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Daily Democrat  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Sat      Sept 12, 1835                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

In Seneca, on the 1st inst., by Rev. J. W. FRENCH, Mr. Ichabod LEACH, of Millet, Cortland county, to Miss Mary Maria WHEELER, of Seneca.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, NY       Aug 3, 1848      by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Deaths:  In Seneca, on the 20th inst., after a short illness, Mr. George CROMWELL.

GENEVA GAZETTE           Friday                Feb 21, 1873              by: Dianne Thomas  

Sudden Death - Mr. Horace BENJAMIN, of Phelps, residing about one mile east of Orleans village, died very suddenly on Friday last, of heart disease.  The same day he had visited Phelps village on business, and on returning, went to the barn to stall the horses.  Soon after, a member of his family, having occasion to visit the barn, found Mr. BENJAMIN prostrated, seemingly in a fit.  Aid was called and he was conveyed into the house.  In a few moments he revived and conversed with those around him, expressing a belief that he would speedily and fully recover and that it was unnecessary to summon a physician.  However, his family thought it prudent to call medical aid, and dispatched a messenger at once, for Dr. HOWE, of Phelps.  Before his return with the doctor, Mr. BENJAMIN had a second attack, which terminated fatally.  He was about 50 years of age, and considered a healthy, robust man.  

The Geneva Courier              Wed             Dec 12,  1877                      by: Dianne Thomas    

Died, in the town of Seneca, N. Y., November 21, 1877, Mrs. Esther Prosser, wife of Lyman Prosser, in the 76th year of her age. Mrs. Prosser's death will be deeply felt, not only by her family, but by her neighborhood and the church to which she belonged. She made a profession of her faith and united with the old Scotch church of Providence, R.I., when but 18 years of age, and has since that time lived a sincere, faithful, devoted life; a life full of precious fruits of divine grace -faith, hope, and charity. Cheerful and resigned under all trials and sufferings; self-denying and thoughtful of the wants of others, she continued happy, and helpful up even to her last illness. Mrs. Prosser had been a member of the Presbyterian church at Seneca Castle for nearly forty years.   "Through much tribulation we enter into the kingdom of God."

The Geneva Gazette              Friday                     June 6, 1879                   by: Dianne Thomas

Mr. Aaron Dodge, a veteran of the war of 1812, died very suddenly of paralysis last Friday at his residence at Flint Creek, aged 87 years. His funeral was attended yesterday by a large circle of relatives and neighbors.  He was interred at the Sand Hill cemetery.

 

HOW EDISON MADE A BUG  [an article of Edison's simple genius]

A correspondent of the Indianapolis Journal tells the following story of Edison :

One of letters spoke of the possibility of utilizing the present gas pipes by running the electric wires through them. "How is the wonderful Edison going to get his wires through the pipes, I should like to know?" asked an unbeliever. Edison thought it over.

"Why, see here, Johnson," he exclaimed, the next morning. “I’ll make a bug that will draw a wire through all the pipes in New York ."

"Make a bug!" said Johnson, "what in the world are you talking about?"

"Well, I'll make a bug," said Edison ; an iron bug that will go where you send it & drag a wire after it."

His assistants drew around while he described his coming or, rather, his going bug. Next day he hatched a rather rude specimen of that insect as large as a coat button. And it stood out on the table and crawled.

It was constructed thus: A minute Electro-magnet carried behind it a fine insulated wire, the armature of the magnet operating a friction pawl. Now, observe every time the circuit is closed through the magnet the armature is attracted, the pawl clutches the sides of the gas-pipe with its claws, and the magnet behind is drawn toward the armature about a sixteenth of an inch.

When the circuit is open, the armature reaches forward ready to take a second step. Thus, a t every "closing of the circuit, the little magnet advances one step and drags forward the insulated wire. This description will be perhaps incomprehensible to non-experts, but more people know something about electricity than formerly did, and every telegraph operator will understand how this iron bug reaches out its armature claws and crawls around a gas-pipe.

"Now. don't misunderstand this', said Edison; " it isn’t at all likely it will ever be used to thread gas-pipes;  I have made it merely for fun - just to show that I can make a first-rate bug that will crawl around all by himself.

I shan't make a cockroach, for there is no necessity for any more, but - by the way, I may make a toy lightning-bug some time. He could be made to lighten easy enough. I wonder if he could be made to fly."

Penn Yan Express                           Wednesday                            January 23, 1884             by: Dianne Thomas   

MR. JOHN POST died of consumption at the residence of his father, A. A. Post, on Jacob street, on Tuesday last, in the forty-third year of his age. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Sand Hill Cemetery, in Ontario County, where other members of the family are interred.

A MOVEMENT has been started in Penn Yan to let up on the prosecution of Geo. W. Shannon who almost killed, Shotwell Ayres some two years ago. Both men have sobered down, and are determined to lead a strictly honest and sober life. Nothing could be gained by lodging the man in prison at this late day. - Geneva Advertiser

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY                Thursday                     May 14, 1885                  by: Dianne Thomas  

+ Mr. Chauncey WHITNEY of Seneca Castle, who is now over 90 years of age, is not expected to live.  He is both deaf and blind.

+ Luken BELL died at the residence of his sister in Seneca the 30th ult., where he had been a helpless invalid for some time. 

Ontario Repository & Messenger      May 31, 1888    Pg. 3,    by: Dianne Thomas

+ Mrs. Burt VAN GELDER, who has for several months been afflicted with a cancer in her throat and who left here for a home in Michigan with her brother, died after being in Michigan about three weeks.  She leaves only an imbecile son, who is ten or twelve years old and her mother and brother at whose house she died.

+ William SMITH, who was injured in a power cutting machine at Jesse THATCHER'S, and whose arm was amputated in consequence, died Friday evening form the combined influence of hemorrhage and lock jaw. For the first two or there days after the injury he did ably, but upon  (cut off)

+ Nelson P. B. WELLS, secretary and cashier of the Seneca Falls Savings Bank, was arrested Sunday, charged with appropriating the funds of the bank to the amount of $10,000, and was placed in jail at Waterloo.  The affairs of the bank were being investigated by the State examiner, who discovered the shortage.  Mr. WELLS, who has a family, was working for $400 a years and has confessed to taking small sums, to meet living expenses since 1879.  He has bonds to the amount of $5,000.  The bank was closed Monday, but doing business as usual Tuesday.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY        Thursday         Feb 22, 1893                by:  Dianne Thomas

Rochester NY Democrat & Chronicle       Saturday                June 10, 1893                             by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Lucia Penn, wife of William Penn, of Phelps, died, at her home Thursday night, aged 73 years. Thu funeral will be held thin afternoon at 1 o'clock from the house and interment will be at Sand Hill cemetery, Hopewell.  

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY                  Wednesday                Apr 4, 1894                       by: Dianne Thomas

+ Mr. George KEELER was stricken with paralysis last week Wednesday, and died on the following Friday night.  In this sudden affliction his family have the sympathy of the community.  Mr. KEELER was a highly useful and respected citizen.

Clifton Springs, NY Press                                                March 1897                       by: Dianne Thomas

Jefferson J. Whitney died at his residence in the town of Hopewell on Sunday last, aged 78 years. He had been in poor health for several years. The funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by the Rev. J. E. June, pastor of the Universalist Church in this village. The Interment was made In the Sand Hill cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times                  Friday                         Jan 12, 1900                 by: Dianne Thomas

Charles A. Palmer died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. H. Shepard of Seneca Castle yesterday, aged 47 years. Mr. Palmer had many friends in this city. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Shepard at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

 

Utica Herald Dispatch                        Friday                       August 31, 1900                                   by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Melissa A. Robinson, aged 77 years, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Wyman, after a long illness of consumption.  Mrs. Robinson formerly lived at Flint, Ontario county, at which place her husband, David A. Robinson, died about seven years ago. 

She had been a resident of this village only about five months. She is survived by one brother, Asa Botsfield of Michigan, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Knight of Waterloo, N. Y„ and Mrs. Elisha Hyde of Syracuse. She also leaves four sons, W. R. Robinson of Middletown, the Rev. R. L. Robinson of Royalton, W. H. Robinson of Flint and A. E. Robinson of Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. W. S. Smith, of Syracuse, besides the daughter in this village.

The remains will be taken to Geneva,  where burial service will be had at the Methodist Church. Interment will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery, Seneca.

Geneva Daily Times                         Monday                               April 8, 1901      by: Dianne Thomas

 

SURVIVED WIFE BY 35 HOURS - The Death of Marcus Ansley - Husband was Unaware of Wife's Demise - 

Within two days, both Mr. and Mrs. Marcus M. Ansley have died.  They left an orphan, Grace Ansley, 14 years of age. The deaths occurred just 35 hours apart.

Marcus M. Ansley, one of the best known farmers in this vicinity, died at 5 o'clock this morning, at the residence of his cousin, Mrs. Martha J. Morrison, 195 Pulteney street, aged 50 years.  Mr. Ansley had been suffering for nearly a year from a particular contraction of the throat that physicians were unable to diagnose. He was unable for some time to take either solid or liquid nourishment and failed rapidly in strength. The deceased came  here four weeks ago and placed himself  under the care of his physician, Dr. Padgham.  Everything that medical skill could suggest was tried, but the patient grew rapidly worse.  

Mr. Ansley's condition grew alarming Saturday, and it was thought not advisable to inform him» of his wife's death, which had just occurred. He died not knowing that his wife had just passed away.

The deceased was a resident of Geneva for many years. He later removed to a farm, near Castleton, where he had since resided. The remains were removed to his late home this afternoon.

Mrs. Ansley died at the family home, near Castleton, at 6 o'clock Saturday morning, age 48 years. She had been in poor health for some time. The deceased underwent an operation a year ago and suffered a second operation a week ago. From the  effects of the latter, she died. Mrs. Ansley leaves one daughter, Grace.

Mr. Ansley is survived by four brothers, William B.. Charles H., and  David Ansley, of the county, and Frank Ansley, of Michigan, and two sisters, Miss Margaret Ansley and Mrs. M. E. Loomis, of Rushville.

The double funeral will take place from the home Wednesday, at an hour not yet decided upon. Interment will be in the Whitney cemetery.

 

Death of George W. Mowery

George W. Mowery died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Mowery, 35 Elmwood place, at 8:20 o'clock this morning, aged 64 years. The deceased had not been in good health for some time. He was born in Geneva and had resided here up to 15 yean ago. Mr. Mowery was an employee of J. W. Smith, the founder of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Co., for several years. He left the employ of that firm 15 years ago and had since been employed with dry goods houses in several cities. His last position was with the Beadle, Sherborne Co., at Rochester. He was compelled to give up his position about two months ago owing to ill health. He was a prominent member of old Castle lodge, I. O. O. F

The deceased is survived by his mother and by two brothers J. W. Mowery, of Rochester, and DeWitt Mowery, of this city. The funeral will take place from the family home at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon. Interment will be at  Glenwood cemetery.

 

Mrs. J.D. Shaw, of Shamokin, Pa., died at the Geneva City hospital, at 3:15 o'clock last night, aged 32 years.  The cause of death was dropsy. Mr. Shaw, her husband, was notified by telegraph and arrived here this afternoon.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY                    Friday,                April 12, 1901      pg 2           by: Dianne Thomas

Seneca Castle - Two sad deaths in one family cause great sorrow in this community.  Mrs. Marcus M. ANSLEY, who had been a great sufferer for nearly two years from cancer, died at her home on Saturday morning, aged 43 years.  Her husband, who was in Geneva, taking treatment for throat trouble, and who was too ill to be told of her death, died early Monday morning.  He was 50 years of age. Both Mr. and Mrs. ANSLEY were earnest in all church work and will be greatly missed from the Presbyterian church, of which they were members.  One daughter, Grace, survives.  The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Geneva Daily Times                                   June 25, 1901                               by: Dianne Thomas

Chester A. Coller died at the family residence at Flint Creek, at 9:30 o'clock last night, aged 79 years.  The deceased was at one time prominent in town politics. 

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Newman, of Reed's Corners, and Mrs. Charles Leet, of Flint, and by one son

The funeral will take place from his late residence at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Herman will officiate. Interment will be in Sand Hill cemetery.  

Clifton Springs Press             Thursday                                 August 1, 1901                  by: Dianne Thomas

Seneca Castle:

Mrs. Van Buskirk, an old resident of this place, was buried Sunday at Sand Hill Cemetery.  

Charles Palmer, who has been on the sick list at Wm. Newhall's, is much better and has returned to his post of duty, feeling much stronger than before the past several weeks past. His head and heart have troubled him for a long time, but he hopes the worst is over, and we are glad to see him more cheery again. 

Clifton Springs Press             Thursday                                 January 16, 1902                  by: Dianne Thomas

MRS. SUSAN T. BR1ZZEE Susan Thatcher was born in Hopewell, Sept. 1st, 1825, and on June 26th, 1844, was married to Cornelius C. Brizzee, of the same place.  

She passed peacefully away to her reward on high on the early morn of Dec. 29th, 1901. She had always been a resident of the town of Hopewell, excepting for 18 years, when in 1883 they removed to Clifton Springs, where in 1894 they were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with their children, relatives and friends. 

In 1895,  Mr. Brizzee passed away, as many Cliftonians will remember, after a painful illness. Then she removed to Hopewell Centre on the farm occupied by her son, E. T. Brizzee, where she has since lived and where she died.

Mrs. Brizzee was converted to God, and his cause, when she was 17 years of age, under the labors of Rev. Samuel Adams. She joined the Methodist Church and has been an exemplary member of the same.

When she formerly lived here at the Centre, she invited the sisters of the church to her home and organized a  W. F. M. S., of which she served as president for a long time. When in Clifton Springs she was identified with their society there, and as an appreciation of their regard for her, a floral wreath was sent to adorn her casket.   She was also a member of the W.C.T.U. of the former place.

Mrs. Brizzee was the mother of seven children. Three preceded her to the land of rest. The four living are Mrs. Newman Isenhour, of Hopewell, Joseph and Eben T. Brizzee, of Hopewell, and Mrs. Parmer Watson, of Clifton Springs.  She passed through many years of pain and suffering.

About thirty-five years ago, she underwent an operation for an ovarian tumor which weighed over fifty pounds, the effects from which she never fully recovered, although at times enjoying quite good health. 

Two years ago she had a shock, which affected her mind, since which time she has suffered from dropsy, but the immediate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. She sank peacefully asleep in Jesus, without a struggle, and we do not mourn as without hope for she has entered into the long desired rest, with her Jesus, husband, father, mother, brother, sisters children, and loved ones.

Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. H. C. Andrews, from the text "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, yea henceforth, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them." She was borne from the house by four young men, her former Sunday School scholars, which was at her request two years ago. Interment was at Sand Hill cemetery. The children await the glad reunion of parents. 

 

 

WILLIAM T. REYNOLDS - William T. Reynolds was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., and died at his home just west of the village of Gypsum, January 12, 1802, aged seventy-nine years and three months.

When a young man he moved to the State of Wisconsin, and remained there twenty-five years. During that time he enlisted in the 19th Regiment U.S. Infantry, and served three and one half years in the Civil War. Mr. Reynolds has been a great and patient sufferer for many years, and a severe wound received while in the service necessitated the amputation of an arm a few years since. The true old veteran has been cared for by his faithful daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chapin, and his comrades of the G. A. R.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Gypsum on Tuesday afternoon, and was attended by a good number of friends and neighbors.  Rev. Dr. J. Easter officiated. The interment was made in a cemetery at Canandaigua, under the auspices of Gordon Granger Post, where he was laid beside his wife, whose death occurred quite a long time ago.  Several children and grandchildren are left to mourn his loss.

Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY                 June 11, 1903              by: Dianne Thomas 

Hall's Corners:

William VAN DE VORT is an apprentice in Josiah HIBBARD'S blacksmith shop.  

Miss Lillian HORTON of this place is one of eight graduates from the Lee Hospital training school for nurses at Rochester this year.  The exercises will e held June 23rd at Lake Ave., Baptist Church, followed by a reception at the Hospital.  

George LEDGEWOOD Jr., had one of his toes crushed while trying to handle a frisky horse the other day. 

Josiah HIBBARD has been making extensive improvements at his home. 

 

Seneca Castle:

Frederick SIMS and family are visiting his parents in the northern part of the State. 

Miss Laura REYNOLDS and Edward PADGETT spent Sunday in Canandaigua. 

Albert OTTLEY is now in New York.

Cyrus BRAY has been quite ill this past week. 

Frederick COOPER is painting his house.

The Clifton Springs Press                       Thursday                  June 16, 1904            by: Dianne Thomas 

In an article published in last week's Shortsville Enterprise, C. A. Gillett, of this village, calls attention to the fact that there is but one cemetery in this vicinity entitled to be called the "Sand Hill" cemetery, and that is located north of Canandaigua, near the farm known to many as the "Christian farm." 

In the article referred to Mr. Gillett also says that Herendeen Post, of Shortsville, has for several years been making the mistake of calling the Chapman cemetery, in the town of Hopewell - a cemetery in charge of the regularly incorporated Chapman Cemetery Association - the "Sand Hill" cemetery.

The Clifton Springs Press                       Thursday                  September 22, 1904            by: Dianne Thomas 

On Friday evening, at her home in Hopewell, south of this village, occurred the death of Mrs. Austin Archer, aged 48 years. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, at her late home, by Rev. L. S. Boyd, and interment was made at Sand Hill cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband.

The funeral services of Mrs. Catherine G. Rubery, who died at her home in Phelps on Thursday last, were held at St. Francis church in that village on Saturday morning.  The deceased is survived by three sons and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Joyce, of this village.

Killed by a Lehigh Train - The residents of this village were shocked on Wednesday in rning by the report that Charles Weston Archer had been struck and instantly killed at the Silver street crossing of the Lehigh Valley, by train No. 146, due at this station at 10:13.  Mr. Archer left his home in Hopewell to come to this village to do some trading. He was in  a top buggy which was totally wrecked, but the horse was not injured.

After the accident the train was stopped, and the unfortunate man was placed on it and brought to the depot in this village. Coroner Weyburn, of Geneva, was notified, and name to this village and made an examination, after which the remains were removed to his late home last evening. 

The coroner's inquest will be held on Friday, The funeral services will be held at the family residence on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, and will be conducted by the Rev. J. J. Brayton. The burial will be at Sand Hill cemetery. 

Mr. Archer was 50 years of age, and is survived by his wife and one daughter.      

Clifton Springs NY Press                                 Thursday                December 15, 1904               by: Dianne Thomas    

Sudden Death - Milton Warner, one of the oldest and most prosperous farmers in the town of Hopewell, died very suddenly in Jackson's Temperance Hotel, in Rochester, on Thursday last. On the  day before the deceased and his wife went to Rochester to do their annual Christmas shopping, and stopped at the above named hotel. 

Mr. Warner hail been as well as usual up to the forenoon of the day of his death.   About noon they went to the dining room of the hotel for dinner, when Mr. Warner was taken worse and died ' before medical aid arrived. 

He was eighty years of age, and leaves besides his wife an adopted daughter, Mrs. Byron Freshour, of Auburn.

Tae funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday afternoon, and were conducted by the Rev. Dr. I M. Atwood, of Rochester.  The burial took place in the family lot in the Sand Hill cemetery.

 

The Syracuse Herald                          Thursday                           June 20, 1912                   by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Katharine Hebblewaite Dead - Geneva, June 20 - Mrs. Katherine Hebblewaite, aged 60 years, died yesterday in the town of Seneca. The survivors are her husband and six children, the Rev. R. C. Hebblewaite of Middlesex. Mrs. B. L. Hewitt of Honeoye Falls, Charles W. and Anna of Stanley, Arthur of Willard and Mrs. C. W. Marshall of Geneva; two sisters: Mrs. William Cairns of Phelps and Mrs. W. O. Fothergill of Geneva.

The funeral will be held from her late home tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and from the Flint Methodist church at 3 o'clock The Rev. C. A. Wilson, assisted by the Rev, A. B. Temple, will officiate. Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery. 

Geneva Daily Times                    Tuesday                        July 30, 1912                      by: Dianne Thomas 

William H. Fisher, aged 78 years died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at his late home in Seneca. He had been a resident of this vicinity all his life.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters,  Mrs. Stanley Harris of Washington street, this city and Mrs. C.A. Keith, of Seneca; two sisters, Mrs. Simon Spangle of Hopewell and Mrs. B. Statts of this city; one brother, Frank M. Fisher of this city. 

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his home at Seneca. Rev. Milton F. Negus, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

SENECA CASTLE 

Mrs. R. W. Ogden of Omaha Neb., formerly Miss Bertha Fairchilds and little daughter, Virginia Lois, are spending some time with Mrs. Ogden's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fairchilds

Mr. and Mrs. George Clawson of Valois and daughter, Mrs. Ernest Conrad of Brooklyn, with her young daughter, Miriam, called at John Fairchilds, on Sunday.

E. W. Ferguson has broken ground for his new house and will soon begin digging his cellar.

Geneva Daily Times                     Wednesday                Dec 11, 1912                         by: Dianne Thomas 

DIES AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES - Seth GRANT, Who was Crushed in Local Lehigh Yards, Died at City Hospital this Morning -

Seth GRANT, the young Lehigh Valley Railroad fireman who was caught in an accident in the local Lehigh yards on Monday, died at City Hospital at 7:20 o'clock, this morning.  Death was the result of injuries received in the wreck.  An autopsy was performed today at the undertaking rooms of Kennedy and Kennedy, to which the body was removed, and an inquest will be held later by Coroner FLINT.  The deceased is survived by his father, Wm. E. GRANT, Stanley; five brothers, James E., Newark, NJ; Wm. E. Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; Clifford G., Geneva; Frank W. GRANT, Edmonston, Alberta; and Clark A., US Maine; two sisters, Elizabeth A. and Minnie P., Stanley.  

The accident which caused the injuries from which death resulted, was a peculiar one.  GRANT was employed as a fireman on the switching engine used in the local yards.  Last Monday the engine backed into some cars, while GRANT was standing back of his cab.  The light tender of the engine was buckled up when the engine and cars came together in such a manner that it was practically shot up against the cab and GRANT was caught between the tender and the cab.  It was about 45 minutes before his fellow workmen were able to release him and he was hurried to the City Hospital where it was found that he had sustained a fracture of the hip and also of several ribs.  While the injuries from the first appeared serious, GRANT showed some sign of improvement and it was thought that he had a chance to recover.  Last night however, complications set in and he died this morning.  Internal injuries received when his body was crushed are believed to have been the cause.  

The funeral will be held from the M. E. Church at Stanley at 10:30 am, Saturday, Rev. A. B. TEMPLE, officiating.  Burial will be made in No. 9 Cemetery.

The Clifton Springs Press                  Thursday                       July 3, 1913                        by: Dianne Thomas     

Mrs. Cynthia A. Thatcher, aged 82 years, the last charter member of the Seneca Castle M. E. Church, died on Thursday night at the home of her son, W. Olin Thatcher, in this village.   She was born on Dec. 15, 1880, and lived In this vicinity all her life. 

One of the last things that she accomplished, was to write an extended history of the Seneca Castle Methodist Church. 

She is survived by two sons, E. E. and W. Olin Thatcher, both of this place; one daughter, Mrs. George Galusha, of Clifton Springs; and two brothers, Mark S. Esty, of Seneca Castle, and Edmond Esty, of Flint. 

The funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock on Sunday morning, from the M. E. Church, the Rev. B. D. Showers officiating. The interment was made in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

Fred Warren and family, who recently moved to Buffalo, have again changed their place of residence and are now located in Seneca Falls. Mr. Warren is conducting an ice cream parlor at Cayuga Lake Park.

Geneva Daily Times                         Friday                                  January 30, 1914                             by: Dianne Thomas 

WADDELL - At his home on Henry Street in Penn Yan, Jan 26, 1914, George W. WADDELL, aged 77 years.  He was born in Waterloo, but his parents moved to Penn Yan when he was less than a year old and he had resided here ever since.  In 1860 he was married to Esther H. GENUNG, of Italy Hill, who survives him.  He also leaves two sons, James of Elmira; and Charles of Penn Yan; a brother, William WADDELL of Atlanta, Ga.

Major WADDELL, as he was known to everybody, had been in poor health a long time.  He was a member of the J. B. Sloan Post, GAR, having assisted in the organization of Company B, of the 148th NYV, at the time of the Civil War.  He was second lieutenant when the company started for the front, from Camp Swift, Geneva, Sept. 22, 1862.  He was afterwards appointed judge advocate on the staff of Brigadier General FOSTER of Ohio and brevetted Major.  

In 1872, Mr. WADDELL was a candidate for County Treasurer on the "Liberal" Republican ticket.  During the four years the late Daniel LANNING was postmaster at Penn Yan, Major WADDELL served as deputy. For years he was a successful contractor and builder in Penn Yan.  The funeral was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. H. I. ANDREWS, of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.  Burial in Lakeview Cemetery.  

Geneva Daily Times                         Friday                            June 12, 1914                             by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Mary Brunskill, aged 70 years, wife of John Brunskill, died at her home on Melvin Hill last night at 6:30 o'clock, of heart disease. Besides her husband she leaves five sons, by a former marriage. William, Eli, John, Fred and Charle Simmons; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Cole, Mrs. Frank Bixby, Mrs. Amaid Mills, Mrs. Charles Ellis, Mrs. Edward Best and Mrs. Dudley Lewis; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Mason. 

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home at Melvin Hill. 

Interment will be made in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle           Saturday                     March 20, 1915      by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Ann Elisabeth Coburn - Clifton Springs, March 19 - The death of Mrs. Anna Elisabeth Coburn, aged 83 years, occurred on Thursday night, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Estey, in Pleasant street. 

 Mrs. Coburn was a native of New York city, having  spent her early life there. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, from the home of her daughter, and will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church. 

The remains will be buried in the family lot in what is known as Sand Hill cemetery, southwest of this village.

Geneva Daily Times                 Wed                Mar 24, 1915                    by: Dianne Thomas 

Lewis - March 24 - The late Miss Ethae Burgess, a former resident of this place, and a sister of Mrs. Thomas Moore and Mrs. Will Moore, was buried at Sand Hill Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The funeral was held privately at her home in Rochester.

The Clifton Springs Press                       Thursday                   March 25, 1915                 by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Coburn, widow of John Coburn, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George  W. Estey, on Thursday, March 18th. She was born in New York city on February 18, 1888. Sbe spent a part of her life in Shiloh, Ohio, where her husband died 37 years ago. 

During the past 18 years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Estey. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Charles Coburn, of Clifton Springs; and Jesse Coburn, of Auburn and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the Estey home on Sunday afternoon, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was made in the Flint,  Sand Hill cemetery.

 

 

Penn Yan Democrat                       Friday       May 14, 1915                      by: Dianne Thomas 

POST - At his home on Main street,  May 8, 1915, Charles B.. Post, aged 76 years.  

Mr. Post had been ill a long time and it was known that he could not recover.  He had lived in Penn Yan a great many years, but retained a voting residence in the town of Seneca, Ontario county, where he owned considerable real estate. Before purchasing his late home on Main street, Mr. Post lived at The Benham House. 

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary Leah Post, and a sister, Mrs. Mary L. Fleming, of Auburn.

The funeral was held at his late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Nevin D. Bartholomew, of the Presbyterian church officiating. The body was taken to Sand Hill Cemetery in the town of Seneca for burial.

 

COOK - In Gorham, May 8, 1915, Mrs. Charles Cook, aged 58 years. Mrs. Cook had been ill several months. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Taylor and she was one of eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor. 

Mrs. Cook was a member of the Presbyterian church in Gorham, the Lady Maccabees and of the Rebekah lodges in that village. 

She leaves, besides her husband, one brother and four sisters, Mr. Frank Taylor, Mrs. Anne DeWitt, Mrs. Sarah Loomis. Mrs. J. A. Eggleston, all of Rushville, and Mrs. Ellen Patteson, of Lewiston, N.Y.  The funeral was held from her late home, Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. McColl, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in Gorham cemetery.

Penn Yan Democrat                  Friday                               May 14, 1915                         by: Dianne Thomas   

POST - At his home on Main street, May 8, 1915, Charles B. Post, aged 76 years.  Mr. Post had been ill a long time and it was known that he could not recover. He had lived in Penn Yan a great many years, but retained a voting residence in the town of Seneca, Ontario county, where he owned considerable real estate. Before purchasing his late home on Main street, Mr. Post lived at The Benham House. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary Leah Post, and a sister, Mrs. Mary L. Fleming, of Auburn.  

The funeral was held at his late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Nevin D. Bartholomew of the Presbyterian church officiating. The body was taken to Sand Hill Cemetery in the town of Seneca for burial.

The Auburn Citizen                           Wednesday                     December 1, 1915                           by: Dianne Thomas   

Moravia, Dec. 1. - Mrs. Martha Beyea, 75, widow of Benjamin Beyea of Sempronhis, died this morning after an illness of less than a week of pneumonia. She is survived by three sons, Millard. Smith and Jay Beyea, all of Sempronius; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver Huff of Sempronius and Mrs. Roxie Bevier of Sanford, Fla., and one brother, Millard Clark of Jamestown.

Funeral services will be held at the family home in Sempronius at 11:30 a. m. Friday with further services at the Sempronius Baptist Church at noon. Rev. W. L. Bates of Moravia will officiate. Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

The Naples Record                  Wednesday                    March 1, 1916                             by: Dianne Thomas   

At his home on the Gates road, near Geneva, on Sunday, February 27, 1916, occurred the death of Frank J. Eldredge. He was born in Naples on September 24, 1870, the son of Barber and Samautha Perry Eldredge, and most of his life had been spent in and about Naples. His mother died many years ago. 

He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Myra Mitchell, of Garlinghouse, and one son, Alvin; his father, Barber Eldredge, of Naples; one brother, George Eldredge, of Prattsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Iva Carey, of Geneva, and Mrs. Clarence Hatch, of Naples. Funeral services are held today and burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery near where he lived.

 

 

Tibbetts - Smith - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Smith, on the Bristol Springs road, was the scene of a quiet, but very pretty wedding last Wednesday evening, February 23, 1916, when their daughter, Miss Bessie Olive, became the wife of Mr. John Ralph Tibbetts, of Athens, Georgia.

The ceremony was performed in the parlor of the home by Rev. Alban H. McKnight, of the Baptist church, in the presence of a few immediate relatives. The bride was prettily costumed in white meteor.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served. Seven sat at the bride's table, and the other guests were served at small tables. A large number of choice and useful gifts bore evidence of the esteem and affection of many good friends.

The bride is a Naples girl who is well and favorably known, and is a Christian lady of talent and culture. She is a graduate of Naples High School and Ithaca Conservatory of Music. For the past two years she has been a teacher of music in a normal school in Athens, Georgia.

The groom was born in the state of Maine, but for some years has lived in Athens, where at the present time he is superintendent of a large cotton mill. They will reside in that city.  Many friends are wishing these young people a long and happy life.

Clifton Springs NY Press                                Thursday                     March 30, 1916         by: Dianne Thomas

Myron H. Fuller, one of the oldest residents of Phelps and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on West Main street on Tuesday morning, March 31st, at the age of 86 years. He had been in falling health for a long time. Mr. Fuller is survived by his wife.

Wellington R. Sayre, a prominent retired farmer, died at his home on East Main street on Sunday morning, at the age of 77 years. He had been sick with a heart trouble for about two years. His wife died four years ago.  Surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. A. D. McLeod and Miss Hattie Sayre, both of Phelps.

Mrs. John Brunsklll died at her home near Melvin Hill on Friday, at the age of 61 years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Andrew Whitney, of Phelps; and Albert Whitney, of Flint. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. H. York, pastor of the   M. E. Church, conducting the service. Burial was made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, NY                 Tuesday        Oct 31, 1916             by: GSubyak@aol.com

Seneca Falls, Oct. 30 - Mrs. Mary R. SILSBY died yesterday in Rochester at the age of 72 years. Mrs. SILSBY was for many years a resident of Seneca Falls and was a member of a family that had much to do with establishing Seneca Falls as a manufacturing center. Mrs. SILSBY's husband, the late Horace SILSBY conducted the business established by his father here for a number of years until failing health forced his retirement. The SILSBY works turned out fire lighting equipment that is now in use in all parts of the world and the SILSBY fire engines for years were known to fire departments everywhere.
Mrs. SILSBY was always greatly interested in literature and during recent years has derived much satisfaction and pleasure from her writings. She, with a few friends, organized the Shakespeare Society of Seneca Falls in December, 1882, the first Shakespeare organization in the country composed exclusively of women. She continued during her residence here to act as president of the
club and later as honorary president. As an authority upon Shakespeare, she was widely recognized. She published a number of years ago a booklet dealing with the Baconian theory at a time which the controversy was attracting quite general attention. The booklet went through several editions.
Mrs. SILSBY's remains will be brought here from Rochester to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and taken to Trinity Episcopal Church from where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock. Rev. Dr. William Bours(?) CLARKE, rector of the church, will conduct the service. Mrs. SILSBY leaves one son, Horace SILSBY, of New York city, and two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor HART, of Rochester, and Mrs. Emma Veta FEECK, of Syracuse.

Geneva Daily Times               Thursday                       Aug 2, 1917                  by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Fred D. Estey - Flint, August - Mrs. Fred D. Estey, 52, died at Flint at 1:30 o'clock this morning. She in survived by her husband and seven children: Herman K, Flint, Mrs. Alfred Herte of Rochester, Gerome H. Estey of Flint, Mrs. Nelson Gott of Flint, Bennett Estey of Flint, Ida Elisabeth Estey of Flint.    The funeral will be held Friday at 4 o'clock at the house. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times               Sat                  July 5, 1919                    by: Dianne Thomas

ZOBRIST WILL CASE NOW AT RECESS POINT - Canandaigua, July 5 - Trial of the contest over the will of Henry Zobrist, late of Geneva, was adjourned from Thursday until Monday morning with contestants' case unfinished. It is probable that those seeking to have the will proved valid will not have their inning before late Tuesday or Wednesday. A long hypothetical question dealing with Mr. Zobrist's alleged  irrationality is being prepared by contestants' counsel and will probably be submitted to at least four experts on mental diseases late Monday or Tuesday.

Willard D. Scott of Geneva, the first witness called Thursday afternoon, described acts he had seen Zobrist perform for his horse and dog.

Jeremiah McNerney said he is a member of the Geneva police force. He visited Zobrist at the hospital when the latter repeated statements about his leg,  the hospital, a nurse whom he called "Chief Kane's daughter." Witness said Zobrist would repeatedly shake hands with him, then call him back from the door to say and do the same things over.  His actions impressed him as irrational.

Frank Johnson said he lives on a farm adjoining the Sand Hill cemetery on the Geneva turnpike. He said Henry Zobrist wanted to buy a lot off his farm where be could bury his dog and put up a cottage and vault. Witness refused to sell him the land for that purpose and said Zobrist asked him the same question several times.  His conversation impressed him as irrational.

Emma Chrysler of Geneva testified that on the day of Zobrists' dog's funeral, she saw Undertaker Lynch, dressed in a silk hat, white vest carry the animal out of the house in a white casket and bury it in a corner of the Zobrist yard. She had also heard him threaten an old lady, a neighbor of her's.

[There are several other articles on this Mr. Zobrist, that concerned questions of his will, since he stated he would spend $5 -$10K to have his wife, horse & dog buried there as well.]

Geneva Daily Times               Wednesday                 Oct 15, 1919                          by: Dianne Thomas

Frank Johnson of the Geneva turnpike was called and said he lived near the Sand Hill Cemetery and owns property directly east and south of the Cemetery. Mr. Zobrist attempted to buy part of this land for the purpose of burying his dog in a vault he would build there, also that he would build a cottage, near.  Mr. Johnson told him to take his dog out in a swamp and bury it there, which angered Mr. Zobrist and he left. Mr. Zobrist renewed his request several times, but Mr. Johnson persistently refused to sell.   [there were several diff articles on this subject with Mr. Zobrist]

Geneva Daily Times                  Tues             Mar 8, 1921                  by: Dianne Thomas

Charles A. Fiero - Aloquin, Mar. 8 - Charles A. Fiero, aged seventy-four years and several days died on Thursday at six o'clock in the evening, March 3rd after an illness of twelve days in Memorial Hospital In Canandaigua. He was born in the town of Gorham and grew to manhood in this vicinity. In the fall of 1871 he was married to Miss Mary Wilt of Hopewell Center, where they lived until her death which occurred Oct. 19, 1905.

Mr. Fiero worked at the carpenter trade and farm work and after breaking up his home he came to Aloquin to make his home, with his sister, Mrs. Albert Kisor, till Sept 1909.  When he married Mrs. Lottie Welcher Clauson of Hopewell Centre and moved to Seneca Falls and Valois, where he carried on farming for a few years, then moving to Lodi where he lived until August 1920.  He then came to Aloquin to make his home with his sister, Mrs. Albert Kisor, who died seven weeks ago.  Since that time he has been very much grieved and affected by her untimely and unexpected parting and a stroke of apoplexy from which he never regained conscientiousness, brought his life to an end. 

He is survived by his wife who lives in Ithaca and one adopted son, Frederick Fiero, who lives in the west.  One sister, Mrs. Matilda Crosier of Genesee street, Rochester and one brother, Oliver Fiero of Pulteney street, Geneva.  Also several nieces and nephews.  

His funeral was held in Emory Chapel on Sunday at two, Rev Melvin J. Owen, conducted the services and he was laid to rest in Sand Hill cemetery, north of Hopewell Centre. Bearers were: Homer Brizzee, John Ross, Wm. Moore Jr., Burt McIvor, Lewis Smith and Charles Isenhour.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY               Wednesday             October 31, 1923             by: Dianne Thomas

+  The death of Mrs. Mary OTTLEY on Tuesday evening after a brief illness, occurred at the Geneva City hospital.  Mrs. OTTLEY was stricken in the trolley station at Geneva with apoplexy while on a shopping trip, last Saturday.  She was taken at once to the city hospital and never regained consciousness until her death.  She is survived by one son, Edwin, of Seneca Castle; one sister in Rochester and one brother in Manchester.  She was a member of the local Methodist church and a member of the Castle Grange; also a member of the Geneva Chapter of the Eastern Star.  Her funeral was held from her late home here Friday afternoon.  Rev. W. Scott TOMPKINS officiated.  Burial was in Whitney Cemetery.  

+ Prof. E. G. SOPER and family were dinner guests yesterday, at the home of Mrs. SOPER'S brother, John GIBSON, near Penn Yan.  

+ Frank HYNA, who underwent an operation at Clifton Springs hospital recently, is slowly improving. 

+ It is reported that James DOLAN has purchased the D. C. SEARS place in Seneca Castle.  

+ John SUTTON, who sold his home in Seneca Castle to Timothy MANEY, is moving to Geneva, where he is employed.  

+ Mrs. Perry BROWN and Miss Retta PECK who are expert apple packers at the Castle Cooperative Fruit packing house, are to be sent this week to the New York State Apple Show to be held in New York City from November 3 to 10.  Mrs. Frank GOTTS will accompany then and attend the apple show.  

Geneva Daily Times               Saturday                            Jan 12, 1924                          by: Dianne Thomas

William Cairns - Seneca Castle, Jan. 12 - The death of William Cairns occurred Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jena Fredericksen.  Mr. Cairns was born November 31, 1860, in Scotland coming to this country as a young man. 

Surviving members of the family are five children, James and Elmer Cairns of East Rochester, Mrs. Jens Fredericksen of Flint, Miss Isabelle Cairns and John Cairns, of this place.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. George Nichols, pastor of the Presbyterian church from the home of Mrs. Fredericksen, Sunday at 2:30PM.  Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle   (also Clifton Springs NY Press)        Monday               February 18, 1924                   by: Dianne Thomas

EARL L. BROWN - Clifton Springs, Feb. 17  - Earl L. Brown, 21 years old, died last evening at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, of pneumonia, following a short illness.  

Mr. Brown was a member of the Geneva Lodge, I.O.O.F.  and the Methodist Episcopal Church.  

He is survived by his father, G. W. Brown, of Geneva; two sisters. Mrs. Elmer J. Salisbury, of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Mary A. Brown, of Rochester, and three brothers, George A. Brown, of the Preemption road near Gorham, Perry J. Brown, of Seneca Castle and Maynard Brown, of this village.

Funeral services will be held from the home of  his brother, George A. Brown, at  2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Frederick Maunder, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                  Tuesday               June 10, 1924                   by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Eliza P. MooreCanandaigua, June 9 - Mrs. Eliza Palmer Moore, 74 years old. died at her home on the Geneva turnpike several miles east of the city at 6 o'clock this morning, after an illness of two weeks. 

She was born at East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, in 1850, and lived in Ontario county for fifty-five years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William A. Burgess, of Gorham, and Mrs. Harlock T. Cooper, of Hopewell: six sons: William K., Thomas A., John H., Charles F., Albert R. and Clarence A. Moore, all of Hopewell; a brother, Elias Palmer, of High River, Alberta, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Henry Sheppard. of Seneca Castle; eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Harvey King, of Flint, officiating. Burial will be at Sand Hill cemetery.

 

Clifton Springs NY Press                         Thursday                       November 27, 1924              by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Mary B. Spear, 95 years old, died, Sunday, at her home near Orleans, after an illness of ten weeks. Except for infirmities due to a fracture of a hip, which she received about four years ago, Mrs. Spear had enjoyed remarkably good health up to the time of her final illness.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Frances B. Warner, with whom she lived, and four grandchildren, Belle W. Carr of Dayton, O., Earle S. Warner of Phelps, Theodore H. Warner of Seneca Castle and Martha Hope Spear of Brooklyn.

Funeral services were held from the home at 10:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning. Interment was made in Sand Hill cemetery in the town of Hopewell.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                Tuesday               Mar 9, 1926           by: Dianne Thomas

FREDERICK W. BURGESS - Geneva - March 8 - Frederick W. Burgess of No. 129 High street, died Saturday. The funeral will be held from the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon Rev. Bruce E. Pierce, of the Methodist Church. will officiate.

The bearers will be William Pierson, of Seneca Castle, B. F. Kean, of Sand Hill, Isaac Clark, Leslie Young, Frank Carr and Thomas Whitney, of Flint.  Burial in Sand Hill cemetery.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                Thursday               Mar 31, 1927             by:  GSubyak@aol.com

MISS EMMA MC CAULEY
 
Canandaigua, March 30 - Miss Emma C. McCAULEY, instructor in Latin at Canandaigua Academy, died suddenly to-day at her home in Scotland road of angina pectoris. Miss McCAULEY had been in her usual health of late and yesterday taught her classes as usual at the Academy. She was a graduate of Vassar College and also had taken extension work at the Universities of Rochester and Syracuse.  For the past fifteen years Miss McCAULEY had been instructor in Latin at the  Academy here. Miss McCAULEY was a member of the Congregational Church and also was interested in a number of civic organizations. She leaves only her mother,  Mrs. Rice McCAULEY, with whom she resided. Funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock  from the home, Rev. Dascomb E. FORBUSH officiating. Burial in No. 9 cemetery in  the town of Seneca.


 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                Thursday               July 12, 1927               by: Dianne Thomas    

MRS. EMMELINE BURGESS - Geneva, July 11 - Mrs. Emmeline Burgess of No. 128 High street, 66, died last night at Canandaigua. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Quinn of Scranton and a son. Dr. H. P. Burgess of Brigham Hall, Canandaigua.

Funeral from her home, Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Raymond Hune, officiating.   Burial in Sand Hill cemetery.

 

 

Geneva Daily Times   & Clifton Springs Press             Thursday                April 26, 1928                      by: Dianne Thomas       

Julia Edith Vanna, 51 years of age, wife of Frank Vanna of Orleans, died on Friday morning.   She is survived by her husband, four brothers, Cassius and Fred Hallock of Phelps, S. B. Hallock of Orleans and Charles Hallock of Clearfield, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Charles Williams of Orleans. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home, and burial was made in Sand Hill cemetery.  (note spelling of surname Vanna & VanNa in different newspapers)

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Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Hallock, Mrs. Mary Goodman. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hallock and Mrs. Kurtz of Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hallock of Clearfield, Pa., were called here, the last of the week, by the death of Mrs. Frank VanNa.

 

 

  Clifton Springs Press

The death of Mrs. Julia Edith VanNa, wife of Frank VanNa, occurred at her home in this village, Thursday night, after a week's illness, death being due to pneumonia. Mrs. VanNa was the eldest daughter of the late Daniel J. and Lorena Pine Hallock, and was born, July 3, 1877.  Her life was spent in this vicinity. 

Surviving relatives are her husband; four brothers, Cassius and Frederick Hallock, of Phelps, Charles of Clearfield, Pa., and Beebe of Orleans, and one sister, Mrs. Nina Williams of Orleans. Funeral services were held, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, with Rev. Mr. Boyd of the Seneca Castle M. E. church, of which she was a member, officiating. Burial was made in Sand Hill cemetery.

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John Potter, father of Mrs. Frank Winburn and Mrs. Ben Bilven of Phelps, died on Monday at his home, in Flint. Funeral services will be held at the home this Thursday afternoon, and burial will be made in Sand Hill cemetery.

Word has been received from Wolcott, by Phelps relatives that John J. Salisbury of that place is suffering from serious illness. His health appears to be rapidly declining. Mr. Salisbury, who has been a frequent visitor in Phelps for fifty years, has passed the 93rd anniversary of his birth.

Robert Goff, who is under treatment at the Clifton Springs sanitarium for pneumonia, is reported as improving favorably.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rubery were in Seneca Falls-on Tuesday, attending the funeral of Mrs. Rubery's cousin, Mrs. J. Campbell.

Rev. Charles J. Wood and family are spending a few days with his father at Susquehanna, Pa.

Frank Rockefeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Rockefeller, who has been suffering from an attack of bronchial pneumonia, is reported as improving in his condition.

WILLIAM C. FRANK William C. Frank died at his farm home on the Lyons and Geneva road on Sunday after a short illness, aged 39 years Besides his mother, Mrs. Catherine Frank, he is survived by four sisters and one brother. Mrs. Edith Lindenburg and Mrs. A. Cantor of Detroit. Mich., Mrs. C. A. Beyer of Geneva, Mrs. A. C. Frazar of Canandaigua, and J. V. Frank of Syracuse, and an aunt, Mrs. M. Henson of Phelps. Rev. J. B. Hobbe of Geneva officiated at the funeral on Wednesday, followed by burial in Glenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Robert Williams is ill at the home of her brother-in-law, Frank VanNa.

Daily Democrat     Rochester, Monroe Co., NY    Sun    Jan 6, 1929                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

MRS. SUSAN A. GOULD
Seneca Falls, Jan. 5 - Mrs. Susan A. GOULD, 79, widow of Samuel S. GOULD, died today at her home, 18 Mynderse Street, following a week's illness of influenza and pneumonia. Mrs. GOULD was born in the town of Seneca Falls and had always made her home here. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin HALL of Camillus and Miss Susan A. GOULD of this village; a son, David A. GOULD of Syracuse; a brother, David H. RUTHRAUFF of Seneca Falls; a sister, Mrs. C. J. BAKER of Auburn. Funeral from the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon
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ALICIA WILLIAMS
Seneca Falls, Jan. 5 - Miss Alicia WILLIAMS, once a resident of Seneca Falls, died today in Rochester. Miss WILLIAMS was born in Rochester, but made her home at Seneca Falls the greater part of her life. She moved back to Rochester 13 years ago. She leaves four sisters, Mrs. E. W. BRIGGS of Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. C. F. LEE of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. James WAYNE and Mrs. W. P. ELWELL of Seneca Falls. The body was brought here tonight and taken to an undertaking room in State street where funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wednesday       July 24, 1929    by: Dianne Thomas

Hall News:

John BURTCH of Utica is visiting at the E. B. DIXON home.

Palmer GOETZ is visiting at the home of his brother, Bruce P. JONES.

Miss Mildred JAYNE is spending this week with Margaret WILSON at Ithaca. 

Rev. James SYKES will address Penn Yan Grange Friday evening, July 26. 

Miss Vera SKYES spent the weekend with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. James SKYES

Mrs. Cornelius PATRICK underwent an operation at the Canandaigua hospital last week.

Mrs. Lou JORGENSEN, who was recently operated on at the Geneva City Hospital, is gaining. 

Miss Marian FEAGLES returned last week from a motor trip to the Thousand Islands and Montreal. 

Mrs. SERVERINGHOUSE and daughter of Interlaken, are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BARDEN.

Charles S. WILSON left a week ago Saturday for Washington to assume his new duties on the Farm Relief Board to which position he was appointed, July 20th. 

Mrs. Charles S. WILSON, and daughter, Margaret, and son, Tommy, and mother, Mrs. Thomas MILLER, left Saturday to spend a month in Mrs. WILSON'S brother's cottage at Ithaca. 

Gilbert F. MELIOUS of Gorham and Edna C. BLODGETT of Rushville, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, on Saturday afternoon, July 20th, at 4 o'clock.  Rev. James SYKES performed the ceremony.  

Geneva Daily Times                         Thursday                            December 6, 1928                by: Dianne Thomas                 

Benj. F. Kean Passes Away At His Home - Was One of the Best Farmers in This Vicinity 

Benjamin F. Kean, well known farmer and fruit grower, died at his home about four miles west of Geneva yesterday afternoon after an illness, lasting several months. Mr. Kean was widely known as a successful farmer in Geneva and acquiring the property where he spent his life fifty-four years ago. Not only had he interested himself in the improvement of his own property,  but by his example and untiring efforts, had created an example in the community which was emulated on adjoining farms with the result that the scenic efforts in the vicinity of Sand Hill were materially improved and made pleasing for the passing tourist.  

Devoting his attention largely to horticulture, his orchards became widely known and large crops of tree fruit were taken annually from his fields.

He is survived by his wife and six children, all living in the immediate vicinity. The daughter, Mrs. Katherine Playford, lived at home and the five sons: H.B., E.F., S.C., W.O. and R.D. Kean, occupy adjacent homes.  

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at the house and will be private.   Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers. Interment will be made in Sand Hill cemetery.

 

Geneva  Daily Times                       Thursday                            June 27,  1929                         by: Dianne Thomas   

William R. Miller Was Member of Ark Lodge - Canandaigua. June 27- William R. Miller a member of Ark Lodge No. 33, F & A.M., Geneva, died at his home, on Bristol street,  Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. Miller at one time lived in Geneva  and affiliated with the Masonic organization in 1896. The funeral will be held from his home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, members of his lodge acting as bearers. The commitment service will be held at the grave in Sand Hill cemetery. 

Farmers NY Interlaken Review                       late Oct 1929                     by: Dianne Thomas

Funeral of Mrs. Warfield  Held At Seneca Castle -   The Rev. L. S. Boyd officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Florence M. Matson, held in the home of her mother, Mrs. Newton Warfield, on Thursday afternoon, October 31st. Mrs. Matson was 86 years of age and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Crabtree in Danby, on Monday, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, George Matson, one adopted son, Gordon O. Pierce, both of Danby; her mother and sister. Interment was made in Sand Hill cemetery.

Clifton Springs NY Press                                       March 1930                            by: Dianne Thomas

Private funeral services, conducted by the Rev. L. S. Boyd, pastor of the Methodist church, were held for Mrs. John M. Brewer, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Harriet Almeda Brewer, aged 65 years, died suddenly, Tuesday morning, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, J. M. Brewer; one brother, E. L. Webster of Seneca, two nephews, Dr. L. C. Webster of Canandaigua and William Webster of Seneca town, and one niece, Mrs. H. Utter, also of Seneca. Interment at Sand Hill cemetery

Mrs. Brewer formerly was active in all lines of church and social work, with which she had kept in touch until her death, even though physically helpless, for a long period.

Shortsville Enterprise                     Thursday                                   September 4, 1930            by:  Dianne Thomas

CHARLES DEANE -  Charles Deane, a respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at the family home on Tuesday morning, at the age of 72 years. He was born at Macedon on October 12, 1858. Besides he wife, he leaves five sons, Reuben, Elmer and Arthur Deane of Manchester, George Deane of Shortsville and William Deane of Farmington; two daughters, Mrs. Mertie Elliott of Lyons and Mrs. Delia Elliott of Henrietta; only brother, Peter Deane, and a sister, Mrs. Louis Nichols, both living near the Armington school house, on the Palmyra road.

Funeral services will be held from the Manchester Baptist church this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout.  The interment will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery, Hopewell.

Perry Record, Perry NY                            Thursday                      December 18, 1930               by: Dianne Thomas

MRS. ELLEN E. CARR - Mrs. Ellen E. Carr, who had been steadily failing in health during the past year, died at 8.30 o'clock last week Thursday night, aged 86 years, at the home of her son,  Clarence, 83 Buckland Street. She came to Perry a little over five years ago to make her home with her son, who has tenderly cared for her. 

Born in Walworth, Wayne County, N.Y., on December 13, 1845, she was a daughter of John and Elinor Parker and one of a family of 12 children -  5 sons and 7 daughters.

In 1868 she was married to John E. Carr of Lincoln, N. Y., and they were parents of four children, a daughter dying in infancy. Three sons survive: Charles J. of Dayton, O., Frank A. of Stanley, N. Y., Clarence E. of Perry; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also two sisters - Mrs. Sarah P. Beal of Chicago and Mrs. Emily Baker of Fairport, N. Y.

Funeral services were held at 33 Buckland Street last Monday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. H. F. Hewitt officiating, after which her remains were taken to the Sand Hill Cemetery near Flint, N. Y., for interment.

Clifton Springs NY Press                            late March 1931                       by: Dianne Thomas

Seneca Castle News

The death of William H. Thatcher, who had been in failing health for some time past, occurred at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, last Tuesday night.   

He was born on November 24th, 1859, at Hopewell, was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and the year following his graduation began his teaching duties, which he continued for forty years, having taught in Hopewell Center, Hall, Stanley, Farmington, Erie, Orleans and Seneca Castle where he taught for 17 years retiring on a pension in 1924. 

He was a charter member of Osceola Lodge, I. O. O. F at Hall.   Members of this lodge conducting a part of the funeral services which were held at the M. E. church, Friday afternoon.  Burial was made at Sand Hill cemetery. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Thatcher. In the absence of the regular pastor, Dr. L. S. Boyd, funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Moyer of Aloquin, assisted by Rev. Boyd Little of Clifton Springs.

The bearers, selected by Mr. Thatcher, were all former pupils, George Ferguson, Hobart Gulvin, Harvey Ottley, and Harold, Leon and Platt Soper.

There have been no new cases of scarlet fever the past week. Mrs. Herbert Cayward and son, Paul, and Gerald Weyneth are all on the road to recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Close moved, the past week, to the Foster farm, where Mr. Close has employment.

Miss Florence Crossley is spending the Easter vacation at her home in Ransomville.

Mrs. Walter Parry and Mrs. Ellsworth Turner spent Wednesday with the former's sister, Mrs. Roome, at Honeoye.

Rodney Bennett, a student at Cornell University, is spending the Easter vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bennett.

Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Winburn are entertaining their daughter, Miss Iva Salisbury of Washington, D. C, over the Easter holiday.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                         Wednesday                    May 6, 1931               by: Dianne Thomas

BEAL- Sarah Parker Beal on Sunday, May 3, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles K. Kisk, in Chicago, aged ?8 years. She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Georgia Sherbourne of Fairport and one sister,  Mrs. Charles H Baker of Fairport.

Funeral services at the home of  F.W. Ferguson, Seneca Castle,  Wednesday. May 6, at 3 p. m. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery near Geneva.

Naples News                                            July 1931                                    by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Celeatia F. Garratt, who entered into rest at her home in Italy on Thursday morning, July 9, 1931 was the daughter of Wm. H. and Elizabeth Gillett Fox. She was born in Italy Valley December 26, 1852, the youngest of three children,  Rosalie M. and Osbert W. Fox,  having preceded her to the eternal home.

In 1880 she was united in marriage to the late Edward Charles Garratt who passed away October 24, 1928.

Mrs. Garratt possessed a sterling character, living a life of industry and integrity. Her strong faith in God sustained her during the several years of her decline.

The cherished memory of her splendid brave spirit will remain ever an inspiration and a blessing. "We cannot say, we will not say That she is dead, she is just away!"  Those who survive are her daughters Miss Inez E. Garratt of Italy and Mrs. Daniel Witt of Elmira.

Funeral services were conducted at her late home on Sunday, July 12, at one o'clock were largely attended, so many friend attended, so many friends of Mrs. Garratt from from a distance to  pay her a last tribute of honor, Rev. C. L. Eveland of the Baptist church, officiated. The bearers were F. F. Briglin, of Italy; G. E. Lincoln; Rochester; A. F. Robson, Penn Yan; Charles A. Garratt, E. D. Palmer, Canandaigua; John R. Schaeffer, Cohocton.  Burial was made in Sand Hill cemetery,  near Geneva.

"Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,  Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep. Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark.

For though from out our bourne,  of time and place,

The flood may bear me far, 

I hope to meet my Pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar."

Shortsville Enterprise                     Thursday                                   September 17, 1931            by:  Dianne Thomas

IN YE OLDEN DAYS - The following items are copied from the file of The Shortsville Enterprise of forty years ago, or of the File of Sept. 19, 1891—40 Years Ago:  

Morgan /Miller -  At 8 o'clock, Thursday evening, September 10, at the Presbyterian manse, Park Place, Shortsville, took place the marriage of Irma B. Morgan to Oliver B. Miller, both of Shortsville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. J. MacMillan, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Seldon  R. Aldrich, also of Shortsville.

 Penn Yan Democrat                                 Jan. 22, 1932                                        by Cathy Coon

HALL  -  At the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wednesday, January 20th, Mrs. Marjorie M. Hall, aged 32.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yonge, of Penn Yan; three brothers, Guy and Clay Yonge, of Penn Yan; Glen, of Geneva; a son, Donald. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her parents in Ogden Street, Rev. R. N. Jessup officiating. Burial in Little Church cemetery, at Hall.

  

 Clifton Springs NY Press                           April 1932                   by:  Dianne Thomas

Frank VanNa, aged 73, for many years a resident of this village, died Friday, at the home of his sister, Mrs. L.F. Newman, in Rochester, after a long illness.

After the death of his wife, Edith Hallock VanNa, April 16, 1928, Mr. VanNa left the vicinity to live with his son, Cornelius VanNa, of Chapin and later made his home with his sister. Besides the relatives mentioned he is survived by two grand daughters, Mrs. Rose Howard and Mrs. Marion Tones of Canandaigua. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Kennedy Mortuary rooms in Canandaigua and internment was made in Sand Hill Cemetery, Lafayette Highway. 

 

IN SURROGATES COURT:

 Clifton Springs NY Press                             Late October 1932                   by:  Dianne Thomas

Relative Of Buffalo Bill Dies In Clifton Springs - William C. Cody, 60 years, died at the Sanitarium on Sunday, a few hours after being taken there.  He was taken ill a few days ago at his small place in the Bunker Hill section where he lived alone. Neighbors looked after him, but as he rapidly grew worse, he was removed to the Sanitarium.

Cody formerly lived in the vicinity of Flint.  He was never married and his only surviving near relative is a brother, Francis J., who lives at Alden.  He was a cousin of William F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill" the famous frontiersman and showman.

The funeral was held at Weld's chapel on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Boyd A. Little officiating. Burial was made in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Penn Yan Democrat                             Aug 4, 1933                                           by:  Dianne Thomas

AYRES - At the Guertha Pratt Home, Clinton Street, Wednesday, August 2, Miss Augusta M. Ayres, 83. There are no near surviving relatives.

The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev J. H. Perkins officiating. Burial in Sand Hill cemetery, near Rushville.

Penn Yan Democrat                                 Oct. 20, 1933                        by Cathy Coon

HEWSON  -   At Hall, Thursday, Oct. 12th, Miss Caroline Hewson, 72.  She leaves one brother, George W. Hewson, of Hall; a sister, Mrs. Lucinda Corser, of Minneapolis, Minn., also several nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30, Rev. Marshall Bartholomew officiating. Burial in No. 9 cemetery.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle               Sunday                    December 10, 1933               by:  Dianne Thomas

MRS. CYNTHIA J. PEARCE Stanley, Dec. 9 - Mrs. Cynthia J. Pearce died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Lathrop, near Orleans, this morning.   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lathrop and Mrs. Homer Brizzee (?) of Aloquin; and two sons, Edward and Charles Pearce of Aloquin.  

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:50 p. m. at the Aloquin Methodist Church. Burial will be at Sand Hill Cemetery.

Shortsville Enterprise             Thurs                 Dec 28, 1933                       by Dianne Thomas

Shortsville Visitor Dies While Visiting Canandaigua Flour Mill - While seated in the office of the Smith Brothers flouring mill at Canandaigua on Friday afternoon, Cheney P. Whitney of Orleans suffered a heart attack and died before medical aid could reach his side. He had been a guest at the home of his son, Almon Whitney, Palmyra street, Shortsville, and had accompanied the son to Canandaigua on business.  He had reached the ripe old age of 97 years.   The remains were removed to the Whitney home, where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Angus J. MacMillan,, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church. 

The body was then taken to Seneca Castle, where another service was conducted by Rev. MacMillan at the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in the Whitney cemetery in that place.

Cheney P. Whitney was born in the township of Seneca during the year 1836, and his schooling was secured in the public schools of that town, the Phelps High School and the Oswego Business College. A large part of his life had been spent on a farm at Orleans, where he specialized in the cultivation of fruits and the raising of thoroughbred horses, cattle and hogs. In this connection it might be of interest to add that for the past sixty years it had been his custom to plant a tree on the anniversary of his birth, June 10. 

He was a Presbyterian by faith and for over 60'years was a faithful member of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. Fifty-five of these years were in the service of an elder. He had served as master and chaplain of Seneca Castle Grange and was also a member of the Ontario County Agricultural Society, for two years being its president. In political faith, he was a Republican and as such had served as excise commissioner of the township of Phelps, and also had been a trustee of the school district in which he formerly lived.

The survivors are two sons, Almon Whitney of Shortsville and John Whitney of Seneca Castle, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret W. Chapman and Miss Mary M. Whitney of New York city.

Geneva Daily Times                Thurs                      Feb 22, 1934                                 by Dianne Thomas

Funeral of Daniel Linzy - The funeral of Daniel Linzy, a one time a Virginia slave, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Parker, of Border City, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Yells Funeral home with the Rev. Fred T. Drewett of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial. was in Sand Hill Cemetery.  The bearers were Devoe, Wesley and Eugene Linzy and Herbert Kenney.

Mr. Linzy, who was twelve years old at the time of the Civil War, had often recalled scenes of that time and told of Union and Confederate activities. Mr. Linzy came north in 1889. 

Oswego Palladium Times                          Wednesday                           June 27, 1934             by Dianne Thomas   

John Shaw - PARISH, June 27  - Funeral services for John Shaw of West Monroe will be held at the home of Wayne Stewart, at 2 p. m. Thursday, with burial in Sand Hill cemetery.  Arrangements for the rites were made by Beryl Harter of this village.

Mr. Shaw died Monday in Mexico (NY). He was born in West Monroe, Aug. 30, 1867, son of the late Oren and Phoebe Allen Shaw. For several years he conducted a farm near West Monroe. He is survived by one son, Alfred Shaw, of Marcy.

Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle                       Saturday                           June 30, 1934            by Dianne Thomas  

ALLEN J. ESTY - Geneva. June 29 - Funeral services will be conducted in the home, 40 West Street, tomorrow at 2 pm for Allen Joseph Esty, 76, who died last night.  Burial will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca. 

Besides his widow Bertha, Mr. Esty is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emogene VanDeVenter of Geneva and Mrs. Mae Williams, of Rochester; two sons, Earl of Geneva and Ellsworth, of Penn Yan and two grandchildren. 

Geneva Times                              Wed                       Nov 28, 1934                              by Dianne Thomas   

Four Markers Dedicated in Penn Yan 

Penn Yan, Nov - Members Of Guyanoga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, yesterday dedicated bronze tablets over the graves of four Revolutionary War Soldiers of Yates and Ontario counties. In Lake View Cemetery near this village Miss Ruth Guile and Miss Shirley unveiled markers at the grave of their ancestor, Joseph Fenton.

 

Miss Dorothy Fox, a descendant, read the history of Ensign William Cornell at his grave, unveiled the marker and placed a wreath. The group then traveled to City Hall cemetery near Dresden where Miss Sarah Electa Norris, daughter of Mrs. Ralph T. Norris, regent of the DAR chapter, unveiled a marker on the grave of Eliphalet Norris, one of the pioneer settlers, of Yates County. She is his great, great, great, great granddaughter.

 

At Sand Hill Cemetery, Ontario County, in the Canandaigua-Geneva turnpike, Mrs. Norris read his military record and placed a wreath oh the grave of Petrus Wynkoop, where the fourth marker was unveiled.  

Mrs. Eugene Shepard, chaplain of the DAR chapter, gave the invocation at each grave. Mrs. Joseph Bullock, chairman of the committee on the correct flying of the flag, led the salute and Mrs. Hiram Ballard led the singing of "America." Harold Snedeker, Boy Scout bugler, blew the assembly call and "taps" at each grave.

Penn Yan Democrat             Friday                                August 23, 1935                                by Dianne Thomas

SEAMANS - At Dixon Sanitarium, Geneva, Friday, Aug. 16th, Fred C. Seamans.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma Seamans; one daughter, Mrs. James Loman, of Geneva; one son, Floyd, of Penn Yan. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Geneva, Rev. Leon Swarthout of Manchester Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Sand Hill cemetery. 

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY        Pg 4        Friday,      December 6, 1935             by Dianne Thomas

EDIE - At Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Saturday, November 30, David W. EDIE of Hall.  Mr. EDIE's death was sudden as he had been about as usual on Friday.  He was delegate to Pomona Grange sessions in Reeds Corners and expected to attend Saturday.  He was Supervisor Elect on the Democratic ticket in the strong Republican town of Seneca.  He was a member of Masonic Order, Damascus Shrine of Rochester; member of Hall Grange and for more than 36 years, he was an RFD carrier from the Hall post office and was placed on the retired list about two years ago.  He was an active member of the letter carriers organization, and served as its secretary for 25 years.   He was a trustee of No. 9 church,  Surviving are his widow and one brother, James, of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the home in Hall, with burial in the No. 9 cemetery.  Rev. David SHELDON, pastor of the church, officiated.  Ark Lodge of Geneva conducted the Masonic services at the home.

Penn Yan Democrat                      Friday                    Feb 21, 1936                             by:  Dianne Thomas

LATHROP - At Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 15, George Lathrop, 71. He was one of the old-time blacksmiths in this section. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Smith, of Himrod; Mrs. Marimus De Puyt, of Shortsville; four sons, Harry, of Gorham; Leon, of Corfu; Clarence, of Shortsville; and Charles, of Rochester; two brothers, Harvey, of Middlesex; John, of Geneva; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

Funeral services were held from the home in Orleans, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. David Shepson, pastor of Baptist Church at Phelps officiating. Interment in Sand Hill cemetery.

 

 

Clifton Springs NY Press                               Feb 1936                                        by:  Dianne Thomas

LATHROP - The death of George W. Lathrop occurred at the family home in Orleans, Saturday afternoon, after a long period of ill health. He was born, July 27, 1664, at West Moreland, Oneida County, a son of William Lathrop. When a young boy the family came to this section of the State, locating at Middlesex. He has since made his home in several nearby towns, until about 15 years ago, when he moved to Orleans. 

He was united in marriage to Miss Clara Pearce of Aloquin, 44 years ago. Mr. Lathrop was a blacksmith and a farmer for many years and after he moved to his present home he built a shop, which he conducted as long as his health permitted.

Besides his wife, surviving relatives are four sons: Harry of Aloquin, Leon of Corfu, Clarence of Shortsville and Charles E Lathrop of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Smith of Himrods and Mrs. Marinas DePuyt, Jr., of Shortsville; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild; also by two brothers, Harvey Lathrop of Middlesex and John Lathrop of Geneva. 

Funeral services were held from his late home, Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Harry M. Shepson, pastor of the Orleans Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made in Sand Hill cemetery.  

 

 

Clifton Springs NY Press                                 July 1937                                          by:  Dianne Thomas

TIMLICK - Private funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Gertrude Timleck, age 83, who died at the home of her son, Charles S. Baker, were conducted on Thursday from the Bennett funeral home in Geneva, Rev. B. F. Butler, pastor of the local Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was made in Sand Hill cemetery.

 Mrs. Timleck leaves, besides her husband, three sons, W. F. Baker of Brockville, Ont, Charles S. Baker of Seneca Castle, and A. J. Baker of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Thursday          July 8, 1937                by: GSubyak@aol.com

HARWOOD - At her home, 250 St. Stanislaus Street, Della PALMER HARWOOD.  Surviving are her husband, Charles; one son, McKinley YORK; three grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas of Amsterdam, Arthur of Mendon and Ernest PALMER of Buffalo.
Funeral from the home of her son, 16 Lauderdale Park, Saturday at 1:30  p.m. Interment in Sand Hill. Geneva paper please copy.

Geneva Daily Times                Wednesday                   December 1, 1937                                 by Dianne Thomas

Mrs. George Armstrong - Gorham, Dec. 1 - Mrs. George Armstrong, aged 86 years, died Tuesday morning in Canandaigua at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Bodley. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bodley and Mrs. Herman McNella, both in Canandaigua, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren; also three sisters: Mrs. Jennie Chapin of Canandaigua, Mrs. Richard H. Deighton of Plattsburg and Mrs. Ellen Hopkins of Avoca.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Bodley with burial in Sand Hill cemetery. Rev. W. D. Melcher, pastor of the Methodist church at Canandaigua, will officiate.

Penn Yan Democrat                  Fri                     Apr 22, 1938                               by:  Dianne Thomas

ESTEY - At Geneva, Saturday, April 16, J. Earle Estey, 42.  He leaves his wife; a daughter, Barbara; his mother, Mrs. Allea Estey; a brother, Alfred, of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Ray VanDeventer of Geneva; Mrs. Mae Williams, of Rochester.  A prayer service was held at his home Tuesday afternoon, followed by service at Trinity Church and burial in Sand Hill cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY             Mon           June 20, 1938                     by: GSubyak@aol.com

GIBSON - At the home, 68 Boardman St., June 18, 1938, Elizabeth GIBSON. She is survived by one sister, Esther GIBSON of Rochester. Miss GIBSON is resting at  the Timmerman Funeral Home, 510 Monroe Ave.  Funeral services from 510 Monroe Ave., Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Interment in  No. 9 Cemetery at Seneca, N. Y. Geneva papers please copy.

Geneva Daily Times                    Sat                       Sept 17, 1938              Pg 7                by:  Dianne Thomas      

Mrs. Dollie H. Linzy - Mrs. Dollie Hagart Linzy, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Scott, 24 Dorchester avenue, last night after a long illness. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Jennie Walker of Bradford, Can ; five daughters, Mrs. Laura Scott, Mrs. Erma Scott of Walcott, Mrs. Cora Johnson of Geneva, Mrs. Viola Scott of Walcott and Mrs. Mabel Scott, Rochester; three sons, Daniel, James and Minor of Geneva; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Scott on Dorchester avenue with the Rev. S. H. Edsall of Trinity Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Geneva Daily Times                      Friday                              March 11, 1938                        by:  Dianne Thomas

 

SENECA CASTLE - Ida Virginia Mason 

Seneca Castle, Mar. 11 - Ida Virginia Mason, 81, formerly of this place, died at Hopewell yesterday following a long illness.  Surviving are one brother and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. B. P. Butler officiating. Interment will be in  Sand Hill Cemetery.   

Geneva Daily Times    Saturday,              Feb 4, 1939                      by: Dianne Thomas 

HALL, NY - Feb 4 - Mrs. Anna Beard ALLEN, 62, who resided southwest of Hall, died yesterday (Feb 3) afternoon at Geneva General Hospital.  Mrs. ALLEN has been ill only a short time with mastoid trouble.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank BEARD.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Union Congregational Church with the Rev. C. E. UPDIKE, officiating. Interment will be in the Little Church Cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, Olin; a son, Burlin ALLEN of Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Blaine KESEY of Painted Post; a grandson, also of that place and two sisters, Mrs. Harry HURFORD of Penn Yan and Ida PALMTEER of Minerva, Oh.  

 

 

Geneva Daily Times        Monday,                Feb 6, 1939               by: Dianne Thomas 

Funeral of Mrs. ALLEN - HALL - Feb 6 - Funeral services will be conducted today from the Hall Congregational Church at 2:30 pm for Mrs. Anna Beard ALLEN, 62, who died in Geneva City Hospital, Friday (Feb 3).  Besides her husband Olin, she leaves one son, Burlin, at home, one daughter, Mrs. Bain KESEY, of Painted Post and a grandson also of that place; two sisters, Mrs. Larry HURFORD of Penn Yan and Mrs. Ida PALMTEER of Minerva, Oh.  Burial will be made in Little Church Cemetery.

Penn Yan Democrat                     Friday                        July 7, 1939          by: Dianne Thomas 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Edward H. Cammett, ?6, who died in his home in the Canandaigua Turnpike, near Aloquin, Tuesday.  Besides his widow, he leaves one brother, Frank Cammett, 66, who died in the home of his sister, Mrs. Nellie McIvor of Geneva. 

Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Rev. Chester Zogg, pastor of the Aloquin Methodist Church, officiated.

The Democrat and Chronicle                   Friday                   August 18, 1939                by: Dianne Thomas 

FRANK WHEAT - Geneva - Frank Wheat, 84, a resident of Flint for the past 40 years, died yesterday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Reeve Newton, after a long illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Newton, Flint, and Mrs. John Cairns, East Rochester, one son, Leonard Wheat, Flint, and four grandsons. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow in the home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Elmira Star Gazette                            Friday                        September 6, 1940                     by: Dianne Thomas 

Edwin C. Brldgman, 39, Yates County's youngest World War veteran, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1940. The funeral was to be held at the home, 222 Liberty St., Penn Yan, Friday at 2 p .m.  Burial was to be in Sand Hill Cemetery. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Larue McLane of Dundee, Miss Elsie Bridgman of Canandaigua and Miss Peggy Bridgman of Penn Yan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perl Bridgman; two brothers,  J. Merrelle Bridgman, Canandaigua teacher, and Donald A. Bridgman, of Binghamton; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret B. Long and Mrs. Marshall Yetter of Penn Yan; and one granddaughter.

 

Henry Reynolds, 68, died at the family home in Hammondsport Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1940. He was born Nov. 15, 1872, at Pine Grove, a son of Clark and Louise Smith Reynolds, and had lived in Hammondsport 20 years.  He was a vineyardist. 

He is survived by his wife; a son, Harley Reynolds of Corning; a daughter, Miss Gladys Reynolds at home and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kennedy of Prattsburg.    Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Bond funeral home in Hammondsport, with burial at Italy Hill.

 Clifton Springs NY Press                                              January 1941                by: Dianne Thomas 

KEITH - Charles A. Keith, 70, of the Hall road died suddenly, Tuesday morning, January 21, of a heart attack, -while engaged in his farm duties.  He was a lifelong resident of this community and a member of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife and one son,  T. Lyle Keith of Rochester; two brothers, Edward of MacDougal and William Keith of Detroit.  

The funeral was held from the home, last Thursday afternoon, the Rev. B. F. Butler of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was made in Sand Hill Cemetery. 

Geneva Daily Times                          Wednesday                         Jan   1941                           by: Dianne Thomas 

SHELDON O. SMITH - Word has been received of the death Monday at Hew Haven, Mich., of Sheldon G. Smith, 60, a former resident of Geneva. He leaves his wife; two daughters, Miss Myrtle Smith of 156 Oak street, this city, and Mrs. R. Treman Smith, Elmira, and a brother, George Smith, Aloquin.

Mr. Smith was a former produce dealer at Flint and Aloquin and was president of the Sand Hill Cemetery Association for several years.

The body will arrive here tomorrow and funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Julia Ottley, 516 Castle street, with the Rev, F. L. Harper of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will  be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

Funeral of Harold Bennett -  The funeral of Harold Kenneth Bennett, who died Sunday morning at the Geneva General Hospital, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral parlors of H. W. Bennett, Genesee street, and will be private.   Rev. Dr. A. E. Moody, district superintendent of the Methodist Church, will officiate.   Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Besides his wife and small son, of Owego, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Bennett, of this city, and a brother, Walter O. Bennett of Buffalo, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Armitage, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Geneva Daily Times                          Monday                 October 13, 1942                               by: Dianne Thomas 

The funeral of Mrs. Robert Linzy, who died Friday, was held tins afternoon at 3 o'clock at her late home, 24 1/2 North Wadsworth street, with the Rev. Frank L. Brown of St. Simon's, Rochester, officiating. Interment was to Sand Hill Cemetery.

The bearers were Charles Whitaker, Lawrence Kenney and the four sons, Devoe Linzy of Geneva; Wesley, of Camp Lee, VA.; Robert Jr. of  West Point and Eugene, Geneva.  

 

The funeral of Jacob A. Isenhour of 19 Tillman street, who died Thursday, was held yesterday afternoon  at 3 o'clock at the Yells Funeral Home with the Rev. L. B. Wadsworth of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

The bearers ware William Chilson, W. Dobbs, William Marlow, G. C. Stevens and G. M. Damuth.

Geneva Daily Times                          Saturday                 Nov 21, 1942                               by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Emma Shipman - Stanley, Nov. 21 - Mrs. Emma Shipman, 78, died Friday morning, November 20th in Hopewell. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emerson Avery, Geneva; Mrs. Eva Baggerly, California; and Mrs. Clara Van Sickle of Seneca Castle; five sons, Robert and Barry of Gorham, George of Canandaigua, William of Stanley and Thomas of Canandaigua; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m.. from the Cleland Undertaking Parlors at Gorham.  Rev. Homer Cole, pastor of the Aloquin Methodist Church officiating' with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times                          Saturday                October 9, 1943                             by: Dianne Thomas 

The funeral of Mrs. Mary H. Oughtersen will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bennett Funeral Home, 207 Genesee street, Rev. Hudson McKee, former pastor of the Full Gospel Church of Rochester, will officiate and internment will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery.  Bearers will be Frank Harrison, Newton Barden, Robert Barden and Paul Reid.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY        Wednesday            June 7, 1944                     by: GSubyak@aol.com

MISS ELIZABETH GARGAN -  Seneca Falls - Miss Elizabeth GARGAN died early yesterday, (June 6, 1944),  in her home in State Street, following an extended illness.

MRS. WILLIAM  HURLEY - Seneca Falls - Mrs. Theresa McBRIDE  HURLEY, 67, widow of Attorney William H. HURLEY of 10 Chestnut St., died yesterday (June 6, 1944), in Ithaca Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Geneva NY Daily Times             Wednesday                   September 13, 1944                      by: Dianne Thomas 

Albert T. Roome  - Flint - Sept. 13 - Funeral services for Albert T. Roome were held from his late home Saturday afternoon.  

Mr. Roome, who was the son  of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Roome was born and always resided here aside from five years the family spent in Endicott. 

Mr. Roome was a member and active worker of the Flint Methodist Church was superintendent of the Sunday School and trustee of the Flint school for years.

He is survived by four children, Cpl. James Roome of Fresno, California, Earl and Mrs. Janet Colwell of Rochester and Mrs. Willey Shipman of Flint, two grandchildren. Albert and Joan Shipman  also two sisters, Mrs. Luella Sutherland of Endicott and Mrs. Sylvia Cook

Burial was in Sand Hill cemetery with Rev. Chester Zogg, officiating.

The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY                           Thursday                October 26,  1944              by: Dianne Thomas 

RITTER - At her home, 38 Seymour street, Wednesday morning, October 25, 1924, Anna E. Ritter, formerly of Geneva, NY.  

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, October 27, 1944 at 1:30 o'clock at the Langham Funeral home, 91 East Genesee St.  Burial in Sand Hill Cemetery, Geneva, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home, Thursday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Geneva Times                                Friday                                  Sept 7, 1945                   by: Dianne Thomas 

MRS. HULDAH JANE SINCLAIR - Mrs. Huldah Jane Sinclair, aged 54, wife of Charles Sinclair, died early this morning at her home on the Fordon farm, Hall road.  Surviving are her husband, Charles Jr.; four sons, Charles R.,  Corporal  William A., US Army in Germany, George A., Perry, Pfc. Wallace R., with US Army in the Philippines; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Warner of Hall, Mrs. Lewis Wild of Himrod, Mrs. Henry Younge of Waterloo, the Misses Ruth and Huldah, at home; five grandchildren; three sisters, the Misses Bertha and Dorothy Mallory and Mrs. Nathan Cranker; two brothers, Walter and Lawrence Mallory, all of Canada.

A prayer service for the family will be conducted at the Bennett Funeral Home, 207 Genesee street, Monday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. Funeral services are set for Number Nine Presbyterian Church, Town of Seneca, at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. Luther Bostrom, pastor, will officiate, and Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bennett Home until noon on Monday.

Geneva Daily Times                     Friday                  October 26, 1945             by: Dianne Thomas 

 

Swarthout Boy's Funeral to be Held Tomorrow - Seneca Castle, Oct. 26 - Private prayer services for members of the family of 8-year-old, William Swarthout, who accidentally shot himself fatally, yesterday morning, will be held at the Swarthout home here tomorrow at 2 p.m.  Friends may call until 1 p.m.

The  Rev. Earl Barfoot, pastor of Seneca Castle Methodist Church, will conduct a funeral service at the church at 3:30 p. m. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

Lorenzo Martin Dies At Habberfield Home - Penn Yan - Oct. 26 - Lorenzo Martin, died Tuesday, October 23, at Habberfield Health Home, Dundee.  He was a native of Hogansburg, living in Dundee for the past six years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ray Meyers, Dundee; Mrs. M. Booth, Rochester; three sons, A. W. Martin, Ithaca; John Martin, Hattboro; Albert Jesmer, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada; 22 grandchildren;  sixteen great grandchildren; sister, Jennie Trumbly, Fort Jackson.

Geneva Daily Times                       Friday                        November 8, 1946                           by: Dianne Thomas 

 

Last Rites Conducted for Mrs. Earl Newhall - Seneca Castle - Nov. 8 - Mrs. Evelyn A. Newhall, 49, wife of Earl Newhall of  Seneca Castle, who died on Wednesday evening at the Strong Memorial Hospital was burled in the Sand Hill cemetery on Saturday.

Funeral service was held at the home, Rev. Earl Barfoot of the Methodist Church officiating.

Mrs. Newhall was a native of Lyons. N. Y born July 3, 1897, the daughter of Lauretta Lancaster and Allison B. Coon. Surviving beside her husband, are one son. Allison E Newhall of Spotswood. N.J., three sisters, Mrs. Thomas A. Killip, Mrs. Frank J. Bauers, and Miss Margaret Coon all of Lyons; three brothers. George Coon of Syracuse, Clifford Coon of New York City and Police Chief Allison Coon of Lyons.  

A large number of relatives and friends came to pay tribute and there were many beautiful floral places. Bearers were Jack Maney, Mike Delay, Milton Blankenburg, George Jones, Harold Soper, Perry Brown.

Geneva Daily Times                      Monday                         October 27, 1947                 by: Dianne Thomas 

Bodies of Ten Geneva Vicinity Soldier War 

 

Rochester Democrat And Chronicle             Monday             November 24, 1947             by: Dianne Thomas

MRS. FRANK J. GOTTS - Seneca Castle - The funeral of Mrs. Frank J. Gotts, 79, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at her home. It will be private and will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Barfoot, pastor of the Methodist church in this village. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery on the Canandaigua Road.

Geneva Daily Times                         Tuesday                      January 2, 1948                        by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Kathryn Smith Passes At Aloquin; Funeral Held Today - Aloquin, Jan. 2 - Miss Kathryn Smith, 74, a lifelong resident of Aloquin, died Wednesday in Thompson Memorial  hospital, Canandaigua Funeral was held this afternoon in the Aloquin church with the pastor, Edward Gunther officiating.  Burial was in Sand Hill cemetery, Geneva turnpike.

She was admitted to the hospital following a fall in her home Christmas day in which she suffered a fractured hip. She had been in ill health for several years. 

Daughter of Gates and Lottie Lewis Smith, she was, born at Stanley, R.D. July SO. 1873. She was a member of Aloquin Methodist church which she served as organist for 40 years, a member of the W.S.C.S. and of Hopewell grange.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Smith and cousins Charles Parker and Mrs. Parser with whom she resided. Also several cousins in Aloquin. Canandaigua and nearby towns.

Rochester Democrat And Chronicle            Wednesday             February 11, 1948             by: Dianne Thomas

DEATH CLAIMS SPENCER LOHR -  Geneva - N. Spencer Lohr, 68, retired carpenter, of the Scythe Tree Farm on Geneva-Waterloo Rd., died yesterday (Feb. 10, 1948) in Waterloo Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Before his retirement Lohr was employed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station here as a carpenter. He was a member of Geneva Lodge, F&AM and of the Carpenters Union and of the North Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are the wife, Carrie; five sons, Kenneth, Oswego; George, James and Edward, Waterloo; Woodrow, Geneva; four daughters, Mm. Cora Dadow, Auburn; Miss Viola Lohr, Waterloo; Mrs. Edna Bartholomew, Chicago; Miss Winifred Lohr, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Delia M. Brown. Canoga, and several grandchildren. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. In the Bennett Funeral Home, 224 North St., where the Rev. Alexander Thompson of the North Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times                       Tuesday                      April 27, 1948                        by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ella Townsend, Waterloo, Passes -  Waterloo, Apr. 27 - Mrs. Ella Townsend, 83, widow of Eugene Townsend, died Saturday night in the town of Ovid.  Funeral service will be held in Genung's funeral home tomorrow, at 2 p. m. Rev. A. J. McMillan, retired Presbyterian minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Surviving is a brother, Claude A. Brandt of New York City.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY                  Friday,                   June 11, 1948                      by: Dianne Thomas 

GIBSON Is Convicted of Charges - A county court jury Thursday afternoon convicted Henry James GIBSON, 41, prominent resident and official of the town of Seneca, of tow counts of incest as a result of statutory crimes, against his 15 year old daughter.  County Judge Carroiton A. ROBERTS will sentence GIBSON at 10 Saturday morning.  On the basis of the incest counts the defendant can be given the maximum of 20 years in prison, 10 years on each count.  GIBSON received the verdict with the same stole calmness which he has shown throughout the trial.  Mrs. GIBSON, who sat with him during the trial, became hysterical at the announcement of the verdict and had to be quieted by police officers.  The jury took the case at 4:20 and returned their verdict at 5:45. Thursday afternoon, District Attorney, Thomas CROUCHER prosecuted the case for the people and Attorney Samuel LEVY, Canandaigua, served as counsel for the defense.  

Mr. GIBSON has been one of the town of Seneca's best known residents for years.  He is a justice of the peace, a former member of the board of trustees of the Hall school, a member of the Hall Congregational church and superintendent of its Sunday school.  For this reason, among others, the case has aroused unusual interest.  The defense based its peal on the grounds that Mr. GIBSON was mentally ill, that he was a psychoneurotic and that he was a person who had lost full awareness of his conscious acts. Mr. LEVY in developing this defense, placed on the stand, Dr. H. A. STECHEL, Syracuse, formerly director of the Syracuse Psychopathic hospital, who testified that after exhaustive examination of Mr. GIBSON, he found him mentally ill, subject to acts of unnatural judgment and hallucinations. 

To combat this testimony, Mr. CROUCHER used the testimony of Dr. Kenneth KIELL, of Willard State hospital, who insisted that Mr. GIBSON was a person of normal sanity.  Mr. GIBSON was a patient at Willard during the early winter months of this year.  Dr. KIELL spoke of him as evasive, hard to manage, given to troublesome nature and complaining.  He told the jury in his testimony that none of the characteristics which Mr. GIBSON exhibited indicated that he was mentally ill.

Elmira Star Gazette            Wednesday                          July 18, 1951              by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Maude E. Thomas, 66, of Geneva, formerly of Sayre and Waverly, widow of Charles H. Thomas, died Sunday morning, July 15, 1951, at the home of son, Albert L. Thomas, Lyons Rd., Geneva.  

Mrs. Thomas had resided in the Valley until about three years ago when she moved to Geneva. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Seneca Rebekah Lodge of Geneva. 

Survived by son, Albert, of Geneva; two grandsons; brother, A. Leon Merrill of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Tuesday in Geneva. The Rev. Frederick L. Harper, Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Geneva NY Daily Times                          Thursday                    September 13, 1951              by: Dianne Thomas

Caton Infant Dies Suddenly - Stanley, Sept. 13 - Gregory Caton, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Caton, 269 Sparling Dr., Rochester, died suddenly yesterday in his home.

Funeral will be held Saturday at  1 p.m. in the M. J. Miller funeral home, 1625 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery on the Geneva- Canandaigua Rd.

Mrs. Caton is the former Elizabeth Ammerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ammerman, Stanley RD 2. Mr. Caton's mother is Mrs. Genevieve Caton, Canandaigua.

Other survivors of the baby are  brother, Gary A. Caton, 3, and several aunts and uncles.

Geneva NY Daily Times                           Friday                     November 30, 1951              by: Dianne Thomas

John H. Moore, Retired Aloquin Farmer, Passes - 

Aloquin, Nov. 30 - John H. Moore, 77, died yesterday in his home at Canandaigua RD.  Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in his home.  Rev. Lawrence E. Dunn, pastor of Aloquin Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Mr. Moore was a retired farmer and had lived in this area all his life.

He was born Sept. 24, 1874, the son of William and Eliza Palmer Moore.  He was a member of the Aloquin Methodist church and Hopewell Grange.  

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Irene A. Moore and Mrs. John VanWagner; two granddaughters, Jean and Doris VanWagner; one sister, Mrs. William Burgess, Gorham Rd.; two brothers, Albert R. and Clarence A., both of Canandaigua Rd.  His wife, Mrs. Nettie Preston Moore, died in May, 1948.

Shortsville and Manchester Enterprise                       Thursday                  February 7, 1952                      by: Dianne Thomas

Services Held for Sherman C. Estey, Business School Leader 

Orleans - Funeral services were held at 2 Friday afternoon at the Seneca Castle Methodist church for Sherman C. Estey, of Port Richey Fla., who died Tuesday, January 29, 1952, after a long period of ill health. Rev. R. S. Carpenter, pastor, officiated. Interment was in Sand Hill cemetery. He was 87. 

Mr. Estey was the second in a family of five children born to M. Sibley and Celia Parker Estey. He was born in Hopewell, July 16, 1864. In early life his parents purchased a farm here known for many years as the Estey homestead.

He attended the local school and returned in June of 1940 for the reunion of former pupils held at that time. When a young man, Sherman started teaching at Melvin Hill and later in Seneca Castle for a period of three years in each place. Following an urge to continue in the educational line he moved to Elmira and started the school of commerce, where he was successful in training students for a business career. He later transferred his activities to New York City where he continued his chosen work. 

The first venture in the metropolis did not prove all that he hoped but a few years later in a new location the Merchants and Bankers Business  founded and a nephew, Lawrence Estey of Penn Yan, became a partner in the enterprise that has trained thousands of students.  They continued the business for 40 years. 

For some time the Esteys resided in Connecticut, near New York city, later spending winters in Florida and several years ago built a permanent home at Port Richey.   

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Louise Estey, a daughter, Miss Jean Estey of Freeport Ill., a son, Howard Estey, died when 13 years of age, two brothers, Theodore, formerly of Penn Yan, now making his home with a daughter in Olean, and Clarence J. Estey of Seneca Castle and several  nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were in charge of a nephew, Charles B. Estey, of Estey and Monroe, in Owego.

Geneva Times                     Monday                           April 17, 1952              by: Dianne Thomas

Cpl. Stanleigh Gene COOK, of the US Army, returned Sunday to Indiantown Gap, Pa., where he will be stationed for some time. He has been spending a 30 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanleigh G. COOK Sr.   Mr. COOK and his son, David, motored to the military reservation with him and returned home Monday. 

Ernest J. BILL has been spending the past week with his daughter, Mrs. Avery L. HOLLENBECK and family.  Mr. and Mrs. HOLLENBECK, and daughter, Miss Joyce, motored to Franklinville with him Sunday.  He has spent the winter there with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. BILL

Francis F. FABRIZI spent the Easter recess at his home here, and has returned to Syracuse University to resume his studies.

Gorham - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth CARSON entertained at a family gathering Sunday in honor of the birthday of Mrs. CARSON and her twin sister, Mrs. Ralph ELLIS.  Their mother, Mrs. Minnie STRACHEN of Gorham and their daughter, Mrs. George BEYES were guests.

Sgt. Elwood HUNT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HUNT, arrived home from a tour of duty with the occupation forces in Germany, where he had been stationed for 3 years.  He will report May 4, at Indiantown Gap, for reassignment.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin HERRINGTON have returned from Downeyville, Canada where they were called because of the death of Mr. HERRINGTON's father. 

Geneva Daily Times           Wed                Mar  11,  1953                            by: Dianne Thomas

Because Former Genevan Gave Her Eyes, Two May See -  Because a former Geneva woman donated her eyes to the Eye Bank, two other women may be able to see. 

Mrs. Esther Robinson Stallings, of Rochester, formerly Esther Hall of Geneva, who died Wednesday, had filled out a statement, requesting that her eyes be donated to a Buffalo Eye Bank after her death.

Four months ago, Mrs. Stallings read a folder issued by the Rochester Lions Club which included the statement: "Through this donation a part of you may live for years, giving someone the blessing of sight."

Mrs. Stalling knew what it meant to be blind. Her sister, Mrs. Edna Gelder, of Canandaigua Rd. had lost her sight many years ago. 

After her death, her eyes were rushed to the Buffalo Eye Bank.  From there they were flown to Syracuse where they will be used to restore the sight of two women.

Mrs Stallings attended Geneva schools and was employed for a number of years at the former Appleton store on Seneca St., and later at the Hulse Manufacturing Co.

Mrs. Stallings is survived by her husband, Harry Stallings; her mother, Mrs. Hall; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hartman Sr., of Geneva; Mrs. Edna Gelder, Canandaigua Rd., Mrs. Daniel D. Dunn of Rochester, and a brother, Louis W. Hall, Port Byron. 

Funeral service were conducted Monday in Rochester.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

The Shortsville and Manchester Enterprise                Thursday                 September 24, 1953            by: Dianne Thomas

Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Lewis - Funeral services were held at 2, Tuesday afternoon at the Kennedy Funeral Home for Mrs. Florence

Berry Lewis, well known Canandaigua resident.   Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the First Congregational church in Canandaigua, officiated and burial was in Sand Hill cemetery, just off the Geneva Turnpike.

Mrs. Lewis died Sunday after a long period of ill health. She underwent a major operation in July of this year, at Clifton Springs sanitarium and her condition has been serious for many weeks.

Mrs. Lewis has been a pleasantly known resident of Canandaigua for about 40 years. She was the wife of William F. Lewis, president of the board of education in Canandaigua, president of the Lord-Taber company and a former executive of the Lisk-Savory corporation.

Mrs. Lewis was a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a young woman she was a nurse by profession and at the time of her marriage to Mr. Lewis,  she was a nursing supervisor at the House of the Good Shepherd hospital in Syracuse.

Following their marriage they resided at 155 Howell street in the present home of Mrs. George E. Anderson. In about 1920 they built the residence at the corner of Gibson and Wood streets which is today owned by Lester C. Boyce.  This was their home until four years ago when they built the house at 259 North Main street.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had spent their winters in Florida for the past several years.

Beside Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Lewis is survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard Washburn and a niece. Miss Harriet Washburn, both of Syracuse.

Geneva Daily Times                     Sat                       Nov 7, 1953                                by:  Dianne Thomas

Addison Cole - Widely Known Genevan, Dies -  Addison Cole, 82, 117 Cherry St, died today after a long illness. He was born at Rensselaerville, Albany County, March 26, 1871. the s/o Edgar Cole and Deborah Reynolds Cole.  Prayers will be said at 2:20 p.m., Tuesday by the Rev. Norman A. Remmel, rector of St Peter's Episcopal Church, In Bennett Funeral Home, 224 North St.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 3 p. m. and 7 to 8 p. m. Sunday and Monday. Mr. Cole was educated at Rensselaerville Academy and Greenville High School. About 1882 he came to Geneva to be superintendent of the Geneva Coal Co. of which his brother, Peter R. Cole, was manager.

Held Several Posts -  For several years he operated a blacksmith shop on Washington St., nearly opposite the present First Presbyterian manse. Later he was employed by William L. Packard who conducted a printing establishment in Border City. He was a traveling agent for the company for several years until 1824 when the building was destroyed by fire.   At one time, Mr. Cole was employed by the U. S. Lens Co. In 1928, he worked for the E. L. Phillips Construction Co. Again, in 1829, he was employed by the W. L. Packard Printing Co. of Lyons, installing printing presses. In November, 1828, he was licensed as a general insurance agent, which business he had conducted from his home on Cherry St, up to the present.

Belonged to S t Peter's - Mr. Cole was a devoted member and communicant of St. Peter's  Church, where he was active prior to his illness. For many years, he was an active member of the Hydrant Hose Company, more recently an honorary retired member.

On Nov. 11, 1918, he was married to Laura M. Brownell, a teacher in High St School.  He is survived by his widow; a brother, Peter, Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Reynolds, Westerlo, Albany County, and Mrs. Katie M. Davis, Greenville; two nieces and a nephew.

Geneva Daily Times                      Friday                              April 30, 1954           by: Dianne Thomas

Howard C. Ritter, Waterloo, Dies - WATERLOO - Funeral services for Howard C. Ritter, 67, who died Thursday at his home on the Nine Foot Rd., Waterloo, will be held st 2:30 p. m., Monday in the Trinity Episcopal Church, Geneva.  The Rev. Samuel H. Edsell, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery. The body will be at the home, where friends may call. Mr. Ritter had been a cattle dealer for many years. Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Jeanette Ritter; two sons, Sidney A., Waterloo RD, and Thomas H.,  Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Foster Ritter and Mrs. Eva Prescott, Geneva; a brother, Richard Ritter, Geneva; and two grandchildren.

Geneva Daily Times                      Wednesday                               May 26, 1954           by: Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Johnson, Canton Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn Pearce and sons, of Rochester, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pearce, called here by the death of Edward Kisor who was killed Saturday when crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad at e farm crossing.

The funeral was held Tuesday in the Kennedy funeral chapel, Canandaigua. The Rev. J. F. Newman officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times                       Thursday                                June 3, 1954           by: Dianne Thomas

Marion Gulvin, 39, Dies At Kashong After Long Illness -  Final rites for Miss Marion E. Gulvin, 39, who died Wednesday afternoon in her Kashong home, will be held at 3 p.m.,  Friday in the Bennett Funeral Home, 224 North St.

The Rev. John Laske, pastor of North Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p . m. and 7 to 9 p. m. today at the funeral home. 

Miss Gulvin, the daughter of the late Reuben and Evelyn Wheeler Gulvin, died after a long illness. She had been an invalid for many years.

Her father, former owner of a local jewelry business, served twice as mayor of this city. He was also postmaster at one time.  He was instrumental in developing Lakeside Park and Gulvin Park.

Miss Gulvin is survived by her brother, Evan W. Gulvin, Kashong; a sister, Mrs. Lester Bixler, Geneva RD 2; and three nieces and three nephews.

The Naples Record               Wednesday                     May 19, 1954                  by: Dianne Thomas 

MRS. ISAAC J. CLARKEMrs. Harriette M. Clarke, 83, widow of Isaac J. Clarke, of Stanley, died Sunday, May 16, 1954, in Park Avenue Hospital, in Rochester, after a short illness.  She was born in Naples on November 4, 1871, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Raymond C. Marx, of Rochester, with whom she had lived the past nine years; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lloyd Greenow, and a step-son, George Clarke,  of Clifton Springs; a brother, Frank A. Brown, of Newark, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services are held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Cristfield funeral home in Gorham; burial in Sand Hill cemetery, in the Town of Seneca.

Shortsville Enterprise                   Thursday                   July 29, 1954                    by: Dianne Thomas 

2 Youths Lose Lives in Auto Crash at Rushville Rail Culvert - 

Rushville - Everyone here was deeply shocked by the accident shortly before midnight, Saturday which took the lives of two area young men and sent another to Thompson hospital in Canandaigua with serious injuries.

Those killed were: Rexford L. Campbell, 18, of Middlesex RD, and Henry J. Johnstone, 19, of Penn Yan.

The young man who was injured, is Harold J. Conley, 19, of Rushville RD, who suffered face and back injuries and who is in "fair" condition in the Canandaigua hospital.

The accident occurred when the car which Rex Campbell was driving veered from the highway and struck the Lehigh Valley culvert on North Main street. The young men were headed south, probably for Middlesex. Rex Campbell was dead when sheriff office deputies, Dr. B. C. Hurlbutt and others arrived at the scene. Henry Johnstone died three hours later in Thompson hospital.

No one is quite sure what happened but it seems a fair guess that speed entered the tragic situation. However, all three boys were well acquainted with the road and were aware of the culvert.  The young men had been in Canandaigua, police authorities said.

Funeral services for Rex Campbell were held Tuesday from the Hobart Funeral chapel in Rushville with burial in Sand Hill cemetery, town of Gorham. 

Services for Henry (Jimmy) Johnstone were held Wednesday in Penn Yan at Thayer Funeral chapel with burial in Lakeview cemetery in Penn Yan.  Jimmy Johnstone is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnstone and a sister, Mrs. Georgianna Hamlin, all of Penn Yan. 

Rex Campbell was a member of a large family. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell: four brothers, Raymond of Rochester and Robert, Richard and Gregory, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Andrew Jensen of Penn Yan, Mrs. Harold Francisco, of RD 1, Middlesex, and Mona, Linda and Judy, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Avery of RD 1, Geneva; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell of RD 1, Stanley, and several aunts and uncles.

The Shortsville & Manchester Enterprise                             Wednesday                December 8, 1954               by:  Dianne Thomas

Committal Rites For Pvt. DavieGorham - Private committal services were held Thursday, Dec. 2, for Pvt. Herbert E. Davie at Sand Hill cemetery. The body arrived at the Crisfield Funeral home in Gorham on Thursday morning, having been forwarded from Korea, where Pvt. Davie was killed in action presumably on April 23, 1951.

Pvt. Davie was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Davie residing on the Dewey Avenue road, just outside Gorham. He entered the Army in August, 1950 and was sent overseas in March, 1951. A month later he was reported missing in action in the vicinity of Ukkalgye, Korea.

In January 1954, the war department notified his parents that he was presumed to be dead. A memorial service was held in the Gorham Methodist church at that time.

Besides his parents he is survived by a twin brother, Harold Davie of Canandaigua, Eugene of Geneva, David at home; and five sisters, Roberta and Lois at home, Mrs. Irene Tate of Auburn, Mrs. Dorothy MacWilliams of Rushville and Mrs. Blanche Adams of Indianapolis, Ind.   

The Geneva Times                      Wednesday                              May 18, 1955                      by:  Dianne Thomas

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Burgess were held Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Derby. The Rev. John Newman, Aloquin, officiated.   Burial was made in Sand Hill cemetery

The bearers were: Howard Moore, Richard Moore, Ward Moore, Edgar Jones, Boyd Oliver and Gerald Read.

The Geneva Times                 Thursday                         June 16, 1955                      by:  Dianne Thomas

Ralph E. Winton - GENEVA - Final rites for Ralph E. Winton, 76, of 48 Grove St., were held this afternoon in the Bennett Funeral Home and in St. Peter's Church.  The Rev. Norman A. Remmel,  rector, officiated. Interment was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Bearers were Willis Coryell, Donald W. Batson, Charles E. Smith, Leslie Hilton, Frederick G. Reed, and Cordis Henning.  

Mr. Winton died Tuesday in the Dermott Nursing Home after a long illness.

The Geneva Times                 Thursday                        February 23, 1956                      by:  Dianne Thomas

Chester A. Carroll - GENEVA - The funeral of World War I veteran and former Rockaway, N. J., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home, this city.  The Rev. Lulius Bell, pastor of First Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.   Co. B members of the 108th Infantry of World War I,  will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home for a prayer service.

Shortsville Enterprise, Manchester, NY               Wednesday                      June 27, 1956               by: Dianne Thomas 

John Womack Rites Held -  John Womack of Henrietta, a former resident of this area, was killed in an accident Saturday, while at work at the Railway Signal company in Rochester.  Mr. Womack, a fork lift truck operator, had reported to work at 4 p.m. Five minutes later, the truck he was operating, dislodged an overhead crane, causing it to fall on him and crush him to death.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Schaefer and Halsted Funeral Home in Manchester, with the Rev. Harold E. Hammer, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in the Sand Hill cemetery in Geneva.

The Gazette and Independent   Ovid, NY                    Friday                  August 17, 1956             by: Dianne Thomas

One Year Ago, Aug 5, 1955 - 

The Geneva Times                                      Mon                        June 2, 1958                        by:  Dianne Thomas

Charles H. Conkling ROMULUS - Private funeral services will be conducted in a Sayre, Pa. funeral home at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday for Charles H. Conkling, 73, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad engineer, who died at his home in that city, Saturday morning. Interment will be made in Sand Hill Cemetery near Geneva.  Mr. Conkling was a native of the township of Romulus and spent much of his young life in this area.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Conkling; two sons, Charles and Donald, a daughter, Edna; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Ida) Clark and Mrs. John (Irene) Brooks, of Romulus and Mrs. Abraham (Core) Carroll, of , Geneva; brother, Harry Conkling, of Rochester, seven grandchildren and five great grand children.

The Geneva Times                                 Tuesday                     October 14, 1958                      by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Lottie Brown - WATERLOO - Mrs. Lottie Brown, 88, widow of Hezikiah Brown, former Geneva resident, died Sunday in Tucson, Az.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday, in the Genung Funeral Home, West Main St.   The Rev. Harry Sagar Jrs. pastor at Waterloo Methodist Church, will officiate.   Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Geneva.  

Friends may call at the Genung Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p, m. Thursday. 

Mrs. Brown made her home with a son, Earl, in Tucson. She is survived also by a son, Ernest, 21 Wright Ave., Waterloo; three grand children and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Brown has lived in Tucson for about eight years. Her husband was a former painter and paper hanger in Geneva.

The Geneva Times                            Fri                               Feb 20, 1959                            by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ellen L Griffis - FLINT - Mrs. Ellen L. Griffis, 71, died Thursday morning at Clifton Springs Sanitarium.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flint Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Newman officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the Crisfield Funeral Home, Gorham, from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 800 Second Ave., New York 17, N. Y.

Mrs. Griffis at one time was tax collector for the Town of Seneca. She was a member of the Flint Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Breen, Flint; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Doane, Norwich; Mrs. Helen Carman, Towanda, Pa.; and Mrs. Gerton Williams, Wysox, Pa.; two brothers, Cethas Hall, Niagara Falls; and Alfred Hall, Athens, Pa.; one granddaughter and a great-grandson.

The Geneva Times                 Tuesday                                May 19, 1959             by:  Dianne Thomas

GORHAM - Mrs. Jennie Harren, 93, widow of John Harren, died at the Coles Nursing Home, Canandaigua, following a long illness. Before her illness she was a lifelong resident of the Gorham-Stanley area. She was a member of the Gorham Presbyterian Church.

Friends may call at Crisfield Funeral Home, today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from the funeral home. The Rev. George Harland, retired Presbyterian minister from Phelps, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Nettie Whyte, of Clifton Springs, five nieces and three nephews.

The Geneva Times                 Monday                                October 26, 1959             by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Pearl Rappleyea - GENEVA -  Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Rappleyea were held at 2 p. m. today in the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. Louis E. Halsey, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Bearers were Arthur C. Hamling, John C. Hinkie, Harold M. Sniffen, Alfred Edwards, Donald Miller and Leon Currie.

 

Mrs. Anna Terborg YoungGENEVA - Mrs. Anna Terborg Young, 57, of Upper Montclair, N.J., formerly of Geneva, died Sept. 26 in Upper Montclair, N.J.   Mrs. Young had resided in New Jersey for the past 30 years.  

Among her survivors are her mother, Mrs. E. A. DeBott, Sr.; a sister, Mrs. Irene Schudoma and a brother, E. A. DeBott, Jr., all of Geneva.

Geneva Times                              Wed                          Jan 20, 1960                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Earl W. Hemingway - GENEVA - Funeral service for Earl W. Hemingway will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday in the Corwin Funeral Home. 408 S. Main St. Dr. J  Richard Hart of the First Presbyterian Church and Dr. Frederick L. Harper, pastor emeritus, of the church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.   Members of Old Company B, will meet at 8 pm tomorrow, in the funeral home, to pay their respects.

Mrs. Margaret Hardy - GENEVA - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hardy will be held at 11 am Friday, in Bethlehem Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Edward C. Rorke, rector, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the Corwin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 pm, today and tomorrow.

 

The Geneva Times                              Wed                          Jan 26, 1960                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Benjamin W. Bliven - PHELPS - Funeral service for Benjamin Bliven, 74, of Exchange St., will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Dewey Funeral Home, E. Main St., Phelps, The Rev. Max R. House, pastor of the Phelps Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may call this evening and tomorrow afternoon and evening at their convenience at the funeral home.

He died Sunday at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, after a short illness.  He was born in Phelps, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bliven and lived here all his life.  He was a member of the War Dads and a past member of several rod and gun and sportsmen's  clubs in the area.

Survivors include his widow, Bertha; three sons: Wells, of Newark;  Robert and Harry, both of Phelps and  two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Courtwright, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Jean) Landstrom, Phelps; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The Geneva Times                  Friday                   Feb 12, 1960         #1019715                          by:  Dianne Thomas

Miss Alice Cleggett - GENEVA - The funeral for Miss Alice Cleggett of 236 William Street, who died Tuesday in Geneva General Hospital, from exposure, will be held at 3 pm Sunday in the Bennett Funeral Home.

The Rev. Edward C. Rorke, rector of the Trinity Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, tomorrow. 

Miss Cleggett was taken to Geneva General hospital Tuesday after she was found in her home suffering from exposure and frozen feet.  She had been ill for some time according to a neighbor, Mrs. Mary Riley, 232 William St., who had been providing food for the sick woman.  The home in which she had lived most of her life, is without electricity or water and is heated only by an oil stove. 

Miss Cleggett, who is said to be about 78 years old, worked many years ago as a hairdresser, and had been employed by Mrs. Mary G. Kenney

She was born in Geneva. Her father, the late Benjamin Cleggett, operated a barbershop in downtown Geneva & is said to have served in the Civil War. 

Miss Cleggett during late years did a considerable amount of painting and crayon work for her own enjoyment. She was an accomplished pianist and known for  her handwork talent. She was a member of Trinity Church.

Survivors besides Mrs. Fannie Jasper of Geneva, a half-sister,  includes a nephew, Frederick Kenney of Steubenville, Ohio.

The Geneva Times                          Thursday                               September, 1960                     by:  Dianne Thomas

Roscoe E. Kean - WATERLOO -  Roscoe D. Kean, 66, of West Elizabeth St., died yesterday in Taylor Brown Memorial Hospital.  Funeral service will be held at 3:20 p.m. Friday in Genung Funeral Home. 

The Rev. Harry Sagar Jr., of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will in Sand Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Born in Geneva, Mr. Kean was at one time an engineer at Evans Chemetics. He was a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Assn.

He is survived by one son, William R. Kean, and two grandchildren; two brothers, William O. Keen, of Canandaigua, RD., and Sherman Kean of Stanley RD, a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Playford, of Stanley RD, a niece and nephew.

The Geneva Times                          Friday                               December 9, 1960                     by:  Dianne Thomas

James A Oughterson - GENEVA - Final rites for James Albert Oughterson, 88, Billsboro Rd., retired Willard State Hospital employee, will be held at 2 pm, tomorrow in the Corwin Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St.

The Rev. George Hubbard, pastor of Assembly of God Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.   Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Oughterson died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon as result of a heart attack. He was taken by ambulance from his home to Geneva General Hospital, but was dead upon arrival.

Mr. Oughterson retired 28 years ago from Willard, where he served, was a member of the Assembly of God Church.  

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Anna Reed of Billsboro, Mrs. Mary Reid and Mrs. Jennie Barden, both of Geneva.

 

 

Mrs. Lillian  Dusinberre -  GENEVA- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian J. Dusinberre, 68, Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva RD 3, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. John Faust, associate pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated and he was assisted by the Rev. Lullus D. Bell of Elmira, former Methodist pastor here. 

Mrs. Dusinberre died Monday. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Bearers were Charles Waite, Leslie Poole, Darwood Thorpe, William Rafan, James Marchenese and Lee Bauer.

 

 

Geneva NY Daily Times                              Thursday                   May 23, 1963                by:  Dianne Thomas

Robert H. Coyle - GENEVA - Funeral service for Robert H. Coyle. 77, of Geneva-Canandaigua Road, who died Sunday at his home, was this afternoon at 2 pm in the Corwin Funeral Home.  Dr. John Ryan of Webster, New York state district superintendent of Evangelical United Brethren Churches and Rev. R. W. Rainbow, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Geneva, officiated.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Bearers were William Frarey, William Metcalf, Frederick Lee, Andrew Christensen, Leo Barrett and James Nielsen.

 

Geneva NY Daily Times                              Monday                   November 11, 1964                by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. George Brown - Geneva - Mrs. Melissa Brown, 87, wife of George W. Brown, of the Geneva-Hall Rd., died Sunday at the Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, at the Crisfield Funeral Home, Gorham, Rev. Harvey Griffith, pastor of the Seneca Falls Methodist Church, will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery. 

Survivors besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Lockwood, Flint, Mich., a son, Floyd W., Geneva RD 2, a brother, Sherwood Symonds, several nieces and nephews.

Interlaken Review          Thursday                        December 24, 1964                         by:  Dianne Thomas

Geneva Daily Times             Monday                      Dec 21, 1964                      

PVT. JOHN C. FLICK,  INTERLAKEN - The funeral of Pvt. John Clifford Flick, 23, U.S. Army, who was killed Saturday, while en route home for the holidays, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bennett Funeral Home, in Geneva.

The Rev. Lewis Bachman, pastor of First Methodist Church, Seneca Falls, officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Pvt. Flick, who was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Va.was killed in a two-car accident near Frederick, Md.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Flick of Seneca Falls, who recently moved there from Interlaken.

Another soldier in the car was injured and two other men in the second car. Flick suffered a fractured skull and was pronounced dead at the scene by a Frederick County MD., medical examiner.

Pvt. Flick was with the (US Army) 87th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Belvoir. Before entering the service he was employed four years at Willard state Hospital where his father is also employed. His younger twin brothers are both serving with the U. S. Army in Germany.

Smith was admitted to Frederick Memorial with forehead cuts and bruises of the face.

Survivors besides his parents are four brothers, Sp. 4 Fred E. Flick and Pvt. 1-C Tom Flick, twins, in Germany; Gerald R. and James H.,  both of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Mearns of Geneva, Mrs. Harold Case of Newfane and Miss Mary E. Flick, Seneca Falls, his paternal grandfather, Joseph Flick of Geneva ; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Steadman of Geneva, and two nieces and three nephews.

 

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Pvt. John C. Flick - SENECA FALLS The funeral of Pvt. John Clifford Flick, 23, US Army, who was killed Saturday while enroute home for the holidays, will be at 2 pm Wednesday, in the Bennett Funeral Home, Geneva. 

The Rev. Lewis Bachman, pastor of  First Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, today and tomorrow.

Pvt. Flick was stations at Ft. Belvoir, Va, was killed in a two car accident near Frederick, MD.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Flick of Seneca Falls who recently moved there from Interlaken.  

Another soldier in the car was injured and two other men in the second car.  

Flick suffered a fractured skull and was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. B. O. Thomas Sr., Frederick Co., MD., Medical Examiner.

Pvt. Flick was with the 87th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Belvoir.  Before entering the service he was employed for four years at Willard State Hospital where his father is also employed for four years at Willard State Hospital, where his father is also employed .  His younger twin brothers are both serving with the US Army in Germany. 

Smith was admitted to Frederick Memorial with forehead cuts and bruises of the face.  

Survivors besides his parents are four brothers, Sp. 4, Fred E. Flick and Pvt. 1-C, Tom Flick, twins, in Germany; Gerald R. and James H., both of Seneca Falls; three sisters: Mrs. Richard Mearns of Geneva, Mrs. Harold Case of Newfane and Miss Mary E. Flick, Seneca Falls; his paternal grandfather, Joseph Flick of Geneva; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stedman of Geneva, and two nieces and three nephews. 

The Geneva Times             Tues               July 27, 1965

William H. Moore - GENEVA - Funeral services for Cpl. William H. Moore, 21, U.S. Marine Corps, who was drowned while serving in Saudi Arabia, last week, will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Williams, associate pastor of 1st Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p. m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Hydrant Hose Company, of which he was a member, will conduct a prayer service at the funeral home, Wednesday at 7:30 pm. A detail from the Marine Corps will act as firing escort at the funeral.

Moore attended Geneva High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps on Sept. 6, 1962. He took basic training at Parris Island, SC. and was transferred to Camp Le Jeune, N.C.  He then was assigned to school at Arlington, VA.  for training as a security guard.  

Later he was transferred to Khartoum, Sudan, Africa and on Dec. 26, 1964 to Dehahran, Saudi Arabia. It was while on leave from this position as a security guard, he drowned while skin diving.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Moore, of Geneva; two aunts, Mrs. Freeman Tucker of Laconia, NH, and Mrs. Howard Meaker, Geneva and  five cousins.

 

Ernest L. Jorgensen, Dies Unexpectedly - Ernest Lloyd Jorgensen, of Union Springs died unexpectedly, Wednesday at his home. Mr. Jorgensen was pronounced dead at his home, by Dr. Norman L. Woodford, Cayuga County coroner, who said Mr. Jorgensen had suffered a heart attack. Mr. Jorgensen was a member of Lodge 334, Danish Brotherhood.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Jorgensen; three daughters, Mrs. Duane Green of Rochester , Mrs. Anthony Simeone of Geneva and Mrs. Janet Bell of Clifton Springs; a son, J. Floyd Jorgensen of Canandaigua; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Wertman of Canandaigua, Mrs. Earl Stokoe of Syracuse, Mrs. Ralph Barber of Canandaigua, Mrs. John Koch of Union Springs, Mrs. Paul Iddings of Phelps and Mrs. Michael Vorys of Seneca Falls; three brothers, Delmar and Harry S. Jorgensen of Union Springs, and Herbert L. Jorgensen of Syracuse; seven grandchildren and several nieces and; nephews.  

Funeral services will be at 2: p.m. Saturday at the Bennett  Funeral Home, Geneva . Rev. Karl Johnson, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, Geneva, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  

The Geneva Times                        Thursday                              May 5, 1966                     by: Dianne Thomas

Harry H. Bennett, 50 - City Funeral Director, Dies - Geneva  Harry Huber Bennett, 50, widely known funeral director in Geneva for 29 years, died this morning in Geneva General Hospital of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 and Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Methodist Church.

Mr. Bennett was a graduate of Geneva High School and Simmons School of Embalming In Syracuse. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Asbury Class of First Methodist Church, Geneva Chapter No. 36, Royal Arch Masons, Ark Lodge No. 33 F&AM, past master of Ark Lodge, past councilor of the Order of DeMolay, Chevalier Court, Chamber of Commerce, Finger Lakes Law Enforcement, Associates. Ontario County and New York State Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Directors Assn., Geneva Club and the Rod and Gun Club.

Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Hazel Dewsbury Bennett, four daughters: Donna Bennett, and Susan Mahan at home, Kathleen Bennett and Susan Bennett of Geneva; three sons, Greg and Barth Bennett at home, and Robert B. Bennett of Brooklyn; his mother, Mrs. Harry W Bennett; four sisters, Miss D. Esther Bennett of Geneva, Mrs. Richard J. D'Louhy, of Fayetteville, Mrs. Herbert London of Bishop, Calif. and Mrs. Robert Bardeen of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.  

The Geneva Times                            Tues                     July 5, 1966                                   by:  Dianne Thomas

STANLEY- Garth M. Jantzen, 44, of Stanley died at his home Sunday night of a heart condition. He had not had any prior illness. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham.  The Rev. John Massey of the Dyke St. Tabernacle of Wellsville will officiate. Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery in the Town of Seneca.

Friends may call at the funeral  home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mr. Jantzen was born in Earlville. He had lived in Stanley for the last I5 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a plumber and fitter by trade, and worked for a plumbing contractor Rochester.

He attended the Stanley Methodist Church, and was a member of the New York State Pipe Line Union 802, the Stanley Fire Co., the Original 3 Man Major and Pastime Bowling League.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and two sons, Richard and Robert, at home; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jantzen Sr. of Earlville, four brothers, Walter, Christopher Jr., Charles, and Paul, all of Earlville; and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                            Thursday                   December 15, 1966                                   by:  Dianne Thomas

Mildred M. Morison - WATERLOO - Funeral services for Mildred M. Morison, 67, of RD 1, Waterloo were today at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, Inc. The Rev. Vernon L. Lee, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Bearers were: Peter Byer, Paul Byer, Rex Gantz, Carl O'Conner, William Hile, and Gary Morison.

Mrs. Morison died Monday night at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.

Shortsville Manchester Enterprise                       Thursday                                    March 23, 1967         by:  Dianne Thomas

Carl H. Bennett, two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett of Manchester, died Tuesday, March 14, in Strong Memorial Hospital of Rochester.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Gordon Jr. and Michael; his grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gulick of Manchester and Mrs. Sabina Bennett of Waterloo; three great-grandmothers. Mrs. Hazel Bennett of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Helen Kelly of Waterloo and Mrs. Florence Mahnke of Mainesburg, Pa.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral on Friday morning in the Halsted Funeral Home of Manchester was to be followed by burial in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Bernard DeGraw of the Manchester Methodist Church officiated.

Geneva Daily Times                        Friday                     April 14, 1967                                  by:  Dianne Thomas

Charles A. Chrysler - GENEVA - Charles A. Chrysler of 70 Colt St., died early this morning at Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.  The funeral will be Sunday afternoon from the  DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred Jackson, Methodist minister of Seneca Castle, officiating, at a time to be announced.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.  

Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience after 7 p.m. today.  

Mr. Chrysler was born in Benton Center, Feb. 17, 1871. He was the son of the late Thomas J. and Mary E. Fiers Chrysler.  He was the last survivor of five sons.  Mr. Chrysler was a local photographer for over 50 years.  His wife died Jan. 9, 1947.  He has no survivors.  

Geneva Daily Times                        abt June1967                                           by:  Dianne Thomas

News of 30 years ago: A small Indian burial ground is unearthed by men working on the Canandaigua turnpike near the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Caledonia Advertiser                     Thursday                              June 29, 1967       by: Dianne Thomas

CHARLES B. DELAND -  75, died in St. Jerome Hospital, Batavia on Thursday, June 22,1967 following a week's Illness.   "Charlie", as he was familiarly known, made many friends during the 22 years he spent in Caledonia.

He had been a special police officer for 16 years and a school crossing guard for 10 years.

Charlie had an artistic bent and was especially interested in Indians, one of his Indian Chief pictures has been in the Big Springs Historical Museum for many years.

He is survived by his sisters: Mrs. Lota Goodall of Newark, New York, Mrs. Francis English and Mrs. Josephine Butler, both of Clifton Springs, Mrs. Edward Latshaw of Seneca Castle; three brothers, George DeLand of Caledonia, William DeLand of Geneva and John DeLand of Clifton Springs; several nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel Saturday and Sunday. Funeral services were held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Seneca Castle Methodist Church.  Interment was at the Whitney Cemetery in Seneca Castle.

Geneva Times                     Saturday                          Sept 2, 1967             by: Dianne Thomas

Wright LaFRANCE - HALL - Wright LaFRANCE 80, of Jacob St., died Friday (Sept 1) at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan after a brief illness.  Funeral services will be at 11 am Monday, from Crisfield Funeral Home, Gorham.  The Rev. John PAR, pastor at the United Church of Christ at Hall, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Little Church cemetery in the town of Seneca. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm today and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm.  Mr. LaFRANCE was a native of West Nanticoke, Pa., and he had lived in Hall about 25 years.  He is survived by 3 step-sisters, Mrs. Albert CRISAFULLI of Totowa, NJ; Mrs. Warren LITTLE of Wilkes Barre, Pa; and Mrs. James SORBER of Dallas, Pa; two step-brothers, Melvin LaFRANCE of Newark, NJ and Malcolm LaFRANCE of Edwardsville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Geneva Times                     Saturday                          Sept 2, 1967                        by: Dianne Thomas    

CARDS OF THANKS - We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the expression of sympathy and kindnesses shown at the passing of Wright LaFRANCE. - Brothers and Sisters and Frances MARKS

The Citizen Advertiser Auburn, NY            Tuesday            Oct 3, 1967                            by:  Dianne Thomas

Warren Cottrell, Truck Driver, Dies Unexpectedly  - Warren Cottrell, 56, of Burgess Road, RD 3, Waterloo, died of an apparent heart attack in the cab of his truck while in Middletown on Rt. 17 early Monday. He pulled the truck to the side of road before being fatally stricken. 

Born in Waterloo, he was a life resident of the area and was employed by Howard's Express of Waterloo.  He was a member of the North Seneca Sportsman's Club and the Buckhorn Sportsmen's club in Phelps.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nora Cottrell; five sons, Robert of Marion, Richard, Samuel, Duane and Gerald Cottrell, all of Waterloo; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Jensen of Geneva; Mrs. Janet Sheehan of Clyde, and Linda Cottrell at home; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Bates of Auburn and Mrs. Ruth Brownell of Waterloo; one brother, George Cottrell of Rochester and 12 grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Genung Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight  and from 2 to 4 pm  and 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.  

The Phelps Country Editor                  Friday                    October 11, 1968                    by:  Dianne Thomas  

Charles Isenhour - A service for Charles H. Isenhour, 91, took place Saturday in Gorham, with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery in the Town of Seneca.  Mr. Isenhour died Wednesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Canandaigua. 

He had been a patient in the nursing home unit of the hospital for seven months. He was a former resident of Aloquin. 

Mr. Isenhour was a native of Aloquin and spent most of his life there. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He had been in the seed and fertilizer business. He moved to Canandaigua five years ago.

Survivors are his wife, Mabel; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Youngs of Flint and Mrs. Ralph Otterson of Canandaigua; five grand-children; six great-grandchildren, and one niece.

The Geneva Times                Monday                         October 28, 1968                  by: Dianne Thomas    

Mrs. Charles Campbell - GENEVA - Funeral service for Mrs. Martha Campbell, 56, of 312 E. North St., Friday, was at 2 p.m. in the DeVaney and Company Funeral Home, and at 2:30 p.m. , in First Baptist Church.  The Rev Clyde Petrie officiated.

Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Petrie, officiated.  

Bearers were Nelson Coluzzi, Bernard Cooper, Ernest Netherwood, Leo Balistreri, Al Cupelli  and Frank Minutolo.

Geneva Daily Times             Wednesday                         November 13, 1968                by: Dianne Thomas  

John Thomas VanDusen - GENEVA-  Funeral services for John Thomas VanDusen will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the McGuigan  Funeral Home, 45 High street. The Rev. John Wolfe, Jr.pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m.

 

 

Amos Bagely  RUSHVILLE - Amos Bagely, 75, died yesterday in Canandaigua Veterans Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at the Ness Funeral Chapel in Rushville, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. William Jenkins, Middlesex Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be at Oderdackers Cemetery.     Friends may call at the Chapel Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Mr. Bagely was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Middlesex Odd Fellows, the American Legion and Middlesex Methodist Church.

Mr. Bagely is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rose Cisco of Addison and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                      Wednesday                     May 21, 1969                  by: Dianne Thomas    

Foster E. Ritter - GENEVA - Funeral services for Foster E. Ritter, 84, of 62 Grove St., Geneva, were at 2 p.m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery in the Town of Seneca.

Bearers were Kenneth Updike, Lewis Strawway, Wilson Baker, Gary Ritter and Thomas RitterMr. Ritter died Sunday morning at the Newark Manor Nursing Home in Newark after an extended illness.

The Geneva Times                      Thursday                      September 4, 1969                  by: Dianne Thomas         

GENEVA - Mrs. Gertrude Bonnell, 82, of 210 Genesee St., died last night in Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.  

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m., Saturday in the McGuigan Funeral Home, 45 High St., with the Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. She is survived by two brothers, Rolin Wetherbee of Seneca Castle and Fay Wetherbee of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Bennett of Geneva and Mrs. L. W, (Lena) Cogensparger of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Mrs. Ethel Mae Carroll - GENEVA -Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae Carroll, widow of Clarence Carroll, were at 10 a.m. today in St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Norman A. Remmel officiated. 

Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with Father Remmel officiating. Mrs. Carroll died Monday.

Geneva Times                  Monday                            October 6, 1969                      by: Dianne Thomas       

Mrs. Margaret B. OlsenGORHAM - Mrs. Margaret B. Olsen, 61, died today at Roswell Memorial Hospital in Buffalo after a long illness.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery in the Town of Seneca.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Olsen was born in Angelica and lived in the Penn Yan area for many years. She recently was employed at Hobart College.  

She is survived by two sons, David Olsen of RD 4, Penn Yan, and Donald, of RD 2, Geneva; two daughters, Mrs. James Minns of RD 2, Geneva and (Mrs.) Maximillian Stachura of Tonowanda; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Wilson of Olean and Mrs. Louise Peppler of California; seven grandchildren and one niece.

Watertown Daily Times            Wednesday          October 16, 1969                          by: Dianne Thomas

Gordon Dona Dies at 28 -  Gordon Eugene Dona, Jr., 28, Ovid, Route 1, a Watertown native, died Oct. 6 in Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, after a long illness. He had been under treatment for high blood pressure. 

The funeral was held Friday in Geneva with services at the Bennett Funeral Home and St. Stephen's Church. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Geneva. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Flick Dona; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Gordon E. Dona, Sr., two daughters, Lois Michele and Maevonne, and a son, Gerald; five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Survant, in New Jersey; Mrs. Helen Thorp, Willard; Mrs. Sandra Parker, Parish; Mrs. Dianne Uerkvitz, Waterloo, and Mrs. Barbara Hubbard, Seneca Falls, and nieces and nephews. 

Born June 25, 1941, in Watertown, the son of Gordon and Mabel Peck Dona, he spent most of his life in the Watertown vicinity living in the Lodi - region for the past five years. He married Mary Flick of Lodi. He was employed at Willard State Hospital.

Phelps Country Editor                         Friday                       Oct 24, 1969                          by: Dianne Thomas   

Ernest J. CrosbyFuneral services for Ernest J. Crosby, 62, of Phelps took place Sunday in the Eacker Funeral Home. Mr. Crosby died Wednesday, October 15, in the Geneva General Hospital after a long Illness. 

The Rev. Glen Fleming, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Phelps, officiated at the services; burial was in the Whitney Cemetery. Pallbearers included Robert Crosby, Robert Howe, Thomas Crosby, John Crosby, Chester, and Theodore Crosby.

Geneva Times                     Monday                           March 16, 1970              by: Dianne Thomas

MRS. LIDA HARRIS -  Penn Yan - Mrs. Lida HARRIS, 97, formerly of 209 Sherman St., Penn Yan, died today at the Soldiers and Sailors hospital.  Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Weldon Funeral home.  Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery, Hall.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Mrs. HARRIS was a member of the Penn Yan Baptist Church.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lawrence GLASSICK, of Geneva and two nieces.  

Geneva Times                     Monday                           May 25, 1970              by: Dianne Thomas

Friends have received word of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Janet) WAGNER, of Pultney, Wednesday, May 20. The new mother is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood HUNT, Stanley and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HUNT, Stanley.  The elder HUNTS visited Janet and baby and other relatives in Hammondsport.  

The Geneva Daily Times                 Monday                           August 3, 1970            by: Dianne Thomas

Harold Cook - FLINT - Harold Cook, 68, of Flint, died Sunday in Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. He had been taken to the hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham. The Rev. David Oertel, pastor of the Flint Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Contributions in Mr. Cook's name may be made to the Finger Lakes Heart Association.

Mr. Cook was a member of the Flint Methodist Church, treasurer of the Sand Hill Cemetery Association and retired secretary of Konhokton Milk Cooperative.   Surviving are his wife Lois; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Criss, of Williamson; and two grandchildren.

Shortsville Manchester Enterprise                       Friday                      December 25, 1970          by: Dianne Thomas

Violet VanderWerf - Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, in the Weld Funeral Home, Clifton Springs, for Mrs. Violet VanderWerf, 40, of RD #1, Clifton, who died Tuesday at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. The Rev. Robert Lucas of the Phelps First United Methodist Church officiated, and burial was in Sandhill Cemetery in Geneva.

Born February 11,1930 in Norwich, Mrs. Vander Werf had lived in the Clifton Springs area for the past ten years. Before that, she resided in Palmyra.

Surviving are her husband, Donald; one son, Donald at home; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Caranglo of Phelps and Deborah, at home; one grandchild; her step-mother, Mrs. Margaret Butler of Palmyra; her grandfather, James Harvey of Erlevllle, three brothers, Fred Harvey of Freeville, Richard Harvey of Rushville, and Walter Brown of Marion; and two stepsisters, Susan and Bonnie Bu..?,  of Palmyra.

The Geneva Daily Times                 Friday                             January 29, 1971                  by: Dianne Thomas

 

Ernest Pearce -  STANLEY - Ernest Pearce, 69, of Rts. 5 and 20, Town of Seneca, died unexpectedly yesterday in Key West, Fla., where he had been spending the winter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Kennedy & Son Funeral Home, Canandaigua. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p. m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A Masonic service will be conducted Monday at 7:15 p. m. in the funeral home.

He was born in Aloquin and was a lifelong resident of the area, where he was a farmer. He was a member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church, a member and past master of Canandaigua Lodge 294, F&AM and a member and patron of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter in Canandaigua.

He is survived by his wife, Inez Hey Pearce; one son, Richard of Key West, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother, Floyd of Portsmouth, Ohio and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

 

STANLEY -  David E. Rippey, 18, son of Kingston and Anita Rippey, of Charlton Rd., Town of Seneca, died Wednesday at Rochester General Hospital after a long illness.  

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Crisfield Funeral Home, E. Main St. in Gorham. The Rev. Warren Covell of the United Methodist Church of Gorham will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church of Gorham or the American Cancer Society.

David was in his senior year at the Marcus Whitman School. Besides his parents, he is survived by a twin sister, Diane; two brothers, Gregory and Steven; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Davie of Clearwater, Fla.; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. H. C. Nester of Geneva.

Geneva, NY Daily Times                         Tuesday              July 20, 1971               by: Dianne Thomas

 

George Homer Youngs - FLINT - Funeral services for George Homer Youngs, 53, of Flint, who died Sunday, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham, The Rev, Duane Chase, pastor of the Flint Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the Winnek Post American Legion and the Geneva VFW will call at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes Heart Chapter.

Before moving to this area he lived in Warner Robins, Ga., where he had been a charter member of the Westminister United Presbyterian Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Cubie of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Ronald, of Honeoye; a step-daughter, Victoria Giles of Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, Eugene and Andrew of Flint, and Franklin of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Miss Pauline Youngs of Flint and Miss Helen Elizabeth Youngs of Albany; two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.        

 

 

Mrs. Mae Howe - WATERLOO - Mrs. Mae Howe, 72, of 750 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. Dr. Richard W. Day of Trinity Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.   Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Howe was born in Geneva and was the widow of Dr. H.J.Q. Howe, a prominent Geneva physician. She was a member of Trinity Church and also a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Geneva.

She was the daughter of the late Allen and Bertha Nerlick Estey.  She is survived by one step-son, Prof. Harlan H. Howe of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Emogene) VanDeventer of Waterloo; a brother, Ellsworth E. Estey of Perm Yan; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Jacob C. Frederlcksen - STANLEY - Funeral services for Jacob C. Frederlcksen, 69, of Stanley RD 2, who died Saturday, were today at 1:30 p.m. from his home, and at 2 p.m. from the Flint Methodist Church. The Rev. Duane Chase, pastor, officiated. He was assisted by the Rev. Elroy Van Dyke of Penn Yan. 

Burial was made in Sand Hill Cemetery. Bearers were Nelson Austin, Harold Carr, Howard Utter, Sidney Thomas, Frank Abey, and Edward Cockran.

 

Geneva, NY Daily Times                         Wednesday              July 21, 1971               by: Dianne Thomas

GENEVA - Charles R. Bennett Sr., 56, of 41 Sprucewood Circle, died this morning in Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. John Wolfe Jr. of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may contribute to the charity of their choice in Mr. Bennett's memory. 

Mr. Bennett was born in Geneva, son of the late William W. and Emma Quick Bennett. 

He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been employed by the Hulse Manufacturing Co. for the past 15 years. He was formerly a member of the VFW and the American Legion Posts of Geneva.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina Bennett of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. Guy (Joyce) Wicksall of MacDougall,  Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Luzzi and Mrs. Morris (Bonnie) Hornbeck, both of Geneva; three sons, Charles R. Jr., Richard Paul and Daniel Scott Bennett, all of Geneva; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gordis M. Henning and Miss Louise E. Bennett; two brothers, William and Howard Bennett, all of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

George Homer Youngs - FLINT - Funeral services for George Homer Youngs, 54, of Flint, who died Sunday, were today at 2 p.m. from the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham. The Rev. Duane Chase, pastor of the Flint Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was made in the Sand Hill Cemetery. 

Bearers were Lyle Bills, Nelson Austin, Lawrence Fellows, Donald Wickham, Ralph Oughterson and Roland Barber.

 

The Geneva Times                           Tuesday                            August 3, 1971              by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Arthur Atkinson - WATERLOO - Mrs. Willhelmine Atkinson, 59, of 20 W. Water St., died Sunday at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, after being a patient for several weeks.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Genung Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl W. Schmiessing, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 

She was born in El Reno, Okla., and spent most of her life in this area. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her husband, Arthur W. Atkinson of Waterloo; one daughter, Mrs. Alvin Mitchell of Seneca Falls; one sister, Mrs. Emma Howard of Waterloo; two brothers, Albert Schultz of Waterloo, and Edmund Schultz of Rochester; her mother, Mrs. Hulda Schultz of Waterloo; and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                           Saturday                            August 7, 1971              by: Dianne Thomas

Clarence H. Fynaut - GENEVA - Funeral services for Clarence H. Fynaut, 73, of 106 LaFayette Ave. who died Tuesday in Lumford, Maine, were today at 2 p.m. in McGuigan Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred H. Williams of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Williams officiating.

The bearers were: Kenneth Cockett, Raymond Tyman, William Yorkey, John Oaks, Robert Oaks and Edward Oaks.

 

 

Mrs. Wilhimine Atkinson - WATERLOO - Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhimine Atkinson were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Genung Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl W. Schmiessing, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, officiated.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

The bearers were: David Atkinson, Roy Atkinson, Charles Mitchell, Peter Vandeviver and Paul Zwintscher.

The Geneva Times                 Monday                        August 9, 1971                  by: Dianne Thomas

Clyde Burgess - REED CORNERS - Clyde Burgess, 69, Rt. 247, Reeds Corners, died at his home Saturday.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham. The Rev. Lloyd Burns, pastor of the West Bethany and North Darien Baptist Churches, will officiate.   

Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca. Friends may call at the funeral home in Gorham today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  

 He was a retired farmer who had lived on his Reed Corners farm for the past 21 years. He was a former member of the Aloquin Methodist Church and a member of the Canandaigua Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Burgess, at home; a son, Lester Burgess of Gorham; a daughter, Mrs. David Barkley of Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Sanders of Canandaigua, Mrs. James Depew of Hall and Mrs. Richard Derby of Stanley; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

GENEVA - Mrs. Lottie B. Henning, 63, of 278 Williams St., who died Friday at Geneva General Hospital, were at 2 p.m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. John Wolfe officiating.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

The bearers, all nephews of Mrs. Henning, were: Howard Bennett, Jr., Richard Bennett, Charles Bennett, Robert and Gordon Bennett.

 

The Geneva Times                 Tuesday                              September 14, 1971                  by: Dianne Thomas

Howard C. Tones - FLINT - Howard C. Tones, 70, of Flint, died of a heart attack this morning at his home.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham. The Rev. Duane Chase, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Aloquin, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church of Aloquin.

Mr. Tones was a life resident of the area. He had always worked as a truck driver. He had worked for the Town of Seneca and was retired in 1960 from the Mobil Oil Corp.  He was a member of the Aloquin Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Coston Tones; one son, Kenneth, of Clifton Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Carson and Mrs. Richard Fordon, both of Geneva; a brother, Clarence Tones of Clifton Springs; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Geneva Times                  Tues                   Nov 16, 1971

Dr. Ethelbert G. Padgham - GENEVA - Funera1 services for Dr. Ethelbert G. Padgham, 96, of 164 Genesee St., a long time Geneva physician, who died Saturday at Geneva General Hospital after a short illness, were at 2 p.m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery. Dr. Padgham was the son of the late Dr. Richard W. and Elizabeth Clark Padgham

The Geneva Times                           Thursday                          December 2, 1971            by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Edna Gelder Hayden, well known baker, dies    [her picture appears in newspaper]

Stanley - Mrs. Edna Gelder Hayden, 71, of R.D. 2, Stanley, well known blind baker, died last evening in Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs, after a brief illness.

She had operated a bakery on Rts. 5 and 20 outside of Flint, for 32 years until her recent illness of three weeks ago.  Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, Geneva. The Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. David Ortel, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the associations for the blind or mentally retarded children.

In 1939, Mrs. Gelder Hayden started sending her Christmas fruitcakes to the Lighthouse in New York City, a store that sells items made by the blind. Her Christmas fruitcakes are on sale there at the present time.

Eleanor Roosevelt purchased some of her fruitcakes in 1939 and this was when Mrs. Gelder Hayden decided to start a tradition of sending a fruitcake to the president of the United States each year.  She had done this since Christmas, 1950.

Mrs. Richard Semans has been a very close friend and business associate of Mrs. Gelder Hayden.  

Mrs. Gelder Hayden was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Geneva and the Connie Rathbun Handicap Club of Elmira.

Surviving are one son, Norman Gelder, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Merton (Eleanor) Page of Honeoye; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hartman of Geneva and Mrs. Frances Farrarri of Rochester and four grandchildren, Sherry, Marlene, Renee and Scott Page.

The Geneva Times                 Saturday                  December 11, 1971                     by: Dianne Thomas  

Robert Watson - GENEVA - Robert C. Watson of 97 Sprucewood Circle, Geneva, died this morning in Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday in the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. Clyde Petrie, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Watson was born in Geneva. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Laura H. Bennett of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Hart (Jacqueline) Albright of Geneva and Mrs. Michael (Barbara) Lally of Geneva; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Geneva Times                              Monday                          Jan 17, 1972                           by: Dianne Thomas    

J. Harry McDonald GENEVA - J. Harry McDonald, 81, of 245 W. North St , died Saturday at Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home, Inc. 

Mr. George Johnson and Mr. Alex McCullugh, who with others serve God in simplicity of Christ's teachings, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call today from 24 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. McDonald was born in Pittsford, the son of John and Mary McDonald and had lived in Geneva nearly all his life.

He was employed at Shuron Optical Co. and was tool room and designing engineer foreman at the time of his retirement in 1958. He served on the board of directors of Sand Hill Cemetery for many years and was affiliated with others who serve God in simplicity of Christ's teachings.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Aura Condit McDonald; two sons, Robert E. McDonald of Boulder Creek, Calif., and Ralph B. McDonald of Youngstown, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Doris) Tucker of Seneca Falls; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Geneva Times                              Friday                            Mar 3, 1972                           by: Dianne Thomas           

CANANDAIGUA - Funeral services for John P. VanWagner, 72, retired federal employee at Sampson, who died yesterday at his home on Geneva  Turnpike, Canandaigua RD 2, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home here. Burial will be in  Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Mr. VanWagner was born in Hyde Park and served with the Army in France in World War I. He formerly worked for the Veterans Administration and U.S. Immigration Border Patrol and retired 18 years ago from federal service at Sampson. The family moved to Canandaigua in 1942.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Moore VanWagner; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Jeanne) Pierce of Canandaigua and Mrs. C. Dale (Doris) Pielow of Penn Yan; three sisters, Mrs. William Henry of Yuba, Ariz., Mrs. Otto Neilsen of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Coite Cloniger of Boise, Idaho; four grandchildren; and several nieces an nephews.

The Phelps County Editor                          Friday                             May 5, 1972                   by: Dianne Thomas  

Madeline Cummings - Funeral services were held Sunday, April 30, for Mrs. Madeline Cummings, 64, of Waddell Road, Orleans, who died Thursday, April 27, at her home. The Rev. Albert Kamm officiated from the Patrick Funeral Home, with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery on Routes 5 and 20.

Born in Rochester on February 4, 1908, Mrs. Cummings had lived in the Orleans area for the past 25 years.- A 1970 retiree from the Guggenheimer Kraut Factory in Seneca Castle, she had also worked for the Silver Floss Sauerkraut Company in Phelps.

Surviving are three sons, Herschell of Shortsville and Mervin and Richard, both of Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. George (Cora) Williams of Banning, California, and Mrs. James (Madeline) Goodman of Orleans; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times           Wednesday                June 14, 1972                            by: Dianne Thomas

Alfred J. Kimber -  GENEVA - Alfred J. Kimber, 72, of the Woodward Trailer Park, W. Hamilton St., died at Geneva General Hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate.   Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Kimber was born in Cayuga, the son of Richard and Martha Hart Kimber. He lived in Geneva for 51 years and was a machinist at Shuron Optical Co. for 42 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Shuron Optical Union.

He is survived by his wife, Stella M. Kimber; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Edna Mae) Hannacker of Geneva, and Mrs. Jack (Janice) Bonnell of North Syracuse; six grandchildren; two-great grandchildren; three brothers, Anthony, Charles, and Edward Rose, all of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs. George Dewey of Geneva, Miss Helen Rose of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. Frank Vardabash of Albany; several nieces and nephews.

  [so if his surname was KIMBER...why is his sister's surname Miss ROSE?]

The Geneva Times                Monday                          October 9, 1972                                   by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Emma Bowen - GENEVA -  Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Bowen, 88, of 39 Serven Rd., who died Saturday in Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs, following a long illness, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the DeVaney Funeral Home. The Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. 

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m.   Mrs. Bowen was born in Gouverneur and had resided in the Geneva area for many years. She was the widow of Wesley Bowen. There are no known relatives.

The Geneva Times             Thursday                       May 10, 1973                               by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Albert Hartung - GENEVA - Mrs. Beatrice S. Hartung, 74, of 351 William St., died last night at her residence following an extended illness. She was the wife of Albert Hartung.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corwin Funeral Home.  The Rev. John E. Wolfe, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Chapter, American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Hartung was born in Hall, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Glassick, and had been a life resident of the Geneva area. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a member of Geneva Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Alma Austin of Ontario;  and two grandsons, Ronald and Randy Austin, also of Ontario. 

 

The Geneva Times             Thursday                  May 10, 1973 

James MacLean - GENEVA - Funeral services for James F. Maclean, 73, of E. Lake Rd., who died Sunday morning in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, following a month's illness, will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Sand Hill Cemetery. The Rev. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. There will be no prior calling hours.

Mr. Maclean was born in Salem, Mass., Dec. 5,1901, and came to Geneva in 1937, He served as office manager of John Hancock Life Insurance Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1959. 

Mr. MacLean was a member of Geneva Kiwanis Club, Geneva Lodge 965 F & AM, the Rochester Consistory, Demascus Shrine Temple and the Geneva Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife. Flora J. MacLean; one son, Wilmar J. Nash of Miami, Fla.; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

Farmers NY Interlaken Review                   Monday                October 1, 1973             by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Charles Mollenkoff ROMULUS - Mrs. Evelyn S. Mollenkoff, 50, RD2, Rt. 414, died Sunday afternoon at Willard State Hospital while at work.  Funeral services were Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Sanderson Funeral Home, Seneca Falls. The Rev. James E. Spear, pastor of Ovid Federated Church, officiated.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Geneva [s/b Seneca]. Donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

Born in Pennsylvania July 2, 1923. the daughter of Walter O. and Amanda Wilson Smith,  Mrs. Mollenkoff lived in the area for 40 years. At the time of her death she was a dining room attendant at Willard State Hospital.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Phelps and Arthur G. Depew Post No. 6200 VFW Auxiliary - Ovid.  She is survived by her husband.

The Geneva Times                    Thursday                               October 4, 1973                          by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Charles Mollenkopf - ROMULUS - Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn S. Mollenkopf, 50, of RD 2, Rt. 414, who died unexpectedly Sunday, were today at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanderson Home, Seneca Falls. The Rev. James E. Spear, pastor of Ovid Federated Church, officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

Bearers were Nelson Barber, Louis Freier, Robert Haynes, Frank Lilla, James Thomas and Kenneth Tompkins 

 

 

James F. Mac Lean - GENEVA - Funeral services for James F. Mac Lean, 71, of E. Lake Rd., RD 3, who died Sunday in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, were yesterday at 2:30 p.m. at the graveside in Sand Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Bearers were Don Kuryla, Robert Weise, Rutherford Hoffman, Sheldon Miller, George Frank and Weston Hardy, all associates of Mr. Mac Lean at the John Hancock Insurance Company.

Ontario County Times Journal                          Friday            October 26, 1973                   by: Dianne Thomas

James W. Ammerman, 43, Oak Grove Trailer Park, died October 21, in Rochester after a long illness.  He was born in Geneva, September 10,1929. He was a World War II Air Force Veteran and was employed by the Spancrete Construction Company.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Helmer Ammerman, two daughters, Kim and Pam, his mother, Mrs. Elvira Ammerman of Rome, two brothers, Charles of Stanley and Sherman of Canandaigua, three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Charlotte) Green, Mrs. Artie (Marion) Druckey, both of Brooklyn, and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Biele of Rochester, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may contribute to the Medical Cancer Research Fund at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester or the Shortsville Ambulance Fund.

Funeral services were conducted from the Arthur Schaefer Funeral Home, with burial in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

The Geneva Times                         Monday                        February 25, 1974                     by: Dianne Thomas

A. Lawrence Humphreys - GENEVA - A. Lawrence Humphreys, 64, of Rt. 2, died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital.  

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. Mardean Moyer, pastor of the Gorham United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Mr. Humphreys was born in North Rush and had lived in the Geneva area all his life. He had been employed for 25 years with the Shuron Continental Co.

He was the son of the late Arthur and Jennie Bush Humphreys. He was a member of the Gorham United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Humphreys; one daughter, Mrs. Paul W. (Ann) John of Geneva; one son, Robert L. Humphreys of Elbridge; seven grandchildren; one brother, Harland Humphreys of Benton Center; one sister, Mrs. Nicholas (Helen) Siedorok of Sebastion, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                        Friday                        May 31, 1974                     by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Gordon Lowrey - GENEVA -  Mrs.  Ruth H. Lowery, 52, of 155 Oak St., wife of Gordon F. Lowery, died Thursday afternoon in Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.

Private funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McGuigan Funeral Home The Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. John R Rein of Webster.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

There will be no prior calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Salvation Army Building Fund or any organization benefiting children.

Mrs. Lowery was born in Geneva, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Pratt Hinkle and the late John C. Hinkle. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon F. Lowery; one son,  Gordon F. Lowery Jr., one granddaughter, one grandson; her mother, Mrs. Hazel Pratt Hinkle; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Helen) Schultz of Rochester and Mrs. Claire (Thelma) Rogers of Okinawa, one brother, John C. Hinkle Jr. of Valliejo, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Geneva NY Times                                 Tuesday                      July 16, 1974                         by: Dianne Thomas

WATERLOO - Mrs. Emogene A. VanDeventer, 80, of 750 Waterloo Geneva Rd., died at the Seneca Nursing Home yesterday after a long illness.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, Geneva, with the Rev. Richard A. Norris, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Geneva, officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family, at Sand Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Mrs. VanDeventer was born in Flint, daughter of Allen and Bertha Nerlick Estey. She lived in the Geneva area all her life.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter B. (Ruth) Duffy of Waterloo; three grandchildren, six great -grandchildren; and one brother, Ellsworth Estey, of Penn Yan.

 

Geneva Times                  Monday                              Dec 2, 1974                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Walter Perry - Waterloo - Walter Perry, 96, of RD 1, Olschewske Rd. Waterloo, died yesterday at Taylor-Brown Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for five days.  Friends may call at the Genung Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Eugene P. Degitz, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Sand Hill Cemetery, Town ----.

Mr. Perry was born in England and came to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. He spent most of his life in the Seneca Castle-Waterloo area. He was retired from the produce business and had worked at the Seneca Army Depot.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Gordner, Waterloo, with whom he made his home and Mrs. Vera Kavanaugh of Miramar, Fla , four sons, Robert of Rochester, W. Thurston of Watertown, Maynard of Clifton Springs, Leland of Winter ark, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

The Geneva Times                               Friday                       January 31, 1975                            by:  Dianne Thomas

George H. Brown - GENEVA -  George H. Brown, 82, of Pre-Emption Rd., died Thursday after a long illness.  Friends may call at the Crisfield Funeral Home, Gorham, Friday from 7-9 p.m.  

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Marion Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.   Memorial contributions may be made to the White Springs Fire Department or the Stanley, Hall, Gorham Ambulance Service.

Mr. Brown was born in Gorham and lived at his present home for the last forty years. He was a member of the Billsboro Grange. Surviving are one son, Harold R. of Seneca Castle; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Coryn of Canandaigua and  Mrs. Vern (Hannah) Johncox of Ferguson Corners; one brother, Kenneth Champlin of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Salisbury of Houston, Tex.; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                               Tues                        April 1, 1975                            by:  Dianne Thomas

Boards run rural cemeteries-   From an informal Times survey of area cemeteries, here are a few facts about the three mentioned:

 

SAND HILL - Burial in Sand Hill Cemetery began in 1799 and today the Canandaigua Rd. Cemetery is paying the price of 166 years of popularity with rural and city people. It has only limited room left for expansion, according to Board of Trustees treasurer,  Clarence Smith.

Plans of the nine-member board are to acquire another acre. But with upping of city lot rates, says Smith who works at Glenwood Cemetery, it's  probable Sand Hill will have to raise its rates. Growth means more maintenance, he points out. He explains that Sand Hill sells lots only in terms of two, four and six graves, with the present price running "about $45 to $50" per grave.

 

WHITNEY CEMETERY - This cemetery operated by the Whitney Cemetery Association Inc. - at its head is a six-member board - sells graves singly or in any desired number. Present price is $50 per grave with perpetual care. The cemetery only recently purchased two acres of  land. "There's only a few lots in the original cemetery," says Mrs. Leon Soper, secretary of the association.  Her husband, Leon Soper, is treasurer and Lee Frost is president.

 

OAK LAWN - Operated by an eight member board and a sexton, the Oak Lawn Cemetery off Pre-Emption Rd. north of Geneva, offers any number of graves at $50 apiece. Only recently a new section was opened. Lots are sold with perpetual care. However, lots can be bought without perpetual care for $25 and a $4 annual assessment charge. William Bardeen is board chairman.

 

WHITNEY ROAD CEMETERY  - News Item of the 1st burial in this cemetery:  The epitaph reads: "Theodore, son of William and Olive Whitney, departed this life by fall of a tree, June 29, 1872, in his seventh year."

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The Geneva Times                           Tuesday                          April 1, 1975                   by: Dianne Thomas

City vs. Rural Cemeteries - By JEAN JONES  -  Cemetery lot shopping can pay off dollars department.

You may soon be able to get a lot more for your money outside the city limits. Recent news that the city may raise the price tag on lots and burial costs at Glenwood Cemetery led to an Informal Times check of the area for city versus rural cemetery costs.

Single lots in at least three rural cemeteries - Oak Lawn, Whitney and Sand Hill - are stilt going for about $50. Only one. Sand Hill, is considering raising its price.

Also, there is no preferential cost treatment. The charge is the same to everyone, rural and city resident alike. Currently, a city lot at Glenwood Cemetery goes for $40, but reports are the cost may shortly double.  In addition, city officials are considering charging the non-resident buyer even more.

For several weeks now, local funeral directors and city officials have been squared off, arguing their respective opinions on cost and operational policy changes. Finally, a compromise agreement of sorts has been reached, say both sides, and presumably tomorrow night at City Council's April  meeting n will be taken on new figures and changes. However, neither side at this point will discuss exact figures.

Admittedly, prices must increase in view of increasing costs, say the undertakers. But they strenuously oppose the "three times greater" lot charge figure that City Engineer, Donald Kinsella proposed.

From $40 for a single to $150; from $80 for a double to $300, etc.) The city engineering department has operated city cemeteries since the city charter form of government was adopted here in the '60's, the move abolishing the city cemetery commission and other such c

itizen groups.

Today, commissions, corporations and associations continue running area rural cemeteries, including Oak Lawn, north of Geneva on Pre-Emption Rd.; Whitney Cemetery on the Seneca Castle Rd. and Sand Hill on the Canandaigua Rd. (Rts. 5 and 20).

For the most part, in origin, operation and charges, they are pretty much alike. None receive tax or town monies of any kind, deriving income from sale of lots, bequests and through investment of monies.

Most operate with a board of trustees in charge. A number have only recently added or are in the process of adding new acreage. Most sell lots with perpetual care, only a few still offering the option of less costly lots and yearly assessment. A number date back to the 1700's, the majority springing from a pioneer rural family graveyard or in some instances a small church graveyard.

The smaller rural cemeteries have interesting histories.   At Oak Lawn on Pre-Emption Rd., for example, the first burial was a hanging, say officials in charge. Earliest records to be found for this cemetery date back to 1812.

A small weathered gravestone in a corner of Whitney Cemetery marks the first burial in the old Castle Rd. burying ground. The barely legible epitaph reads: "Theodore, son of William and Olive Whitney, departed this life by fall of a tree, June 29, 1972, in his seventh year."

Geneva's Glenwood Cemetery is reportedly only one of two tax supported cemeteries in this area, the other said to be Maple Grove Cemetery at Waterloo. Funeral directors say this cemetery has an additional non-resident burial charge of $25.

The newly proposed nonresident charge at Glenwood is one which irks all funeral directors here without exception. "I can't see this at all.  I don't think it's fair.",  says Ross Castelluzzo of Castelluzzo Funeral Home.   James DeVaney of DeVaney Funeral Home calls City Engineer Kinsella's figures and non-resident charge "out of line."

Funeral director Francis Corwin believes if the city is going to have a non-resident charge, it should be qualified. Many people live outside the city who own and operate businesses in the city and pay taxes, says Corwin, and they should not in his opinion have to pay more than city residents.

McGuigan Funeral Home director, Frank McGuigan deplores what he  calls "confusion in the chain of command" at city hall over Glenwood Cemetery lot prices and policy.  He says a recent move by city hall officials - a move they deny - has prevented families from buying lots on a pre-need basis until present prices can be increased.

City Engineer Kinsella defends his figures with the explanation that cemetery operational costs are four times more than revenue received. He said that present Glenwood rates are only some 40 to 50 per cent of the prevailing rates in other cemeteries he's studied over a period of time in order to formulate new local rates.  

Geneva Times             Monday            May 15, 1975              by: Dianne Thomas

Esley J. BARRETT Sr. - Seneca Falls - Funeral services for Esley J. BARRETT Sr.,70, of 27 Pleasant St., who died Friday (May12) in Seneca Falls Hospital, were today at 2 pm in the Doran Funeral Home.  Rev. Lee A. HOWE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated.  Burial was in Restvale Cemetery [ Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY].  Bearers were Joseph WARNER, Irving ASH, Henry BREMMAN, Curtis DENISON, Harold MANN and Theodore AMIDON.

The Geneva Times            Monday            Aug 4, 1975              by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Frances TETOR - Seneca Falls - Mrs. Frances TETOR of 72 Mynderse St., Seneca Falls, died early this morning at Taylor-Brown Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.  Funeral arrangements will be done by the Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls and are incomplete at this time. 

The Geneva Times             Fri                          Sept 3, 1976                             by:  Dianne Thomas

Founder of Bennett Funeral Home dies -  GENEVA - Mrs. Mathilda E. Bennett, 84, of 27 Oak St., a life resident and one of the founders of the Bennett Funeral Home in Geneva, died this morning at Geneva General Hospital.  Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 and Monday from 2-4 and 7 9 p. m. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva General Hospital Development Fund or the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.    Mrs. Bennett was the widow of Harry W. Bennett and was one of the first licensed woman funeral directors in New York State. She and her late husband founded the Bennett Funeral Home Inc.,  in 1927 and were joined later by their son, the late Harry H. Bennett.  She retired in 1965.  

Mrs. Bennett's daughter-in-law, Hazel E Bennett, still carries on the family ownership of the funeral home.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Geneva, daughter of Matthias F. and Katherine Pfeihl Hubert. She was a 1909 graduate of Geneva High School, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Mizpah Class and Martha Fellowship of the church.

She was a member of the Seneca Rebekah Lodge and its past noble grands association, the Geneva Woman's Club, and the Union Grange.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard J. (Roberta) D'Louhy of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs, Herbert M. (Marjorie) London of Bishop, Calif., and Mrs. Robert J. (Arleane) Bardeen of Geneva; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph N. (Bertha) Ahik of Cortland and Mrs. Joseph J. (Katherine) Sullivan of Lakewood, N. J., three nephews and several cousins.

Geneva Daily Times            Wed                 Sept 22, 1976                                        by:  Dianne Thomas

1976 Obit for Elizabeth Hoefler [caption only] - "During World War II, she was with the V12 naval officer training program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and later in the photo department at Sampson Naval Base."

The Geneva Times                   Tuesday                   February 15, 1977                          by: Dianne Thomas

Harold Brown - Seneca Castle -  Harold Brown, 62, of Box 68, Seneca Castle, died last night in Geneva General Hospital.  

Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home today from 7- 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2- 4 and 7- 9 pm.  The funeral will be at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m.,  the Rev. Larry Gerber, pastor of Seneca Castle United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Brown was born in Seneca Castle son of George H. and Mildred Esty Brown. He was a Harley Davison Motorcycle Dealer for 22 years. Two years ago, he rebuilt a 1904 motorcycle for the Curtiss Museum.  He was a member of the American Motorcycle Assn. for over 25 years, a member of Seneca Castle United Methodist Church and the Seneca Castle Volunteer Fire Dept., and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Canandaigua, and the Seneca Travelers Club.

Surviving are his wife, Florence L. Brown; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Shirley) Morris of Cayuga; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Croyn of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Hannah Johncox of Stanley; and three grandchildren.

The Geneva Times                   Monday                   February 21, 1977                          by: Dianne Thomas

GENEVA - Mrs. Edna M Jerrett, 94, of 111 William St., died early yesterday morning in Geneva General Hospital following an extended illness.  Friends may call at the DeVaney Funeral Home today from 2- 4 and 7- 9 p.m.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home The Rev Smith L. Lain, rector of St Peter's Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of St. Peter's Church.

Mrs. Jerrett was born in Pennsylvania and has been a life resident of Geneva. She was the daughter of Felix and Cora Koch Wertman. She was the widow of William C. Jerrett and was a dressmaker in Geneva for over 70 years. She was a member of St. Peter's Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. M. Edward (Elizabeth) Garvey of Geneva, three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times                    Friday                       September 3, 1976               by: Dianne Thomas

Founder of Bennett Funeral Home Dies -    

GENEVA -  Mrs. Mathilda E. Bennett, 84, of 27 Oak St., a life resident and one of the founders of the Bennett Funeral Home in Geneva, died this morning at Geneva General Hospital.

Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 and Monday from 2-4 and 7 9 p. m.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wolfe Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva General Hospital Development Fund or the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.   

Mrs. Bennett was the widow of Harry W. Bennett and was one of the first licensed woman funeral directors in New York State. She and her late husband founded the Bennett Funeral Home Inc., in 1927 and were joined later by their son, the late Harry H. Bennett.  She retired in 1965.  Mrs. Bennett's daughter-in-law, Hazel E Bennett, still carries on the family ownership of the funeral home.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Geneva, daughter of Matthias F. and Katherine Pfeihl Hubert. She was a 1909 graduate of Geneva High School, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Mizpah Class and Martha Fellowship of the church.

She was a member of the Seneca Rebekah Lodge and its past noble grands association, the Geneva Woman's Club, and the Union Grange.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard J. (Roberta) D'Louhy of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Herbert M. (Marjorie) London of Bishop, Calif., and Mrs. Robert J. (Arleane) Bardeen of Geneva; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph N. (Bertha) Ahik of Cortland and Mrs. Joseph J. (Katherine) Sullivan of Lakewood, N. J., three nephews and several cousins.  

Finger Lakes Times                                     Tuesday                  September 5, 1978                     by:  Dianne Thomas

Jack J. Bonnell - GENEVA - Jack J. Bonnell, 49, of 119 Butterfield Circle, North Syracuse, a former Genevan, died Sunday at his home.  Calling hours at the Bennett Funeral Home, Geneva, are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Shaffer of Hall officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery in the Town of Seneca.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Fund. 

Mr. Bonnell was born in Geneva, the son of Mrs. Ruth Spong Bonnell and the late John Bonnell. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and a member of the DeMolay Chapter.   Mr. Bonnell was supervisor of the Parts Supplies Stores of Syracuse and vicinity, with offices located in the C & L Warehouse in Syracuse, an association of Molin Automotive Inc of Buffalo.

Surviving are: his wife, Janice Kimber Bonnell of North Syracuse; three sons, William, at home, Jack K. Bonnell of Stanley, and Robert J. Bonnell of Haddon Heights, N. J., one daughter, Mrs. Brad (Kelly) Cramer of Lawton, Okla.; his mother; one brother, William L. Bonnell of Grovetown, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Helen) Ventura of Geneva, and Mrs. Edwin (Hazel) Stewart of Orchard Park; several nieces and nephews.

Finger Lakes Times                                     Monday                  March 26, , 1979                     by:  Dianne Thomas

GENEVA-  Mrs. Marian G. Lee, 93, formerly of 118 Washington St., died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital Nursing Home after a long illness. There will be no prior calling hours. A private service will be at the convenience of the family. 

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva General Hospital Nursing Home or First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Mrs. Lee was a long time resident of Geneva. She was born in South Rutland, daughter of Ervin and Ellen Corey Bovee. She Was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Michael H. Lee; one daughter, Mrs. Reginald (Barbara) Merrill; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  Arrangements are by the Bennett Funeral Home Inc.

 

SENECA FALLS -  Sheriff's deputies arrested Robert A. Evertson, 18, of Auburn, for driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right early Sunday morning.  Stopped along Route 89 in the Town of Seneca Falls, Evertson is to appear in town court April 2.

OVID -  A Willard woman, Patricia Darling, was treated for cuts to her face and released Sunday morning from Geneva General Hospital, following a two-car accident at Routes 96A and 414.

Sheriff's deputies said that John Fagnani, 27, of Manassas, Va., was traveling east on Route 96A and failed to stop at a flashing red light at the intersection. His car struck the left side of the Darling vehicle.

She was taken to the hospital by South Seneca ambulance after she complained of pain to her leg, in addition to the face injuries. Her car was towed from the scene.

Fanani, who was not injured, was charged with failure to yield the right of way, and was scheduled to appear in town court April 5.

PENN YAN - A Dundee motorist was remanded to Yates County Jail in lieu of $150 bail after his arrest Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated and consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

Yates County sheriff's deputies said Larry C. Nageldinger, 21, of Pulver Road, Dundee RD 2, was driving south on the Chubb Hollow Road when his vehicle went off the road into a ditch.  Nageldinger was arraigned before Town of Milo Justice Robert Nielsen and was remanded to jail to reappear Wednesday.

 

Court Report

GENEVA - Robert Reed, 25, of 43 Phoenix St., Canandaigua, was given a one year conditional discharge in City Court on Friday after pleading guilty to unlawfully dealing with a child.

GENEVA - Lloyd Morlang, 23, of 59 West Ave., pleaded guilty Friday to three charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He will be sentenced at a latter date.

GENEVA - Horace Parker, 41, of E-50 Chartres Homes, has been ordered to face a DWI charge before the grand jury following a preliminary hearing last Friday.

GENEVA - Kenneth Chambers, 48, of 75 Seneca St., had a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, dismissed against him.

Finger Lake Times                  Monday                    July 30, 1979                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Marian G. Lee - Geneva -  Mrs. Marian G. Lee, 93, formerly of 118 Washington St., died yesterday at Geneva General Hospital Nursing Home after a long illness.  There will be no prior calling hours.  A private service will be at the convenience of the family. 

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca, at the convenience of the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva General Hospital Nursing Home or First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Finger Lake Times                  Monday                    July 30, 1979                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Eva A. Prescott - 

GENEVA - Mrs. Eva A. Prescott, 91, formerly of 489 Exchange St., died last night at Taylor-Brown Hospital, Waterloo. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Smith L. Lain, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Mrs. Prescott was born in the Town of Benton, the daughter of Sidney A. and Mary Dey Ritter. She attended three different country schools and in 1901 came to Geneva where she attended high school.  After schooling, she worked for the Geneva Optical Works.

In 1910, she married the late Bertram Roland Prescott, who was a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, and he played in many theaters with his own orchestra and was instrumental in having the Regent Theater built m Geneva. He did work for the Steinway Piano Company of Boston for many years. He died In 1948 in Durham, N.C.

Then, Mrs. Prescott came back to Geneva and in 1961she joined the family at Lochland School. She was there until her retirement two years ago. Also, she worked with the American Red Cross, she worked with the Civil Defense and the was a 'gray lady' at the Veteran Hospital in Canandaigua during the war years.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. A. F. (Marian) Turck of Kingston; two grand nephews, Gary S. Ritter of Seneca Falls and Joseph Leo Ritter of Williamsville, N Y; and a great grand niece and nephew.  

Finger Lake Times                  Monday                   December 3, 1979                               by:  Dianne Thomas

Edward H. Gulvin Sr. - GORHAM - Edward H. Gulvin Sr., 97, of RD 2, Stanley, died Sunday morning at Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Crisfield-Perkins Funeral Home.  There will be an Oddfellow service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Mr. Gulvin was a native of the Gorham area. He was a member of the Stanley Lodge No. 434 IOOF and the Reeds Corners Grange.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Anna) Kline of Geneva, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Couse of Rochester, Mrs. Howard (Loretta) Bennett of Geneva, Mrs. Edward (Celia) Elliott of Shortsville and Mrs. Myrle (Marjorie) Warner of Shortsville; one son, Edward Jr., of Canandaigua; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred of Hopewell; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Hospital Nursing Home or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva                         Monday                      March 3, 1980                       by:  Dianne Thomas

Phelps Woman Dies When Car Hits Trees - PHELPS - Mrs. Yvonne P. Olsen, 30, of RD 2, Mclvor Road, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when the car she was driving struck several trees near County Road 23.

Ontario County sheriff's deputies said they didn't know what caused Mrs. Olsen to lose control of her car.  She was traveling west when the car drifted off the right shoulder, left the highway and crossed Flint Creek before slamming into some trees, said deputies.

It took Clifton Springs volunteer firemen about 30 minutes to free her from the wreckage using a "Jaws of Life" rescue tool.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by county coroner Dr. Glenn Copeland.

Friends may call at the Eacker Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Herbert Tennies, pastor of Seneca Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Olsen was born in Penn Yan Dec. 17, 1949 and had lived in the Phelps area since 1971. She attended Penn Yan Academy High School.

Surviving are her husband, Donald (Butch) Olsen; three sons, Robert, Mark and Craig, all of Phelps; her parents, Ivan Ballard of Seneca Falls, and Henrietta Amerin of Poughkeepsie; three brothers, Roy Ballard of Rochester, Curt Ballard of Bath, and Greg Ballard of Penn Yan; her grandmother, Sally Barnes of New Hampshire. 

Geneva NY Finger Lakes Times                          Wednesday                               July 7, 1987              by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Dons E. Ritter  - GENEVA - A graveside service for Mrs. Doris E Ritter, 57, of 295 Hamilton St., who died last Saturday at her home, was yesterday in Sand Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Finger Lakes Times,  Geneva                       Tuesday                  September 16, 1980                    by:  Dianne Thomas

Donald H. Cooley - WATERLOO - Donald H. Cooley, 55, of RD 2, Waterloo, died unexpectedly last evening in Taylor-Brown Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Genung Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to9 p.m.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Merle G. Whitbeck, pastor of Waterloo Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be  made to Waterloo Baptist Church.

Mr. Cooley was born in Waterloo and was a life resident. He was son of Mrs. Mineta Hosford Cooley of Seneca Falls and the late George Cooley. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Lt. Cyrus Garnsey Post VFW of Seneca Falls. He was employed at Seneca Falls Machine Shop.

Surviving are his wife, Vera; four daughters, Ms. Joyce Youngs of Oswego, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) McCarthy of Waterloo, Lori Cool of Texas and Jane Cooley of Waterloo; five sons, William of Aurora, Donald of Florida, Jeff and Bruce, both of Geneva, and Harold of Waterloo; his mother, Mrs. George Cooley of Seneca Falls; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Mabel) Andrews of Tyre and Mrs. Donald (Gertrude) Jones of Seneca Falls; four brothers, Harold, Louis and James, all of Waterloo, and Lloyd of Tyre.

 

 

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva                       Tuesday               February 17, 1981                    by:  Dianne Thomas

Charles A. Rouse -  GENEVA - The funeral for Charles A. Rouse, 72, of 32 Sherrill St., who died Feb. 10 at Strong Memorial Hospital was Friday at 2 p.m. at he Bennett Funeral Home.  The Rev. Charles F. Hess, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiated.

Mr. Rouse's son-in-law, Walter Troutman, sang the Lord's Prayer. Burial will be at Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

Honorary bearers were, E. Platt Soper, Dr. John H. Stelter, Fred Tryan, Thomas C. Abraham, Master of Ark Lodge, Mitchell Abraham, Anthony Khoury, Keith A. Todd, Percy Lain, Stephen Phillips, John Werner, Erwin Smith Jr., Bernard DiDuro, John Hart Jr., Sam Stramandinoli.

 

 

 

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Friday          September 11, 1981                 by: Dianne Thomas

George H. Wright -  GENEVA - The funeral for George H. Wright, 75, of 48 Grove St., who died Sunday at Geneva Central Hospital, was Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home with the Rev. James Adams, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiating. 

Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

 

JUNIUS - William J. Rouland, 37, of Miller Road, Waterloo, was arrested for disorderly conduct at 12:45 a.m. today at the North Seneca Sportsman's Club on Route 318. He was charged with using obscene language to Seneca County sheriff's deputies investigating a complaint at the club.   He was sent to Seneca County jail on $50 bail to answer the charge in Junius town court Wednesday.

 

Finger Lakes Times                         Tuesday                                May 26, 1981                          by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. V. Gail Swift - GENEVA - The funeral for Mrs. V. Gail Swift, 72, formerly of Hampton Place in Geneva, was Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home.   She died May 20 in Naples, Fla.

The Rev Robert Withington, rector of St John's Episcopal Church in Canandaigua officiated.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery in Seneca.

 

Mrs. Linda J. Peterson - GENEVA  - The funeral for Mrs. Linda J. Peterson, 89, of  374William St., who died at Geneva General Hospital May 21, was Saturday at 2 p m at the Bennett Funeral Home,  Irving Ross officiated and burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery in Seneca.

 

 

Finger Lakes Times                 Monday            April 5, 1982                 by: Dianne Thomas     

 

Frank B Ingandello - GENEVA - The funeral for Frank B Ingandello, 61, of 167 Cayuga Drive, Waterloo, who died unexpectedly Friday was at 2 p.m. Monday in the DeVaney Funeral Home,  The Rev. Alvin Hezlep, pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Waterloo, officiated. 

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Genevieve M Elliott - GENEVA - The funeral of Mrs. Genevieve M Elliott, 86, of 10 William St who died Wednesday was at 11 am Saturday in Ralph Cushman Chapel of first United Methodist Church The Rev. Charles Hess officiated.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Friday            April 2, 1985                 by: Dianne Thomas

C. Henry JENSEN - Gorham - C. Henry JENSEN, 92, of Kearney Road, died Monday (Apr 1) at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Canandaigua.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, at the Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, where there will be a Danish Brotherhood service at 8 pm Wednesday.  The funeral will be at 7:30 pm, Thursday at the Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev Lyell DRAKE  and the Rev. Leslie DRAKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Little Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mr. JENSEN was born Oct 24, 1892 at Sindal, Denmark, son of the late Otto and Christina JENSEN.  He was the widower of Frances JENSEN, who died March 5, 1984.  He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the US Army.  He fought in the Argonne battle in France and also served in Alsace Lorraine.  He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart.  He was a member of the VFW Post 745 of Penn Yan and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Gorham and the Danish Brotherhood Wendia Lodge 71.  For the last year, he has been living with his daughter, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) SMITH, of Branchport. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Charles (Geraldine) BETTS of Gorham, Mrs. Wendell (Dorothy) CURTIS of Rushville and Mrs. Betty HAGAN of Manchester; three sons, Howard of Pavilion, Chris of Clifton Springs and Mark of Pavilion; 43 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Corps, in care of Clarence JENSEN, 1179 Townline Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Friday            April 12, 1985                 by: Dianne Thomas

Seven people have been charged in connection with break-ins on Viewboard Road.  Chief Deputy, Ron SPIKE, of the Yates County Sheriff's Dept, said damages exceeding $2,000 was done to a cabin owned by Kenneth HANSEN of Victor.  Thirty windows were smashed and an antique clock valued at $300 was stolen, but later recovered.   

Those arrests were: Tracy LANDERS, 18 Loomis Road, Rushville, charged with 3rd degree burglary, 3rd degree attempted burglary and a felony charge of criminal mischief.  He was committed to the county jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Scott GRIFFITH, 21, of 2265 Rochester Road, Canandaigua, felony criminal mischief and 3rd degree criminal trespass; released on $100 bail.

William COLE, 23, of Saltonstall St., Canandaigua, felony criminal mischief and 3rd degree criminal trespass; in jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Michael JEROME, 17, 5194 Bristol Road, Canandaigua, felony criminal mischief and 3rd degree criminal trespass, related on $500 bail.

Three girls, whose names were not released, all from Canandaigua, aged 13 to 15, were referred to Yates County Juvenile Aid Bureau. 

Canandaigua police assisted in the investigation, SPIKE said.  All seven are to appear April 16 for a hearing in town court.  

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                 Monday            April 20, 1987                 by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ruth Earing - GENEVA - The funeral for Mrs. Ruth Earing, 79, of 407 Washington St., who died Thursday (April 16) at Geneva General Hospital, was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

Mrs. Constance G. Harris - GENEVA - The funeral for Mrs. Constance G. Harris, 73, formerly of Geneva, who died Tuesday (April 14) at Strong Memorial Hospital, was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated.   Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

Finger Lake Times       Geneva                   Thursday                June 4, 1987                    by: Dianne Thomas  

Stuart E. Moore - HOPEWELL - Stuart E Moore, 63, of Granger Street, Canandaigua, formerly of Hopewell, died Wednesday morning (June 3) at Thompson Hospital.  Friends may call from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., today and Friday at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua.

A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Canandaigua.  Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery, town of Seneca.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund or the Canandaigua Emergency Squad.

Mr. Moore was born in the town of Hopewell, the son of Clarence A. and Lucille Moore. His wife, Teresa Dinan Moore, formerly of Geneva, died in 1985. 

Mr. Moore worked for the city of Canandaigua for 25 years and was city clerk treasurer for 81/2 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua, and a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are one son, Michael D. Moore of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mary Ann Moore of Pennsylvania, two sisters, Mrs. F. Roger (Ruth) Wiley of California and Mrs. Leonard (Helen) Messineo of Florida; one brother, Howard W. of Canandaigua; three grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Finger Lakes Times            Monday                          July 13, 1987                               by: Dianne Thomas  

Alvin F. Mitchell

SENECA FALLS - Alvin F. Mitchell, 47, of 12 1/2 Van Cleef St., died Friday (July 10) in Taylor- Brown Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home, Waterloo.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Edwin F. Irwin, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Geneva, officiating.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

Mr. Mitchell was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Geneva, son of Charles P.  and Ethel M Mitchell and was a life resident of the area. He was a former employee of the Columbian Rope Company in Auburn.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor; one son, Jerry Figueroa of Seneca Falls; his father, Charles, of Geneva; six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Matlock and Mrs. Ruth VanKoughnet, both of Geneva, Mrs. Esther Paine of Missouri, Mrs. Shirley Kemp of Shortsville, Mrs. Betty Wheeler of Waterloo and Mrs. Donna Marganeson of Farmington; four brothers, Jack and Paul, both of Geneva, Karl of Gorham and George of Clifton Park, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

Geneva Finger Lakes Times          Tuesday                        Oct 6, 1987                              by: Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. Mabel Jackson - GENEVA - Mrs. Mabel A. Jackson, 80, of 15 Reed Road, died yesterday (Oct. 5) at Geneva General Hospital. Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.   Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. 

Mrs. Jackson was born in Geneva, April 29, 1907, daughter of William Burtain and Alice Lucy Tills Bachman. 

Mrs. Jackson was employed for 25 years as a Linotype operator at the Finger Lakes Times, retiring in 1969. She was the widow of Lester W. Jackson, who died in 1980. She was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of Geneva Senior Citizens.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Oliver P. (Barbara) Young, Pittsford, Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) Dumbleton of West End, N.C., and Mrs. Vernon (Helen) Lovley of Ithaca;11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one aunt.

Finger Lakes Times                   Friday                        Oct 9, 1987                          by: Dianne Thomas  

HALL - Mrs. Helen E. Hubbard, of 5253 Wilson Road, town of Seneca, died Thursday (Oct. 8) at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.  There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. The Rev. Herbert Tennies will officiate. Burial will be Sand Hill Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Hubbard was born in Phelps, daughter of Charles and Lina Ingram Sweet. She was the sister of Doris Guard, now deceased. She is survived by her husband, Carl; a daughter, Mrs. Judson (Patricia) Ransom of Hall; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Norman (Frances) Lannon of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Emil (Shirley) Burnisky of Phelps; several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Fund.

Mrs. Mabel A. Jackson - GENEVA - Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel A. Jackson, 80, of 15 Reed Road, Geneva, who died Oct. 5 at Geneva General Hospital, were held yesterday at 2 p.m.  at the Bennett Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Hart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

Finger Lake Times                  Monday                                 Feb 8, 1988                             by: Dianne Thomas

HALL - Edward T. Prendergast, 77, of 1896 Hall-Gorham Road, died Saturday (Feb.6) at Geneva General Hospital. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A prayer service will be at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Penn Yan;  the Rev. William Michatek will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance or the Hall Fire Department. Mr. Prendergast was born Oct. 31,1910, in Hall, son of the late Edward and Mary Murphy Prendergast. He owned and operated his own farm. He was a 52-year member of the Hall Fire Department and a past member of the FHA Board from Ontario County.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Davie Prendergast;. one brother, William of Penn Yan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, John, and two sisters, Mary Prendergast and Sister Edwardine.

Finger Lakes Times                             Monday                            April 11, 1988                        by: Dianne Thomas

GENEVA - Howard J. Forbes, 80, of 40 Maple St. died Saturday (April 9) at Geneva General Hospital. There will be no prior calling hours.    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Wendell Minnigh Jr., pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.

Mr. Forbes was born in Canandaigua Apr 13, 1907, son of John and May Penoyer Forbes. He lived in Geneva for many years and was employed with the Driscoll Trucking Company from 1939 to 1970.  He then went with Howard's Express until 1981. He was a member of the New York State Teamsters Union.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Mahoney Forbes; two sons, Charles Forbes of Cheshire and Richard Forbes of Geneva; three grandchildren;  two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Monday            Nov 28, 1988                 by: Dianne Thomas

Alcohol may be factor in fatal crash - Seneca - Alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal accident early yesterday morning.  An autopsy has determined that a 21 year old Geneva man who died in the one car accident on Route 14 a near Number Nine Road was legally drunk.  

Ontario County coroner, Dr. Morton ORLOV, said Scott GRIFFITH, of 5012 Wilson Road, Geneva, died of a ruptured aorta and other injuries.  He had a blood alcohol content of .176 percent, said ORLOV.  The legal limit for driving while intoxicated is .10 percent.  

Ontario county sheriff's deputies said GRIFFITH was east bound on Route 14A shortly before 5 am, when his car left the south shoulder of the road and struck a utility pole before coming to rest in a field about 150 feet off the road. 

GRIFFITH was ejected from the vehicle and found about 40 feet from the car.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by ORLOV.

A passenger in the GRIFFITH car, Lee L. FREEMAN, 21, of Hall, was treated for multiple cuts at Geneva General hospital, and released.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.  

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY                   Monday          Dec 19, 1988                 by: Dianne Thomas

OAKS CORNERS - Mrs. Marcella Minns, 80, formerly of County Road 6, died Sunday evening (Dec. 18) at Seneca Nursing Home in Waterloo.  There will be no prior calling hours.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eacker Funeral Home in Phelps. The Rev. Edward Carlson of Oaks Corners Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sand Hill Cemetery, town of Seneca.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaks Corners Presbyterian Church memorial fund in her memory.

Mrs. Minns was born in Oaks Corners May 21,1908, and had lived in the area all her life. She was the widow of Richard Minns, who died in 1979. She was a member of Oaks Corners Presbyterian Church and Enterprise Grange of Oaks Corners.

Surviving are one son, Donald of Oaks Corners; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Finger Lakes Times           Geneva                       Thurs            Dec 22, 1988                   by: Dianne Thomas    

Floyd Brown - Geneva - Floyd W. Brown, 77, of Geneva, died last evening (Dec. 21) at Geneva General Hospital following a short illness.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ in Hall with the Rev. John Bibeau, officiating. 

Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Brown was born July 6, 1911, in the hamlet of Flint and had been a lifelong resident of this area. He was the son of George W. and Melissa Symonds Brown. He was predeceased by his sister, Hazel Irene Lockwood. 

He married Marjorle Lillian Mykel ot Wisconsin, Jan. 12, 1946. He worked  many years for Hathaway Bakeries before owning a grocery store in Stanley. He retired from Mobil Chemical Company in Macedon in 1976. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Hall, a lifetime member of the Stanley Fire Company, a member of the Danish Brotherhood of America, a 33-year member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge 377 F&AM, and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Geneva. 

He served with the United States Coast Guard in the Pacific during World War II. 

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Mykel Brown; two daughters, Shirley Doney of Fitchburg, Mass., and Jeanne Brown of North Garden, Va. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hall United Church of Christ or to the Stanley-Hall- Gorham Ambulance Corps.

Marcellus Observer                 Nov 28, 2007                                    by:  Dianne Thomas

Milton 'Fritz' Fridley; 78;  Former Skaneateles village clerk -  Milton "Fritz" Fridley, 78, formerly of East Austin Street, Skaneateles, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior after an extended illness since Nov 23, 2007.

Milton was born on Feb. 12, 1929 in Seneca Falls, the son of the late DeGarmo and Marie Mitchell Fridley.  He received his BS from Oswego State and his masters degree from Cortland State.  He served in the US Army in Germany during World War II.   He taught high school mathematics in Gorham, then Skaneateles for 14 years and Auburn Community College.

Fritz was a Skaneateles village clerk for eight years and drove ambulance for 'SAVES' of Skaneateles for 15 years. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Auburn.   He will be sadly missed by his many friends and colleagues.

Milton is survived by his wife, Rosettea (Cooley) Fridley; a brother, Wayne (Emily) Fridley of Saratoga Springs; sisters-in-law, Gladys Rizzi of Waterloo, Kate Kaufman of Romulus and Pearl Brown of Canandaigua; an aunt, Arlene Poorman of Waterloo and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jean Fridley and Geraldine King.

Calling hours: l to3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at Mull Funeral Home Inc.,  113 Virginia St, Waterloo. Funeral and military services: Following at 3 p,m„ Pastor Dave Dunbar of the Freedom Baptist Church, Auburn, officiating. 

Military service conducted by the American Legion 435 and VFW post 6433. Burial, at the convenience of the family in Sand Hill Cemetery Geneva.  

Contributions in memory of Milton may be made to a charity of one's choice or to the Freedom Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2121, Auburn 13021.

Webster Herald, Webster, NY            Wed                       October 29, 2008             by: Dianne Thomas

FAIRPORT - Ruth B. Secrist RN, PNP (Schriyer, Stone), formerly a Webster resident for over 30 years, died at her residence on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at the age of 94. Ruth was born April 10. 1914, daughter to James and Margaret Vessie Buchan, in Hopewell.

A 1932 graduate of Clifton Springs High School, Ruth was among the earliest Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in Rochester, educated at the University of Rochester. She was the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working at Rochester General Hospital where she practiced in the Out-Patient Clinic until her retirement. She also was employed at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan and for Dr. Hockelman, a pediatrician in Canandaigua. 

Ruth was a Fellow of the National Assoc, of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners and a member of Browncroft Community Church, the Gennys of the Chorus of the Genesee, and former long time active member of Webster United Church of Christ. She sang in the UCC Choir, owned and played the organ. Ruth was known for her love of her Lord, the love of her Family, and her passion and love for all children; especially caring for ill, foster care children.

Predeceased by her parents, James and Margaret Buchan; husbands, Raymond Schriyer and Solon Stone. She leaves her husband, Richard Secrist; children: Linda Vanderstyhe, Jon (Judy) Schriver, Margaret "Peggy" (Mel) Vietor, Shirley (David) Oestreich; step-children, Lynhe-Secrist.Mark-(Karen) Secrist, David (Sara) Secrist, John (Christine) Secrist; 

grandchildren, Amy (Gary) Polisseni, Eric (Nancy) Vanderstyne, Heather (Robert) Baleno, Christopher (Jennifer) Victor, Kelly and  Alicia Schriver, HeidllShawn) Carey;  several step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Elvere Hyde; nieces and nephews; many relatives in Canada and many friends Of Harmony Ranch, Canada.

Friends were received on Wednesday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 9, at Browncroft Community Church with the Rev. Gulshan Lai officiating.  Interment was at Whitney Cemetery, Seneca.   Memorials may be directed to Lifetime Care Home Hospice, Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, or Assoc, for the Blind arid Visually Impaired. Arrangements by Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster.

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