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BANGS, Lucius R.

Hon. Lucius R. Bangs Dead
Buffalo, Dec 5 - Hon. Lucius R. Bangs, of Buffalo, died at Leroy.
[Middletown Daily Times, Monday, December 05, 1892 Middletown, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]

Batavia, N.Y., Aug. 2, (1858) ae. 63
[Source: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

BOLTON, Dr. William T.
Word has just been received here of the sudden death of Dr. William T. Bolton, at Joliet, Ill., on the 13th inst.  Dr. Bolton was on his way east from California to spend the summer. He was a son of the late William Bolton of Wallingford, a graduate of the Jefferson Medical school of Philadelphia, Pa., and a very successful practitioner in Batavia, NY, for a number of years, but for the last six or seven had resided in Pasedena, Cal.  [The Daily Morning Journal And Courier. (New Haven, Conn.), 19 July 1907]

CARY, Alfred
Cary, Alfred, Esq., Oakfield, O., Sept. 17, ae. 78, founder of the Cary Collegiate Seminary, and brother of Trumbull Cary, of Batavia, N. Y. [Source: "Annual Obit uary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]
(Note: the text says "Oakfield, O.", but the Seminary he founded is located in Oakfield, NY, which used to be named Caryville in honor of Alfred Cary.)

DIED, At Bergen Five Corners, on Thursday morning, February 14, Henry Drayton, in the 70th year of his age [Source: The Weekly Herald, (New York, NY) Saturday, February 23, 1856; transcribed by Susan Geist]

Toronto, Dec 20 - Thomas Findley, 51 years old, president of the Massey Harris Company, of Toronto, Brantford and Batavia, NY, died at his home here last night.  He had been in poor health for over a year. Mr. Findley joined the Massey Harris Company as telegraphic operator, and while carrying out his duties he applied himself to the task of learning every phrase of the business.  Within 15 years he was the directing head of the company's 10,000 employees. He was a director of a large number of concerns outside of his own business, including the Blackstone and Merchants' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Providence. [New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), December 21, 1921, Page 11]

Death of Captain J. GRIMES
An old and highly respected citizen
Capt. Jacob GRIMES died, Sunday morning, April 8th, 1894, aged 75 years. He was born Jan. 25th, 1819, at Linden, Genessee Co., N. Y. Came west to McHenry, Ill., in 1840, went from there to Naperville, Ill., and settled in Batavia (Kane County, IL) in 1845, where he has since resided. His wife, who was Miss Lucy HOYT, of Buffalo, N. Y., preceded him to the better land sixteen years ago.
For a number of years deceased was engaged in the mercantile business, and at the opening of the rebellion, he raised a company in the 52nd Regt. Ill. Vol., and as elected Captain of the same. In 1871 he was stricken with paralysis and since that time has been an invalid. He was held in high esteem by his fellow men, and has held several important offices. At the time of his death was one of the oldest members of the Baptist church of this city.
Although formerly a Republican in politics, since 1876 he has been an uncompromising Democrat. He sold his old Homestead to his Nephew, Willis L. GRIMES, about eleven years ago when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. G. W. LACKEY, where his death occurred.
Deceased leaves three children, a daughter and two sons, Mary G. LACKEY and Loomis H. GRIMES of this city and Wm. R. GRIMES, of Astor, Crawford Co., Iowa. The funeral took place from the residence of his daughter, Monday afternoon, Rev. Forward of the Baptist Church officiating.
[Batavia Herald, Kane County, IL, 12 April, 1894. Submitted by K. Torp]

Le Roy, Genesee, NY: James A. Hamilton, a former resident of Janesville, died at his home in Le Roy, N.Y. [New Ulm Review, (New Ulm, MN) Sept. 28, 1892, page 2]

On Wednesday morning, Nov 29th, Kate Wells, wife of John S. Holden, in the 63d year of her age.  Funeral Friday, December 1st, at Batavia, NY. [New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), November 30, 1893, Page 7]

HULES, Smith, Rev.
Died, at Bergen, Genesee county, July 18th, 1885, Rev. Smith Hulse, aged 78 years and 8 months.
The deceased had been married to the wife he now leaves nearly 58 years, their golden wedding having been celebrated eight years ago next September. He was born at Ovid, Seneca county, and preached the gospel earnestly for many years, but had retired from active ministry before settling in the town of Bergen, ten years ago. He was one of whom the universal verdict is, "A good man has gone to his reward." The remains were taken, on Tuesday morning, July 21st. to East Aurora, where the funeral was held in the afternoon.
The above article was taken from the Progressive Batavian.
He was formerly a resident of Yates county, where he has many relatives. Dundee papers please copy  
[Yates County Chronicle, Wednesday, August 05, 1885 Penn Yan, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]

HULL, Carlos A.
Batavia, NY, April 5 - Carlos A. Hull, County Clerk of Genesee County, died suddenly from heart disease to-day.  He had held the office since 1864, being elected for 12 consecutive terms.  He was 71 years old and was unmarried. [New-York tribune (New York), April 06, 1903, Page 7]

KENNY, Adelaide Richmond
The Rev. Dr. Dean Richmond Babbitt, rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Brooklyn, is to receive $30,000 from the estate of Mrs. Adelaide Richmond Kenny, his second cousin who died recently in Batavia, NY.   She was the daughte r of Dean Richmond, and left a large estate most of which was bequeathed to charitable institutions.  [New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), February 11, 1905, Page 16]

Class of 1859 - ENOCH SPOFFORD KIMBALL. Merchant. D. 5 Feb., 1905, Batavia, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1904-1905", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Class of 1847 - JAMES SPENCER KIMBALL. Born, June 12, 1817, Strafford, Vt. Son of Izri and Lydia (Robbins) Kimball. Mr. Kimball taught six months in Woburn, Mass., and then went to St. Louis, where he taught in the English Classical High School. About 1852 he moved to Keokuk, Iowa, and taught in private and in public schools at Keokuk, and at Hamilton, Ill., until 1865, when he removed to Baraboo, Wis. The latter place he made his home for thirty years, following his profession as a teacher. In 1895 he moved to Kankakee, Ill., living until his death, with his son.
Died, June 22, 1901, at Kankakee, Ill.
Married, Clara Partridge, Aug. 10, 1848, at Niagara Falls.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

LANNING, William
Too Ready with His Ax
Batavia, NY, Dec 2 - A terrible tragedy took place at the house of Willis Broughton, located about 3 miles south of Corfu, in the town of Darien, early yesterday morning.  Broughton was awakened by a noise in the yard, and seeing a person coming twoards the house took him for a burglar, and, arming himself with an ax, secreted himself in the woodshed.  When the man entered the shed Broughton hit him five times on the head with the blade of the ax, inflicting fatal wounds.  When a light was secured Broughton was horrified to find that the supposed burglar was his hired man, William Lanning, aged 20 years. [The evening herald. (Shenandoah, Pa.), 02 Dec. 1895]

LEE, Aurelia

The following announcement of the death of Mrs. Aurelia Lee, mother-in-law of Mrs. Anna Kelly – Lee, is found in the Batavia NY News.
The death of Mrs. Aurelia Lee, almost a lifelong resident of this town, occurred yesterday morning (June 15, 1900) at 8:15 o’clock, after only a short illness. On Thursday evening, June 7th she fell as she arose from her chair, and from that time failed rapidly till the end. The funeral services will be held at the house on Tuesday morning at 9:30.
Mrs. Lee was a daughter of James and Mary Lappin, and was born at Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut October 24, 1806. She came to Darien in September 1823 and for a short time taught in the old school building which used to be on the Rufus Clark farm. In March 7, 1824, she was married to David J. Lee, who died in February 1866. She reared four adopted children, of whom Taylor Lee and Mrs. Theodore Young were the youngest. The former died at Key West, Florida in 1889, but his wife, Mrs. Anna Eliza Lee, who has made her home with the deceased since her marriage, and her daughter, Miss Aurelia Lee, still survive.
The family will be remembered in Savanna, Taylor Lee having taught school here and his wife, Mrs. Anna Lee, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly of this place (Savanna).
[Savanna Journal, Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois Wednesday, June 20, 1900. Submitted by Alice Horner.]

LOOMIS, Chauncey
The hon. Chauncey Loomis, of the county of Genesee, and senator from the Western District, died in this city, on Sunday evening.  As  a citizen, friend and neigh bor, he was universally esteemed. His funeral was attended by his friends and the memebers of both Houses of the Legislature, yesterday afternoon.  The House of Asse mbly yesterday resolved to hold two sessions each day during the remainder of the session. [The Evening Post (New York, New York) 11 Apr 1817, Fri]

MILLER, William
William Miller, 9th N.Y.H.A., died at Batavia, Feb 12, 1893, aged 56.
[Hornellsville Weekly Tribune, Friday, June 08, 1894 Hornellsville, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]

DIED, At Le Roy, on the 15th ult. Hon. EZRA PLATT, Esq. first judge of Genesee county, aged about 60. [Buffalo Gazette, Oct 3, 1811 Thu, Pg 3 - Sub. by Mary Weigandt]


Mrs. Bertha Ruprecht, made despondent by the death of her husband in Batavia, NY made a desperate attempt to commit suicide.  [The Suburban Citizen. (Washington, D.C.), 03 Feb. 1900]

SEARL, Jennie C.
In the town of Byron, Aug. 25th, of dysentery, Jennie C. adopted daughter of Apollus and Philinda C. Searl, aged 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, September 10, 1862; JD, Sub by FoFG]


Cyrrel Shumway, also aged eighty-six, died in Pavillion, Genesee county.
[The New York Herald, Friday, March 25, 1870 New York, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez.]
STEVENS, Jedediah H.
Died, in Bethany, on the 7th inst.Jedediah H Stevens, of Hornellsville, aged 37 years.
[Hornellsville Tribune, Thursday, January 12, 1854 Hornellsville, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]

TAYLOR, Horatio T.
Born at Batavia, N.Y., June 13, 1827. Came to Wisconsin in 1841. Died at Winnetka, Ill., April 28, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; tr. by FoFG mz]

TRAVERS, William R.

Death of a New York Broker
New York, March 27 - William R.Travers, the well-known New York broker, who went to the Bermudas last November for the benefit of his health, died at Pembroke on Saturday, the 10th instant. His body arrived here to-day on the steamer Orinoco, accompanied by the members of his family, who were with him during his illness in Bermuda. Mr. Travers had been ailing for a long time with pulmonary troubles and a complication of diseases.  
[Syracuse Daily Standard, Monday, March 28, 1887 Syracuse, New York. Submitted by Melissa Rodriguez]

Virtuous age gives to the world a light that is always safe, instructive and cheering. Good men are the richest treasures that a country can possess, and when they are taken from the activities of this life, to perpetuate their memory, it is not only a pleasure but and act of public benefaction. DANIEL TRAVIS died at the resident of his grandson, Daniel E. Tibbets, October 27th, in the 96th year of his age; and as no notice of his decease has been furnished to either of the county papers, that we know of, we take the time to send Batavian this brief mention of him.
Mr. Daniel Travis was born in Yorktown, Westchester County, N.Y., February 6th, 1782. When about 8 years old he was left in an orphanage and bound out until 21. In the 24th year of his age he united in marriage with a MISS POLLY PURDY, who left him two daughters, one of whom is now living in the city of New York. He has been married twice since, and three children only survive him. Near 60 years ago he came to Western New York, stopping for a time in Henrietta (Monroe Co) and settled in Elba, NY (Genesee), where he has lived an honored citizen and a useful member of the Society of Friends, of which he became a member when about 30 years of age. Some seven years ago he came to live with his grandson, and has since been cared for by him and his kind family. Since March last he has been a great sufferer, but has manifested the most heroic patience and resignation, evidencing deed communing with the Divine Comforter, and unbounded faith in a glorious life to come. Considerable of this time has been given to grateful mention of the numerous blessings received from God, and to prayer. His petitions have been especially earned in behalf of those who have wronged him in life. For months he needed and received the tender care of an infant. About two weeks before his death on learning of the dangerous sickness of Mrs.Tibbet’s mother, he engaged in earnest prayer that God would spare her and take him; a prayer that was specially answered in the quickly returning health of the afflicted mother, and his own sudden departure. He was a man of quiet and retiring habits, always seeming more anxious to be right than to be rich or popular.
["Progressive Batavian" NY Newspaper, Genesee Co., NY - 23 November 1877 - Sub. by Judy Lumaye]

YOUNG, Mrs. D.S.
Near Alexander, N.Y., on the 2d, Mrs. D.S. Young, in a fit of passion, saturated her bedding with kerosene, fired it and burned herself and two children. [Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN), April 8, 1885, page 1; Sub by R. Line]


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