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BECK, MARY A.
Clifton Springs, Jan. 10 – Mrs. Mary A. Beck died Sunday at her home in Thompson, about four miles from this village. She leaves a husband, John A. Beck; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Gardner and Miss Catherine Beck, and one son, Frederick E. Beck. Funeral will be held from the home privately tomorrow at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Willow avenue cemetery, Newark. Rev. L.S. Hadley, chaplain of the Clifton Springs sanitarium, officiating.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 10 Jan 1922]



BLANCHARD, WILLIAM N.
William N. Blanchard, aged 80 years, retired Canandaigua business man, died at his home in Clark street yesterday following a long period of ill health, although he had been seriously ill but a few days. He was born in Geneva, February 14, 1846 and came to Canandaigua when a young man, for many years conducting in partnership with his brother, the late George A. Blanchard, the wellknown firm of Blanchard, dealers in meat and livestock. He retired some years ago owing to ill health. Deceased leaved his wife, two daughters, Miss Jessie Blanchard and Mrs. Grace B. Dugdale of this city; also two sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Paul of Canandaigua and Mrs. Susan Freer of Fairport.  Funeral services will be held from the residence tomorrow at 3 o'clock, Rev. E. J. Kallina of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 15 Feb 1926, submitted by S. McKnight]

Funeral services for William N. Blancard, retired business man, who died Sunday, were held from the residence in Clark street this afternoon, Rev. E. J. Kallina of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Bearers were William P. Blanchard of Ithaca, Charles, Frank and William Freer, of this city, all nephews of the deceased. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 16 Feb 1922, submitted b y S. McKnight.]


BREEN, Mrs. MARY
Mrs. Mary Breen, aged 85 years, widow of Jeremiah Breen, died at her residence in Bristol street late yesterday afternoon, following a brief illness, terminating a long period of ill health. Mrs. Breen was born in Ireland and cam to this country when 18 years of age settling in Hopewell, where she resided until 1909. In 1860 she was married to Mr. Breen, who died in 1910, a year after their removal to this city. Mrs. Breen leaves two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Frank J. Gillespie, Miss Mollie Breen and Cornelius Breen of this city, Michael Breen of Hopewll, and Maurice Breen of Rochester; also 17 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church Saturday at 9 o'clock. Interment in Calvary cemetery. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 18 Feb 1926. Submitted by SueAnn McKnight.]



BRIGGS, JOHN
NAPLES NY FEB 4, 1891
John Briggs was born in Milo, Yates county, April 5, 1802, and died at Bloods, January 26, 1891. He was one of a family of nine children, only two of whom, Mrs. Ann Bartholomew, of this place and Hon. W.S. Briggs, of Penn Yan, survive him. He was a grand speciman of the early pioneers who are rapidly passing away. In his early life he submitted to great privations with heroic fortitude, but always preserved amidst these hardships the sweet amenities of life, and left grand legacies of a good Christian character. He retained his mental and physical powers far beyond many of his years, and was emphatically a grand, noble Christian man, loved and respected by all who knew him. In May 1825, he married Miss Ann A. Green, and to them twelve children were born, seven of whom survive him. In 1840 he moved to Naples and settled in Garlinghouse where he resided for more than forty years, filling many responsible positions both in church and State. His funeral was held at the schoolhouse January 28, Rev J.H. Masten officiating, assisted by the Revds, S. Wright and A. Norton. The unusually large concourse of people at his funeral was a marked attestation of his worth. His remains rest in our cemetery (Garlinghouse) here beside those of his companion who preceeded him twenty years ago to the "Land Beyond."
[Submitted by a friend of Genealogy]



BROCKELBANK, PHILIP
Philip Brockelbank, aged 71 years died at his home in Clark street early this morning after a long period of illness. He leaves his wife, three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Jesse Riggs of Bristol Center. Mrs. George Dugan of Newburgh, Mrs. Leo Cullen of Palmyra, R.W.. Philip and Edmund Brockelbank, of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from his late home Thursday at 2 o’clock, Rev. H.L. Gaylord of St. John’ s church officiating. Internment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Tuesday, 03 Jan 1922]

BROCKELBANK -- From his late home in Clark street this afternoon was held the funeral of Philip Brockelbank who died Tuesday. Rev. H.L. Gaylord of St. John’s church, officiating. Internment was in Woodlawn cemetery [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Thursday 05 Jan 1922]



CAIRNS, HUGH J.
From St. Mary’s church tomorrow at 6 o’clock will be held the funeral of Hugh J. Cairns, aged 38 years, a resident of Canandaigua show died at oak Mount hospital Wednesday. Internment will be in Calvary cemetery. Deceased leaves his wife, who resides at Rochester; also one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Raymond Kinzel and William Cairns of Rochester and Frank J. Cairns of Buffalo.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua NY, Friday, Jan 13 1922]



CARNEY, MICHAEL E.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Carney, James Carney and Mrs. Irving Record attended the funeral of Michael E. Carney which was held this morning from St. Frances de Sales church in Geneva. Internment was made in Cavalry cemetery, Canadaigua.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 3, 1922]



CASS, WILLIAM H.
William H. Cass, aged 67 years, florist, nurseryman and the oldest Geneva alderman, in point of service, died at his home in Geneva yesterday following a stroke of apoplexy. He leaves his wife, four sons and two daughters, all of Geneva.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 10 Jan 1922]



CASSORT, WILLIAM
From his home on Chapin road this afternoon was held the funeral of William Cassort who died Saturday. Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of the Methodist church officiated and bearers were Charles Pethamus, Lewis Snyder, Walter Munson, Frank H. Steinbaugh, Arthur M. Cook and William Martin. Internment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Tuesday, 03 Jan 1922]



CHURCH, WALTER
Class of 1856 – WALTER STUART CHURCH. B. 29 Aug., 1832, Belvidere, N.Y. Engineer. D. 30 Aug., 1904, Geneva, N.Y.  
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


COBB, FRANCES
Mrs. Frances Cobb, wife of Frank Cobb, died suddenly of heart trouble at her home in Victor yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Cobb was a former member of Canandaigua Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and a charter member and past matron of Victor chapter. Members of the local chapter will attend the funeral services to be held at her late home tomorrow at 2 o’clock.  Deceased leaves her husband and one sister, Miss Alice Goodno, of Victor.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Friday 06 Jan 1922]



CONKLIN, GEORGE A.
Phelps, Jan 16 – George A. Conklin, aged 49 years, a life-long resident of Phelps died early yesterday at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where he was taken last Thursday, critically ill with pneumonia. He was the eldest son of George W. and Sarah Burgess Conklin and was born in Phelps May 16, 1873. He leaves his wife, five sons, Charles, Arthur, Carl, George and Clarence; three daughters, Mattie, Florence and Daisy, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Conklin, a sister, Mrs. Clarence Kelly, a brother, Floyde Conkline, all of Phelps.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kelly, Rev. C.J. Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 16, 1922]

 



DAVIS, WILLIAM H.
Class of 1874 – WILLIAM HENRY DAVIS. Union Theol. Sem., 1877; D.D., Olivet, 1890. B. 23 Apr., 1852, Chelsea, Vt. Pastor. Trustee Dart. Coll., 1901-05. D. 7 June, 1905, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1904-1905", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]



ELDRIDGE, EDSON
Edson Eldridge, aged 76 years, a former resident of Canandaigua, died at the Soldiers' Home at Hampton, Va., Saturday. The remains will be brought to this city for burial in the soldiers' plot at Woodlawn cemetery. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil was, of he served with Company C., of the New York Infantry. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 3 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]

Funeral services for Edson Eldridge, a former Canandaiguan who died at Hampton, Va., Saturday, will be held from the Ahren & Breen mortuary room tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Members of A. M. Mur ray Post, G. A. R., will conduct services. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]



EWER, GEORGE F.
Funeral services for Justice of the Peace George F. Ewer who died at his home in Victor yesterday, will be held from the home of his son, Frank Ewer in Maple avenue, Victor, tomorrow at 2 o'clock, Rev. Frank W. Hill of Victor Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 6 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]
 


GANEY, JOHN T.
Specialist in Subway and Tunnel Building in Large Cities Dies Suddenly Here
John T. Ganey, aged 58 years, member of a prominent New York contracting firm, died suddenly of heart trouble at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Russell in Ontario street, this morning at 6:30. He has been ill for two weeks but his condition was not considered serious until last night.
Deceased was born in Canandaigua and lived here until he grew to manhood, when he took up the mason’s trade, whi ch he followed in many parts of the United Sates. About 25 years ago he became a member of the contracting firm of King, Rice & Ganey, of New York. Six or seven years ago Mr. King retired from the firm, the business being continued by Mr. Ganey and Joseph Rice. They specialized in subway and tunnel work in New York, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and other large cities. Recently the firm was awarded a contract of over $1,000,000 to build an addition to the New York aqueduct. Mr. Ganey expected to go to New York in the spring to superintend the work.
Mr. Ganey made his home with his daughter here, making frequent trips to and from the metropolis. Besides his daughter, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Cornelius Flannigan, of Hopewell, and two half sisters, Mrs. John McCabe and Miss Katherine Brennan, of Canandaigua.
Deceased was a member of the Erina Hose company, of this city, and the New York Council, Knights of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held from St. Mary’s c hurch Thursday at 9 o’clock with burial in Calvary cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 09 Jan 1922]

To Attend Ganey Funeral
A delegation of members of Canandaigua Council, AARIR, will attend the funeral of John T. Ganey of this city, at St. Mary’s church Thursday mor ning. Mr. Ganey was vice-president of the organization.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 10 Jan 1922]



GLADDING, Charles
DEATH OF CHARLES GLADDING
A cablegram received at Lincoln on Thursday of last week brought the announcement of the death of Charles Gladding which occurred at Rome, Italy, on the day previous. The news was entirely unexpected and was a shock not only to the people of Lincoln, but also to those of the entire state for Mr. Gladding was known from one end of the commonwealth to the other as the senior member of the great pottery firm of Gladding, McBean & Co., whose works are situated at Lincoln in this county. We have not heard the particulars as to his death, but the cablegram stated that it occurred suddenly while out for a drive. Mr. Gladding had for some years been a great sufferer from asthma, and it was partly on this account that he went on the European trip some months ago from which he was destined to never return alive. The Lincoln News-Messenger furnishes the following synopsis of Mr. Gladding's life:

Charles Gladding was born in Ontario County, New York, April 28, 1818. His parents died when he was very young. When he was fourteen years old, he went to work on the Erie Canal, and after a few years became the owner of a boat. From New York, he went to Ohio where he was interested in the lime business, and subsequently located in Chicago, Illinois, engaging in the manufacture of sewer pipe. He was residing in Chicago when the war broke out, and during 1861 and the early part of 1862, he devoted much time and money to the raising and equipping of volunteer troops. He was very efficient in the organization of Company K, Seventy-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected and commissioned First Lieutenant and accompanied the regiment after its organization to Paducah and Columbus, Ky. He took part in the expedition to and the capture of Island No. 10 under General Pope and was afterward assigned to the brigade of General Crocker in the Army of the Tennessee with which he participated in General Grant's campaign to Holly Springs, Miss., and later in the Lake Providence and Yazoo River expeditions. He also served during the campaign before Vickburg, took part in the final assault on that town, and was present at the surrender of General Pemberton. After this, he made an expedition to Natchez and was in a number of expeditions against guerillas. His service in the swamp of the Mississippi so enfeebled his health that he was forced to resign on September 19, 1863.Early in the spring of 1875, he came to California and while in the state obtained a piece of clay found in the Lincoln coal mine which he took to Chicago. The sample proved suitable for sever pipe, etc., a company was formed, and he returned and established the pottery works the same year under the firm name of Gladding, McBean & Co. The pottery increased in size rapidly under the management of Mr. Gladding, until it became the largest works of the kind west of the Rocky Mountains, its growth and prosperity being large due to his thorough knowledge of the business and never-ceasing energy.

The News-Messenger very truthfully adds that in the death of Mr. Gladding, its community suffers an irreparable loss as he was a true friend to Lincoln in every sense of the word; and although he was obliged to devote the strictest attention to his own business connections, he was never so absorbed in self that he could not give liberal support to every worthy enterprise, and it can well be said that he unselfishly laid the foundation for the prosperity which Lincoln today enjoys. He was generous to a fault and always responded freely when called upon for aid for a charitable purpose. Deceased was a member of the Loyal Legion, and of George H. Thomas Post, GAR, and Gold Hill Lodge F&A of Lincoln. He leaves a widow and three grown children—two sons and a daughter—whose sorrow is shared by the public generally.
[Placer County Republican (Auburn), Friday, 1-26-1894. Submitted by Brenda.]



GRANGER, ANNIE TOWNSEND
Mrs. Annie Townsend Granger aged 82 years, widow of J. Albert Granger died at the Gregg Health Home in Gorham street last evening. Mrs. Granger was born in Palmyra and was married to Mr. Granger who was the son of Gen. John A. Granger on January 4, 1858. The couple made their home in Canandaigua in the old John A. Granger homestead, which is now St. Mary’s convent. Later they built a home in H owell street, this now being the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Weeks. For 25 years the family resided in New York city, returning to Ontario county about 1900 and taking up their residence at Granger’s point, west shore of Canand aigua lake. Mrs. Granger has been in the public eye recently through her interest in the fight to establish title to Ontario beach park on lake Ontario. Mrs. Granger, as an heir to the Granger estate, claimed interest in the property through connection with Phelps and Gorham, original grantors of the land.
Deceased leaves five children, Mrs. Charles Jackson and Gideon Granger, of Buffalo; John A. Granger, of Chicago; Alexander H. Granger, of South Bristol, and Francis Granger, of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Funeral services will be held from the home of Miss A.P. Granger in North Main street tomorrow at 2 o’c lock, Rev. L.L. Taylor of the Congregational church officiating. Interment in West avenue cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Wednesday 04 Jan 1922]

Mrs. J. Albert Granger
Funeral services for Mrs. J. Albert Granger of South Bristol who died at Canandaigua Health Home Tuesday evening were held from the home of Miss A.P. Granger in North Main street this afternoon. Rev. L.L. Taylor of the Congregational church of [indecipherable] Internment was in the old West avenue cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Thursday 05 Jan 1922]



GREIG, JOHN
The Hon. John Greig, of Canandaigua, died on the 9th, aged 70. He was one of the early settlers of Western New York, and for thirty years one of the Regents of the University of New York. When Mr. Granger was appointed Postmaster General, Mr. Greig accepted a seat in Congress as his successor, but he soon retired. He was a native of Scotland, a gentleman of wealth and high social position, and when Louis Phillippe, was on exile in this country, in the time of the first Napoleon, he is said to have been especially indebted to Mr. Greig for hospitality and friendship.
[Source: Holmes County Republican., (Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio) April 22, 1858 - JR - Sub by FoFG]



HARTER, JOHN F.
Drops Dead As He Starts For Work As Usual
John F. Harter, aged 63 years, died suddenly of heart trouble at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry J. Barber in Coach street, this morning about 6 o'clock. Mr. Harter, who was employed at the Locke Insulator Works in Victor, had dressed ready for his daily work when stricken. He was a former resident of Victor, but had made his home with his daughter for about four years. Deceased leaves the daughter and one son, J. Melverne Harter of Rochester; three brothers and three sisters, Charles Harter of Everett, Wash., Robert Harter of Chicago, Henry Harter, Mrs. Oscar Woords and Mrs. George Wesley of Council Bluffs, Ia., and Mrs. John Runyon of Perry, Ia.

Funeral services will be held from the Ahrens & Br een mortuary rooms in North Main street, Saturday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor. [The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY), 3 Jan 1924. - Sub. by SueAnn McKnight.]



HATHAWAY, EDGAR
Loses Life in Fire
Edgar Hathaway, aged 80 years, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed the home of his nephew, Fred L. Hathaway, with whom he lived at Bath. His charred remains were found in the cellar of the house yesterday. The fire occurred Sunday at which time it was thought the aged man had taken refuge with neighbors.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY. Jan 17, 1922]


HEBBARD, HENRY H.
SHORTSVILLE, Feb 15.-Henry H. Hebbard aged 78 years, died at his home on Park Place Wednesday. He was born in Millsford, Indiana, September 29, 1847, a son of William Bradford and Elvira Mudge Hebbard, and at the age of seven years, moved with his parents to Riga Monroe county. On November 14, 1878, he was married to Miss Alice M. Ruddock. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Hebbard resided in Brockport, coming in 1902 from that village to Shortsville, where Mr. Hebbard engaged in the produce business. He leaves his wife; two sons and four daughters, Frank D. Hebbard, of Brockport; William B. Hebbard, of Trumansburg; Mrs. Fred Smith, of Hempstead, L. I.; Mrs. Charles W. Anderson of Canandaigua; Miss Marion E. Hebbard of New York city and Mrs. Irene Perry, of Shortsville; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Brown, of Buggale, and Mrs. Ellen Wagner, of Painsville, O.; also eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home on Park Place Saturday at 1:30. Rev. A. J. MacMillan, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate and the remains will be taken to Brockport for burial.[Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 18 Feb 1926. Submitted by SueAnn McKnight.]



HIPPUE, ANDREW
From St. Mary’s church this morning was held the funeral of Andrew Hippue who died at his home in Chapin street Saturday, Rev. Joseph Guilfoil officiating. Bearers were Michael Hinchey, Thomas Lynch, Frank Widman, Richard Murphy, Joseph Kaveny and John Falvey. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 17, 1922]



KIPP, FLETCHER A.
Shortsville, Jan. 3 – Funeral of Fletcher A. Kipp was held from the home of his sisters-in-law, the Misses Ophelia and Ella Cuer in Main street yesterday afternoon. Burial was made in Brookside Cemetery.
Mr. Kipp was born in Walworth, Wayne county, June 15, 1856. His early life was spent in Walworth and Shortsville. He married in 1874, Miss Annette Cuer of this village. A few years later they moved to Kansas, returning to Shortsville about 1893, and residing here until a few years ago, when they moved to Rochester. He was a member of Shortsville Methodist church and of Parlor Village Lodge, I.O.O.F. Mr. Kipp died Friday at his home at 76 Arnett Boulevard, Rochester, N.Y.
He leaves his wife, two sons, James A. Kipp of Rochester, and Roger Cuer Kipp of New York city; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Eden of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Grace A. Kipp of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Wadsworth of Rochester, and Mrs. Harold Libby of Montvale, N.J., three brothers, Dennis Kipp of Walworth, Charles Kipp of Macedon and Edward Kipp of east Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Cornella Kipp Royce of Kansas.
The undertaker having charge of the funeral of Fletcher Kipp was Harmon Coates of Rochester, a former Shortsville boy.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 3, 1922]


KOLYROTRIA, NICHOLAS
Manchester, Jan. 9 – Nicholas Kolyretria, aged 33 years, a native of Poland died at his boarding house Saturday, after a short illness with a brain disorder. He came to America seven years ago and was a resident of New York until one year ago, when he came to this village to work at the transfer station of the Lehigh Valley Railroad company.
As he had not relatives or close friends the Polish people of the village took charge of the funeral which was held today at St. Dominic’s church and the burial will be in St. Rose cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 09 Jan 1922]



LAMBERT, Wm. H.
Rochester, N.Y., July 21 -- Hon. Wm. H. Lambert, who was a member of the Forty-Second and Forty-Third Congresses died today at Canandaigua, aged 75.
 [Idaho Statesman, July 22, 1891]



LIGHTFOOTE, JOHN R.
Information has been received here of the sudden death at Darby, Conn., yesterday to John R. Lightfoote, aged about 60 years, a native of Canandaigua. Mr. Lightfoote was for some years employed in the Henry S. Pierce hardware store, now owned by the Peck Hardware company in this city. He moved to Penn Yan, where he engaged in similar business with Hallowell & Wise for many years, and 12 years ago went to Derby to take a position with one of the largest manufactures of small heardware in the country. Deceased leaves his wife, who was Miss Mary Cranter, of Pen Yan, a son and daughter John B. Lightfoote and Miss Jane Lightfoote, all of Darby; also a brother, William G. Lightfoote, of this city.
Funeral services were held at Derby this afternoon. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Submitted by SueAnn McKnight.]


LINTON, THOMAS
Thomas Linton, aged 81 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Hinde in Bristol street last evening, following a long illness. He was a native of Canada, coming to Canandaigua about 25 years ago. He leaves two sons and three daughters, William Linton of Rochester, Alexander Linton and Mrs. Hinde of this city, Mrs. Henry Kaufman of Frederick, Md., and Miss Violet Linton of Washington, D. C., also two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Reynolds of Gainsburg, Manitoba, Canada, and Mrs. Sarah Roslier of Cobourg, Canada.

Funeral services will be held from the Ahrens & Breen mortuary rooms in North Main street Saturday at 2:30, Rev. Dascomb E. Forbush of the Congregational church, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.[Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 18 Feb 1926. Submitted by SueAnn McKnight.]


McARTHUR, EUGENE
Canandaigua lodge, F. & A. M., was in charge of funeral services for Eugene McArthur, a member who died at his home in South Main street Thursday. Services were held from the home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, of St. John's church officiating, and bearers, members of the lodge, were George T. Thompson, William M. Shoemaker, Ned C. Gibson, William McCutcheon, and Charles R. Searles. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.[Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]


McKEEHNIE, MARY
Miss Mary McKeehnie, aged 76 years, died at her home in North Main street yesterday morning following a stroke of apoplexy. With the exception of several cousins she leaves no relative.  Private funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord, of St. John's church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]



MIDDAUGH, MRS. ALBERT
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Middaugh, widow of Albert Middaugh, were held from the home of her son, Albert Middaugh, in Mason street yesterday afternoon, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of the Methodist church, officiating. Bearers were Louis Detine, Fred H. Partridge, B. Earl, C. E. Freer, Thomas Lynch and Lyman Sterling. Interment was in Phelps. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 1 Dec 1924, transcribed by SueAnn McKnight]



MONTANYE, CHARLES W.
Charles William Montanye, aged 52 years, died at his home in Cheshire last evening following a two weeks' illness. Mr. Montanye, who was a well-known farmer had been a resident of Cheshire and vicinity all his life. He leaves his father, aMrk H. Montanye of Cheshire; a brother and two sisters, Merton Montanye and Mrs. P. W. Case of Canandaigua, and Mrs. George Case of Bristol Center.
Funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of the Canandaigua Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Bank cemetery, Cheshire. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 13 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]



MATTHEWS, B. COLLINS
Dr. and Mrs. Ira Hawley have returned to their home in Atwater Place from Northeast, Pa., where they were called last week by the illness and death of Mrs. Hawley’s bro ther, Prof. B. Collins Mathews. Mr. Mathews was well-known in this city where he had often visited. He was born in Italy, Yates county. For 35 years he taught school at East Orange N.J., having recently retired. Death was due to pneumonia. Deceased leaves his wife and one daughter.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 11 Jan 1922]



MEECH, CARRIE E.
Mrs. Carrie E. Meech, a former resident of Fulton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Sage in Washington street last evening at 10 o’clock following a stroke of apoplexy suffered last Monday. She had been an invalid for some time. Besides her daughter she leaves a son, Clarence Meech of Syracuse and a sister, Mrs. Ella Skinner of Stokes, N.Y.  Funeral Services will be held from the home of Mrs. Sage Wednesday at 10:30, Rev. H.D. Holmes of the Methodist church at Fulton, officiating. Internment will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Syracuse.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 09 Jan 1922]

MEECH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. Meech, who died Sunday were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Sage in Washington street this morning, Rev. H.D. Holmes, of Fulton, officiating. The remains were taken to Syracuse for internment in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 11 Jan 1922]



MORE, GEORGE L.
SUDDEN DEATH OF GRANITE DEALER
GEORGE L. MORE EXPIRES AT HOME DURING NIGHT – HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF THIS CITY ELEVEN YEARS
George L. More, aged 51 years, well known Canandaigua business man, died suddenly at his home in Greig terrace this morning at 1 o’cloc k. He had been suffering from heart trouble for several months, but was in his apparent usual health yesterday.
Mr. More was head of the George L. More Granite company. Of South Main street, and had been engaged in that business here for 11 years. He was born in Stanford, N.Y., on March 14, 1870. About 25 years ago he spent three years in Canandaigua, being associated with W.L. Salladin in the monument business. He was a member of Rotary and Kanandarque clubs.
Deceased leaves his wife and two children, Marjorie and Boyd More; also a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Orrie Nichols, of Delhi; William More, of Union Hill, N.J., and Clyde More, of Hunter, N.Y.
Funeral Services will be held from the family home, Wednesday at 2 o’clock, Rev. L.L. Taylo r, of the Congregational Church, officiating, Internment in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 09 Jan 1922]

MORE - From his late home in Greig Terrace this afternoon was held the largely attended funeral of George L. More, prominent business man, who died Sunday night. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor of the Congregational church, officiated and bearers were Frank A. Christian, Perry R. Pierce, John Handrahan, J.E. Masten, T.W. Lynch and Frank A. DeGraff. Rotary and Kanandarque clubs and Canandaigua camp, W.O.W. were represented. Internment was in Woodlawn cemetery. During the services shades were drawn in the business section. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 11 Jan 1922]



ORCUTT, REBECCA
Miss Rebecca Orcutt, aged 69 years, a former resident of West Bloomfield, died at her home in Bristol last evening at 6 o'clock following a stroke of apoplexy. She had resided in Bristol for about four years and had been an active worked in the Universalist church. She leaves only one brother, Carlyle Orcutt, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held from the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. George H. Campbell of Bristol Universalist church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, Bristol. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 1 Dec 1924, transcribed by SueAnn McKnight]



OSBORN, Mrs. Louis
Mrs. Louis Osburn, aged 49 years, died of heart trouble at her home in Victor yesterday afternoon. She leaves her husband, a daughter and son, Mrs. Harold Mattern of Rochester and Dudley Osburn of Victor; also four brothers and a sister.  Funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2 o'clock. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 13 Jan 1923, transcribed by SueAnn McKnight]


PATRICK, JOHN PHILLIP Sr
Killed by Fast Train
Geneva, Jan 16 – John Philip Patrick, Sr., aged 89 years, died at his him in Welch road., four miles north of Geneva, Saturday. He leaves six sons, W.R. Patrick, of Phelps; John Philip Patrick, Jr., of Geneva; Arthur Patrick, of Phelps; Frank Patrick, of Phelps; Albert H. Patrick, of Phelps and Cornelius Patrick of Halls; four daughters, Mrs. James LeRoy of Geneva; Mrs. Reynolds of this city; Mrs. E. Raynor, of Wolcott, and Mrs. Edmund Ward, of Wolcott and sixteen grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock, Rev. Bruce F. Pierce pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be made in Dublin cemetery, town of Waterloo.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 16, 1922]



POMEROY, Mrs. THEODORE
Mrs. Esther Lovina Daniels Pomeroy, aged 67 years, wife of Theodore Pomeroy, died Wednesday at 10:40 P. M. at the family home on the Macedon road, following an illness of one week. She was a daughter of Moses and Emily Davis Daniels and was born in the town of Bristol, August 20, 1855. Her entire life had been spent in Ontario county. She was educated in Genesee Wesleyan seminary at Lima and was married in Canandaigua to Theodore Pomeroy, November 29, 1883, moving to the Pomeroy homestead where they had since resided. Mrs. Pomery was a member of the Methodist church and the W. C. T. U. Besides her husband she leaves a daughter and a son, Mrs. Maude S. Pitt, of Detroit, Mich., and Raymond M. Pomeroy, of Canandaigua town; a granddaughter, Florence R. Pitt, of Detroit, and three brothers, Chester M. Daniels, of Naples, John Daniels of Scottsburg and Fred Daniels, of Honeoye Flats.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 o'clock, from the home Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of the Methodist church assisted by Rev. E. J. Kallina, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.[Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]


PUTNAM, GEORGE
Stanley, Jan. 10 – George Putnam died at his home Sunday. He leaves his wife and three daughter. Mrs. Van Horn and Mrs. John Hutchinson of this village and Mrs. Bingham of Reed Corners. Burial will be held Wednesday at Gorham.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 10 Jan 1922]



RITTER, SIDNEY A.
Geneva Jan. 6 – Sidney A. Ritter, aged 62 years, died early yesterday at the Geneva City Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Ritter was one of the best known horsemen in this part of the country, and was also an exhibitor of fine horses at the county fairs from year to year. His horses were frequently “blue ribboners.” Mr. Ritter had been in ill health for the past two years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Ritter; two daughters, Mrs. Foster Ritter of this city and Mrs. B.R. Prescott of Darlington S.C.; two sons, Howard Ritter of Junius and Richard Ritter of Geneva; one brother, Fred R. of Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Szahl of Romulus and Mrs. George Holtby of Geneva.
[The Daily Messenger, , Canandaigua, New York, Friday 06 Jan 1922]


ROGERS, NEWTON H.
From the residence at Cheshire this afternoon was held the funeral of Netwon H. Rogers, who died suddenly Friday. Rev. W. E. Billingham, of Henrietta, officiated, and bearers were P. M. Bancroft, A. L. Willys, Merton Hall, Bogart Stiles, Elmer Lucas and Warren Herendeed. Interment was in Pine bank cemetery. [Source: The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY, 4 Jan 1923. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.]


ROWE, WILLIAM
From the Curtice & McEl wee mortuary rooms this afternoon was held the funeral of William Rowe, 46, of Albany formerly of this city, who died Thursday. Rev. H. L. Gaylord of St. John's church officiated. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 15 Feb 1922, submitted by S. McKnight.]


 

SANGSTER, MISS MARY
Miss Mary Sangster, aged 55 years, of this city, died at Brigham hall suddenly this morning after a three weeks' illness. She was a native of Scotland and for the past several years had been employed as a nurse at Brigham hall.
Funeral services will be held from the home of A. H. Sangster, Prospect street, Friday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Clara McLeister of the Wesleyan Methodist church, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 16 Feb 1922, submitted b y S. McKnight.]


SCOTT, GAD

Naples NY 23 Mar 1894
The venerable GAD SCOTT died at his residence (which is also that of his son Albert Scott) last friday, 16th, at the advanced age of 87 years and 9 months. The deceased had been a resident of Geneva a little more than forty years, previous to which he lived several years at Dresden. He was one of the most faithful, exemplary and active members of the M.E. Church, taking a prominent part in exhortation and prayer whenever laymen were priviledged to be heard in the services. Fluent in speech, earnest and impressive in invocation to God, it was ever impressive and profitable to the soul to hear him. Mr. Scott was very abstemious in his habits throughout his entire life. It was his proud boast that intoxicating beverages of no kind had ever passed his lips, nor did he know the taste of tobacco in any form. To such abstinence and moderation in everything he attributed his great longevity and uniform good health. He was ill only two or three months prior to the final summons hence. The machinery of his organism had utterly worn out. The grim messenger when he came found him fully prepared to follow. The deceased was the father of twelve children, just one half of whom, three sons and three daughters, survive. His funeral was held last Sunday, his beloved pastor Rev. W.H. Giles, officiating. Internment at Dresden.



SCOTT, SARAH (MRS. GAD SCOTT)
Naples NY Sept 1880
This estimable lady, the wife of one of our respected and worthy (Geneva) citizens, died on Monday morning, September 13th, after a long and painful illness. She was kept in perfect peace, patience and trust, to the last moment of earthly life. Her burial was on Thursday at Dresden, her former home, and the native place of all her children. Her husband and children desire us earnestly to express their thanks to many neighbors and friends for various and abundant kindnesses in the time of their affliction.

SELDEN, GEORGE B.
Inventor of Gasoline Engine Passes On
Rochester, Jan 17 – George B. Selden, aged 77 years, died here today. He was a prominent patent attorney and was known as the “father of automobiles” , having invented the gasoline engine. [The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 17, 1922]


SHEPPARD, HENRY
Henry Sheppard, aged 81 years, Civil War veteran, died at his home on the Ottley road near Senece Castle yesterday. He leaves his wife, one daughter and a son, Mrs. George Wickham and William H. Sheppard, also seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the residence Thursday at 2 o'clock. Burial in Sand Hill cemetery, Lafayette Highway. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 16 Feb 1922, submitted by S. McKnight.]


SMYTH, THOMAS
Thomas Smyth, aged 42 years, a former resident of Bristol, died at his home in New York City Monday. He leaves his wife, a brother and two sisters, Robert Smyth and Mrs Gertrude Smyth, of Bristol, and Mrs. Joseph L. Ernst of Rochester.
The remains will be brought to Canandaigua Friday morning for internment in Calvary cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Wednesday 04 Jan 1922]

SMYTH - Burial services for Thomas Smyth, a former resident of Bristol, who died in New York Monday, were conducted at the grave in Calvary cemetery here following arrival of the remains this morning. Rev. Joseph Guilioil, assistant rector of St. Mary’s church, officiated. The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Friday 06 Jan 1922

STRIEBY, MICHAEL E.
Class of 1874 – MICHAEL EPAPHRODITUS STRIEBY (D.D.) Born, Sept. 26, 1815, in Columbiana, Ohio. Son of Christopher Harper and Elizabeth (Punghes) Strieby. Entered Hudson College in 1831, but went to Oberlin after two years, where he graduated in 1838; pursued theological studies in Oberlin Seminary, but did not graduate on account of ill health; ordained and made pastor of the Free Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, Ohio, April 7, 1842; pastor Plymouth Congregational Church, Syracuse, N.Y., 1852-63; removed to Newark, N.J., in 1864, and in 1868 organized the Belleville Avenue Congregational Church, serving as its pastor one and a half years, in 1864 appointed secretary of the American Missionary Association, which office he retained until 1896; LL.D., Howard University, 1892; for many years editor of the “American Missionary.” Among his more important public ations were the following pamphlets: (1) Early Anti-Slavery Missions and their Outcome; (2) Caste in America; (3) Destiny of the African Races; (4) The American Freedmen as Factors in African Evangelization; (5) Place and Work of the American Missionary Association; (6) History of the American Missionary Association, with illustrative facts and incidents; (7) History of Congregationalism in the United States; (8) The Brotherhood of Man; (9) Missions the Work of the Era; (10) The Look Forward; (11) The Work of Half a Generation among the Freedman; (12) Forty Years of Missionary Work; (13) Outlook for the Future. Died, March 16, 1899, in Clifton Springs, N.Y.
Married, Nov. 7, 1842, Ellen Frances, daughter of Abram and Cornelia (Humphreys) Griswold of Gustavus, Ohio, who died Jan. 7, 1892. Children: Henry Martyn, Cornelia Elizabeth, Francis Harper, Mary, William, Edwin Griswold, George Howard, of whom three are living.
[Source: "Dartm outh College Necrology, 1898-1899", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


SWIFT, DELANO
Son of Gen. J. G. Swift, died in Geneva, N. Y., aged 17.  (19 Sept.)  [Source: Vital Statistics from the National Intelligencer, by George A. Martin, (1829) transcribed by Liz Dellinger]



TAYLOR, CHAUNCEY O.
Funeral services for Chauncey O. Taylor, a resident of Bristol who committed suicide at his home Thursday, were held from the residence this afternoon, Charles A. Paffle, acting pastor of the Bristol Congregational church officiating. Internment was in Evergreen cemetery at Baptist Hill.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, Saturday 07 Jan 1922]



TUFT, Mrs. JAMES (MARY JANE WYKOFF TUFT)
Information has been received by relatives here of the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Wykoff Tuft, aged 91 years, a former resident of Ontario county, which occurred at Farnham, Neb., yesterday. Deceased was born in Hopewell and had resided in Nebraska about 40 years. She was the widow of James Tuft, and leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dora Johnson and Mrs. Minnie Parker, both of Farnham. Burial will be in that place. [The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 15 Feb 1922, submitted by S. McKnight.]
 


VENABLE, ROBERT C.
Phelps, Jan 9 – Robert C. Venable, aged 73 years, died Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Parmelee after a brief illness. Mr. Venable formerly resided in Charleston, W. Va., and had lived in Phelps since last September.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Parmelee of Phelps and Mary K. Venable of Harrisburg, one brother and several sisters. Funeral Tuesday, Rev. C.J. Wood, pastor of the Phelps Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Thompson of Geneva, conducting the services. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Phelps.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 09 Jan 1922]


WARNER, Mrs. A.C.
Mrs. A.C. Warner died at her home near Orleans Friday evening. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rollin Wheat, with whom she resided.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 16, 1922]

Mrs. Achilles Warner
Orleans. Jan 17 – Mrs. Achilles Warner ages 76 years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Rollin L. Wheat Friday evening after a long period of ill health. Alice Collins was born in East Bloomfield in 1846 and was married to Achilles Warner nearly 52 years ago and the greater part of their married life had been spent in their present home, which they built after moving here from Jersey City. Mrs. Warner leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wheat. Funeral was held from the home yesterday and will be conducted by Rev. E.E. Grosh of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. Burial in the Orleans cemetery.
[The Daily Messenger. Canandaigua, NY. Jan 17, 1922]

WARNER, Oliver
of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., was killed 29 May at Conway, Mass., by lightning.  (10 June) [Source: Vital Statistics from the National Intelligencer, by George A. Martin, (1829) transcribed by Liz Dellinger]



WEBSTER, EDWARD
Born, 1818, West Bloomfield, N.Y. Son of Uri and Mercy Ashley. Fitted at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N.Y. Studied law with Daniel Blaisdell, Hanover, N.H., and was admitted to the bar at Rochester, N.Y., in 1850. For several years he followed editorial work in the offices of the Boston Journal and of Moore’s Rural New Yorker, then taught i n the public schools, also the Rochester Free Academy, of which he was principal, 1859-64. He practiced law continually for the remainder of his life. He was an active contributor to various periodicals, and published a volume of selections from his writings under the title: Heart and Home.
Died, May 15, 1900, Rochester, N.Y.
Married (1) 1850, Polly Ann Andrews; (2) 1866, Rochester, Mrs. Eliza Jane Fitch, who survives. Children by first marriage: Edward A., Anna M., and Roy C., of whom the last only is living.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


WHITECOMBE, Dr. WARD BEECHER
Physician Succumbs to Poisoning
Dr. Ward Beecher Whitcombe, 62, practicing physician at Batavia for 37 years and one of Genesee county’s coroners died at the Batavia hospital yesterday of blood poisoning. Dr. Whitcombe cut his hand while opening a can of formaldehyde on December 30.
[The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York, 11 Jan 1922]


 


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