"Wam" to "War" Obituaries

From Geneva Daily Times 3 November 1925

Gorham, N. Y. - 
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Wanzer, aged 64 years, who died Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks, were held from the residence Monday morning at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. N. White, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial was made in Gorham Cemetery. She leaves two daughters, Miss Clara Wanzer and Mrs. William Hazell with whom she resides; and one brother, Abraham Phillips of Benton.

From Livonia Gazette 21 August 1931

Mrs. Clara B. Ward of North Bloomfield, a sister of Charles D. Warner of Livonia, died Monday at the age of 66. Besides her brother she leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Harrison and Miss Grace Ward. The funeral was held yesterday.

Obituary Article does not indicate publication or date.  I suspect it was in the Livonia Gazette.  A partial date of March 23 is included.  Obit is on page 143, Volume I of Ward’s Scraps.

Death of Harry Ward - The death, last Saturday at his home in Richmond Mills, of Harry Ward, father of Charles and Riley Ward of this village, (Livonia) was not an unexpected event, for he went by the very gradual decay of old age.  Harry Ward was of New England blood by both maternal and paternal streams of heredity.  His grandfather, John Ward, lived in Connecticut and married Naomi Butler.  Their children were Calvin, Chauncey, Mary, Electa, Julia, Nabby, Marcus and Isaiah, most of whom came to Western New York and settled in Ontario County.  Marcus and Isaiah subsequently went to Michigan and died there.  Calvin, the eldest child was born in 1787 and went to Manchester, Bennington county, Vermont, where he married Irene, daughter of Nathaniel Collins, a prominent member of an old influential family.  Harry, their only child, was born January 20, 1812.  In 1815 Calvin Ward and his wife took their three year old son and came to Pittstown and bought of Parson Collins of West Bloomfield 50 acres of land at $20 per acre and settled on it, adding by successive purchases till his farm contained over 300 acres.  Here he lived and prospered nearly 50 years - one of the most widely known farmers in Ontario or Livingston counties.  He was a pioneer in bringing pure blooded merino sheep, which he purchased from one of the sheep lords of Vermont - W. R. Sanford, who became a great admirer of Mr. Ward’s success in breeding the Vermont sheep, and his warm personal friend.  Mr. Sanford was an importer of Spanish merino flocks, making frequent visits to the old historic land that is now in such a mad strife against her colonies, and manifest destiny.  After one of these trips he presented Mr. Ward with a Spanish wood, gold-banded cane, in which is a Damascus blade dirk, the head or handle of which is ornamented with an ivory face carved in relief - of very fine workmanship.  Attorney Ward is the fortunate possessor of this heirloom.  Calvin Ward was also almost as renowned a breeder of blooded cattle as of blooded sheep, selling calves for prices that would buy a yoke of his neighbor’s oxen.  He was also a horse fancier and divided with “Tone” Yorks, of Lima, the reputation of being the best judge of horses in all this section.  Mr. Ward was truly a character.  He had original business energy and grasp, coupled with rare humor and genial nature which occurred ??????.  Harry Ward grew up on the Frost’s Hollow farm as a farmer, with decided love for live stock and horses.  He married Harriet, a daughter of Philip Miller of Cohocton, Steuben county.  Their children were Charles, attorney at law in Livonia village, Don Carlos, now of Gordon, Neb., Ida, a school teacher on the Long Island arm of greater New York, Riley of Livonia village, and Burr, still on the old Calvin and Harry Ward homestead.  Besides these were two younger children now deceased - Capitola and Henry C.  Mr. Ward’s funeral was held at the memory hallowed homestead Monday afternoon, Rev. S. M. Day officiating.  The burial was at Mount Hope cemetery, Rochester, Wednesday forenoon, in the family lot selected by his father.    H.D.K.
  Livonia, March 23

From Ontario County Chronicle 25 December 1901

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Mrs. Ward, widow of Harry Ward, of Richmond Mills, died Saturday last. Several weeks ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis and about a week ago fell from her chair and broke her arm. She leaves three sons and one daughter, Don, of Gordon, Neb., Charley of Livonia, Burr, with whom she lived, and Ida, of New York City.

From Victor Herald 27 April 1906

Mrs. James Ward,
of West Main street, this village, died Wednesday afternoon at the Homeopathic Hospital, Rochester, where she was taken for an operation the first of the week. The deceased was about thirty-eight years of age. She is survived by her husband and three children, Alice, a nurse at the Hahnemann Hospital, Rochester; Elizabeth and Willis, who live at home. The funeral was held this morning at St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1890

Cheshire, N. Y. - Again we are called upon to record the death of one of our oldest residents. Mrs. Moses Ward, wife of the late Rev. Moses Ward, died Tuesday, March 4th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Curtis. She was upwards of eighty years old and had resided in this vicinity nearly all her life. She leaves two sons, Chester B. and William Ward, and one daughter, Mrs. Eliza Curtis, and a large circle of grandchildren to mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1892

On the 6th of December last, Nathan E. Ward, of the village of Cheshire, passed out of this life into the great future, aged 28 years and six months, leaving a widow and loving little girl to mourn their irreparable loss. This deep affliction was soon followed by another severe stroke for this wife and mother. On the 20th of February her sweet little daughter, Inez E. Ward, her only child, aged 2 years and 8 months, followed her father into the spirit world, after a short sickness. This double bereavement weighs heavily upon the stricken soul of Mrs. Ward, and calls forth the deepest sympathy from all her friends. Out from the darkness of this great trial and mysterious providence the voice of Jesus is heard saying, "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." Little Inez died at the home of her grandparents in the town of Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Gannett, where the afflicted daughter has lived since the death of her husband. Inez was a bright, beautiful child, naturally attractive and lovable.

From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1904

Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. Ruth Gillett Ward,
aged 89 years, died on Friday morning at 4 o'clock at the family home north of this place. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. Charles F. Eisenmenger officiating. The burial was a Canandaigua. Mrs. Ward was born at Gloversville, but had been a resident of this place for half a century. She was a member of Congregational church at Canandaigua and greatly esteemed by all who knew her. Besides her husband, Chester B. Ward, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Arden Brandow, who had cared for her during her illness from paralysis.

From Avon Herald News 10 August 1944

Thomas Henry Ward,
41, died in his home at West Bloomfield Saturday, Aug. 5, 1944, after a long illness. A native of Rochester, he had lived in West Bloomfield 15 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred Harvey Moore; six children, Theodore, Doris, Edith, Bernard, Donald and Eugene Ward; his mother, Mrs. Anna Ward of West Bloomfield; six sisters Mrs. Ada Wright of Buffalo, Mrs. Emma Malabar of Buffalo, Mrs. Anna Thompson of Brockport, Mrs. Ella Boyd of Maine, Mrs. Sarah Belcher of Holcomb and Mrs. Margaret Rowley of Naples; and one brother, John Ward of Buffalo. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational church at West Bloomfield. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye. Mr. Ward had been an employee of the Pinco Insulator company at Lima. He was well-known to farmers in this section for shearing sheep.

From Ontario County Journal 15 May 1908

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The funeral services of William Ward were held from the Union church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Ward had been a lifelong resident of this place. The wife and three children, Mrs. Eliza Ferren, Mrs. Frank Debow, Jedediah Ward, of Toronto, Canada; and one aged brother, C. B. Ward, survive. The interment was in Pine Bank cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1879

Died -
at his home in Canadice on Tuesday night, June 11th, William Ward, aged 56 years.  The funeral rites were conducted from the M. E. church by Rev. Warren J. Hobbs, of Springwater, on Thursday last. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

From Ontario Republican Times 4 February 1863

Died, at one of the military hospitals near Washington, on the 25th day of November last, Lyman Warden, of South Bristol. The deceased was a dutiful son and a sincere christian. He responded promptly to the President's call for volunteers, and gave his life freely and cheerfully that his country might be saved. His remains were brought home for interment, and a funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Polley, from the words, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; they rest from their labor and their works do follow them." The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and relatives, who mourn for the deceased as for one whose death, though a loss to them, was a gain to him.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 August 1935

Mrs. Harriet Susan Warder,
aged 77, wife of Frederick Warder, of Goodelle Terrace, died at the Geneva General Hospital this morning following a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, F. W. Warder and two grandchildren, Frederick L. and William O. Warder, all of Geneva. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Peter's Episcopal church, with the Rev. H. H. Hassinger, rector, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 May 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
On Saturday morning Alexander Warfield, for over fifty years a resident of this village, died at home on the Littleville road, aged 60 years, 5 months and 17 days. He was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1847, on Sept. 5, 1864, enlisted as a private in company B, 14th Regular United States Infantry to serve three years. During the closing days of the rebellion, this regiment served Ayer's division, 5th army corps, army of the Potomac and participated in the following battles: Poplar Springs Church, Va., Sept. 30, 1864; Hatchies Run, Oct. 27, 1864; Dabney's Mills, Feb. 5, 7, 1865; White Roads, March 31, 1865; Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865; and Appomattox, April 9, 1865; and received his discharge by act of congress. He is survived by his wife and five children, three daughters, Mrs. Adelia May Robinson of Cheshire, Mrs. Alice Eliza Sargeant of Farmington, Mrs. Ethel Isabelle Connell; and two sons, Lisle and Louis of this village; also by one brother, Aninias Warfield of Seneca Castle; and one sister, Mrs. Lovina Sandford of Cheshire. The funeral service was conducted by Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of Shortsville, of which he was a member.

From Shortsville Enterprise 14 December 1916

Mrs. Alice Warfield, of Littleville, is confined to the home of her daughter, Mrs. William O'Connell, in Railroad avenue by an illness of a serious nature. On Saturday night Mrs. Warfield was found lying on the walk near the swamp, bleeding profusely from the mouth. She was removed to the O'Connell home in the auto belonging to Fred Trickey. She had started out from her home in Littleville that evening with the intention of coming to this village, when she was thus stricken. She suffered a similar attack on Sunday and her condition is thought to be serious.
LATER - Mrs. Warfield's condition became so serious that she was removed to the Canandaigua hospital where her demise occurred early Wednesday morning, resulting from pulmonary tuberculosis. Her age was 59 years. Mrs. Warfield had been a resident of Littleville for the past 35 years. Her husband, Alexander Warfield, died about 10 years ago. The survivors are two sons, Lewis Warfield, of Littleville, and Lisle Warfield, of Union City, Pa., and two daughters, Mrs. William O'Connell of Railroad avenue, and Mrs. James Johnson of Cheshire; also several grandchildren. The funeral obsequies will be held from the Shortsville Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. MacKenzie. The interment will follow in Brookside cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 15 February 1901

Anna E. Smith,
wife of William H. Warfield, died at her home in this village on Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of 12 days from the grip, which was followed by pleurisy and heart complications. She had been in feeble health for some years previous. Mrs. Warfield was born in Farmington on March 29, 1839, and was the daughter of Daniel P. and Lydia L. Smith. On June 8, 1859, she was united in marriage to William H. Warfield, and they resided in Farmington until 1881, when they removed to this village. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dora A. Newman, wife of Justin E. Newman, of this village, and Mrs. Edith L. Clark, wife of William M. Clark, who reside on the Warfield homestead in Farmington. A brother, Porter D. Smith, of Farmington, also survives. Mrs. Warfield was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and as long as her health permitted, was always found contributing her share to the work of the church. Her whole life was good and pure and the news of her death saddens the wide circle who knew and loved her. The community sympathizes with the husband and children in their bereavement. Funeral services will be held from the residence, No. 16 Wood street, at two o'clock this afternoon. Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D., of the Methodist church, will officiate.

From Ontario County Journal 5 March 1909

Mrs. Caroline Douglass Warfield
died at her home near Emerson's crossing on Monday morning, aged 61 years. Mrs. Warfield had been an invalid for many years, but death was caused by a goitre which developed into a blood tumor. She leaves two children, Herbert Warfield, who resided with her, and Stephen Beach, of Bristol Center; three grandchildren; her aged mother, Mrs. Samuel Douglass; two sisters, Mrs. I. I. Case and Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, and two brothers, F. G. Douglass and James S. Douglass. She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and in the absence of her pastor, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiated at the services on Tuesday afternoon.

From Shortsville Enterprise 2 June 1927

Shortsville lost one of its well-known older residents early Memorial day morning, when E. Eugene Warfield of Booth street passed to his final reward. Death was due to the infirmities of advancing years, his age being 79. Emerson Eugene Warfield was a native of the township of Hopewell having been born on April 28, 1848, a son of the late Zadok and Chloe Knapp Warfield. The larger part of his life had been passed in that town where he became a successful farmer. He was eduated in the rural schools of Hopewell and finished at Canandaigua Academy. He was married on November 9, 1871, to Miss Anna Maria Corey, who died on Thanksgiving day, November 26, 1925. He was a member of Shortsville Presbyterian church. In 1908 Mr. and Mrs. Warfield went to Pasadena, Calif., to make their home but failed to like the country there and returned to their farm house in Hopewell. They retired from farming a number of years ago and removed to the home in Booth street where he died.

The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin G. Phelps of Syracuse and Mrs. Ina Waldo of Shortsville; one son, Earl Warfield of Shortsville; one sister, Miss Isabelle Warfield of Shortsville; also five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, past of the Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery. 

From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Kitty Warfield,
aged 77 years, who has lived for some years with her brother-in-law, Mr. John Warfield, died last Friday evening. The funeral services were held at the house at 11 o'clock a.m. Monday. Her remains were interred in the new cemetery at Shortsville.

From Ontario County Journal 13 November 1903

Mrs. Lucinda Knapp Warfield
passed away at the home of her son, William H. Warfield, on Sunday morning, aged 93 years. She was confined to her bed only a week, and suffered but little pain, the end of the long life coming peacefully. She possessed a strong, vigorous constitution and an equally strong mind, which remained clear to within two days of her death. In June, 1902, she dislocated her hip, and since that time she had been unable to walk. Mrs. Warfield was the oldest of 12 children born to Leonard and Marcy Knapp, who were among the early settlers of Hopewell. Her marriage to William Warfield took place in September, 1831. Their first home was in Hopewell, but after two years they purchased a farm in this town, where they continued to reside until the death of Mr. Warfield, which occurred 22 years ago, and since then Mrs. Warfield had resided with her son. A daughter, Mrs. Susan C. Jones, of Quincy, Mich., died in 1886. Mrs. Warfield possessed a sunny, cheerful disposition, which age did not dim. This, combined with a keen sense of humor, made the evening of her life as bright as the noontide, and her friends always found her a pleasant companion. Her long life was filled with interesting experiences and incidents which she enjoyed relating. Her memory was clear to the last. She was never idle. Her days were spent in sewing, reading and writing to her grandchildren. Her last piece of work, an apron, was completed the evening before she was taken ill. She had not used glasses for years, either for sewing, or reading or writing. Besides her son, she is survived by six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Franklin E. Knapp of Hopewell; and two sisters, Mrs. Fidelia Sutherland of this village, and Miss Mercy Knapp, of Orleans. Mrs. Warfield had been a member of the Methodist church in this village for many years, and her pastor, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb, officiated at the funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The bearers were Clinton W. Jones and Clarence C. Jones, grandsons, and William M. Clark and Justin E. Newman, grandsons-in-law. The interment was in West Avenue cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 3 July 1885

Mr. Thomas Warfield,
of Clifton Springs, died on the 21st inst., aged 70 years.

From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1893

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of Zadoc Warfield, an aged resident of this place, occurred at his home on Sunday afternoon, December 17. Mr. Warfield was born in Montgomery county, Maryland, February 15, 1808, and was therefore 85 years, 10 months, and 2 days old. He moved from Maryland to Manchester in October, 1828. He was the son of Zadoc and Rachel Warfield, and was one of twelve children, two of whom survive him. He was married to Miss Chloe Knapp December 20, 1832. His wife preceded him to the better land August 17, 1889 -- just 4 years and 4 months before. Eight children were born to them, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are living. He was baptized by Mr. Osborn, of the Methodist church, about 60 years ago, and united with the Manchester M. E. Church. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence. Rev. D. D. Davis, a former pastor of this place, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. E. J. Lavis.

From Ontario County Times 21 August 1889

Chapinville, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Zadock Warfield, who died near the close of last week, at her home in Hopewell, near Littleville, was attended at the family residence Monday, August 19, at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. D. D. David officiating. The deceased was born in the town of Hopewell, Feb. 27, 1813, and spent her entire life in sight of her birthplace. She was married December 20th, 1832. Mr. and Mrs. Warfield celebrated their golden wedding 6 years ago last December. This shows they had lived together nearly 57 years. This certainly is above the average. Few couples live together as many years. To them 8 children were born, 5 (sic) sons and 4 daughters, all of whom were present at the funeral of the mother, the sons acting as bearers. This honored couple also have 19 grandchildren, all living but one who died in infancy, that being the last death in this large family until the death of Mrs. Warfield. This surely is a remarkable record. The large company of old and young who gathered at the funeral of their neighbor showed the high esteem in which this Christian lady was held.

From Shortsville Enterprise 24 December 1920

The death of Zadok Warfield, a former resident of Shortsville, which occurred at the home of his son, Herbert Warfield, in Canandaigua town last week Wednesday morning, and which was briefly mentioned in our last week's issue, came as a distinct sorrow to the people of Shortsville and vicinity. For many years, Mr. Warfield made his home in the Parlor Village and possessed an acquaintance that is seldom equalled by many men. Zadok W. Warfield was born in the township of Hopewell, on what was familiarly known as the Eugene Warfield farm, on November 9, 1843. He received his education in the District School at Littleville and also at the Canandaigua Academy under the tutelage of the late Noah T. Clark. At the completion of his course in the Academy, he took up the work of teaching school and for a number of years
taught in rural schools in this section. He was twice married and at the time of his second union in the year of 1893, took up residence in Shortsville. For a number of yrs he was an employee in the plant of the Empire Drill Company in this village.

Mr. Warfield was a man with a most remarkable memory -- almost superhuman -- and could give dates and facts of years gone with a promptness that made him an eagerly-sought source when such information was desired. He was a man of good character, and always interested in things that were good. He was a member of the Shortsville Methodist Episcopal Church and never failed in his duties there as long as his health permitted. His passing on to a better world leaves a niche in our community that we doubt will ever be filled. We know that he is now enjoying his reward that comes to all Christians. The death of his wife, Mrs. Minnie Runyon Warfield, last summer was a blow to him from which he never recovered.

The survivors are his son, Herbert Warfield, of Canandaigua town; one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Beach of Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Clementine Lincoln of Hopewell, and the Misses Belle and Louisa Warfield of Shortsville; also one brother, Eugene F. Warfield of Shortsville. Funeral services were held from the home of his brother, Eugene F. Warfield, in Booth street on Friday afternoon, and were conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist church, and a former minister in charge of the Shortsville Methodist church. The remains were laid at rest in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 March 1929

Canandaigua, March 17 - John E. Waring,
70, of Clark street, died last night after a short illness of pneumonia. For 30 years he was an employee of the Locke Insulator Works at Victor. He leaves his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell of Rochester, Mrs. Frances Scales of East Detroit, Mich., Mrs. May E. Waring of Canandaigua; a brother, Nicholas Waring of Rochester. Funeral from the home Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

From Ontario County Chronicle 22 June 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Friends in this village and vicinity learned with regret of the death of Mrs. A. J. Warner which occurred in Canandaigua on Saturday. Mrs. Warner, whose maiden name was Angenette Topliff, was born in Bridgewater, Vt., nearly eighty-three years ago and had been a resident of Shortsville and vicinity for over thirty years. She was the youngest of ten children, all of whom she outlived. A husband, A. J. Warner, of Madison, Wis., one nephew, Myron Cloyes of Canandaigua, and several nieces, including Miss Helen Whitney, of Shortsville, survive. Mrs. Warner was a member of the Shortsville Methodist Episcopal church and was always active in every good work and she will be missed not only by the church people, but by all who came in contact with her cheerful, sunny disposition. She was a dear old lady who had a host of friends. The funeral was held from her resident on Main street in this village at 3 o'clock Monday, the Rev. Ernest L. Waldorf of Phelps, formerly pastor of the M. E. church in this village, officiating, and the burial was in Brookside Cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 May 1906

Rushville, N. Y. -  Andrew Jackson Warner
died on Thursday morning, his 73rd birthday, between the hours of six and seven. Three years ago he was stricken with paralysis from which he partially recovered the use of his limbs so that by the aid of a cane he was able to walk about town. For the past few weeks he had been failing and on Wednesday afternoon he suffered another stroke which caused his death. He was born in Hartford, Conn. In 1859 he came to this village. He enlisted in 1861 and served until 1865. Upon his return home he married Miss Sarah A. Tufts, who died in 1872. In 1875 he was married to Miss Josephine Peabody, who survives him. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. William G. Henry of Canandaigua; one brother and two sisters who live in Connecticut. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. A. W. Rice, were held on Saturday afternoon at the late residence. The majority of his soldier friends in the village attended and six of them were bearers. Interment was made in the Rushville cemetery. Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Sayre of Allen's Hill.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 9 February 1899

Manchester -
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Warner, who died Friday, aged 76 years, was held yesterday, Rev. E. Long officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1941

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Mrs. Annie K. Warner,
79, of this village died suddenly on Thursday night, December 18th, at her home 9 Teft avenue. She is survived by her husband, D. M. Warner; two daughters, Miss Margaret R. Warner of New York City, Mrs. George H. Warner of Rochester; one brother, James McGregor of Reading, Mich.; and two sisters, Miss Sadie McGregor and Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis of Montgomery, Mich. The funeral will be held at her home on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery, Rev. William of Hydon officiating.

From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1892

One of the oldest native-born citizens of this town died at his home last Tuesday afternoon, aged 75 years.  Mr. W. was the only son of the late Lucius Warner, who for so many years owned and occupied the magnificent farm on the Castle road, a little west of the Pre-emption.  The deceased was the last survivor of his family. After leaving the farm he moved into the village and worked in the nurseries.  He served one year as street commissioner. He had been ill for several months, and is said to have died of Bright's disease.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 October 1921

Phelps, Oct. 11 -
The funeral of Mrs. Charlotte R. Warner, widow of the late Rufus R. Warner, whose death occurred Saturday at her home in Park street, following a long illness, was held at two o'clock this afternoon, interment was in the family lot at the Orleans cemetery. Mrs. Warner, who was 83 years of age, was born in the State of Michigan and had lived in the town of Phelps for the last sixty years, ten of which were spent at her Park street home. One son, M. B. Warner of Phelps and three grandchildren survive.

From Geneva Gazette 29 March 1889

Daniel D. Tompkins Warner,
a well-known and highly respected farmer of Hopewell, residing about three miles south of Orleans, was found dead in his sheep pen last Sunday afternoon, his face horribly mutilated by young pigs.  He had evidently died of heart disease and fallen where found.  His age was 79 years.

From Ontario County Journal 29 March 1889

D. D. Tompkins Warner of Hopewell, died suddenly at his home on Sunday. When his son returned from church, he found the lifeless body of his father at the barn. The appearance of the body and the surroundings indicated that he was sitting on a sheep rack when death came. It is the opinion that death was almost instantaneous and resulted from heart disease. Mrs. Warner, three sons, and a daughter survive him.

From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1893

The rather sudden death of George H. Warner, of this village, occurred at his home Tuesday afternoon, from hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Warner was fifty-nine years of age, was born in Middlesex, and saw three years of service in the 4th Heavy Artillery. He was for seventeen years a member of Erina Hose Company, and for a time Asst. Chief Engineer of the fire department. He carried a life insurance in the M. M. B. A. for $3000.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 May 1912

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Warner, wife of Dr. Franklin P. Warner, occurred at the family resident in North Main street yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, after a long illness, aged 61 years. Mrs. Warner was born at Hopewell in 1852. She leaves her husand and two children, a son, Arthur and a daughter, Miss Bertha Huke, all residents of this village. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. D. lC. Archer of Scranton, Pa.; and a brother, Henry Shekell, of Hopewell. The funeral will held from the late residence at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, pastor of the Congregational church officiating. The interment will be made at Woodlawn Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Henry D. Warner,
a highly respected and well-known citizen of the town of Phelps, died at an early hour this morning. He had been ill for the past three months. Mr. Warner was born on the Warner farm three miles southwest of Phelps, and always resided at the old homestead where he died, pursuing farming as his occupation. He was 64 years of age. His near survivors are his widow, two sons, Attorney E. S. Warner and Theodore H. Warner, all of Phelps, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles J. Carr of Dayton, O.; also one brother, Rufus Warner of Phelps, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Aldridge of Brooklyn.

From Ontario County Times 15 October 1884

Hiram Warner,
a prominent and highly respected citizen of Orleans in the town of Phelps, put an end to his life on Saturday morning last by hanging himself. His health had become much impaired, and it is believed that the act of self-destruction was the result of mental derangement growing out of his physical infirmities. His age was about seventy-six years.

From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1872

Died at Orleans, Ontario Co., N. Y., on Friday, February 9th, John Warner, aged 91 years.  This announcement records the decease of one of our oldest inhabitants, one of the pioneers of Western New York.  Mr. Warner came to the town of Phelps in this county in 1801, his father having preceded him about four years.  For more than seventy years he has resided among us, and has been an active participator in the sturdy efforts by which a hardy and industrious population have made the region in which they lived one of the most fertile and productive in the land.  When he came to Ontario County, it comprised a vast extent of territory which has since been divided, and subdivided, into a number of now wealthy and populous counties. Most of the large and flourishing villages which now cluster in this region had at that time no existence, or were mere hamlets.  Geneva had then less than three hundred inhabitants occupying between fifty and sixty buildings.

On coming to Phelps, being just arrived at man's estate, having learned the shoemaker's trade at the east, Mr. Warner engaged in the shoe-making business at that place, and afterwards started a tannery, his numerous patrons being extended over a wide circuit of country.  In that business he accumulated a handsome competency -- some $12,000 -- regarded in those days as quite a fortune.  With this capital, he removed to Orleans and engaged in mercantile pursuits, in which, however, he was not quite so fortunate and became somewhat involved in his pecuniary affairs in consequence of liabilities on account of other parties.  He purchased a considerable tract of land extending about a mile, east from the present village of Orleans, which eventually was sold off in parts, he retaining about one hundred acres -- being the farm on which he has since lived and where he died.  His has been a life of checkered scenes marked by alternate successes and reverses.  He reared a large family of children, all of whom we believe are still living, and well-to-do in this world's goods.

From Geneva Advertiser 14 February 1893

Dead - John C. Warner
died at his home in Phelps yesterday morning, Feb. 13th, after a long and painful illness.  The funeral will be held from his home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment being at Weedsport, the former home of his wife. We have been personally acquainted with John Warner for thirty years, and a man more square in his relations with all never lived, and he was the oldest of a large family, every one of whom bore himself and herself in the same honest and straight way. John Warner was a victim of army disease, chronic diarrhoea.  From a robust man he became almost a living skeleton, but a shadow of his former self.  He rightfully deserved an invalid's pension, but was never able to satisfy the government officials that his infirmities were contracted while in the service, yet we know this was the fact.  Hundreds of men are drawing pensions not a quarter as meritorious as was his case.  Poor John.

From Shortsville Enterprise 14 April 1911

On Sunday morning last at his farm home, about five miles northeast of Manchester, occurred the death of Joseph Warner, one of the well-known and prosperous farmers of this township. Death was due to blood poisoning which followed the accidental sticking of a pin into his flesh about three weeks ago. He was fifty-five years of age. Joseph Warner was born in England, and came to make his home in America about twenty-two years ago. He was married to Miss Mary Worden of Manchester, who survives him. He also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Clara Robinson, Miss Gertrude Warner and Miss Flora Warner, of Manchester; three sons, Carlton of Port Gibson, Raymond Warner of Palmyra, and Edward Warner of Manchester; also five brothers, John Warner, George Warner, Thomas Warner, James Warner and William Warner all of Manchester. The funeral services were held from the Baptist church  in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Frank E. Eden. The burial was made in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery in this village.

From Shortsville Enterprise 13 April 1916

Charles Warner, of this village, mourns the death of his estimable mother, Mrs. Julia Warner, which occurred at the Geneva City Hospital on Sunday morning, the 2nd inst., following a stroke of paralysis. The funeral services were held on the Tuesday following, with interment in Geneva. Besides Mr. Warner, she leaves a daughter, Miss Carrie Warner of Geneva.

From Ontario County Journal 23 April 1909

Rev. Louis U. Warner,
aged 52 years, died at the Warner homestead, just east of Clifton Springs on Sunday, after an illness extending over a period of two years. Previous to about a year ago Mr. Warner had been living in Oklahoma and came home with the hope that the change in climate would be beneficial to his health. The funeral service was held from the Warner home on Wednesday. Dr. Frank P. Warner of this village is a brother of the deceased. Burial Orleans Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 10 April 1868

The well known and  universally respected citizen, Lucius Warner, died at his residence last evening, at the age of 72 years.  Mr. Warner was descended from one of the oldest settlers of this town being the son of Capt. Solomon Warner, who located on the farm where deceased was born and has ever since resided, about the year 1792. Deceased, though a plain practical farmer, was an observant reader, a deep thinker, and took deep interest in local and general affairs pertaining to the public good. Many years ago he served the town in the Board of Supervisors, being the first democrat elected to such office within a score of years.  He was scrupulously just in all his dealings, and died as we have reason to believe without an enemy.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late residence on the Castle road.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1905

Lucy Taylor Warner,
widow of the late Charles F. Warner, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 48 Grove street. The deceased was in her 86th year. She was born in South Hadley, Mass., and some fifty years ago Mrs. Warner came to Rochester with her husband. Shortly after she moved to this place where she has since resided. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, but owing to her feeble health was unable to take an active part in church work. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte E. Warner of this city; Mrs. William L. DeFoe of Adrian, Mich.; and one son, Charles F. Warner, Jr., who is residing in the west. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house. The burial will be held privately in Washington street cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1909

Manchester, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. Margaret Warner, wife of Carlton Warner, occurred at her late home on Saturday, after an illness of two weeks, from blood poisoning. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Power and was born at Manchester on Dec. 15, 1882. She is survived by her husband and one son, Lawrence, aged 22 months; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Power and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Hackett, Misses Nellie, Marie and Lydia Power, and three brothers, Edward, William and George, all of Manchester. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning in St. Dominick's church. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 15 December 1904

Milton Warner,
a well-known and prominent Hopewell citizen, who resided on the farm where he was born 80 years ago, three miles south of Clifton Springs and a mile west of Orleans, died suddenly at the Jackson Hotel, Rochester, Thursday, of heart failure. With his wife he was on one of their frequent trips to Rochester going the day before and was then in his usual vigorous health. Just before dinner he was attacked with severe pains in the heart region, and during the meal he collapsed and died almost instantly. The funeral was held at the residence Monday, Rev. Abbot of Rochester, officiating; burial in the Hopewell Sand Hill Cemetery. Mr. Warner is survived by his wife, who is a sister of the late Henry F. Knapp, and to whom he had been married 57 years, and an adoped daughter, Mrs. Byron Freshour of Auburn. He was a lifelong  Democrat, taking great interest in politics, but never held office; he was universally respected, and a descendant of one of the three Warner pioneers who located near by Orleans early in the county's history.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 March 1915

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
News was received in this village yesterday of the death of Mrs. Milton Warner, who died on Monday night in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Byron Freshour, in Auburn, where she had been spending the past few weeks. Mrs. Warner was 84 years old, and had spent a large portion of her life on the Warner farm, south of this village, coming into the village to live a few years ago. Her remains will be brought to this village, and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the First Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery, Hopewell.

From Geneva Gazette & General Advertiser 10 June 1829

Mr. Oliver Warner, of Phelps, in this county, and Charles Baker, Esq. of Pittsfield, Mass. were both killed by lightning on the 29th ult. while in the Post Office at Conway, in that state.  They were passengers in the stage, which was waiting at the time for the mail to be changed.  Further particulars next week.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1852

Near Orleans in the town of Phelps, May, 27th, of the Panama Fever, or congestion of the lungs, or both, Orson Warner, aged 35 years. The deceased left his family and friends while in good health, about two years since, for the gold regions of California, and came back a perfect wreck. In less than one week after his arrival, he departed again -- but never, never to return. He leaves a wife and three children, besides numerous relatives and sympathizing friends, to mourn his loss. The disease baffled the skill of his physician, and all the anxiety and effort of his many kind and endearing friends to restore him to health, proved unavailing, and he died under these circumstances, which are peculiarly afflicting.

From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1916

The death of Mrs. R. W. Warner occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Estey, Howell street, on Saturday. Deceased had resided there two years. Besides her daughter, she leaves a son, Dudley M. Warner, of Clifton Springs. Interment was at Clifton Springs.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 June 1912

Phelps, Jan. 25 -
The death of Rufus Warner occurred yesterday at his home three miles southwest of Phelps after an illness of three months with heart disease. Mr. Warner who was 79 years of age, was a prominent farmer of this community where he spent his entire life. He retired from active agriculturural work some time ago and was preparing to move into the village this spring and occupy the Cornford place on Park street which he recently purchased. Besides his wife, the deceased leaves four sons, Henry R. and Maurice of Phelps, Frank of Clifton Springs, and Elmer of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Aldrich of Stonehead, N. Y.

From Naples Record 23 November 1872

Rushville - Died on Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 1872, Mrs Sarah Warner, wife of Andrew J. Warner, aged 34 years. Mrs. Warner had been ill many months of consumption, during most of which time she has been a great but patient sufferer. During the last months of her illness, she had the constant care of a loving sister, and a devoted husband has administered to her every want. For some time she has realized that her end was approaching and when the final hour came her soul took its flight as quietly as her life had been spent.

From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1869

The Phelps Citizen  chronicles the death of Mrs. Susan Warner, wife of Mr. John Warner, and mother of Edwin and Ulysses Warner Esqrs. of Orleans.  She had lived to the ripe old age of 84 years, nearly three score and ten years of which she had passed amid the scenes by which surrounded when she took final leave of earth, on the 29th December, 1868.  She enjoyed excellent health up to a period within a few months of her decease, when she sustained a severe injury occasioned by a fall.  She was universally respected, and leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss and bless her memory.

From Ontario County Times 27 March 1889

Tompkins Warner,
a well-to-do and highly respected farmer of Orleans, died suddenly last Sunday. His wife and son, Dudley, started for church Sunday forenoon, leaving Mr. Warner home alone. When they returned, Mrs. Warner, thought it strange that her husband did not make his appearance at the house and requested her son to go and see if he could find him. After considerable searching in and around the barn, Mr. Warner was found lying in a sheep pen, and from the position of the body, it is believed that he had suffered an attack of heart disease while sitting on the fence surrounding the pen and fallen over backwards. In the pen were two young pigs, and the animals had torn and mangled the dead man's head and face in a shocking manner. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age, and leaves a wife and one son. He was an uncle of Dr. F. P. Warner of this village.

From Buffalo Evening News February 1896

Canandaigua -
Yesterday occurred the death of Hon. Ulysses Warner of Orleans, father of Dr. Frank P. Warner of Canandaigua, and a well-known Ontario county citizen and old-time politician, He was aged 84 years. Death resulted from pneumonia. Deceased was elected to the Assembly by the Democratic party in 1859, and served in other public positions of trust. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clara E. Huff, Jennie T. Warner, Orleans; Mrs. W. S. Jerome, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. L. H. Cramer, Tonawanda; seven sons, Thomas E. Warner, Tonawanda; Achilles and Jesse P. Warner, Orleans; W. E. and C. E. Warner of Detroit, Mich.; Dr. Frank F. Warner, Canandaigua; L. C. Warner, Oklahoma.

From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1892

Mortuary -
Last Friday at about 2 P. M. Mrs. Ulysses Warner of Orleans passed away, from the residence of her son-in-law (Geo. F. Cramer) in this village.  As has been stated Mrs. Warner about four weeks previous swallowed a dose of bunion liniment which contained helibore by mistake for a rheumatic remedy.  Very soon afterwards she started for Geneva with her husband, and before arriving the deadly poison began to show its effects.  She was promptly placed under the care of Dr. Covert, who also had counsel, and every known antidote and expedient were employed to counteract the effect of poison. All proved unavailing, and death alone proved a relief from her terrible sufferings.

The deceased was the second wife of Hon. Ulysses Warner.  She bore him thirteen children, all but two of whom are still living and of adult age.  Though widely scattered, all the survivors were present at her death and funeral, as was also a stepson, Mr. John C. Warner.  The bereavement is peculiarly a sad one to the husband who is partially blind and threatened with total loss of sight.  It is but a short time since this large and universally respected family were united at the old homestead to congratulate the beloved father on arriving at four score years.  Alas, how soon has their joy been turned to mourning.

From Ontario County Journal 19 November 1915

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Sunday morning about 4 o'clock, at his home on the Atlanta road, occurred the death of Amasa T. Warren, a lifelong resident of Naples. Last week Mr. Warren suffered a shock from which he did not regain consciousness. He was born in Naples in September, 1886, the only son of Sylvester and Marinda Tenney Warren. He was married to Miss Lydia Rose and to them were born two children, Hiram S. Warren and Hattie, wife of Omar A. Olney, both of whom live near Naples. After the death of his wife, he was married to Miss Achsah Lowell, who survives. He was a member of the Methodist church and for many years served as one of its trustees. Besides his wife, son and daughter, Mr. Warren leaves two sisters, Mrs. William Michen of Fennville, Mich., and Mrs. E. A. Crittenden of Holloway, Mich.; three grandsons, three granddaughters and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in charge of Rev. Jacob Finger, with burial in Rose Ridge.

From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1913

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Julia Warren
died at Dennison's Corners on March 2. She was born in Jackson, Washington county, on Jan. 1, 1817, and came to Dennison's Corners in the spring of 1824, on one of the first packet boats that run on the Erie canal. She was married to Isaac Warren on Oct. 18, 1839, and had lived in these parts since her marriage, with the exception of two years in Michigan. She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. John Barrett, with whom she died; Mrs. Helen Belote of web; Mrs. Laura Pierson of Avon; Mrs. Emeline Plimpton of Perry, and Mrs. Dora McBrier of Hillsdale, Mich; also 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1882

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Lydia Warren,
wife of Amasa Warren, died on Monday morning of consumption. She was at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. Derrick. Her funeral was today, Wednesday.

From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896

Naples, N. Y. -
Naples has lost a venerable resident. Mrs. Miranda Warren, aged 90, died on Thursday, March 12. We knew of no older person in town. She was born in Naples, and was the daughter of Oliver Tenney, an original settler. she was the last of eight children. Her children are Amasa T. Warren of this village, Mrs. Crittenden and Mrs. Michen of Michigan.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 January 1918

Victor, N. Y., Jan. 20 - Mrs. Phebe Elmara Warren
died Friday morning at the family home in Farmington, of heart trouble, aged 60 years. Mrs. Warren was born in the town of Victor. In 1868 she became the wife of R. D. Warren, who died last April. Mrs. Warren leaves six children, four daughters and two sons, Ellery Warren, Mrs. Ernest Turner, and Mrs. Jay Smith, all of Canandaigua; Vernon Warren, Mrs. Allie Dillman and Mrs. George Mayo, all of Victor; and 15 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home in Farmington at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. James W. Allatt, pastor of the Methodist church of Victor. Interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1909

William Walter Warren,
aged 43 years, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 76 Genesee street, after a week's illness with pneumonia. The deceased was employed at the Phillips and Clark Stove Works. Mr. Warren and family a few weeks ago moved into their new home on Genesee street, formerly occupied by Edward Stengle. The survivors are his widow and three young boys, George, Richard, and Malcolm; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Warren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Playford of Louisville, Ky., Misses Sarah and Eliza Warren of Seneca Falls, and two brothers, Robert and Albert Warren of Seneca Falls. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 27 November 1913

The death of Albert Warrillow, a former resident of Shortsville, occurred suddenly at Rochester early last Friday morning, aged 58 years. Death was due to cancer of the liver and he had been confined to his bed only a few hours. He was born in England, and had been a teacher in district schools in this section for a number of years. The remains were brought here on Saturday and the funeral was held from the home of his brother, Harry Warrillow, in Aldrich street, on Monday afternoon. Rev. C. C. Reynolds, of the M. E. Church, conducted the services, and the interment was made in Brookside Cemetery. Besides his brother, he leaves one daughter; a son, Frank, of the U. S. navy, and two sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Ellen Warrillow of Shortsville.

From Geneva Advertiser 10 December 1901

Sam Warth,
the old Exchange street grocer, died at his rooms over the store last Sunday, after a long, tedious and painful illness.  His age was about 67 or 68 years.  For more than twenty years he had been a keen sufferer from catarrh, and had doctored for it with about everybody, and to no avail.  His case was beyond the reach of medicine or treatment, and he finally came to the conclusion that all medical men were humbugs, and all he had to do was to continue to suffer until death came to his relief.  Sam Warth began his mercantile life in a very humble way, and he used to like to talk of it.  He peddled nuts and fruits from a basket.  He saved his earnings.  With some help from his father, he bought that block on Exchange street, opened it as saloon and had a small dance hall in the upper story.  We don't recall how many years he conducted it, but after awhile open it as a grocery.  How well he succeeded in this line is known to all.  His aim was to keep everything on sale and of the choicest and best.  His wife was a daughter of Jacob Everson by whom he had one son, Sam.  His brother John was with him until he died; then his wife dropped off, then the son, and it left him with only one near relative, a half-brother, Jacob Hoebeck, who came down from the west to be near him and look after the interests of the store.  The funeral takes place from his late home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock.

From Geneva Gazette 3 February 1899

died in his apartments over 440 Exchange street last Monday evening, aged about 38 years. He had been ill for a long time, disease finally attacking his lungs.  He was reduced almost to a skeleton. The deceased was born in Geneva, and assisted his father in the management of a large and prosperous business.  By this bereavement, Mr. Warth is left destitute of near relatives.  After the death of his wife he gave up housekeeping and fitted up living apartments over his store, where he and his only son and child spent their nights in filial companionship.  Now they are desolate.  We tender the bereaved father most profound sympathy.

From Geneva Gazette October 30 1896

Mrs. Samuel Warth -
After a long and painful illness affecting mind as well as body, Mrs. Samuel Warth was relieved by death Wednesday night.  Her age was 61 years.  Her immediate family bereaved consists only of the husband and one son. She was born in Rushville and came to Geneva in 1845 at the age of 16.  Her funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 52 Pulteney street.

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