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Geneva Gazette, Geneva, January 4, 1832      by Cheri Branca

George SISSON -   In Milo, (later became Torrey) Yates Co. on the 28th ult. of inflammation of the lungs, Mr. George Sisson, aged 93 years, one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of that town, leaving a numerous circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.

 The Observer,  Dundee, NY        Wednesday,    Sept.8, 1886       by Cathy Coon

The friends of Miss Stella Huey were saddened to hear of her death on Friday last. She died of consumption at the home of her maternal grandfather Wm. Pangburn, of Elmira, at the early age of 22. The remains were brought there for burial. “Friend after friend departs; who has not lost a friend?” 

Democrat & Chronicle    Rochester, NY        Thurs   Jan 2,1896         by: G. Subyak

Man Found With His Head Crushed and Brains Knocked Out,  And His Body Frozen
Oliver O'Neil of Penn Yan, Formerly a Pennsylvania Lumberman,  Killed by the Cars -- Yates
Yesterday morning the lifeless body of a man was found under a trestle of the Northern Central railroad near OAKLEY's farm in Milo, about two miles south  of Penn Yan. 

Coroner THOMPKINS was notified, and the remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of C. H. Knapp in Penn Yan. The man was evidently struck by the north-bound passenger train Tuesday evening, as that train had considerable  blood on its engine as was afterward discovered. One side of the unfortunate  man's face and head was horribly smashed, so that his brains fell from the cavity. It appears as though he was lying on the track when struck instead of  walking along. The trestle from where he fell to the roadway beneath is a distance of several feet, the roadway being used merely for farm purposes.
Upon investigation it was learned that the unfortunate man's name is Oliver O'NEIL,  and that he has been working this summer on the farm of Charles BULPIN, in the  town of Milo. Others say that later he has been working for Mr. TOWNSEND, who  lives beyond Milo Center, which may prove true, as he evidently intended to go  to Milo station on the Northern Central road, as he was given eight cents  for this purpose by a Penn Yan individual, which was found on his persons  done up in some paper. As near as can be learned O'NEIL was in Penn Yan Tuesday  and imbibed rather freely, and after receiving the eight cents either forgot to  buy his ticket or was too drunk to know what he was doing, and probably started  on the tracks to walk home. It is said that he took supper at Rant VAN SCOY's,  who resides in the neighborhood where he was found, and afterward started for  Milo on the tracks, and was struck by the 7:30 passenger train. 

The deceased was  about 40 years of age, of medium height, and weighed probably 140 or 150 pounds.  He was well-known by Owen HOBAN, of Penn Yan, who says that he first met him at Tiadaghton, Pa., three or four years ago, when he was engaged in the lumbering  business there. O'NEIL then was employed on an adjoining lumbering tract.  Afterwards O'NEIL worked in Elmira, and came to this county in the early summer.  One day when he first came here he called on Mr. HOBAN, and he gave him his dinner. He says that the unfortunate man was of a happy disposition, but occasionally might imbibe too freely. The body was badly frozen when found, and the unfortunate man was thinly and poorly clad. An inquest will probably be held Thursday by the coroner.
The law and Order League of the town of Starkey will meet for the transaction of important business on Saturday, January 4th.
Before the police justice in Penn Yan Tuesday, Charles RANDEL, who was arrested for keeping a disorderly house, was discharged, as was Cora  MILLER, charged as an inmate.
died at Pine Valley on Saturday last, aged 83 years. He was the father of Mrs. (unreadable) and Mrs. Robert BURDGE, of Dundee. The remains were brought to Himrods Tuesday for burial.

Geneva Advertiser, Geneva, NY,     March 10, 1891      by Cheri  Branca

Mrs. Peter Bush, aged 80 years, died at her home on Genesee Street, last Saturday night. She had been in very good health up to a few days before. One day at dinner last week a piece of meat clogged in her throat, and all efforts on her part failed to dislodge it.  Physicians were hastily summoned; they could not get the piece up, so they forced it down.  Inflammation of the throat followed, and it caused her death.  She leaves two children we believe, and a number of nieces here; daughters of  the late Mr. Van Voorhis."

Democrat & Chronicle    Rochester, Monroe, NY       Jan 1,1897        by: G. Subyak

Charles HOBBINS, a young man about 21 years of age, died in Milo Wednesday night of typhoid fever.

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