"U" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 23 January 1904

Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of David Uhl, a former resident of this place, will be brought here for burial tomorrow. Mr. Uhl died at the home of his son, Allen Uhl, near Canandaigua, Wednesday. One daughter who lives in Mansfield, Penn., also survives him. Mr. Uhl was a brother-in-law of Miss Martha Allen, whose funeral was held this afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. W. Bryant.

From Ontario County Journal 27 September 1907

Naples, N. Y. -  Michael Ulmer,
a resident of Naples for 30 years past, died on Thursday last at Rochester, where he had been staying for some months. He had a leg amputated some years ago, and this caused his death. He was the owner of a vineyard on Rhine street. He leaves a wife and six sons, all adults, two of whom, George and Peter, live on the home place with their mother.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1909

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
The sudden death of Mrs. Edith Wilson Underhill occurred at her home near Reed's Corners, on Friday morning, of apoplexy. She was one of the oldest residents of the town of Gorham, having spent her whole life in it. She was born on the Wilson homestead, one mile east of Wilson Corners, on Dec. 25, 1818, and was one of the ten children of James and Hannah Wilson. In 1863, she married John Underhill, who died in April, 1891. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Powell, of Reed's Corners, and one brother, John R. Wilson of Gorham. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. John McCall officiating. She was buried beside her husband in the Reed's Corners cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1936

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
Injuries received when a truck in which they were riding was struck by a westbound Rochester & Eastern trolley just west of the County Home in Hopewell yesterday proved fatal to William Logan, 35, foreman at the County Farm, and Harry Underhill, 60, an inmate of the almshouse. Logan died at the Memorial hospital here shortly before 6 o'clock last evening from shock and multiple fractures of the left arm and leg. Underhill succumbed to a fractured skull earlier in the afternoon without regaining consciousness. He leaves only a sister residing in Geneva where he was formerly a well-known barber. Logan leaves his wife and one son, Harold, of Canandaigua; his father, John Logan of Honeoye; and a brother, Frank Logan of Victor. Coroner Leon A. Stetson of Canandaigua said today that he probably would not hold an inquest into the case because before his death, Mr. Logan made a statement in which he said that before he drove the truck on the tracks, he looked in both directions and did not see or hear any trolley car.

From Ontario Republican Times 1 April 1863

By a letter from Lieut. George A. Sherman of Company K, 126th Regiment, NYSV, we learn that Henry Underhill, formerly  a resident of this village, died at Centreville, Va., on the 27th instant. His family, we are informed, received intelligence of the sad event yesterday. The deceased was a member of Company H, acting as hospital nurse. He was a man of excellent character, and much esteemed for his sterling integrity and patriotic devotion to his country.  He leaves a wife and several children, dependent upon their own exertions for a living. They deserve the active sympathy and encouragement of our benevolent citizens.

From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1891

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - Mr. John Underhill
passed away on Monday morning at 1 o'clock. He had been of usual health until about two weeks ago when he was taken with pneumonia which caused his death. Mr. Underhill was 65 years old. The funeral was held at the church on Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Underhill has the sympathy of their many friends.

From Victor Herald 26 April 1901

Joseph Underhill,
another of the oldest residents of this village, died at the home of his son, Frank P. Underhill, Tuesday morning, April 23rd, aged 82 years. Mr. Underhill lived nearly all his life in the town of Farmington and had but recently moved to this village. He is survived by four sons, Albert of Lansing, Mich.; Bruce S., principal of the Underhill Select School, Rochester; Frances T. and Frank P. of Victor. The funeral was held from the Underhill Hotel Thursday afternoon, Rev. Frank M. Cole officiating. Interment at the Quaker Cemetery, Farmington.

From Ontario County Times 4 February 1891

Victor, N. Y. -  Mary,
wife of Frank Underhill, of this village, died on Thursday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1888

Reed's Corner's, N. Y. -
We were not sufficiently informed of the fact last week to give a notice of the death of Mrs. Sarah Underhill, which occurred on the morning of the 6th inst., at the home of Frederick Underhill, in this town, with whom she had previously resided. She lived to the advanced age of 87 years. She was buried from the home of her son on Wednesday following her death, and makes another on the long roll of aged ones who have passed away within the past five years.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1904

Adams Underwood,
father of Mrs. J. M. Kennedy of this city, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. W. Clark of Stanley. The deceased was seventy-one years of age. He was born in Middlesex, where he lived until he retired from active life three years ago. He is survived by two sons, E. B. Underwood of Middlesex, and S. A. Underwood of Seneca; two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Clark of Stanley, and Mrs. J. M. Kennedy of Geneva. Prayer service will take place at 9:30 Sunday morning from the home of his daughter, in Stanley, while the funeral proper will be held from his old home in Middlesex at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Middlesex.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1907

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Amos Underwood, an aged and respected resident of this place, occurred at his home on Ontario street, Saturday. He had been in failing health for some time, but had not been confined to the house until recently. Mr. Underwood was the son of Amos and Mehitable White Underwood and was born at Auburn June 22, 1836. Of a family of nine children, there now survives but one, a sister of Mr. Underwood, who resides at Chicago. Mr. Underwood came to Phelps in 1860, and became agent for the New York Central and the American Express Companies. This position he held for twenty-five years, when he resigned to accept the position of cashier in the bank of J. H. Roy & Co. After fifteen years service in the banking business, Mr. Underwood retired from active business life. June 7th, 1850, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Bostwick, who survives. Mr. Underwood was a member of the Universalist church at Clifton Springs. He was possessed of an honorable Christian character and with his genial disposition, he commanded the esteem and confidence of a host of friends. His survivors, besides his widow, are  three children, Miss Anna Underwood of Phelps, Mrs. Henry D. Hopkins of Titusville, Pa., and Frank Underwood of Providence, R. I. The funeral services will be held at his late residence this afternoon. They will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Yantis, pastor of the Universalist church at Auburn, assisted by Rev. G. A. Harvey of St. John's church, Phelps. Tomorrow the remains will be taken to Auburn for interment at Port Hill cemetery. The services at the grave will be conducted by Rev. Leonard Chrystler of Auburn. Burial Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn NY.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 April 1905

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura Anna Underwood,
seventy-eight years old, wife of Amos Underwood, died Saturday as the result of a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered last Monday. She remained unconscious until death. She was a consistent communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her early life was spent in Auburn, her native city. Her maiden name was Laura Bostwick. She was married to Mr. Underwood in 1848. They moved to this place in 1861. Here they had since resided. In 1898 they celebrated their golden wedding. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters and one son, Miss Anna Underwood of this place, Mrs. Henry Hopkins of Titusville, Pa., and Frank Underwood of Phelps. Burial will be in Auburn. Note: Laura Anna Underwood is buried next to her husband, Amos Underwood, in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn NY; her burial listing states died Apr 11 1905; ae 77 yrs.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 April 1917

Gorham, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sarah A. Underwood,
widow of George Underwood, whose death took place at her home in Potter last Friday, at the age of 87 years, was born in the town of Gorham, the daughter of Warner Cole and Mary Ann Ferguson who were pioneers in this section. Besides one son, Charles C. Underwood, with whom she lived, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charlote Southerland, 95 years old; and Warner P. Cole, 82 years old, both of this village. Funeral took place from the home on Sunday at 1 o'clock and interment was in the Little Church cemetery near Hall.

From Ontario County Chronicle 25 September 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - Michael Unger,
aged 80 years, died Friday morning, following only a few days' illness with bowel trouble. For many years he was a highly respected resident of Lyons. During the past few years he has resided here with his son, George, besides whom he is survived by three sons and three daughters. His remains were taken to Lyons Sunday for interment.

Further in same paper - Michael Unger, a native of Alsace, Germany, died ---- survived by four sons and three daughters.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 30 November 1905

Edson Updike
died at his home on West Lewis street Monday afternoon, of heart weakness, from which he had suffered many years, but had been confined to the house but two or three weeks. He came here from Seneca County, and was proprietor of the Gasper grocery store for two or three years but lately had been an insurance solicitor. He was an honest citizen.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1931

The funeral of Mrs. Ella M. Updike, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hobart Flick, was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence with the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 7 July 1927

The death of Egbert G. Upham occurred at his home in Hebron avenue, Shortsville, at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, following a long illness. His age was 73 years. Egbert G. Upham was born at Sherburne, N. Y., on September 4, 1853. He lived in that village until about 36 years ago, when he located in Shortsville, where he had since continuously resided. He was employed for many years in the plant of the Empire Drill Company, having contract work there. He chose as his wife, Miss Florence M. Alcott of Sherburne. He was a member of Universalist church at Clifton Springs. The survivors are his wife, one son, Prof. Alson A. Upham of Brooklyn; one daughter, Miss Mabel Upham of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Hiram H. Huntington of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from his late home on Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, and burial will be made in Brookside Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 November 1895

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline F. Upright,
widow of the late Daniel Upright, died at her home on West Main street Sunday of general debility, aged 70 years. The deceased was a daughter of the late George Condit, and was an old resident of the place. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with interment in the old cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1889

Victor, N. Y. - Josiah Upton, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this town, died very suddenly last Saturday evening, of neuralgia of the heart. He was taken without warning while sitting in his chair at home, and although Dr. Mead responded immediately to a call, his efforts were without avail and the venerable gentleman passed away peacefully and without a word. Mr. Upton was a lifelong citizen of Victor, being born in 1812 on the estate now occupied by J. Hawkins, which was the paternal homestead. His brother, Judge Upton, is living in Washington, D. C., but was too ill to attend the burial. He was in Victor in the summer on quite an extended visit. Mr. Upton was a well-informed man upon political and legal topics, and his counsel was often sought by friends and neighbors. Of a kind and generous nature, his vivacity led strangers to call him younger than the three score and sixteen he was. He leaves a widow and three children, all at home except Mrs. Hancock of Ohio. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Methodist Episcopal church in Victor, of which his parents were among the founders.

From Victor Herald 7 November 1891

Wm. R. Upton,
son of the late Josiah Upton, died at the home of his mother, about three miles north of this village last Sunday morning. He had been ill for about three months with inflammatory rheumatism, and this, in complication with heart disease, caused his death. Mr. Upton was born in this town March 8, 1838. When a young man he went to Ohio and engaged in the nursery business with his uncle. Early in the war he enlisted in Co. D, 105th Ohio Vol. Infantry, and was taken prisoner at Lexington, Ky., when he had been at the front only a short time. He was then sent to the parols camp where he staid til exchanged, and again sent to the front in Tennessee. He was taken sick and sent to the hospital at Memphis, where he was discharged and came home broken down in body and mind. He soon rallied and went into business as a photographer in Lima, but the exposure and privations of the army had thoroughly undermined his constitution and he was compelled to retire from active business. For several years past he has resided with his parents in this town. He was never married. He leaves an aged mother and two sisters, Mrs. McCarthy of this town and Mr. Maria T. Hancock of Chilo, O. The funeral was attended from his late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Frost conducting the services. The remains were buried in the family lot at Boughton Hill.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1904

Donald Urquhart
died at 5 o'clock this morning after a six-day illness with plural pneumonia, at his home, 465 Pulteney street, aged sixty-one. He was born in the county of Ross, the roughest shire of the Scottish Highlands, where throughout his early life he was employed as a gardener. In 1861 he took to the sea and for four years, led the life of a sailor, serving on the great lakes as well as the high seas. Tiring of the sea life in 1865 he settled in Geneva, where he resumed his former occupation of gardening. For five years, during the eighties, he was janitor of Hobart college, and for the last two years, he has been the florist for Mrs. L. D. Collins. He was a member and regular attendant at the First Presbyterian church. Mr. Urquhart was principally known in Geneva as a Scotch piper. During his residence of nearly forty years in this city he and his bagpipe constituted the principal feature on scores of public gatherings and entertainments. In the years in which he was intimately associated with the college, festivities pursuant to the burning of Analytica were not complete unless "Big Donald" in kilts, with his pipe, led the midnight processions. Besides the playing of the bagpipe, he was characterized by his huge physique. He was considerably over six feet tall and was built in proportion. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Donald, Jr., and Robert Urquhart; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Watson of Geneva, and two brothers, Alexander of Toronto, and William of Scotland.

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