"Whi" Obituaries

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1917

The death of Mrs. Aurilla Whipple occurred at Memorial hospital yesterday. Deceased was born in Ellisburg on July 12, 1837, and had resided in Canandaigua with her daughter, Mrs. John D. Harkness, for some time. The funeral services will be held at this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate and interment will be in the Adams.

From Fairport Herald Mail 17 December 1924

The death of Mrs. Carrie Cotton Whipple occurred last week Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle, after a long illness. Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of Isaac and Nancy Cheesbro Cotton and was born in this town Feb. 28, 1858, and was 66 years old. She was united in marriage in 1875 to Frank Whipple, who died July 11, 1917. She leaves to mourn their loss one daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle; and two grandsons, Anson and Richard Tuttle; also one sister, Mrs. Sarah Whalen, of Palmyra; and one brother, Albert Cotton, of this town. Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle, last Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. from the Friends church. Burial was made in the North Farmington Cemetery. Mrs. Whipple was a lady of quiet, unassuming ways and will be missed by friends and relatives.

From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1917

Farmington, N. Y. - Frank Whipple,
who had been in poor health for some time, died on July 11 at the home of his brother, Elisha Whipple. He was the son of James and Amy Whipple and was born in this town on March 26, 1851, and had always lived in Farmington, with the exception of a few years in Palmyra. He was a painter and paper-hanger and was successful in his business. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dollie Cotton Whipple; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Tuttle of this town; one sister, Mrs. Gillette Aldrich of Macedon; two brothers, Elisha Whipple of Macedon, and Henry Whipple of this town. The funeral was held on Friday from the Friends church, Rev. Reuben J. Payne officiating. Interment was made in the North Farmington cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1908

Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Henry J. Whipple
died at her home in this village Wednesday after a lingering illness, aged 68 years. She was born in Farmington and had resided here nearly all her life. Her maiden name was Ann Decatur. She was a member of the Society of Orthodox Friends, and a woman loved and respected by all. She was especially fond of flowers and had them in bloom all months of the year. She is survived by her husband, Henry J. Whipple, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hollenbeck of this town, and a brother, James Decatur, of Hudsonville, Mich.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 March 1931

Canandaigua, N. Y., March 26 - Mrs. Susan M. Whipple,
75, wife of Smith Whipple, died last night. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Johnson of Canandaigua and Mrs. Walter Hogan of Shortsville; also a sister, Mrs. Frank B. Housel of Canandaigua. Funeral from Woodlawn chapel at 2 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1903

Phelps, N. Y. -
The funeral of Miss Helen Whitbeck, who died Saturday, was held yesterday afternoon. Miss Whitbeck was about 60 years of age and is survived by two brothers, Jacob of Rochester and Elmer of Phelps.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Matilda Whitbeck, wife of J. E. Whitbeck, died Friday afternoon, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Whitbeck was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William West and was born at Newark sixty-six years ago. For several years she lived at Rochester where her husband was employed in the mail service. Mr. and Mrs. Whitbeck have been residents of Phelps for the past three years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers and one sister, Elmer West of Newark, and James West of Syracuse, and Mrs. Henry Bailey, of Rochester. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Gregory of the Presbyterian church officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Sara E. Whitbeck,
widow of the late George Whitbeck, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Caleb Kelly, yesterday. Mrs. Whitbeck had been an invalid for a long time. She was born in Phelps 65 years ago and always lived here. Her near survivors are her mother, Mrs. Kelly, and one brother, Thomas Kelly of Newark. The fun will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. C. C. Maclean officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1908

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. William Whitbeck
died at her home in the village Friday afternoon. On the Sunday preceding her death, while she and her son, Harry, were driving home from a visit to her brother, Ira Farnsworth, she complained of feeling strangely. Before they were able to reach home, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she did not rally. Her mother died in a similar manner and at about the same age, 47 years. Mrs. Whitbeck is survived by her husband and one son, Harry, a sister, Mrs. Mary Farnsworth, and a brother, Ira Farnsworth, all of this place.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 9 March 1929

Phelps, March 8 - Mrs. M. Alcie White,
80, died Thursday at her home in Ontario Street. Mrs. White, who was a daughter of Warren and Sarah Dickinson Wheeler, was born at Gates, Monroe County, Feb. 17, 1849, and had lived in Phelps for the past 45 years. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Nellie E. White of Phelps; one sister, Mrs. O. C. Rider of Geneva and a nephew, Carl Rider of Chicago. Funeral from the home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.

From Geneva Gazette 27 August 1886

Andrew White,
a brother of George White, proprietor of the International Hotel, died last Monday night after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever. About a week ago, early one morning, while delirious, he escaped the vigilance of his attendant, ran out of the hotel and down Exchange and Castle streets toward the lake. William Ringer, night watchman, saw him running in an almost nude condition, and gave chase. He arrived just in time to pull White out of the lake. He carried him back to the hotel, but although the best medical skill was employed, the exposure and shock to his system so aggravated the disease that he gradually grew worse until death relieved him of his suffering. His age was about 30 years.

From Ontario County Journal 5 June 1908

Mrs. Catherine White,
who lived in Canandaigua for about forty years, up to seven years ago, when she went to live with relatives at Buffalo, died there on Tuesday night, aged about 75 years. She leaves three daughters, Misses Mary, Anna and Julia White of Buffalo. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church, after the arrival of the remains here this morning, and the interment will be at Calvary cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1911

Cornelius J. White
died yesterday morning at his late home, No. 92 N. Main street, of tuberculosis. The deceased was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 22nd New York Cavalry. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. William t. Lozier of this city; four sons, Charles U. of MacDougall, James M. of Ithaca, William of Miami, Fla., and Frank W. of this city; two brothers, Fred M. of Albany and Isaac F. of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Edward Pritchard of Seneca Falls; and three grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver will officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 June 1906

Phelps, N. Y. - Earl Gibson White,
an esteemed young man of this village, died Friday morning, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. White was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. George White, and was born at Lyons twenty-two years ago. He came to Phelps with his parents at an early age. His preliminary education was obtained at the Phelps High School, from which institution he graduated with the class of '01, being valedictorian of the class. He afterwards entered the University of Rochester, where he took an active interest in athletics. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He came home last February feeling ill and gradually declined. He had been confined to his bed for nineteen weeks. The untimely death of Mr. White, whose future career was so bright and promising, has cast a gloom over this entire community. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Nellie and Lina White of Phelps.

From Fairport Herald 19 January 1933

Mrs. Ellan E. White
died Monday night, Jan. 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora L. Woodward of Hopewell, after a brief illness due to a shock. She had passed her 88th birthday. She was a resident of Farmington for a good many years. Surviving are one daughter, Cora L. Woodward; and one son, George White of Buffalo.

From Ontario County Times 2 May 1877

Another family in our town have been sadly afflicted during the past month. Mrs. Eunice White died at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Geo. W. Smith, very suddenly on the 16th of March, at the advanced age of nearly 103 years. She was the oldest resident of this town. April 3d, Annie, oldest daughter of Geo. W. and Eunice Smith, died of diphtheria. Two hours after their hired girl (whose name is unknown to us,) died of the same disease. April 10th, their infant son died of diphtheria. All of the other members of the family have suffered from that terrible scourge more or less, but are nearly recovered. When death takes one of our loved ones from us, it makes a great void, but where there are four deaths in one family in a single month, how sad must be the hearth-stone. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the sympathy of the entire community, and we commend them to the Great Healer who has caused them to "pass under the rod."

From Geneva Daily Times 29 January 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - George W. White died Sunday night at the home of his sisters, Misses L. M. and W. A. White, on North Pearl street, aged about 62 years. He had suffered from stomach trouble for a long time. He was a member of Waterford, N. Y., lodge of Odd Fellows, but had lived here for about five months past, coming here from Troy. He had been confined to his bed only about three weeks.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. James White
died at her home last Monday after a long illness. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. Arthur Dill officiating. The burial was in Lake View cemetery. She leaves, besides her husband, four daughters, one son, a sister and a brother.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - John White died yesterday morning after a few days illness with pneumonia, aged 59 years. Mr. White was born in Newbury, Fifeshin, Scotland. He came here in 1837 where he has since resided. For many years he was engaged in the malting business. During his latter years he was not actively engaged in business. He is survived by one son, John R. White, from whose home the funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of John White, Sr., occurred at his home on Oct. 29, after a brief illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held from the home on Friday. Rev. Dr. John McCall, of the Gorham Presbyterian church, had charge of the services. Interment was in Gorham cemetery. The deceased was a farmer and had lived on the same farm for many years. He was a good citizen and kind neighbor. There survive an invalid wife; and two daughters, Miss Nettie and Mrs. John Herrin of this place; and four sons, William of Auburn, John of Reeds Corners, and Albert and Robert of Gorham.

From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - John R. White,
who has been in feeble health for the past year or more, died of consumption shortly after midnight on Tuesday, in the 35th year of his age. The deceased, who was a popular young man, had made a strong fight for life and had received the best of skill and attention, but failed gradually, expiring at the time mentioned. A wife and little daughter, Gladys, survive. The funeral services will be held from St. John's church this afternoon at four o'clock and interment made in the family plot in the Phelps cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 16 October 1914

Joseph White,
colored, was drowned in the lake at the south end of the pier on Saturday night. He was seen near the water at the west side of the bulkhead by Sylvester Wilhelm and Harry Kennedy as they were about to enter their boat house shortly after midnight. Hearing a splash a few minutes later the men investigated and found that White had disappeared. After several unsuccessful attempts to locate him, Officer VanOrman and Coroner A. W. Armstrong were notified and hurried to the lake. In the meantime the body had been recovered and efforts were made to resuscitate him. The body was taken to the Curtice undertaking rooms. White, who had worked on the E. T. Case farm north of Canandaigua, removed to Canandaigua last spring with his family. It is said that he has been greatly depressed over his wife, who left him recently, taking their children with her. Among the survivors are his father, Joseph White, of Centerfield; two brothers, Schuyler and E. Edward, Centerfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Brooks, of Honeoye; one residing in Rochester and one in Pittsburg; also a wife and five children whose whereabouts are unknown by White's relatives. Rev. W. E. Searles officiated at the funeral services held at Woodlawn chapel Wednesday afternoon. Coroner Armstrong had rendered no verdict as to the cause of White's death up to yesterday. He is not satisfied with the theory that White took his own life, owing to the number of circumstances pointing to accidental death.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 October 1912

Geneva, Oct 6 - Joseph William White,
aged 47 years, one of Geneva's prominent business men, died at his home, No. 44 High street, after an illness of several months. About three months ago, Mr. White suffered a stroke of paralysis, but apparently recovered and was able to be about the city. Two weeks ago he was stricken with heart failure and other complications set in which resulted in his death. Mr. White was born in Ovid and came to Geneva about thirty years ago with his brother, George White, who conducted the White House and afterwards the International Hotel. Mr. White acted as (can't read) for his brother up to the time of his brother's death, when he engaged in business for himself in Castle street. Mr. White leaves his wife and two sons, Joseph W. and Richard F. White, all of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's Church and burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1905

Mrs. Julia A. White,
sixty-eight years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Wesley, No. 25 Pulteney street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were taken this afternoon to Macedon, where the funeral will be held. Burial will be in Macedon cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 19 February 1904

Ionia, N. Y. -
This community was greatly shocked to hear on Tuesday morning of the death of Mrs. Laura Green White, wife of Charles R. White, of this place, who had been ill in the Canandaigua hospital for some time past. She was thought to be progressing toward recovery until quite recently, when peritonitis developed, and she grew worse rapidly. She leaves, besides her husband, three sons, Oliver, Edwin and Albert; her father, William Green, of this place; two sisters, Mrs. Allan Saxby of East Bloomfield and Miss Ida Green, of this place; and one brother. The funeral was held yesterday from the family home. Interment was made in the cemetery here.

From Democrat and Chronicle 4 January 1915

Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The death of Mrs. Lura M. White, for about thirty-one years a teacher in the first grade of the Canandaigua public schools, occurred yesterday morning in the home of her sister-in-law Mrs. C. M. Osgood, in Pearl street, aged 66 years. She leaves a son, Charles E. White, of Rochester; a brother Eugene Pitcher, of Parma, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Allen, of Rochester, and Mrs. James Corbett, of Barnard. The funeral will be held from the Osgood home here at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Livingston I. Taylor, Congregationalist pastor here, officiating.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 February 1904

Margaret White,
seventy-two, died at her home on Colt street yesterday afternoon at 3:15. The cause of death was heart trouble. The deceased was well-known in the city, having resided here for many years. She is survived by four children, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Michael Quennan of Penn Yan and Mrs. Henry Kogler, Joseph and Richard White of this city. The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church Saturday at 9:30. Burial will be at Ovid.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1906

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word from Victor Tuesday night called Coroner F. P. Warner there to investigate an accident which resulted in the death of Martin White, a middle-aged laboring man of that village. He was killed by the cars on the Lehigh Valley tracks, near the Main street crossing in Victor, about 9 o'clock. It was learned that White was crossing the tracks, with a lighted lantern in his hand. He was seen to make the attempt to cross ahead of the Black Diamond express, but failed to get out of the way of the train and was struck by the locomotive, which threw his body on another track and while he lay there unconscious another passenger train going in the opposite direction ran over him, before his body could be reached to remove it. The latter train terribly mutilated his body. Coroner Warner could find nothing to indicate negligence on the part of any one but the victim of the accident.

From Geneva Gazette 27 January 1899

- died at her residence on South Exchange street, Jan. 22d, after a painful illness of a few weeks. She was born in Ovid, and had resided in Geneva about fourteen years.  She lovingly assisted a devoted wife in the care of her brother, George White, during his long illness preceding an entire collapse of his mental faculties and consignment to Willard Hospital.  Then her own enfeebled system gave way and she took to a sick bed, never to arise in mortal life.  Other near relatives surviving are her venerable mother, J. W. and Richard White and Mrs. Koegler of Geneva, and Mrs. Queenan of Penn Yan.  The funeral of deceased took place Tuesday last, interment at Ovid.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 May 1906

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mary Hutchinson White
died at home in this village on Wednesday, May 16th, nearly 71 years. She was born near Geneva where she spent the early years of her life. Later she moved to Marion and October 25, 1866, was married to Alfred D. White. About thirty-four years ago they moved to this place where the family has since resided. For the past four years Mrs. White has been in poor health, but about four weeks ago was taken much worse. At one time it was thought that she would recover, but on Tuesday, May 8th, she suffered two strokes of paralysis which caused her death. Although a great sufferer, she bore it all with that same sweet, patient and cheerful spirit which won for her a large circle of friends. She was an earnest, sincere Christian, and though unable for a number of years to attend church services, was a faithful member of the Methodist church of this place. During the last week of her life she longed to go to that rest above which she so well knew was awaiting her. She is survived by two daughters, Miss M. Frances White and Miss Irma A. White, both of this place; and one half-brother, C. W. Williams of Bellona. The funeral was held Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the house, Rev. A. W. Rice officiating. On Friday the remains were carried to Marion, where the body was laid at rest by the side of her husband, who died in 1891. Among the friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: C. W. Williams of Bellona, Mrs. Anna Williams and Miss Honora Williams of Geneva, Mrs. G. G. Hutchinson of Fairmont, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hyde of Cheshire.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 April 1939

East Bloomfield - Mrs. Maude Ross White,
died in her farm home in the Ionia Road yesterday morning following a year's illness. Born in Farmington, the daughter of the late Willard Ross and Ellen Van Allen Ross, she came to East Bloomfield in 1906 to teach school and the same year was married to Charles R. White, and had since resided at the homestead. Her husband, who died several years ago, was a well-known Ontario County Republican and was director of cooperation of the Department of Farms and Markets of New York State and chairman of the Governor's Advisory Committee on agriculture for the State of New York. During his lifetime the couple spent much of the time in Albany. Mrs. White was prominent in Republican politics; she took an active part in Ontario County Pomona Grange of the National Grange and of the First Congregational church in East Bloomfield. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ellen Ross, who resided with her; a sister, Mrs. A. L. Clapper of Canandaigua; three sons, Oliver W. and Edwin E. of this place and Albert W. White of Canandaigua; eight grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the home at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Ionia Cemetery. The Rev. W. Heber O'Hara, pastor of the Congregational church of East Bloomfield, and the Rev. Howard V. Moses, pastor of the Methodist church of Ionia, will officiate.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 August 1910

Canandaigua, August 24 - Oliver H. White, a brother-in-law of Mrs. O. J. Hallenbeck of this village, died at his home in Ionia last evening after a stroke of apoplexy, aged 80 years, his birthday having been the day preceding his death. Mr. White had been a lifelong resident of Ontario and Monroe counties, having resided in Mendon Center before removing to Ionia. He was a farmer and a member of the grange. He was a member of the Society of Friends and a man who was highly esteemed in this vicinity. He leaves his wife and three sons, Charles R. of Ionia; Edwin E. of Milwaukee and Dr. W. H. of Grand Rapids, Mich. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Burial Ionia Cemetery, Ionia NY

From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1892

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Phebe White
died at her home in this place last Saturday morning after a lingering illness from pulmonary trouble. She was one of the oldest residents of the place and for many years was a member of the M. E. Church and was always a faithful attendant upon its services until failing health prevented. Two children survive her, Mrs. S. R. Mason of Palmyra, and Edward White of this place. Funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. D. W. Hooker, officiating. The interment was at Greenhouse cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1905

Richard White
died at the City Hospital early this morning, aged 48 years. Mr. White underwent an operation for hydradenis yesterday. The operation was successful but complications set in which resulted in his death this morning. The deceased was well known, having resided here for the past twenty years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Queenan of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Henry Koghler, of this city; and one brother, Joseph White. The funeral will be held from the residence of his brother in Genesee street at nine o'clock Monday morning. The funeral mass will be said at St. Francis de Sales church at 9:30 o'clock. The remains will be taken to Ovid where burial will be made.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1910

Mrs. Ruby May White,
wife of Frank W. White, died Tuesday afternoon at the Hahnemann Hospital, Rochester. She was 20 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Knapp of Rochester, and three sisters. The remains will be brought to this city on Sunday and the funeral will take place at 12:30 o'clock at St. Peter's Episcopal church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, rector, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Clifton Springs Press 18 October 1917

Dr. W. A. White,
a prominent dentist in Phelps, and well-known throughout the state, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Ontario street. He had been in failing health for several months, but his illness confined him to the house only ten days. Dr. White, who was in his sixtieth year, was born in Albany September 14, 1857, and had lived in Phelps for the last 36 years. He graduated from the Baltimore Dental College in 1881 and since then had practiced his profession in Phelps. In April, 1883, he married Miss Fannie Frazier, who with two children, Mrs. George B. Nelson of Chicago and Harry White of San Diego, Cal., survive. Dr. White always took an active interest in matters pertaining to the welfare of his home town as well as to his profession. During his career he had held the office of president of the Seventh District Dental Society Association and at the time of his death, held the chair of histology on the State Board of Dental Examiners. For three years he was associated with the New York State Department of Health as consultant and lecturer, during with time he lectured extensively throughout the state before schools and various organizations on oral hygiene. Dr. White also served five years as a member of the Board of Education of the Phelps High School, was a member of the Presbyterian church, treasurer of the Sunday School for a quarter of a century and a member of Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M. 200. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon from the family home, and burial will be Rest Haven, Phelps. Rev. C. C. MacLean of the First Presbyterian church of Phelps will be the officiating clergyman.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 October 1906

Saturday night at ten o'clock at his home in Curtis street occurred the death of William J. White, formerly an engineer on the main line of the New York Central, but for the last two years a resident of this place and an employee in the Lisk machine shop. Death was caused by pneumonia after an illness of only four days duration. Deceased was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. The funeral was held yesterday at 2 o'clock from his late home in Antis street, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating, and interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. G. W. Stevens of this place, four sisters and one brother.

From Shortsville Enterprise 26 March 1914

When Frank E. Whiting, of Manchester, completed his labors last week Thursday night and returned to his home about 8:30 o'clock, he was horribly shocked to find the lifeless body of his wife, Frances Whiting, in a chair. Mr. Whiting, who is employed as conductor by the Lehigh Valley railroad, left her that morning but she did not complain of feeling ill. The deceased had been ill for over a year with diabetes but was able to appear about the village. It is believed she had been dead for several hours when found, as several neighbors had tried to talk with her over the telephone at various hours of the day but were unable to get a response. Mrs. Whiting was born in Honeoye Falls on May 21, 1862, a daughter of Mortimer and Amy Locke. She was united in marriage to Mr. Whiting on October 13, 1887, and for the past 18 years had made her home in Manchester. She was possessed of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom were deeply grieved to learn of her sudden demise. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Haggerty of Albany; one grandson, Cecil Haggerty, of Albany, and one brother, Fred M. Locke of Victor. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were placed in the receiving vault in Brookside Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 15 February 1888

John Whiting,
an aged and respected citizen of Naples, died on the 4th instant in a hospital at Buffalo, where he was being treated for a cancer. The deceased was the father of Mrs. John S. Tellier, formerly of this village.

From Ontario County Times 7 April 1886

Naples, N. Y. -
Death has again visited us, taking in this instance, Mrs. Lydia Jane, wife of John P. Whiting, who died on Wednesday morning last. Mrs. Whiting was 62 years of age, and had lived here since girlhood. she had been a sufferer for many years, but had maintained a watchful care of her family to the last, which care was fully appreciated by her three dutiful daughters, Mrs. L. Ehle, Mrs. J. S. Tellier and Miss Kittie Whiting, who feel that they have lost their best earthly friend, and who, with their father, will have the appreciative sympathy of all friends of the family and all who had any acquaintance with Mrs. Whiting.

From Geneva Gazette 17 January 1890

Mrs. W. A. Whiting,
of Phelps, died last Sunday in Brooklyn after a brief illness.  She was married only last November, going with her husband to the Bermudas on a wedding trip.  Says the Phelps Citizen:  "A great deal of sympathy is expressed for Mr. Whiting who has received this great shock just at the starting point of what seemed destined to be an unusually happy wedded life."

From Ontario County Journal 9 October 1896

Phelps, N. Y. - Wm. A. Whiting,
an old and highly esteemed resident of this place, died at his home on Exchange street, Tuesday afternoon, of old age, in the 84th year of his age. The deceased had been in quite feeble health for some time, but was able to be out and around the house up to within a short time previous to his death. A wife, two sons and two daughters survive. The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow and burial will be made in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The death of Mrs. William Whiting, widow of the late William Whiting, occurred at 8 o'clock last evening at her home on Exchange street. Mrs. Whiting was born at Cooperstown eighty-six years ago, but for the past seventy-five years has lived at Phelps. She has been on the decline for the past year or more, her death resulting from old age. Mrs. Whiting leaves two sons, Charles of Phelps, and Arthur, who is at present living at Daytona, Fla.; also two daughters, Alice Whiting of Phelps, and Mrs. O. A. Carson of Clifton Springs.

From Ontario County Chronicle 4 March 1903

John Whitlaw,
a well-known resident of this village, died on Saturday night at his home in Pleasant street, aged 51 years. He had been in failing health for some time, his death being due to pulmonary trouble. He was for a quarter of a century in the employ of the American Express Company here. He is survived by a widow and an adopted daughter, Miss Mary McGregor. The funeral was largely attended from St. Mary's church yesterday morning.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 July 1918

Clifton Springs, N. Y.,
June 30 - The death of Dr. Charles H. Whitlock occurred at the family home on Saturday forenoon, following an illness extending over a period of several months. For nearly twenty years the deceased conducted his dental offices in this village, and was one of the best known professional men in this locality, until failing compelled him to give up active business several months ago. He is survived by his wife and one son, William, both of this village. The deceased was a member of the vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church and Garoga Masonic Lodge, both of this village.

From Penn Yan Democrat 2 April 1920

The death of Leonard M. Whitlock, aged 62 years, occurred Sunday morning at his home at 49 Geneva street. He is survived by his wife and eight children: Irving of Geneva; Mrs. Joseph Seales of Elmira; Mrs. Lulu Sparks of Geneva; Adelbert of Penn Yan; William of Elmira; Leonard of Rochester; Minnie of Geneva; and Mrs. George Sterne of Syracuse; also one sister, Mrs. Isaac White of the Canandaigua road. The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. David H. Craver of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Joslyn Cemetery at Oaks Corners. Geneva Times.

From Neapolitan Record 27 May 1880

Died at the residence of J. C. Fox in Gorham May 21st, Mrs. Emeline S. Whitman, aged 69 years and 5 months, the deceased had been a great sufferer for a long time, and had been kindly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Fox, as principal nurse, with other friends around her; deceased left to mourn her loss three daughters--Mrs. D. B. Harkness who lived near her; Mrs. Anna L. Coe, who is living in the western country and was notified of her mother's dangerous condition a few days before her death, and was with her when she died; and Mrs. C. Fox, the youngest, who resides upon the old homestead, her mother residing with her. She also leaves 2 brothers, Geo. W. Stearns of Coldwater, Michigan, and E. George Stearns of this place; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. John Sutphin and C. M. HIcks, a half-brother; and a large circle of friends who mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1894

Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. J. Whitman,
mother of Mrs. N. H. Green, died at the home of the latter, on Gilbert street, the 4th inst. The funeral obsequies were held at the house on Saturday, and the remains interred in the village cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1875

Mr. George B. Whitman
died very suddenly at his home in Rushville on the 19th inst.  He was about 60 years of age, and very generally respected.

From Ontario County Chronicle 3 December 1902

Naples, N. Y. - Henry C. Whitman
died early Friday morning from a complication of diseases, aged 55 years. He was born in Naples and had always resided here. He was a prominent farmer and general dealer of produce of all kinds. He was a man of great industry and indomitable perseverance and had accumulated a good property. He leaves a widow.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 September 1938

Gorham, N. Y. - 
Funeral services will be conducted in the home at 2 p.m. today for Urban Whitman, Gorham farmer who was killed Tuesday morning when struck by lightning which destroyed the barn in which he was standing on his farm. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery. Whitman leaves his widow, three children, Defores, Marcus and Lucille; two brothers, Earl and William of Rushville; three sisters, Bertha Whitman, Mrs. Lena McCombs and Mrs. Frank Chrysler of Middlesex.

From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1900

The deaths of Mrs. Matilda A. Whitmarsh and William P. Cox, sister and brother, occurred on Tuesday morning within a few hours of each other. Both had been in feeble health for some time. Mrs. Whitmarsh was 52 years of age, and is survived by her husband, Rufus P. Whitmarsh; one daughter, Phoebe; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Cox; and two sisters, Mrs. George Randall of this village, and Mrs. R. M. Brown of Bristol Center. The funeral services were held from the home on Main street yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Dickinson, officiating.

Mr. Cox was born in Academy 50 years ago and had lived in this village or in this vicinity all his life. He was a harness maker by trade, and at the time of his death was poormaster of the town. Besides his mother and sisters, Bertha and Fannie Cox; and one stepdaughter, Miss Mary Hutchens. The funeral was held from the family residence on Main street yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Dickinson.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907

Naples, N. Y. -
Henry B. Whitmore died at Gulick, near Naples, Monday morning, aged about 78. He was one of the oldest resident settlers of that hamlet, and had been one of its most active and honored citizens. Years ago he built saw mill in that wooded district which under his management was a busy place for a half century. He married a Miss Johnson, daughter of Levi Johnson of Naples, and they raised a family of eight adult children: William, who has remained with his father; two daughters, Celia and Augusta, who are also still at the parental home, while the other five daughters have married and have homes of their own. His wife also survives him.

From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1901

Ami Whitney,
a well-known and highly respected resident of Flint, died at his home on Tuesday, aged 86 years. Mr. Whitney had been in feeble health for some time. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Rice of Seneca; and five sons, J. S. Whitney of Halls; Thomas D. Whitney and Charles W. Whitney of Flint; Frank A. Whitney, who is now in the west; and Professor Eddy R. Whitney of Binghamton. The funeral will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 January 1925

Seneca Castle - Byron Whitney,
a lifelong resident of this village, died last night at his home at the age of 94 years. Mr. Whitney was a retired farmer and was known throughout all this section of the country. He married Miss Mary Leason, who is now deceased. The only survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Prescott Crosby, of Seneca Castle, and a brother, Cheney P. Whitney, also of Seneca Castle. Mr. Whitney's home was the old Whitney farm, just east of this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1895

wife of Ami Whitney, passed away on Tuesday, the 2nd inst. at the family residence near Flint, at the age of 67 years and 11 months.

From Ontario Republican Times 5 August 1863

Among the fatally wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, was Charles Henry Whitney, a son of Mr. George L. Whitney, formerly of this place. He died in Hospital near the battle field on the 16th of July, just one year from the time he entered the service.

From Ontario County Times 17 February 1886

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday morning, Mr. Cheney Whitney, aged nearly 91, was called to leave us after an illness of a few days. His disease was pneumonia. A little over a year since his brother, Otis Whitney, 99 years, died of the same disease. These two brothers, with Luther Whitney, who died a few years since aged 95, were among the first settlers in this community. There were two other brothers in the family. Only one of the five are now living, and he is 95 years of age, living in Illinois. The funeral of Mr. Whitney was held at the house on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. H. Kellogg.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1910

Daniel Hopkins Whitney
was born October 19, 1819, at Seneca Castle and died January 1, 1910. He was a grandson of Nathan Whitney, who came to this country from Conway, Mass., in 1792, one of its first pioneers. He was a son of Cheeney and Olive Whitney, and the eldest of a family of eight, four of whom survive him, Hachaliah and Byron of Seneca Castle, Cheeney P. of Orleans and Mrs. Sophronia McGregory of Pasadena, Cal. His wife preceded him more than three years, but kind children and grandchildren helped to make his declining days less lonely. He was industrious and temperate in  his habits; by nature and culture quiet and unostentatious, willing to sit in the shadow that another might reap honors. He was a supporter of the Presbyterian church, and a member of its congregation til failing health deprived him of the privilege.

He leaves three children, Mrs. Clara Bond of Billsborough; Mrs. Mabel Parshall and Frank E. Whitney of Seneca Castle, and seven grandchildren. He belonged to a family noted for its longevity, but a sudden attack of pneumonia resulted in his death at the ripe age of 90 years, two months, 12 days. The funeral was held at his late residence at 2 o'clock today. Rev. E. E. Grosh, his pastor, officiated. Burial at Whitney Cemetery.

From Ontario County Times 14 June 1882

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
Another of our old citizens has just passed away. Eugenia Whitney, seventy years of age, died quite suddenly Thursday morning. Having been blind from birth, or very early infancy, she has during her long life been an object of sympathy and solicitude by all her numerous friends. Having been left a fortune ample for her support by her father, who died at Black Rock in the army of 1812, nobly defending his country, she had been kindly cared for by relatives and friends, among whom she had found a home, as happy as her peculiar circumstances would permit.

From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Frank Whitney,
aged 76, died on Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Monahan. He had lived all of his life in Naples and for nearly 50 years on one farm on which he settled when it was a wilderness. He leaves a wife and six children living, Henry C., Frank, Mrs. W. H. Anable, and Mrs. Monahan of this place; and Mrs. Charles Fires of Middlesex. One daughter, Mrs. Graves, of Canandaigua, recently died.

From Geneva Daily Times April 1918

Sunday noon, April seventh, Mr. Hachaliah Whitney departed this life. Mr. Whitney had been failing in health for some months, altho he was about until within a few days of his death. Mr. Whitney was the oldest, and lifelong resident of the community. He was born Aug. 31, 1822, being in his ninety-sixth year. Mr. Whitney and Matilda A Vrooman were united in marriage May 15, 1843. After nearly twenty-four years, Mrs. Whitney died Oct. 26 1867. A daughter, Frances Matilda, was born to this union. In January, 1869, Mr. Whitney and Hannah C. Stevens were married. After forty-four years, Feb. 21, 1913, Mrs. Whitney died.

Mr. Whitney's ancestors came from New England and were among the earliest settlers of this community about 1791. Mr. Whitney was five years old when the Presbyterian church edifice was erected, the church was organized in 1828. He was ever interested in the welfare of the church. He united with it in 1842 and was a regular attendant until in October last when failing health and unpleasant weather prevented. Mr. Whitney was one of the originators of the Castle Grange which was organized in 1873. In its early days the grange met for one year at his home east of the village. Mr. Whitney was modest, retiring in disposition but friendly and familiarly known as "Uncle Hack." He was a constant reader of the daily papers and kept in touch with current event until the end. The community sustains a loss. He leaves to mourn his departure a daughter, Mrs. Frances Matilda Carr, and two brothers, Byron and Cheney P. Whitney. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon. Services at the house at 2:30 o'clock and at the Presbyterian church at 3:00 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. E. E. Grosh, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. H. Kellogg of Geneva, a former pastor, Interment in Whitney Cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 17 March 1887

Henry H. Whitney,
an old resident of this town, died suddenly at four o'clock Monday morning, having been sick but a few hours. Mr. Whitney was seventy-two years old. The funeral service was held this afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Charles R. Perkins of Clifton Springs officiating. The interment will be in the Phelps cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 1 February 1882

Death of an Old Citizen - Joel Whitney

One of our old residents and most respected citizens has been removed by the hand of death. Mr. Joel Whitney of Seneca Castle died Jan. 12, in the 86th year of his age.  A few weeks of suffering patiently endured, preceded death. A long life of usefulness is thus closed.  Mr. Whitney was a consistent Christian, an upright citizen and a kind neighbor, and an honored and beloved father.  The church prizes his memory and mourns his loss.  He leaves a large family of children widely separated, some far from the old homestead. Two, Mr. Wm. Whitney and Miss Mary Whitney reside still at the old home. Mrs. Darrow lives in Geneva, Mr. Chas. Whitney in New York, Mr. Oscar Whitney at Washington, D. C., Mr. Lemuel Whitney and Mr. Wells Whitney, and Mrs. Colwell and Mrs. Benjamin reside in Michigan, while Mr. Joel Whitney, jr., resides in Texas. His sister, Mrs. Wm. Leeson, of Seneca Castle, survives him.

From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1887

Jonas Whitney, of Hopewell, died on Wednesday last and was buried the following Thursday, the funeral being held at the house of Jefferson Whitney, the father of the deceased. Mr. Whitney had been a helpless invalid for a number of years past, so that his death came not unexpectedly.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 February 1904

Mrs. Levina H. Whitney
of Seneca Castle, widow of the late William H. Whitney of Seneca Castle, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged sixty-four. She was born in the town of Seneca and lived in the township throughout her life. She is survived by one son, Edward Whitney of Seneca Castle; two sisters, Mrs. William Jones of Orleans, and Mrs. Mary E. Rogers of Seneca Castle; three brothers, A. M. Fiero of Canandaigua, W. C. Fiero of Newark and A. E. Fiero of Rochester. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning from the Presbyterian church, Seneca Castle, Rev. Howard Cornell officiating. Burial will follow in Whitney cemetery.

From Ontario Republican Times 24 May 1861

Died in this village, on the 20th instant, aged 61 years, Lucinda B., wife of George L. Whitney, Editor of the Ontario Repository. Her funeral, from the Congregational church, on Tuesday, was attended by a large concourse of friends. She was the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Wm. A. Williams of this place, and thus closely related to several of our most respectable families. She has been for more than twenty years an esteemed member of the Congregational Church, and in all the relations of life has endeared herself to all who knew her, by her unaffected piety and kindness. Her husband and six children are left to mourn in her death the loss of a most exemplary wife and mother, and her many kindred and friends cherish an affectionate memory of her virtues. Having patiently borne for weeks past a painful disease from which she knew she could not recover, she found in death a release from the prospect of protracted sufferings, and drew near the end with a lowly estimate of herself, but with adoring contemplations of Christ her Savior, and glowing hopes of the "rest" that "remaineth for the people of God."

From Geneva Gazette 24 May 1878

Died -
In Seneca, near Seneca Castle, May 19th, at 7 p.m., Mr. Luther Whitney, at the advanced age of 95 years and 9 months.  The "History of Ontario County," published by Ensign & Evarts in 1877, contains a lithographic likeness together with a brief sketch of the life of this estimable pioneer citizen.  From it we gather the following facts:

"This venerable pioneer was born in Conway, Massachusetts, in August, 1782.  When but nine years of age he came with his father to this town, and has resided on the farm he now occupies for a period of threescore years and ten.  But few persons have been spared by kind Providence to witness the changes wrought by more than fourscore years.  Mr. Whitney has seen the gigantic trees of the forest fall by the woodman's axe, and has seen the wilderness transformed from the home of the savage to one of the finest agricultural regions in the State. 

The Whitneys are closely identified with the pioneer history of Seneca, and probably none in the town have done so much towards its improvements as the honored family of which the subject of this sketch is a worthy representative.  Mr. Whitney was well qualified to brave the hardships incident to the settlement of a new country, and by economy and strict attention to business, succeeded in gaining a competency of this world's goods.  He had six children living, viz:  George, in Michigan; Dolly, wife of Daniel Crosier in Benton; Hannah, wife of Eber Bradley in Michigan; and the following in this town:  Cornelia, wife of Charles Parshall; Tacy, and Harriet P., wife of Cyrus Bray, Esq., who resides on the old homestead."

From Geneva Daily Times 22 October 1923

Oaks Corners, Oct. 22 - Oscar J. Whitney
of this village, died this morning at his home after an illness of five weeks. He is survived by one son, Henry Whitney of Phelps, and one daughter, Miss Lea Whitney of Oaks Corners; also a granddaughter, Mrs. Gale Houston of Rochester. Mr. Whitney had resided on the same farm where he died for many years. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Rev. Frank Weston of Rochester and Rev. J. B. Feit of Oaks Corners will have charge. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery at Phelps.

From Ontario County Journal 30 January 1885

Mr. Otis Whitney,
the oldest inhabitant of the town of Seneca, died at Seneca Castle last Sunday morning, January 25th, aged 98 years, 3 months and 6 days. He has resided in this county over ninety years, coming here from Massachusetts when only five years old, and was buried on the same grounds upon which his parents settled nearly ninety-three years ago. His wife died about eight years ago. He was the father of twelve children, eight of whom are still living.

From Ontario County Times 28 January 1885

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -  Mr. Otis Whitney,
the oldest of our old citizens, aged ninety-eight years, has been for some days very sick with pneumonia, and is not expected to recover. He is one of a family of eight, five sons and three daughters. The daughters all died many years ago. Of the sons the eldest, Luther Whitney, died a few years since on the farm now occupied by Cyrus Bray, and where the whole of his mature life was spent, aged ninety-six. The next of the five brothers is Otis, now ninety-eight, Nathan is next, living in Illinois, aged ninety-four. The next in order was Jonathan, who died a few years since in Albion, in this State, aged eighty-five or over, and the last is Chauncey, who lives here, aged ninety. The family furnishes an instance of longevity seldom equaled. Mr. Whitney's father came here from Massachusetts in the latter part of the last century, bringing some of his children with him, among whom was Otis. He purchased a large farm here living on the ground where Sydney Whitney lives. It extended from Mr. Ebenezer Burt's east line to the west line of lands purchased by his brother Joel, who lived where his grandson, Wm. Whitney, now lives, and extending from Mr. Oliver Childs's north line to the south line of the farm now owned by Otis Whitney, comprising at present seven or eight farms, owned mostly by his grandchildren. Mr. Otis Whitney has been from his childhood identified with the history of this community. He had a calm, even disposition, and was possessed of strong common sense. His natural turn of mind was of a decidedly religious character, and he has been identified with the interests of the Presbyterian church here, and has been a ruling elder in the church from its first organization, or very soon thereafter. Perhaps no man living here at present has exerted a wider or more beneficent influence than has Mr. Whitney, and though for many years past laid by from the activities of the community, he has never lost his interest in the welfare of the church and society.

LATER - We learn that Mr. Whitney quietly passed away during the latter part of Saturday night. The funeral will be attended at the house on Tuesday next at 2 p.m.

From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 February 1877

Mrs. Otis Whitney
of Seneca Castle, died in that place on the 29th ult., at the advanced age of eighty-two years. She was married in March, 1815, and two years ago celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of her wedding. She was the wife of one of the five Whitney brothers so noted for their longevity. Four of the brothers are still living in the enjoyment of about the same vigor as they have enjoyed for many years, although they are, respectively, in their eighty-second, eighty-seventh, ninety-first, and ninety-fifth year. Mrs. Whitney was one of the earliest settlers in that region. Her aged husband, in his ninety-second year, and eleven children, survive her.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 February 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Tuesday night, at the home of Mrs. Joel A. Hill, on upper East Main street, occurred the death of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Whitney, widow of the late Jefferson I. Whitney, at the advanced age of 83 years. About four weeks ago Mrs. Whitney suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she was unable to rally. Mrs. Whitney was a pioneer and lifelong resident of this vicinity, having been born on the farm now owned and occupied by C. E. Jones, just south of this village. She was the daughter of Amos and Mary Jones, and was one of a family of ten children, of whom two now survive her, Mrs. Joel A. Hill of this village, and Andrew Jones who resides at Hopewell. Since the death of her husband about twelve years ago, she had resided at various places in this village and vicinity, but during the past two years had made her home with her sister. The funeral services will be held from the Hill residence on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. Volney A. Sage, pastor of the local Baptist church. The interment will be at the Chapman Cemetery south of this village.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 6 June 1906

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
Yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Van Gelder Whitney, wife of Hopkins Whitney, at her home in this village. Deceased was seventy-four years of age and was born and had spent all her life in Seneca Castle. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Bond of Geneva, Mrs. Frank Parshall and Frank Whitney of this village; and three brothers, Mahlon Van Gelder of Paris, Mich., Morris Van Gelder of Alcampo, Cal., and Beekman Van Gelder of this village. The funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Roland A. Farnham, pastor of the Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Whitney was a member, officiating. Interment in the Whitney Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1904

Sidney Whitney,
one of the oldest farmers in Ontario county, died yesterday at his home near Seneca Castle. He was eighty years of age. Mr. Whitney was one of the four sons of Cheney Whitney, who came to this section from Conway, Mass., in 1792. The deceased received one of the farms that his father had cleared and resided at Seneca Castle throughout his life. During his life he was a regular attendant at the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. He is survived by two sons, Willis and Burritt Whitney, both of Seneca Castle. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house, Rev. Howard Cornell, officiating. Burial will be in the Whitney cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 11 June 1920

The death of Mrs. Annie Whittaker, wife of George W. Whittaker, of Farmington, died at the family home on Monday evening, following an illness of ten days. Her age was 72 years. Mrs. Whittaker was born in England on March 17, 1848, a daughter of the late John and Diana Gould Randall. During the year of 1851 she embarked with her parents for America
and the remainder of her life had been passed in this section. She was married to George Whittaker in the year of 1873. The survivors are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Herendeen, of the Canandaigua Lake road; three sons, Frank, Lewis and Bert Whittaker, all of Farmington; four sisters, Mrs. George Goodell of Manchester town; Miss Bertha Randall of Canandaigua; Mrs. Harry LaMont of Auburn, and Mrs. J. C. Smith of Palmyra; and three brothers, Oscar Randall, of Manchester town, and Charles and Wilson Randall of Farmington. The funeral services were held at the South Farmington Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Reuben Payne officiating. The interment followed in the South Farmington cemetery.

From Fairport Herald Mail 6 April 1944

Frank Whittaker
entered into rest Sunday, April 2, 1944, at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Ernest Romeiser, of Victor. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Romeiser and Mrs. Abram Hendricks, of Victor, Mrs. Harold Walker and Mrs. Lloyd Collett of Shortsville; five sons, Carl, Ray and Kenneth of Farmington, Elmer and Ralph, USA; 21 grandchildren; two brothers, Louis and Bert of Farmington. Funeral services at the Manchester Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Leon Swarthout officiating, interment in South Farmington cemetery.

From Clifton Springs Press 1 February 1934

The funeral of George Whittaker of South Farmington took place at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the Chapel, Rev. Leon J. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Mr. Whittaker passed away Tuesday following a long illness. He was born in England, December 14, 1851, coming here when 18 years of age. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wheeler of Cheshire; three sons, Frank, Louis and Bert of this town; several grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 November 1911

Shortsville, N. Y., Nov. 12 - Mrs. John Whittaker
died at her home in the town of Farmington at 7:30 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several months from Bright's disease, aged 45 years. She was formerly Miss Letta Collett of Farmington, and was a daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Collett. About 20 years ago she was married to John Whittaker, who, with one daughter, Miss Edna Collett, survive her. She also leaves three brothers, Fred Collett, Sidney Collett, and Hiram Collett, all of Farmington. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in South Farmington Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Frank Eden, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, and interment will follow in South Farmington Chapel cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 26 November 1936

The death of John Whittaker of the Shortsville-Canandaigua road occurred at the Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua on Saturday morning, where he had been confined for several weeks. He was aged 77 years. Mr. Whittaker was a native of England, having been born on February 11, 1858, at Leicestershire. When about 16 years of age, he came to America and settled in Farmington. He continued his residence there until about 16 years ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. DeWitt S. VanNoy of the Shortsville-Canandaigua road. He was a member of Manchester Grange and about a year ago was presented by that organization with a silver star certificate, which denoted 26 years of continuous membership. The only near survivors are the daughter, Mrs. VanNoy; and a grandson, DeWitt E. VanNoy, Jr. Funeral obsequies were held from the VanNoy residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, past of the Manchester Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in South Farmington cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1910

Mrs. Caroline A. Whitwell,
wife of William Whitwell, president of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Co., died this morning at about 8:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 483 Main street. She was 76 years old. She was born in Utica and for about forty years has lived in this city. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Francis W., Frederick D. and George H. Whitwell of this city; three brothers and four sisters, all of Brooklyn. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from St. Peter's Episcopal church. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 3 March 1882

Mr. Frank H. Whitwell,
the younger of two sons of Mr. John Whitwell, died in Canandaigua last Saturday of a sudden attack of pneumonia. His remains were brought to Geneva, and the funeral held last Monday at the residence of his father, corner of Elm and Colt sts. Only one of four sons who grew to manhood now remains to the aged father.

From Geneva Courier 1 August 1883

Death of James Whitwell - James Whitwell died on Monday evening, between 6 and 7 o'clock, at his late residence, Geneva street.  He had been ailing for the last ten years, and was confined to his bed for four months past, suffering from neuralgia in its worst form; he was greatly reduced in strength, and his death occurred from exhaustion.  Had he lived till September, he would have been seventy-six years of age.  His funeral will take place from Trinity church on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

James Whitwell was born in England, and came to this country in 1830.  He was a resident of Geneva from 1834.  He went into the grocery business and remained in it for many years, on the site where now Mr. Southworth's banking and insurance office is; he did a very successful business, accumulating a fair competency.  He retired a number of years ago, as is understood, on account of ill health chiefly. From the time of the death of Mr. Whitwell's wife, and before that, while she was unable to take care of her family, Mr. Whitwell lived alone in his house on Geneva street, taking his meals at the Franklin House; and during the time of his own illness he remained there, his meals being carried to him.  His brother, William, was during this period in constant attendance, staying with him until death occurred.

Mr. Whitwell has always been a prominent citizen of Geneva.  Until lately he was seen for years almost daily on our streets.  He leaves considerable means.  It is remembered that Mr. Whitwell held but one office -- that of Overseer of the Poor -- in which he was faithful and successful.  A renomination was tendered him, but he declined it. He leaves one brother, William Whitwell, and two sisters, who are residents of Geneva.

From Geneva Gazette 19 March 1875

James E.,
youngest son of John Whitwell, died last Saturday of consumption, aged 38 years. An older brother died within a year past of the same dread disease.

From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1883

This community was deeply shocked on Sunday morning to learn of the death of John Whitwell, Esq. He had been about the day before in his usual health. We saw him at five o'clock Saturday afternoon, greeting and talking with friends in the street. We learn that on Sunday morning he arose at five o'clock, remarked that it was yet too early to get up, and again went to the bed. Twenty minutes later his wife discovered that he was dead. Mr. Whitwell has been quite prominent in local politics, being two or three times elected Justice of the Peace, and as such did nearly all the criminal business of the town. Subsequently he was elected sheriff. He has buried one wife and three boys, grown to manhood, and leaves a second wife and his oldest son and daughter behind. He was a most exemplary citizen, respected as such by this entire community. His age was 73 years, 6 months and 3 days. Geneva Advertiser

From Geneva Gazette 11 September 1874

John G.,
second son of our old and respected townsman, John Whitwell, died on Monday last after a lingering illness of consumption. Deceased served for several years on our local police force.

From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1914

William Whitwell
died at his home, 438 South Main street, at 1:30 on Sunday morning, January 4, 1914. He was born in Geneva April 14, 1836, and Geneva has nearly always been his home. His education was obtained in the Geneva schools, being one of the pupils of Principal Swift in the 40s and 50s. He began the dry goods business with the firm of Cobb & Smith in the 50s. Then for a time he was employed with Prouty & Chew in their hardware store, then was junior member of the firm of Tuttle & Whitwell, merchant tailors, which was late in the 60s or early in the 70s, again went into the dry goods store of J. W. Smith & Co. in 1874, and when the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company was
organized in 1892 became the secretary and treasurer. On the death of S. E. Smith, he was elected president of the company and was such at the time of his death, being the largest stockholder in the company. For the past two years, on account of his failing health, he was not active in the business, his work falling upon the shoulders of Joseph Wagner, who was also brought up in that store.

William Whitwell was the son of our old Justice of the Peace, John Whitwell, of which but one member survives, Mrs. Cornelia, widow of the late Abraham Robison. Besides this sister, he is survived by three sons, George H., who left here last week to look after his interests in the Isle of Pines; Francis W., Cashier of the First National Bank; and Frederick D., a rising lawyer of this city. Only last Friday, Mr. Whitwell was in our office for a few minutes chat, and when we inquired as to how he how he was feeling, replied, "Well, old Sammy Dog in the well used to say, 'Miserable, Thank God'." The funeral was held from St. Peter's Church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, with interment beside the grave of his wife in Glenwood.

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