strain came upon him when he
owned what is now the Geo. W. Cole farm. He had ten children, six of
whom are now living: Norman P., of Battle Creek, Mich.; J. Henry of
Lyons, N. Y. ; James A., of Newark, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank M. Rodman of
Stanley, N. Y.; Emery A. and Mrs. Emma Cole, of
Reed's Corners. Mr. Stall was for many years a member of the Methodist
He has been the sexton of the cemetery in this place for many years,
has buried in the ground more than two hundred persons. He was
identified politically with the Democratic party until 1872, when he
changed his political views and has since voted with the Republican
party. Mr. Stall has been a
hard working and industrious man all his life, save the last five
years, and now, at the ripe age of 80 years, life's fitful fever is
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 22 March 1906
Lester M. Stall died at his home, No. 20 Tillman street, last
Saturday morning, March 17, aged 68 years. He had been road master of
the New York Central here for many years, and as honest a man as ever
breathed. He was a large, strong man, one of those whom pneumonia makes
short work of when it takes firm hold, as in his case. He was an active
member of the A. O. U. W., and has paid into its treasury many hundreds
of dollars, and we hope the Order's affairs will be so adjusted that
the family will get the benefit.
From Ontario County Times 30 December 1885
Farmington, N. Y. - Edward Stamp of Farmington died last Saturday
after a short illness and is buried today. Mr. Stamp had lived at
Pumpkin Hook for many years and has been engaged in buying poultry,
calves, eggs, beans, etc., from farmers, when not engaged in official
duties, being constable and collector of the town for many years. He
was of a genial and obliging disposition and will be missed by the many
friends with whom he has so long associated.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1916
The death of Mrs. Hannah S. Stanard, mother of William D.
Stanard, Main street north, occurred at Geneva yesterday, aged 77
years. Deceased was the widow of the late Captain R. M. Stanard, She
had spent much time in Canandaigua and was well-known here. Four sons
and a daughter survive.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1893
Naples, N. Y. - Clara A. Standish died at her home near Woodville
Friday evening, July 7. She was the daughter of W. R. Standish, and was
35 years of age. Having lived at Woodville most of her life, she was
well-known to a large number of Canandaiguans, and indeed had a host of
friends. She had taught school ten years and stood high as a teacher.
Her death was a surprise and grief to her friends. It was known to but
a few that she was ill, though her sickness was of several weeks'
duration. Probably no person in the vicinity of Woodville was so
prominent in all the social and educational interests of the community,
and she will be greatly missed. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon
and a very large number assembled from all of the towns about here. The
interment was at Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1916
Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday morning, at his home in Bristol Springs, occurred the death of George T. Standish, a
lifelong resident of that place. Mr. Standish was born in Bristol 82
years ago. He suffered a stroke of paralysis on Saturday and did not
rally from it. Deceased leaves a son, George, of Bristol, and two
daughters, Mrs. Alfred W. Wilkins, who lives near New York City, and
Mrs. George B. Hickox of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 15 January 1897
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - On Wednesday night last occurred the
death of Mrs. Hattie Standish, wife of Frank Standish, and
daughter of the late Charles G. Hemenway. Her death was sudden and
unexpected. She had spent most of her life in this town, and was loved
and respected by those who knew her. She leaves an invalid mother, a
brother, husband, and two young children to mourn her loss.
From Ontario County Times 9 April 1890
Died at West River, April 1, Jonathan Brewer Standish, aged
80 years. Mr. Standish was for fifty years a resident of South Bristol,
but had recently made his home with his son, Captain Henry Standish, at
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1914
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Love Holcomb Standish, widow of Russel
Standish, died at her home at Woodville, at the head of Canandaigua
Lake, Tuesday from the effects of a shock, at the age of 83 years. Mrs.
Standish was born in Geneseo, N. Y., December 16, 1831, the daughter of
Perry and Fanny Watkins Holcomb, and when quite young, moved with them
to Holcomb's Point, now Cook's, on Canandaigua lake. Mrs. Standish
leaves three sons, Frank, Robert and George, all residing in South
Bristol. The funeral was held from the home yesterday morning, Rev. Dr.
France officiating, and the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 5 February 1890
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Polly M. Standish, mother of Capt. Henry
Standish, died Friday, January 31, aged 78 years. She was buried
Sunday, February 2d, Rev. Ward Platt, of this place, officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 27 April 1883
Capt. Salem Standish died at the residence of his father-in-law,
Wm. Gulick, Esq., yesterday afternoon, after many years of intense but
patient suffering -- being diseased in nearly all his vital organs.
Capt. Standish formerly resided at
Canandaigua, and for several seasons commanded one of the steamboats
plying on Canandaigua Lake, in which capacity he formed an extensive
and universally to himself favorable acquaintance, everybody learning
to like him from his uniform amiability and courtesy. A few years since
he removed to Seneca Falls and conducted a small hotel, which venture
would have proved successful had not failing health impaired his
ability to give it his intelligent and popular oversight. Leaving this
situation a few months ago, his last days were soothed and comforted by
the assiduous and affectionate attentions of his
devoted wife and her sympathizing parents. The end came not
but nonetheless sorrowfully to all those to whom he was endeared by the
ties of relationship and friendship. The funeral of Capt. Standish will
take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the residence of Mr. Gulick, No. 30
Genesee street, and the interment made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1899
Naples, N. Y. - William Russell Standish died on Wednesday, aged
69 years. He was born in and had been a resident of South Bristol most
of his life. He was one of five sons of the late Brewer Standish. He
leaves a wife and three sons, Frank, Robert and George, the latter
being the capable pilot of the Ogarita. One daughter, Clara, died many
From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1895
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Dr. C. M. Stanley died at his home on
Broad street, Friday, April 26th, at 12 o'clock, of heart disease, aged
69 years. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from his late residence. Dr. Stanley moved from Geneva to this place
about five years ago. Besides his widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs.
Miller of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Vanderlip of this place. The
interment was in the Clifton cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 6 January 1871
Died at Stanley Corners, N. Y., January 5th, 1871, Col. Lucius Stanley, aged
76 years. The funeral will be attended at the Presbyterian church in
Seneca, on Saturday, the 7th inst., at 11 a.m. Col. Stanley was born in
Connecticut in 1798. He came to this section with his parents at the age
of four years, and has resided in the western part of this town ever
since, and, with the exception of the past three years on the old farm
at Stanley Corners. Col. Stanley has been a remarkably active man, and
one of our leading citizens. He has filled several offices of trust in
the town, and was ever active and energetic in advancing public
improvements. He served with great distinction in the War of 1812,
winning opinions from his fellow officers and comrades. The loss in the
immediate vicinity will be keenly felt. He was regarded as the venerable
adviser to whom all might apply with confidence. And most earnestly do
we sympathize with our respected friend, Seth Stanley, in this his
From Ontario County Journal 23 October 1908
This afternoon at 2 o'clock will be held the funeral services of Mrs. Mary Walden Stanley from
the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. M. VanDerlip, and the remains will be
taken to Clifton Springs for interment. The death of Mrs. Stanley
occurred on Wednesday morning after a six-weeks illness. She was 85
years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1858
Died in this village, on the 1st inst., Col. Salma Stanley, aged
a wife and a large circle of relatives and friends to
mourn their loss. Colonel Stanley was born in New Britain, Conn., and
came to this country with his father, Deacon Seth Stanley, in the year
1796, locating in this town, at what is now known as "Stanley Corners."
At the commencement of the war of 1812, he marched to the Niagara
frontier in command of a Company of detached Militia, armed with
rifles, for a six months service, forming part of the 20th Regiment
under command of Lt. Col. Peter Allen in General W. Wadsworth's
From Geneva Palladium 14 May 1823
In Seneca, on Monday evening last, Deacon Seth Stanley, aged
72. Mr. Stanley was much esteemed as a christian and as a useful
citizen. He emigrated from Connecticut to this country nearly
thirty years ago, and has enjoyed an almost uninterrupted state of
health throughout a life which has exceeded three score and ten; but
his sudden death is calculated to impress upon all, the solemn truth,
that "in the midst of life we are in death." He was engaged with
his neighbors at a school district meeting, acting as clerk; and while
in the act of entering his
own re-election, he fell from his chair and expired. Repos.
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 30 August 1876
Hon. Seth Stanley, Member of Assembly from the First district of
this county, died at his residence at Stanley, in the town of Seneca,
last Friday, aged 45 years. He had been ill for several months from
disease resulting from injuries received while engaged in railroading.
His funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was very largely
attended. About 80 citizens of this village went in a special train.
Being an Odd Fellow, he was buried with the honors of the Order, about
150 of whom were in attendance. An immense procession, in which were
337 carriages, followed the remains to the grave. Mr. Stanley was a
Democrat and a man of sterling worth. He was born in the village of
Stanley, Sept. 3d, 1831. His grandfather was one of the first settlers
of that place, emigrating from Connecticut in 1794. Seth received a
good common school education, and at the age of thirteen entered the
printing office of the Geneva Courier as an apprentice. He afterwards
worked at his trade in the offices of the Syracuse Journal and other
newspapers. He was several times Town Collector of Seneca, even when it
was a Republican town, and was elected Supervisor in 1874, though he
was always a Democrat. He had been engaged since 1864 in the lumber,
coal and produce business. Last Fall he was elected Member of Assembly
over Volney Edgerton, (Rep.), by a majority of 399.
From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1885
Mr. Frank J. Stannard, a young lawyer of this place, died of
consumption, at the home of his parents on Centre street, last
Friday. He had been an invalid for several months, and has not been
able to practice in his profession for a year or more past. He
was a young man of ability, and, until the fatal disease fastened
upon him, had bright prospects for prominence as a lawyer. The
Bar Association held a meeting Saturday afternoon, at which Judge Frank
Rice presided, and appropriate resolutions were adopted. The
attended the funeral Sunday afternoon in a body. There was a very large
attendance of citizens at the services at the family residence, and
followed his remains to their last resting place in the new Woodlawn
From Geneva Daily Times 19 January 1907
Captain Robert Stannard, one of the oldest captains who formerly
sailed Seneca Lake in the days when local navigation was at its height,
died at Willard Thursday evening, aged 76 years. Captain Stannard has
been gradually failing in health for some time and his death was not
entirely unexpected. He is survived by his widow, four sons, William of
Canandaigua, George and Frank of Omaha, and John of this city; and one
daughter, Mrs. John H. Lambert, of this city. The funeral will be held
from the house
at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 April 1920
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 26 - William D. Stannard
passed away at his home at No. 101
Gibson street last night suddenly, as result of an attack of angina pectoris
with which he was seized at 8 o'clock last evening. Mr. Stannard was 63 years of
age and for the past three months had been in rather poor health, and two weeks
ago suffered an attack of pneumonia which induced the heart attack and thus
terminated his life. He had suffered three attacks of pneumonia in the past two
Mr. Stannard was born at Geneva in 1857 and was a son of Captain
R. M. Stannard, who plied Seneca Lake as master of the largest craft on that
body of water for forty years. The decedent was an engineer on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, running from this place for the thirty-three years, and for forty
years had been in the service of that company. He married Miss Emma J. Neiff, of
Phelps, thirty-four years ago and the family has resided in Canandaigua ever
since. Mr. Stannard is survived by his wife, a son, Fred M. Stannard, a
third assistant engineer officer with the United States Transport Company, of
New York, and efforts are now being made to reach him at the dock in New York to
enable him to cancel a trip overseas on which he is just about to start; and a
daughter, Miss Alice L. Stannard, of this city. The funeral arrangements are
being held in abeyance to await the outcome of the attempt to reach the son at
From Ontario County Times 30 March 1870
Mrs. Ann Stanton, widow of the late John Stanton, died at the
of her son, Levy Stanton, on Monday last. Mr. and Mrs. Stanton were
our pioneers, and settled in Geneva 65 years ago. Mrs. Stanton was the
of eight children, all of whom are living, three of them residents of
She has been a member of the M. E. Church for upwards of 40 years, and
at the time of her death 85 years of age. The funeral will take place
the residence of Mr. Levy Stanton, on Castle Street, this afternoon at
o'clock. Geneva Courier
From Geneva Daily Times 24 July 1909
Charles M. Stanton died at 11 o'clock this morning at his late
residence, No. 65 William street, of a complication of diseases. He is
survived by his widow and five children, George, Charles E., Sarah,
Henry and Jennie of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Job Carroll of
Penn Yan and Mrs. George Ellis of this city. A short prayer service
will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon. The remains will be taken
to Penn Yan Monday morning. The funeral will take at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Job Carroll, 145 Benham street, Penn Yan.
From Phelps Citizen 26 December 1918
Mrs. Frances DeCory Stanton, widow of George Stanton, formerly of
Phelps, died at her home in Rochester on Monday after a period of
illness and a paralytic stroke, aged 67 years. Mrs. Stanton, whose
maiden name was Frances DeCory, was born in Pulaski, and 45 years ago
was married to George Stanton of this village, who died five years ago.
The surviving relatives are five sons and four daughters, Mrs. Charles
Baker and Mrs. Walter Hill of Rochester, Mrs. Fred Marsh and Mrs.
William Murphy of this village, William and George of Rochester, James
of Charlotte, Gilbert of Phelps and Benjamin H., who is with the
American Expeditionary Forces in France, besides a sister, Mrs. Henry
Coates of Clifton Springs. The body was brought to the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Marsh in West Main street, where the funeral will be
held this afternoon, with interment in Rest Haven.
From Phelps Citizen 6 April 1899
James Stanton, a well-known resident of this village, died last
Thursday afternoon at his home on Mary street, in his 79th year. His
death was due to a combination of diseases, the principal one being
heart trouble. Mr. Stanton was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion,
enlisting in 1861 in Company K, 98th Volunteer Infantry. Company K was
recruited in Phelps and Mr. Stanton and his son, John, were members of
this company for over three years. At the battle of Drury's Bluff, Mr.
Stanton was severely wounded, a ball piercing his right lung and
passing out of his body at the back. He came home at the close of the
war showing the effects of these years of exposure and hardship in camp
and field. The result of this service became more apparent in his
declining years and no doubt had a material tendency in hastening the
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev.
S. F. Beardslee officiating. The members of Gen. John B. Murray Post,
G. A. R., of which the deceased had been an honored member, attended in
a body. The remains were placed at rest in the family burial plot in
the Phelps cemetery, the services at the grave being conducted in
accordance with the Grand Army ritual. The deceased is survived by
three sons, John and George of this place, and Theodore of Rochester,
and several grandchildren, one of the latter being now on his way to
Manila to fight for Uncle Sam.
From Geneva Gazette 5 July 1889
Fatal Accident - Gates Stanshal, a farmer who lived north of
Clifton Springs was killed this morning by the 9:08 east bound
passenger train. He was crossing the track at Kendall street and
was furiously lashing his horse in order to get by before the train
passed. The horse became terrified and broke loose from the
phaeton to which he was hitched, leaving the unfortunate man on the
track in the way of the train. Man and vehicle were thrown one
side, the former mortally injured about the head, the latter almost
completely demolished. When picked up Stanshal was gasping his
last and expired immediately.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1899
Phelps, N. Y. - James Stanton, an old resident of this village and
a veteran of the war, died of heart trouble last Thursday, aged 79
years. The deceased was a member of Co. K of the 98th Reg. Vol. Inf.
and served nearly three years and was severely wounded in one of the
battles. He is survived by three sons, John, George and Theodore. The
funeral services were held from the M. E. church last Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, and interment made in the Phelps cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1911
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Carrie Bergstresser Stape died at the
home of her mother, Mrs. William Adams, Sunday evening, aged 21 years,
11 months. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Bergstresser, and was married six years ago to Newman Stape, who
survives her. Of her three children, only one is living, Levison, a boy
of three years. Early last fall she was seized with infantile paralysis
and was taken to Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, where she remained for
several weeks, returning the middle of October somewhat improved, but
complications developed which resulted in her death. Besides her
husband, son and mother, she leaves a sister, Clara Bergstresser, a
brother, Benjamin Bergstresser and her step-father, William Adams. The
funeral services were held from her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. Bruce Pearce, pastor of the Methodist church of Gorham,
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Charles Stape, Sr., a well-known resident
of this community, was found dead in his bed last Thursday morning. He
had been ill for a week, but was not confined to his bed, and had been
out of doors the day before. On Thursday at midnight his son went to
his room to see if he needed care and he complained of a pain around
his heart. When the son went to his father's room in the morning, he
found him dead, apparently having passed away suddenly and without a
struggle. Deceased was born in Germany eighty-five years ago and came
to this country when twenty-one years of age, and for over fifty years
had resided on the farm four miles southeast of this village, where his
death occurred. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Fall, died thirty
years ago. He leaves two sons and one daughter, Charles of Rushville,
with whom he lived; John of Penn Yan; and Mrs. Will Nicholson of
Chapin. The funeral services were held from the residence on Saturday
afternoon. Rev. DeWitt Proseus, of the Methodist church at Potter,
officiating. Interment was at Nettle Valley.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1908
Mrs. Julia Stapleton, widow of the late Patrick Stapleton, died
last night at 6:30 o'clock at the family residence on St. Clair street.
She was 79 years old and was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, and
came to this country when she was 31 years old. She leaves one
daughter, Mrs. John Murphy of Bellona, and two sons, Walter and
Patrick, of this city. The
funeral will take place Thursday morning from St. Stephen's church.
From Ontario County Journal 5 April 1918
The funeral services of Mrs. Margaret V. Stapleton, aged 34
years, whose death occurred at her home in Park street on Friday, were
held at St. Mary's church on Monday morning. There survive her husband,
Richard W. Stapleton; one son, John Robert Stapleton; her father,
Patrick McCarthy of Cleveland, O.; five sisters and two brothers,
Sister M. Inez and Sister M. Bacilla of St. Joseph's Convent, Buffalo;
Mrs. P. J. Carey of Hornell; Mrs. George Timms and Mrs. John Fowler of
Lackawanna, and John McCarthy of Hornell, and Martin McCarthy of
England. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 4 November 1898
The death of Patrick Stapleton occurred at his home, St.
Clair street, last Friday at 11 o'clock A. M. He is survived by
his wife, two sons (Walter and Patrick) and one daughter, Ellen.
The funeral took place from the Church of St. Francis de Sales
last Monday morning.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911
Stanley, N. Y. - The funeral services of Thomas Stapleton were
held from St. Theresa's church on Tuesday morning. Mr. Stapleton's
death occurred at the home of his daughter, Margaret, in Rochester, on
Sunday, after a brief illness from pneumonia. He formerly resided near
Gorham. Two children, one son, Edward of Gorham, and the daughter with
whom he resided, survive. Burial in Stanley cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1903
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Thomas Stapleton, who had been ill for a long
time, died at her home Thursday night about 12 o'clock. She left to
mourn her loss, her husband, a
daughter, Mrs. Tierney of Geneva, and also a son, Edward, of this
place. The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock. Interment at Stanley.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1922
The death of William J. Stapleton of 48 Lyceum street,
occurred yesterday morning at 2:30 o'clock at the Geneva City Hospital
following an operation, which was performed Saturday morning for
intestinal trouble. The operation was successful, but Mr. Stapleton's
heart was too weak to stand the shock. It was the third operation for
the same trouble during the last five years. Mr. Stapleton was employed
as chauffeur by E. H. Palmer, president of the Empire Gas and Electric
Company. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Eloise and Ruth;
one son, William J. Stapleton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
Stapleton; four brothers, Walter of the United States Navy, George,
James and Richard Stapleton; five sisters, Mrs. John Sline, the Misses
Mary, Ellen, Hannah and Louise Stapleton, all of this city. The funeral
will be held on Wednesday morning from St. Stephen's church at 9
o'clock. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911
While eating his noon day lunch beneath the tree on the George Duell farm on the Cheshire cross roads last Friday, Edward B. Stark suddenly
died before medical aid could reach him. He had been working for a few
years as foreman on a stone crusher and had been at work that day and
seemed perfectly well. Mr. Stark was born in the village of Canandaigua
on April 25, 1875, and had always resided at Canandaigua and Rushville,
excepting one year he spent near Syracuse. Mr. Stark was of a sunny
disposition and was always ready and willing to help a friend in need.
He was a loving husband and father and a kind son. He will be missed by
the many friends and neighbors as well as by his relatives. He leaves
his wife, who was Miss Rhoda Bundy, and five small children, the eldest
of whom is only seven years of age and the youngest not a year old. He
is also survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stark
of Rushville; and four brothers and two sisters: Leroy Stark of South
Amboy, N. J.; Mrs. Nellie Gage of Cottage City; Lansford Stark of
Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. Mabel Powers, Thomas and Oscar Stark of
Rushville. He was the oldest son. One sister died on Aug. 19, 1893,
aged about 15 years. The funeral was held at his late home in Rushville
on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Searles officiating, and burial was in
Woodlawn. The bearers were Frank Christoph, Lester Suydam, Fred Morse,
James Collins, John Dear and Albert Moore.
From Ontario County Times 4 June 1890
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. William Stark occurred
last Thursday evening. The funeral services were held on Sunday morning
and the remains taken to Geneva for burial. Mrs. Stark was twenty-nine
years of age.
From Geneva Gazette 20 May 1881
Our neighboring town of Phelps seems to be the scene of all or
nearly all the tragedies in real
life enacted in this county. Several fatal affrays occurring in
that town within the past few years must remain fresh in the public
mind. Another is added to the catalogue, of which many verbal and
printed versions have doubtlessly come to the eyes and ears of our
readers. The following from the Phelps Citizen of yesterday is
probably a correct account of the affair:
A few weeks since Darwin Starkweather, having lived a reformed
life for several years, returned to his intemperate habits. He became
abusive to and neglectful of his family, and scarcely a day closed that
did not find him in a state of beastly intoxication. To such a pass had
things come, that the family, which consisted of a wife and son about
twenty years of age, were almost driven to despair. Many sacrifices had
the son made and many hard-earned dollars had he spent, but seemingly
for no purpose. Last Thursday evening the father left his home, a mile
east of this village, to go on business to another part of town, and
not returning, his son, Will, came to this village in search of him.
Finding his father rather the worse for drink, the son got him in the
wagon and started for home. Darwin was able to assist in taking care of
the horse, and then went into the house. Mrs. Starkweather came to the
Finding a pail of cider, she poured it upon the ground, and with her
son followed the drunken husband and father toward the house. In order
that the unfortunate man in his weakness might not be able to get out
again on such expeditions, Will proceeded to remove the wagons, which
were his personal property, out of his father's reach, by taking them
to Mr. Carey's barn. An old buggy, however, he despatched with an axe.
Going to the house, the son found his father abusive and threatening as
he usually showed an ugly disposition when drunk. The dispute continued
for a little time, and about nine o'clock when the unfortunate man was
last seen alive, he was standing inside the door, facing his son, who
was in the room holding a chair above his head, it is claimed in
self-defense. In an instant the chair came down upon the head of Darwin
Starkweather, and he
pitched forward upon the floor, falling upon his face. In that
position, he was left, the son going to Mr. Carey's where he worked and
mother going into a neighbor's house, both supposing that he was
uninjured and was only in a drunken stupor, in which they had so often
seen him. Returning to him, less than an hour afterward, it was found
man was dead, and help was summoned. The coroner, Dr. J. Q. Howe, was
called, who took the body in charge, and impanneled a jury. A
examination was made by Drs. Vanderhoof and Mudge, which disclosed the
that only a slight abrasure of the skin was upon the face, that the
skull or brain had sustained no injury, there being no evidence of
a concussion or an effusion of blood about that organ, and that the
heart and lungs were in a healthy condition, but that the body seemed
saturated with cider. The testimony before the coroner's jury was taken
in the afternoon, and several witnesses sworn substantiating the
above made. The doctors gave evidence that death could not have
from the blow. Having taken considerable testimony, the jury adjourned
to meet Saturday, the 21st inst.
The case is a peculiar one. Everything
goes to show that the blow upon the head was not the cause,
but it was the occasion of Darwin Starkweather's death. And
the circumstances of the death places the matter in such a light, that
it will be difficult to reach the merits of the case. The
funeral services of the deceased were held Sunday afternoon in the
Methodist church, and the remains were buried in the Phelps cemetery.
By order of the sheriff, young Starkweather has been placed under
nominal arrest to answer, but is not deprived of his liberty. His
of crime or intent to inflict bodily harm except such as was necessary
to protect himself from violent assault, it is generally believed
will follow any further examination or trial.
From Ontario County Journal 22 September 1916
Naples, N. Y. - At the home of Thomas Briggs, on the lake road, on September 11, occurred the death of Eugene Starkweather, aged
63 years. He is survived by several children. Funeral services were
held from the Briggs home and from the Baptist church. Rev. A. H.
McKnight had charge of the services.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Eunice McMillan
Starkweather, who died at Rochester, were brought here for burial
yesterday. Mrs. Starkweather was born in Phelps and lived here until 15
years ago. She was 48 years of age. Her death was the result of a brief
illness with pneumonia, the same disease being the cause of her
husband's death, a week previous. A son and daughter survive. The
remains of Mr. Starkweather, who also was a former resident
of this place, will be brought here later.
From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1896
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Walter Starkweather on
Friday last was sudden and quite unaccountable. He was a farm hand and
worked up to within a day or two of his death. But at the last were
convulsions and struggles which seemed to have no cause. An autopsy
also failed to show sufficient disease to cause death. Two theories are
advanced -- that a bite from a rabid dog several years ago had finally
poisoned him, and the other is that possibly by mistake he took an
overdose of some powerful medicine or poison. He was a fine young man,
22 years old, and leaves a wife and one child.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1922
The death of Charles H. Starr occurred at his home at 34
Hallenbeck Avenue this afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. Mr. Starr, who was 60
years of age, had been ill only for a short time. He is survived by his
wife, Ellnora B. Starr; two daughters, Mrs. M. Burgey of Elmira; Merle
Mae Starr of Geneva; and one son, William Elroy Starr of this city.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 October 1915
The death of John A. Starr, a former well-known resident
and business man of the Parlor Village, occurred at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. F. W. Smith, on the Benham farm, two and a half miles
south of this village, last week Wednesday morning. His age was 75
years. John A. Starr was born on Oct. 14, 1839, in Schoharie county,
this State. He located in the Parlor Village during the year 1903 and
remained here for seven years. During his stay here he conducted a boot
and shoe repair shop and at one time occupied a part of The Enterprise
office building now occupied by Mrs. H. H. Hall on Main street. He
removed from this place to Canastota. The death of his wife occurred
during the year of 1906. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Smith,
and Miss Eva Starr, of Little Falls, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Liddie
Rider; two brothers, I. H. Starr of Venecia, N. Y., and J. B. Starr of
Gloversville, N. Y. The funeral obsequies were held from the Smith home
on Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock and the services were conducted by
the Rev. A. W. Shepard, pastor of the Chapin M. E. Church. The remains
were placed beside those of his wife in Brookside Cemetery in this
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913
The death of Mrs. Mary E. Starring, Pleasant street,
occurred at Memorial Hospital late Friday afternoon, aged 45 years.
Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Deceased is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Edward Devereaux of Niagara Falls, Misses Hazel and
Helen Starring; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Robinson of
Canandaigua; five sisters, Mrs. Theodore Webster of Palmyra, Mrs. John
Schreb of Rochester, Mrs. E. E. Bates of Cortland, Mrs. Julia Howard
and Mrs. W. E. Thompson of Canandaigua; also two brothers, James of
California and Charles W. Robinson of Savannah. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord
officiated at the funeral services held at the home of Mrs. Thompson on
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