Orleans County, New York

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SURNAMES: CRADDOCK, CRAIG, CRAGBON, CRAMER, CRANDALL, CRANE, CRAVEN, CRAW, CRAWFORD, CREAN, CRIMMINGS, CRIPPEN, CRISWELL, CROACH, CROCKETT, CROMER, CROMWELL, CROOK, CROPSE, CROPSEY, CROSBY, CROSSEN, CROSSMAN, CROWLEY, CRULL, CULIN, CULLEN, CULLEY, CULVER, CUMMINGS, CUNNEEN, CUPPS, CURRAN, CURRY, CURTIN, CURTIS, CURTISS, CURVIN, CUSHING, CZARNECKI & CZERWINSKI

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CRADDOCK

CATHERINE SINNOTT CRADDOCK (23 Dec 1837 - 28 Sep 1926)

Newspaper: Holley Standard, Thursday, September 30, 1926 front page.
Surnames: CRADDOCK, BURKE, FORTUNE, HOBBS, HUGHES, SINNOTT

The death of Mrs. Katherine CRADDOCK occurred about 7o'clock Tuesday evening, September 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. BURKE, on the Million Dollar Highway.  She was 88 years of age.  Mrs. CRADDOCK fell about ten days ago, breaking her shoulder and receiving other injuries from which at her advanced age she was unable to rally.

            Mrs. CRADDOCK was born in Rexford (Wexford), Ireland, December 23, 1837, and had resided in this country for the past 65 years.  Most of her life had been spent in Carlton until she came to Holley about ten years ago.

            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary HOBBS of Rochester, Mrs. Katherine HUGHES of Kent and Mrs. Nellie BURKE of Holley; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace FORTUNE of Morton, and several grandchildren.   The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday morning at 9 A. M., with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at Albion."  

(Note: Catherine was first married to Lawrence FORTUNE b. 1826 in Ireland, d. 15 Aug 1891 in Carlton, Orleans, NY.  They had three daughters, Mary J. HOBBS  Katherine A. HUGHES, and Helen (Nellie) BURKE and 2 sons, William Arthur FORTUNE (m. Grace L. Naylor) and Lawrence FORTUNE.  In the 1900 Census for Carlton, Orleans County, NY, Catherine S. appears as wife of Michael CRADDOCK.  Michael Craddock does not show up in any of the cemeteries for the Craddock name.)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 24 Oct 2005

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CRAIG

JOSPEH CRAIG, ADMIRAL (1845 - 22 Jun 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Jun 1925
Surnames: CRAIG, LAWBER, YEANDLE

Relatives of Admiral Joseph CRAIG were informed Tuesday morning by wire that the Admiral died at his home in Washington, D. C., Monday evening. Admiral CRAIG was born in Medina 80 years ago and lived with his parents at No. 400 Prospect avenue, the place now being occupied by Charles N. Hood.

Admiral CRAIG was appointed midshipman at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1861 and graduated in 1865. He saw little service during the Civil War. He was in the naval service since 1865, until his retirement a few years ago. Mr. CRAIG was entrusted with important commissions by the United States government in expeditions to Asia, Africa and the far North. His abilities were early recognized by the navel authorities and he was appointed as instructor at the United States Naval Academy and afterwards Commander of that institution. Since he made Washington his home he has made it a practice to visit Medina frequently.

Mr. CRAIG’s wife was Miss Aleathe LAWBER, of Medina and she resided for years in the home now occupied by W. J. Gallagher, at East Center and Orient streets. She predeceased him some fifteen years. He is survived by one daughter, Aleathe, who is the wife of Lieutenant Commander Stephen YEANDLE, Commander of the 'rum fleet’ operating along the Atlantic coast.

Mr. CRAIG’s brother, Oscar CRAIG, was a former Medina boy and was the founder of Craig Colony at Sonyea, near Mount Morris, which is now a state institution. The Admiral will be buried in the Sailors and Soldiers’ division of the National cemetery at Arlington.

(Note: Joseph was the youngest child of Joseph & Elizabeth CRAIG)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 12 Sep 2006

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CRAGBON

LOIS J. CRAGBON (19 Aug 1889 - 29 July 1905)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Aug 1905
Surnames: CRAGBON

Lois CRAGBON, aged 15 years, daughter of Arthur CRAGBON, of Holley, died in Michigan Saturday. The body will be brought to Holley for burial. She went with her mother to Michigan two weeks ago to visit friends.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 11 Dec 2005

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CRAMER

JOHN WELDON CRAMER, JR. (7 Dec 1913 - 19 Jul 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jul 1915
Surnames: CRAMER

John Welden CRAMER, Jr., died on Monday at the home of his father, Dr. CRAMER, of Albion.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 30 Apr 2006

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CRANDALL

DR. FRED H. CRANDALL (1832 - 20 Jul 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Jul 1881
Surnames: CRANDALL

The death of Dr. F. H. CRANDALL which occurred yesterday afternoon, although expected, was indeed a shock to the community. Since last spring he had been more or less indisposed, a greater part of the time being confined to the house, and it was known by his friends that it was only a question of time with him; that at any moment his spirit might be called home to Him who gave it. He leaves behind him many warm friends who mourn his loss besides a loving wife (Mary Ann) and daughter (Florence) who, in this their hour of trial have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, July 21, 1881

Following death notice was also in the : Died: CRANDALL - At his residence in Medina, July 20th, 1881, Dr. F. H. Crandall, aged 49 years. Funeral at late residence, on Friday, at 4:30 P. M. Burial at Ontario, Wayne Co., Saturday at 10:30 A. M.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 19 Jan 2009


HANNAH BROWN CRANDALL (5 Nov 1808 - 12 May 1891)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, Albion, Thursday, May 28 1891
Surnames: CRANDALL, BROWN, DENSMORE, PRUSIA

Hannah BROWN, relict (widow) of the late John L. CRANDALL, who died at her home in Gaines, Tuesday, May 12th, was born in Canada, November 5, 1808. When she was about eight years of age her parents removed to Gaines, and she lived, was educated, married and died within a mile and a half of the place where they first located. In her younger days she rendered her father a great deal of assistance with his farm work, thus saving the services of an extra man. Plowing and dragging the fields with an ox team, loading hay, and other work usually done by men, was often cheerfully performed by her - labor of which she delighted to tell in later days.

She was married to John L. Crandall in 1828, and reared a family of nine children, eight of whom were under age at the time of Mr Crandall’s death, in 1851. Joining the Albion Methodist church in 1830, she was an active member until the death of her husband, afterwards being kept from divine services a great deal by the cares of her children; but she was a constant reader of the Bible and followed its precepts until called to her reward.

Six children survive her, as follows: Wallace CRANDALL, of VanBuren county, Mich.; Albert W. CRANDALL, of San Jose, Cal, Lewis B. and John B. CRANDALL, and Mrs. Byron DENSMORE, of Gaines; and Mrs P. J. PRUSIA, of this village.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: Richard Callard Nov 10, 2001


MARY L. RUPP CRANDALL (May 1854 - 21 Mar 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs, 26 Mar 1908 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: CRANDALL

Mrs. John CRANDALL died Saturday night at her home, near Rudd’s corners, aged 54 years. She leaves her husband and one son, Roy C. CRANDALL.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Feb 2006

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CRANE

ALONZO CRANE (1843 - 21 Nov 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 23 Nov 1916
Surnames: CRANE, TURNER, WATTS, BACON, LONG, BREED

The funeral of Alonzo CRANE, aged 73, a life long resident of Shelby, whose death occurred Tuesday morning will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. TURNER, this afternoon. Mr. CRANE leaves two sons and four daughters, Eugene CRANE of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. W. J. TURNER, of Barre, Mrs. Frederick WATTS, of Shelby, Mrs. C. BACON and Mrs. George LONG, of Millville, S. F. CRANE, of Medina, one sister, Mrs. Henry NREED of Lyndonville; one brother, Harrison CRANE, of Beldon, Mich.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 10 Mar 2012


ANTHONY F. CRANE (1916 - 27 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., 28 Dec 1949
Surnames: CRANE

Lockport, Dec. 28 - Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church for Anthony F. CRANE, 33, veteran of World War II, who died last night at home, 49 South St. He was born in Albion where he lived until he entered the Army, was a member of Albion Post, VFW, the St. Mary's Club of Albion and Lockport Aerie of Eagles.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CRANE of Albion; six sisters and three brothers.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 30 Mar 2002


ELLEN M. CRANE (Jul 1847 - 10 May 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 May 1925
Surnames: CRANE

The death of Mrs. Ella CRANE occurred Sunday afternoon at her home in East Shelby. She is survived by a grandson. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 24 Feb 2006


DARIUS P. CRANE (1818 - 6 Aug 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Aug. 1890
Surnames: CRANE

Darius P. CRANE died August 6th, of paralysis, at his home in Hillsdale, Michigan, at the age of seventy-two years. Mr. Crane was a resident of Ridgeway for many years. About twenty years ago he move to Hillsdale, where he resided until his death.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 22 Sep 2003


ELLA B. CRANE (12 Apr 1868 - 12 Jan 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., 13 Jan 1950
Surnames: CRANE, CHURCH, LUDINGTON

Holley - Mrs. Ella CRANE, 82, of Morton, a member of the Holley OES and the Rebekah lodge and of the Holley Presbyterian Church, died yesterday at the home of her son, Clark V. LUDINGTON. Besides her son she leaves a sister, Mrs. Della CHURCH of Holley, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Merrill Funeral Home at 31 Geedes Street, Holley, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be held there at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow by the Rev. Donald MacQueen of Morton, with burial in Hillside Cemetery at Holley.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 23 Mar, 2002


FRANK S. CRANE (1888 - 18 Apr 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Apr. 19, 1957
Surnames: CRANE, ROMANSKI, ZAMBITO, PREST, BALLARD, ROMAN, DORN, BRUSKI, DANIELS, SCHULTZ

ALBION - Frank CRANE, 69, a native of Germany and a resident here for more than 60 years, died Thursday in Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Church, the Rosary Society and the St. Mary’s Athletic Club.

He leaves his wife, Rose (ROMANSKI); five daughters, Mrs. Thomas ZAMBITO, Mrs. Orrin PREST and Mrs. Robert BALLARD of Albion, and Mrs. Robert ROMAN and Mrs. Edward DORN of Buffalo; a step daughter, Mrs. Raymond BRUSKI of Albion; two stepsons, John and Stanley DANIELS of Albion, several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louis SCHULTZ of Detroit, Mich., and two brothers, John of Albion and James of Medina.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrill Funeral Home at East State and Ingersoll Streets. A service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church, with burial in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 25 Aug 2002


HARRIET MAY CRANE (10 Nov 1874 - 6 Feb 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 March 1915
Surnames: CRANE

Mrs. Harriet May CRANE died at her home in Belding, Mich., February 6th of a complication of diseases. Deceased was the youngest daughter of Judson and Mary S. CRANE(?) and was born in Barre, this county, November 10th, 1874. She is survived by her husband, Warren CRANE, to whom she was married November 23d, 1912. The interment was in Hebron, Ill.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 31 Mar 2006


CRANE (infant) (25 May 1889 - 1 Jun 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 6 June 1889
Surnames: CRANE, PAGE

The infant child of Alonzo and Lucy (PAGE) CRANE, aged seven days, died at Millville on the first inst.

(Note: Parents in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 25 Jan 2006


JEANETTE CRANE (18 Apri 1881 - 19 Jan 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan 1931br> Surnames: CRANE

Mrs. Stephen F. CRANE, of Kenmore, formerly of Medina, died Monday morning at the Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Clifford and Claude, three brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Medina Baptist Church. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Oct 2011


LUCY T. PAGE CRANE (18 Aug 1845 - 16 Apr 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Apr 1915br> Surnames: CRANE, TURNER, WATTS, LONG, BACON

Mrs. Alonzo CRANE, a lifelong resident of Shelby, died suddenly Friday morning of heart trouble, aged 70 years. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Eugene and Stephen, of Medina, and four daughters, Mrs. John (Mary O.) TURNER, Mrs. Frederick (Grace A.) WATTS, Mrs. George (ELiza J.) LONG and Mrs. Charles (Zaidee) BACON, all of Medina.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 12 Apr 2006


ROSE ROMANSKI CRANE (1887 - 28 Sep 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; about Tues., Sept. 29 or Wed. Sept. 30, 1959
Surnames: CRANE, DANIELS, BRUSKI, PREST, BALLARD, ZAMBITO, ZORN, ROMAN

ALBION - Mrs. Rose CRANE, 73, of Densmore Street, a native of Poland and a resident here most of her life, died in Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital Monday after a short illness. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and its Rosary Society, the Mothers Club and St. Mary’s A.C. Auxiliary.

She leaves two sons, John and Stanley DANIELS of Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond BRUSKI, Mrs. Orrin PREST and Mrs. Robert BALLARD, all of Albion; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Thomas ZAMBITO of Albion and Mrs. Edward ZORN and Mrs. Robert ROMAN, both of Buffalo; severa1 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received by the family at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home at 12 Ingersoll St., Albion, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St Mary’s Church, with burial in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

(Rose was the wife of John D. DANIELS & Frank S. CRANE

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 26 Jan 2003

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CRAVEN

ELIZA MALLISON CRAVEN (Jun 1868 - 10 Dec 1944)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal; Thurs., 14 Dec 1944
Surnames: CRAVEN, MALLISON

Albion - Funera for Mrs. Eliza M. Graven (CRAVEN), 76, who died SUnday (Dec 10, 1944) will be held today at 2 p.m. in Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. George R. Dutton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 28 Mar 2006


THOMAS CRAVEN (1853 – 9 Mar 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 Mar 1904
Surnames: CRAVEN

Thomas CRAVEN, of Holley, an experienced quarry operator, is dead at the age of fifty-one years.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 15 Jan 2006

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CRAW

ALMA E. CRAW (1832 - 16 Feb 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 7 March 1912 (from a column called "About the County"
Surnames: CRAW, HIGLEY

Mrs. Alma E. CRAW, aged 79 years, died February 16 in Kendall at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. HIGLEY.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 30 Sep 2005

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CRAWFORD

ELLEN V. STEWART CRAWFORD (Mar 1849 - 10 Apr 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 11, 1910
Surnames: CRAWFORD, ALDERSON, ATWELL, BELL, DIBBLE, HOWE, RICHARDSON, STEWART

The death of Mrs. Walter CRAWFORD occurred at her home on Park avenue on Sunday morning. Mrs. CRAWFORD had been in poor health for some time but the immediate cause of death was the result of an attack of the grip, and her serious illness dated only from last Wednesday.

She was born, (Ellen V. STEWART), in Pitcher, Chenango county, and had just passed her 63rd birthday. Her family removed to Hulberton when she was seventeen and she was married five years later to Mr. CRAWFORD and they have resided in Albion and Medina.

Beside her husband, she leaves one son, Frederick, formerly of this place, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles ATWELL, of Albion, one brother, Russell W. STEWART, of Holley, and three sisters, Mrs. Marshall DIBBLE, of Gaines, Mrs. Edwin S. HOWE, of West Kendall, and Mrs. Wm. BELL, of Albion.

The funeral will take place from the house on Wednesday morning and at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the family plot at Mt. Albion Cemetery.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., April 14, 1910

The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Walter CRAWFORD will be held at the house on Park avenue tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10:30, the Rev. Dr. deGRUCHY of the Baptist Church in charge. The remains will be taken to Albion and a second service will be held at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. C. G. RICHARDSON, on State street.

In the Journal yesterday the name of Mrs. Robert ALDERSON, of Lyndonville, a sister of the deceased was omitted through an oversight.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Mar 1, 2002


W. ALFRED CRAWFORD ( - 15 Feb 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Feb 1903
Surnames: CRAWFORD

W. Alfred, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. CRAWFORD, of Park avenue, died suddenly on Sunday morning last. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Rev. F. T. Latham officiating. Interment at West Ridgeway.

(No record of this burial)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Nov 2005

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CREAN

JEREMIAH CREAN (1824 - 24 May 1891)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, Thursday, 28 May 1891, Page 3
Surnames: CREAN

Jeremiah CREAN was found dead in bed at his home on McKinstry street, Sunday morning. He was sixty-seven years of age.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Richard Callard Sep 8, 2001

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CRIMMINGS

ESTHER FORBES CRIMMINGS (1919 - 16 Apr 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 17, 1950
Surnames: CRIMMINGS, FORBES

Kendall - Mrs. Esther Forbes CRIMMINGS, 30, died yesterday in Rochester after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Gilbert FORBES of Kendall. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Francis J. CRIMMINGS, her mother, Mrs. Lillian FORBES Of Kendall; two brothers, Dr. Gilbert FORBES of St. Louis and Allan V. FORBES of Cleveland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Wednesday at the Forbes residence with burial in Beechwood Cemetery in West Kendall.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2002

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CRIPPEN

MARY L. FINN CRIPPEN (30 Mar 1873 - 15 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Feb. 17, 1950
Surnames: CRIPPEN, SMITH, PILON, SULLIVAN

Albion - Mrs. Mary L. CRIPPEN, 76, a native of Ireland and a resident of the Town of Carlton here for the past 45 years, died Wednesday night in her residence. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church of Albion.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen L. CRIPPEN; two nieces, Mrs. Nellie SMITH and Mrs. Maxime PILON of Albion, and four nephews, Vincent SULLIVAN of Middleport, William SULLIVAN of Eagle Harbor, James and Bernard SULLIVAN of Albion.

Friends will be received at the Merrill Funeral Home at 134 E. State Street, Albion. Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Joseph’s Church, with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2002

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CRISWELL

RUTH E. QUINN CRISWELL (14 Dec 1889 - 22 Apr 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 24, 1950
Surnames: CRISWELL, BRIGGS, QUINN, BAES, DERCK, CASEY, CARLIN

Mrs. Ruth E. CRISWELL, 51, a native of Medina and a resident of this community and Lockport, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday evening at Medina Memorial Hospital following an illness which had lasted for several months. Mrs. Criswell had operated the Criswell Convalescent Home in Medina for a year and had previously operated Resthaven in Gasport.

Born in Medina on December 13, 1889, she was the daughter of Frank and Myrtie BRIGGS QUINN. She is survived by two sons, Harold Baes, Lockport, and John CRISWELL, Medina; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret DERCK, Mrs. Myrtie CASEY, Mrs. Aneita CARLIN of Gasport; three brothers, Grover and Frank Quinn, Lockport, and Joseph QUINN, Gasport.

Friends are being received at the Bream Funeral Home, Gasport, from where the funeral will be conducted on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Services are to be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Lockport, and burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, of that city.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2002

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CROACH

CARRIE CROACH (1859 - 9 Jan 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs. 13 Jan 1916
Surnames: CROACH, GRAHAM

The sudden death of Mrs. Carrie CROACH, of Atwater, N. Y., occurred Sunday last at the home of her son, Clarence GRAHAM, aged 57 years. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. GRAHAM at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Charles B. Sparks, of the Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2014


MARY ANN HARMER CROACH (15 Oct 1856 - 23 Apr 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 26 Apr 1943
Surnames: CROACH, BOYCE, HARMER, VanAERNUM

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann HERMER CROACH, 86, widow of William CROACH, one of Medina's oldest and well-known citizens, who died Friday evening at her home on North Academy street, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from her late residence. Rev. William L. Findlay will officiate and burial will be in Otter Creek Cemetery, near Gaines.

Born in Carlton on October 15, 1856, the daughter of the late William and Eliza HARMER, Mrs. CROACH has made her home in Medina for the past thirty-five years. Mr CROACH died nearly five years ago. Mrs. Croach was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the W.C.T.U.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Ethie CROACH, Mrs. Lewis VanAERNUM and Mrs. Charles BOYCE, all of Medina; two sons, Ernest CROACH of Knowlesville, and Arthur CROACH of Medina; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004

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CROCKETT

BANNERMAN 'BARNEY' CROCKETT (1907 - 10 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 17 Jun 1920
Surnames: CROCKETT

Barney CROCKETT, aged thirteen years, was riding a bicycle directly behind an auto truck, about two miles north of Medina last week Wednesday evening, when he suddenly turned out to pass the truck and crashed into the side of an automobile driven by Bert Goodsell, of Medina, who was proceeding southward. Mr Goodsell immediately placed the injured lad in his car and rushed him to the Medina Hospital. Several persons who witnessed the accident state that Mr. Goodsell was driving slow at the time of the accident and did everything possible to prevent it.

The boy succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and died the night after the unfortunate accident.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2005

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CROMER

CASSON CROMER (1809 - 22 Apr 1892)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Apr 1892
Surnames: CROMER

Shelby Center: C. CROMER, an old and respected resident of this place, died at the residence of his daughter, last Friday morning, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was 84 years of age. Funeral was held Saturday at the residence, Rev. C. H. Harrington officiating. Interment at Fletcher Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 18 Apr 2011


GEORGE HIRAM CROMER (Apr 1844 - 8 Dec 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 12/8/1911
Surnames: CROMER, MILLER, ROACH

After an illness of many months of cancer, George H. CROMER, of Highland Avenue, died this morning, aged 68 years. Mr. CROMER was a veteran of the Civil War and had always taken a great interest in the reunions of his regiment and company and in War history. He was a member of the I. O. 0. F. and that body will have charge of the funeral at the house at 2:30 on Sunday, the Rev. Thos. deGruchy officiating. Interment will be at Boxwood Cemetery.

The surviving family consists of the widow (Laurie) and three daughters, Miss Nettie CROMER, Mrs. Rosamond MILLER and Mrs. Georgia ROACH, and one son, Allen CROMER, of Texas.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Dec 24, 2001


LAURIE G. FLANDERS CROMER (23 Apr 1849 - 15 Jun 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 June 1926
Surnames: CROMER, MILLER, JARVIS

The death of Mrs. Laura CROMER, aged 77 years, occurred Tuesday morning at her home on Highland avenue after a long illness. She is survived by one son, Allen CROMER of Oakland, La., and three daughters, Mrs. William MILLER, of Sylvan Beach, Mrs. Thomas JARVIS, of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Nettie CROMER, of this place. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty, Rev. W. L. Findlay officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Nov 2007

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CROMWELL

DOROTHEA CROMWELL (29 Apr 1905 – 25 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 29 April 1920
Surnames: CROMWELL

The death of Dorothy, fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James CROMWELL, occurred at her home on State street Sunday morning after a two week's illness. Miss CROMWELL was a graduate of St. Mary's in the class of 1918 and a sophmore at Medina High School at the time of her death. Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Elenor and Abigail, two brothers, Gerald and Thomas. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning. Requim High Mass will be celebrated by Rev. T. B. Gleason and assistants.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 1 mAY 2014


HARRY ULLIVERO CROMWELL (17 Mar 1863 - 23 Feb 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 2/23/1942
Surnames: CROMWELL, HILL, ZIMMERMAN

Harry U. Cromwell Died Early Today In Memorial Hospital
Harry U. VROMWELL, 78, died early this morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for nine weeks. Mr. CROMWELL lived with his nephew, Edward CROMWELL in Millville. For forty years he was employed by the Western Beef Co., in Buffalo, until ten years ago when he came to Medina. He was a member of an F. & A. M. Lodge in Buffalo and of the medina Methodist Church.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Edward T. ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Charles HILL and Miss Nellie CROMWELL, all of Medina; two brothers, Pierre CROMWELL of Millville, and James CROMWELL of Medina; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl Street, with Rev. Webb Ayres officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Mar 2006


JAMES H. CROMWELL (13 Apr 1877 - 24 Aug 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Aug. 25, 1952
Surnames: CROMWELL, ULLIVERO, FITZGERALD, BAUCKUS, DURNELL, HILL

James H. CROMWELL, 75, of 161 State St., died at his home yesterday morning after an illness of several years. He was one of Medina's remaining veterans of the Spanish American War and had lived in this village for the past 70 years.

Mr. Cromwell was born in Yates on April 13, 1877, son of William and Fannie ULLIVERO CROMWELL. He gave 54 years of service to the A. L. Swett Iron Works in Medina, entering employment there at the age of 20 in 1897. He retired from that work in May 1951 and had served about 35 years of his employment as machine shop foreman.

Survivors include his wife, Abigail FITZGERALD CROMWELL; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert BAUCKUS of Buffalo and Mrs. Homer DURNELL of Medina; three sons, James F. of Rochester, Thomas of Springfield, Mass., and John of Medina, and several grandchildren. Also two sisters, Mrs. Charles HILL and Mrs. Nellie CROMWELL, both of Medina.

Friends may call at Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl St., where services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Reginald CORY of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 May 2002


PIERRE CROMWELL (20 Jun 1867 - 12 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Feb. 13, 1950
Surnames: CROMWELL, HILL, ULLIVERA

Pierre CROMWELL, 82, died in the Medina Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning following a long illness. Born in England, June 20, 1867, he came here with his parents, William and Fanny (ULLIVERA) CROMWELL, 74 years ago. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina.

Surviving are one son, Edward P. CROMWELL of County House Road, with whom he lived; two sisters, Miss Nellie CROMWELL and Mrs. Catherine HILL; and one brother, James CROMWELL, all of Medina; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hartt Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, from where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. Ralph ROSS will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2002

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CROOK

JOHN CROOK (1856 - 17 Apr 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 April 1921
Surnames: CROOK, ANDORFER(?), PETTIS

The death of John CROOK, formerly of Medina, occurred at his home at Palmetto, Florida, April 17th. after several month’s illness. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Pearl ANDORFER(?) of Palmetto, three brothers, and a sister, Mrs. Eliza PETTIS of Buffalo. Mr. CROOK was 65 years of age.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jun 2005

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CROPSE

JOHN B. CROPSE (1874 - 26 Dec 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Dec. 26, 1950
Surnames: CROPSE, BARON, VALVARRO, VECERE

John B. CROPSE, 76, 709 Genesee Street, died at 9 a.m. today at the Casey Nursing Home, W. Center Street., where he had been a patient for a month. He had been in ill health for the past year. Born in St. Croix, Italy, Cropse resided in Medina for about 50 years and was employed most of that time by the New York Central Railroad. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; a brother, Daniel, of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. John F. BARON of Medina, Mrs. Lucy VALVARRO of Mt. Morris, and Mrs. Daniel VECERE of Buffalo, and also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at his late home, 709 Genesee Street, where services are planned Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Services will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. with the Very Rev. Henry B. Shaw officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 May 2003

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CROPSEY

GEORGE F. CROPSEY (30 Oct 1878 - 24 Jun 1950)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon. 26 June 1950
Surnames: CROPSEY, DUNHAM, ELLIOT

Lyndonville - George F. CROPSEY, 71, a former resident of this village and a retired farmer, died Saturday in Olean General Hospital where he had been a patient for about one week.

Born in West Kendall on October 30, 1878, he married Ida G. DUNHAM in 1903 and they resided in Kendall until 1939. They lived in Lyndonville for about eight years and then moved to Gasport. His wife died in Gasport in April 1947 and he remained there until last October when he went to Franklinville to live with a daughter. He was past master of the Kendall Lodge, F. & A. M., and attended the Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles ELLIOT of Franklinville; one granddaughter, Judith L. ELLIOT, Franklinville; brothers, Fred of Kendall and Court of Albion, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville, with the Rev. Raymond H. Draffin officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(from records of the late Genevieve Smythe, of the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2006

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CROSBY

LOA A. JOLLY CROSBY (2 May 1873 - 28 Sep 1950)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated 28 Sept. 1950
Surnames: CROSBY, JOLLY, SLAVIN, RALPH, BATEMAN, HALL

Lyndonvllle - Mrs. Loa CROSBY, 77, died suddenly early today at the home of her son, Carroll HALL, Eagle Street. Born in Chittenango, N.Y., May 2, 1873, she was the daughter of John and Alice JOLLY. She came to the Town of Yates in 1812 from Norwich, NY. Mrs. CROSBY was a member of Lyndonia Rebekah Lodge 527. She attended the Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Presbyterian Guild and the Worthwhile Class of that church.

Surviving are her husband, William J. (James) CROSBY; a son, Carroll HALL; one sister, Mrs. Grace SLAVIN of Brewerton, N. Y., and two granddaughters, Mrs. Henry RALPH of Lyndonville and Mrs. Charles BATEMAN, Jr., of Medina. Funeral services will be held at the Smythe Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gordon Kurtz of Waterport officiating. She will be buried in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(from records of the late Genevieve Smythe, of the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2006


MRS. RANDOLPH CROSBY ( - 9 Mar 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, March 13, 1923
Surnames: CROSBY, JOHNSON, TAYLOR

The death of Mrs. Randolph CROSBY occurred Friday, March 9th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl JOHNSON at Lester, Massachusetts. Mrs. CROSBY was a sister of Mr. William TAYLOR of Roseland Avenue. (Medina)

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CROSSEN

ANNA KELLEY CROSSEN (1 Feb 1853 - 21 Jun 1932)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, Wednesday, 22 June, 1932
Surnames: CROSSEN, KELLEY JOHNSON, WEBSTER

Mrs. Anna CROSSEN, 79, died Tuesday morning (21 June, 1932) at the Arnold Gregory Hospital. She was the widow of Patrick CROSSEN. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Bert JOHNSON of Kent and Mrs. Arthur WEBSTER of Albion, and one son John CROSSEN of New York City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete as we go to press.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Mark Rustay Aug 30, 2001


JOHN CROSSEN (10 Jan 1887 - 19 Jun 1954)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican American, Pg. 8, Thursday, 24 June, 1954
Surnames: CROSSEN, JOHNSON

John CROSSEN, 67, a native of the Town of Carlton and a Navy veteran of World War I, died Saturday, June 19, in the VA Hospital at Batavia. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, and of Lincoln Post, VFW of Medina. The funeral service was held in St. Joseph's Church, Tuesday morning, and the burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Burton JOHNSON of Albion, RFD, two nieces and a nephew.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Aug 30, 2001


PATRICK J. CROSSEN (22 Feb 1856 - 7 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, Wednesday, 13 January, 1926
Surnames: CROSSEN, KELLY, JOHNSON, WEBSTER

Patrick J. CROSSEN, 67, died January 7th at his home in Carlton. He was a native of County Cavan in Ireland and a member of St. Joseph's Church here and the Woodman Fraternity. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Anna KELLY CROSSEN, and three children, John J. CROSSEN of Carlton, Mrs. Bert JOHNSON of Gaines and Mrs. Arthur WEBSTER of Albion.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Aug 30, 2001

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CROSSMAN

JAMES CROSSMAN (11 Oct 1875 - 1 Feb 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Feb. 1, 1957
Surnames: CROSSMAN, RUSSELL, BADGLEY

James CROSSMAN, 83, of 313 Commercial St., died this morning at the Casey Nursing Home after a brief illness. Mr. CROSSMAN was born in Devonshire, England, and came to America when he was 13. For 35 years he worked in the lumber yard. His wife, Mabel RUSSELL CROSSMAN, died in 1939.

He is survived by one son, Howard of Medina; two grandchildren, Sharon and Diane CROSSMAN; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann BADGLEY of Buffalo; two nephews, Ray BADGLEY of Buffalo and Carl CROSSMAN of Lockport.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery. The Rev. H. Burton ENTREKIN will officiate.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Aug 2002

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CROWLEY

CHARLES A. CROWLEY (16 Feb 1894 - 3 Jan 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., Jan. 4, 1951
Surnames: CROWLEY, ALBONE

Funeral services were set this morning for Charles A. CROWLEY, 56, Medina filling station operator, who was killed instantly yesterday afternoon near Middleport when his car crashed broadside with a second machine. Services will be held from the O’Reilly Funeral Home, East Center St., where the body is resting, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mr. CROWLEY was born in the Town of Murray February 16, 1894, and had been a resident of Medina and vicinity for the past 30 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of Medina Lodge of Elks.

Surviving are his father, Frank P. CROWLEY of 517 Eagle Street, Medina; two brothers, Frank X. CROWLEY of the Marshall Road, and Fred A. CROWLEY of the Lyndonville Road, and a sister, Mrs. Harold ALBONE of Eagle St. Also several nieces and nephews.

CROWLEY was killed instantly at 2 p.m. when his auto went into a skid on Route 31 near the Middleport village limits and swerved directly into the path of an auto driven by Gerald W. Gilbert, 18, of R.F.D., Middleport. The latter was taken to Medina Memorial Hospital with minor leg and head injuries, but was scheduled for release today. Gilbert told police he was driving east on Route 31 when the CROWLEY car, approaching from the east, went into a spin and came toward his broadside. Gilbert said he turned his machine to the right but was unable to avoid a collision. He struck the CROWLEY car in dead center.

Coroner L. R. Hurlbut of Lockport investigated with Deputy Niagara County Sheriff Howard Underhill, Deputy Clyde Doty, and Officer Frank White of Middleport. Coroner Hurlbut ordered the body removed to the Wallace & Heath Funeral Home in Middleport, and it was later brought to the O’Reilly Funeral Home here.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 May 2003


FRANCIS CARL CROWLEY (9 Aug 1893 - 13 Jan 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 13, 1948
Surnames: CROWLEY, COFFEY, RONAGHAN

Francis Carl CROWLEY, 54, a World War I veteran and for many years an employee of the Medina Post Office, died early this morning at his home, 1011 West Avenue, following a short illness.

Born August 9, 1893 in the Town of Alabama (Genesee Co.), he was the son of the late John CROWLEY, a former mayor of Medina, and Mrs. Catherine (O'KEEFE) CROWLEY. Mr. CROWLEY was employed as postal clerk at the local Post Office for over thirty years.

During World War 1 he saw service in France. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Mr. CROWLEY was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Church. He was a member of Medina Council Knights of Columbus, Medina Lodge of Elks, Medina Lodge of Moose, Lincoln Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, and one of the charter members of the James P. Clark Post of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes (COFFEY); one daughter, Marie (CROWLEY); five sons, John, Paul, Thomas, Neil, and Richard (CROWLEY), all of Medina; his mother, Mrs. Catherine CROWLEY of Medina; and one sister, Mrs. James RONAGHAN of New York City.

Funeral services will be held from his late home, 1011 West Avenue, Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock, and at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 12, 2001


JOHN CROWLEY (1 Jan 1866 – 2 May 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 6 May 1920
Surnames: CROWLEY, SHAW

John CROWLEY died at his home on West Center street Sunday afternoon, following a stroke of apoplexy Friday night, from which he never recovered consciousness. Deceased, who was born in Ireland in 1866, coming to this country when six years of age, had resided in or near Medina ever since. He was actively interested in public affairs, serving on the Board of Trustees and was Mayor one year. He was a member of the Medina Lodge of Elks and the local Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his widow, mother, Mrs. Mary CROWLEY, of Aurora, N. Y., one daughter, Helen Mildred CROWLEY, and one son, Francis Carl CROWLEY; two sisters, Mrs. Mary SHAW, of Auburn, and Miss Margaret CROWLEY, of Auburn, and one brother, Patrick CROWLEY, of Aurora. The funeral was held Wednesday morning from St. Mary's Church. Requium High Mass was celebrated by Rev. T. B. Gleason and Rev. Vincent Growney of St. Mary's and Rev. Francis Sullivan, of Albion. The interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 1 May 2014


JOHN DANIEL CROWLEY (Mar 1864 - 27 Jul 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune
Surnames: CROWLEY

John CROWLEY, a well-known farmer residing north of the Ridge highway, died suddenly last evening, a shock causing him to fall off a milking stool.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Jan 2009


MICHAEL CROWLEY ( - 28 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 29, 1922
Surnames: CROWLEY, ROBERTSON

News was received yesterday of the death of Michael CROWLEY of Buffalo, father of Mrs. A. Dawson ROBERTSON, formerly of Medina.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 7, 2001

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CRULL

ROBERT COVENEY CRULL (1899 - 27 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thies, 1 Jul 1920
Surnames: CRULL

Lieut. Robert CRULL, the first Albion boy to enlist in the World War, died of battle wounds at his home in that place on Sunday. He was 21 years.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2005

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CULIN

JOHN CULIN, JR (24 Sep 1894 - 13 Apr 1970)

Newspaper: Lockport Union Sun
Surnames: CULIN, GRAHAM, McKEE, PAYNE, RAFF, WRIGHT

John CULIN, Jr. died today, April 13, 1970 at his home at Millers at the age of 75. He had been in ill health for a long time. Mr. CULIN was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Sept. 24, 1894, the son of John and Jane WRIGHT CULIN. He owned and operated a produce business in Millers until his retirement several years ago.

His wife, Adeline PAYNE CULIN whom he married Dec. 15, 1920, survives. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Jessie CULIN RAFF of Lockport, one son John CULIN of Brooklyn and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth GRAHAM of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Bayliss McKEE of Fort Myers, Florida. Also surviving are one brother, Archibald CULIN of Philadelphia, Pa. two granddaughters, Natalie and Cynthia RAFF of Lockport and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:p.m. Wednesday at the Smythe Funeral Home 112 Main Street Lyndonville. The Rev. Raymond H. Draffin, pastor of Millers United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Natalie Raff Lockwood 7 Sep 2008

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CULLEN

JAMES CULLEN (28 Feb 1855 - 27 Dec 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Jan 1919
Surnames: CULLEN, CRAMER

The death of James CULLEN occurred at his home on West avenue Friday evening aged 62 years. The funeral was held at St. Mary's church at nine o'clock Monday morning with interment at St. Mary's. The deceased is survived by three sisters, Addie and Josephine, of Medina, and Mrs. Thomas CRAMER, of Rochester.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 May 2007

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CULLEY

ANN BRENNEN CULLEY (1834 - 24 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Apr 1915
Surnames: CULLEY, BRENNAN

(Mrs.) Edward CULLEY, an old resident of this village, died at her home on the Erin road Thursday afternoon, aged 80 years. She leaves her husband, Edward CULLEY, and one daughter, Mary. The funeral was held from St. Mary’s Church Saturday morning. Rev. Thomas Gleason officiating.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2006


EDWARD CULLEY (1838 - 28 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Apr 1915
Surnames: CULLEY

Edward CULLEY, an old resident of Medina, died Sunday morning last at his home on the Erin road. He was a member of the Medina lodge, C.M.B.A., and a veteran of the Civil war. He is survived by a daughter, Mary. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Mary's church. Rev. Thomas F. Gleason officiating. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2006

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CULVER

ALBERT T. CULVER (5 Jan 1832 - 10 Dec 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Dec. 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: CULVER

The death of Albert CULVER, a pioneer of Albion, occurred Friday, aged 83 years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


ANN KELLY CULVER (27 Mar 1827 - 20 Mar 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., March 21, 1910
Surnames: CULVER, McGUINN, BRATH

Mrs. William H. CULVER passed away at the home of her son, Edward CULVER, of Catherine street, last night, after an illness of about three weeks. Mrs. Culver was born eighty-two years ago, in England, coming to this country 62 years ago.

She leaves five children, William J., George, and Edward, of Medina; Mrs. Joseph McGUINN, of Buffalo, and Mrs. James BRATH, of Lockport. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, with burial at Shelby Basin. (North Shelby Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 26, 2002


MRS. FRED CULVER ( - 27 Apr 1922)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 May 1922
Surnames: CULVER

Mrs. Fred CULVER died at her home in Niagara Falls on Thursday last. She is survived by her husband, who formerly resided in Medina.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Aug 2006


GEORGE CULVER (11 Aug 1833 - 29 Oct 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Sat., Oct. 29, 1910
Surnames: CULVER, EWALT, SWARTHOUT, SWART

Mr. George CULVER died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert EWALT, at Shelby. The funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Monday morning at the house. Interment at West Shelby.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Mar 2002


HARRIETT FREARY CULVER (Jun 1875 - 16 Aug 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Aug. 16, 1949
Surnames: CULVER, KELSCHENBACH, EDWARDS, FOX, FREARY

Mrs. Harriett CULVER, 84, died early this morning in the Criswell Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Palm Class of that church.

She is survived by her husband Edward H. CULVER; two daughters, Mrs. Clara KELSCHENBACH and Mrs. Gladys EDWARDS both of Buffalo; one son, Elmer FOX of Medina; one brother, John FREARY of Barker; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; also several neices and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from her late home, 213 Prospect Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Ralph ROSS will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 3 Jun 2002


JEREMIAH CULVER (26 Nov 1871 - 24 Nov 1944)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., 11/24/1044
Surnames: CULVER, KELLY, MAHAR, McMAHON, MUNDION, TAYLOR, WRIGHT

The death of Jerry CULVER, prominent East Shelby farmer and fertilizer distributor, and a son of one of Orleans County;s oldest pioneer families, occurred early this morning at a Lockport Hospital, just two days before his 73rd birthday. Mr. CULVER had been ill health for sometime.

Born November 26, 1871, the son of Silas amd Sarah MUNDION CULVER, at the old Culver homestead on the Fletcher Chapel Road, Mr. CULVERhad lived his entire life on that road. The original honestead lies between farms of the two brothers, the late Silas and Jerry CULVER. Mr. CULVER was a distributor in this area for the AAF Fertilizer Co. of Buffalo for nearly forty years, His wife, Margaret KELLY CULVER, died about six years ago.

SUrviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marietta TAYLOR of Lockport, Mrs. Helen McMAHON of Eggertsville, Mrs. Irene MAHAR and Mrs. Clifford WRIGHT of Medina; ine son, Pvt Francis J. CULVER, with the U.S> Army somewhere overseas; eleven frandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock from his late residence, Fletcher Chapel Road, and 9:00 o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 28 Mar 2006


JOHN CULVER (3 May 1838 - 19 Mar 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 3/20/1917
Surnames: CULVER, COON, HARRISON, WATSON, BOYCE

John CULVER, a pioneer resident of Shelby, died at his late home on the Harrison road, Monday afternoon at 5 p. m., aged 79 years. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war, and a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Shelby. A number of years ago, owing to ill health, he retired from active business, and had lived a retired life since.

He has left to mourn his loss, a wife (Isabel), one son, John CULVER, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Edward COON, of Medina and Mrs. James HARRISOM, of Niagara Falls; four brothers, Josiah, Avery, Silas, and Jerry, all of Shelby; and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah WATSON and Mrs. Mary BOYCE, of East Shelby.

The funeral will be held at his late home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. E. D. Chapman, of the Baptist church of Shelby, will officiate. Interment at Culver (Swart Culver Cemetery), on Fletcher Chapel road.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, Jan 22, 2002


MARCELLUS CULVER (Jul 1848 - 4 Apr 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Apr 1917
Surnames: CULVER

Marcellus CULVER died at his home on South Main street last evening after a brief illness with abcess on the brain.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 31 Mar 2006


MARGARET CULVER (1904 - 25 Feb 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Feb 25, 1911
Surnames: CULVER

About 6 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Margaret, the little 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John CULVER, who reside about a mile south of this village, was found missing from their home and the parents becoming alarmed at the absence of the little girl, started out in search for her. In searching through an orchard joining their home, they found her footprints in the snow leading down to the Oak Orchard creek, which is only a few rods west of their home. There on the ice they found footprints where she had been, the ice at that point being very thin. It broke, letting her fall into the whirling waters below. Scores of men from this village started out in search for the remains, but as yet the body has not been recovered. The parents are nearly distracted over the sad ending of their little girl and they have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this their sad hour of bereavement.

(Interment in Swart Culver Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Nov 13, 2001


MILTON CULVER ( - wk. of 12 Jun 1938)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Fri 17 Jun 1938, Page 7 - 'When the Curtain Falls'
Surnames: CULVER

Milton CULVER, brother of George CULVER of Barre Center, died suddenly in Rochester this week.

Submitted by: Richard Callard 3 Feb 2002


ROXEY PEARSON CULVER (20 Oct 1844 – 23 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 29 Apr 1920
Surnames: CULVER, PEARSON, WILLETT, ELLICOTT

Mrs. Roxey PEARSON CULVER died at her home, 211 North avenue, Friday evening, April 23d, in her 76th year. Mrs. CULVER had been in poor health for some years but confined to her bed for less than a week. She is survived by her husband, W. C. CULVER, one son, Frank CULVER, of Brooklyn, two daughters, Mrs. A. H. WILLETT and Mrs. A. L. ELLICOTT, of this place, a sister, Mrs. E. L. Marvin (?), of Rochester, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M. W. Heisler officiating. Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 1 May 2014


SYLVANUS CULVER (19 Jul 1741 - 10 May 1876)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 11 May 1876
Surnames: CULVER, KENYON, TICKNOR

Died: in Yates, Wednesday morning, (10 May) Sylvanus CULVER, aged 84 years 9 months and 21 days. Funeral at the home on Saturday at 10 A.M. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

(Note: His wife was Ruth KENYON who was also the widow of William TICKNOR)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 1 Aug 2005

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CUMMINGS

ANDREW J. CUMMINGS (12 Jul 1807 - 12 Jun 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 June 1903
Surnames: CUMMINGS, HERRICK, STOLP

In the death of Andrew J. CUMMINGS, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Giles STOLP, at West Webster, N. Y., on Friday last, one of the old-time and most highly esteemed residents of the town of Yates has passed away. Deceased was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 12, 1807, and had he lived a few weeks longer would have celebrated his ninety-sixth birthday anniversary. He settled in the town of Yates when a young man, first engaging in farming, but afterward in the mercantile business, and for upward of forty years was the leading merchant of the town, during twentv-two years or which time he served as postmaster, retiring some twenty years since. Mr. CUMMINGS was a prominent member of the Baptist church, always active in good work, genial and generous, and an honest, conscientious man, whose sainted memory will be revered by a large circle of the youth of the years of his active career.

His wife (Emeline HERRICK) preceding him to the Home Beyond some years since, he is survived by one son - Jefferson A., of this place, - and one daughter - Mrs. Giles STOLP, of West Webster. The funeral was observed at Yates on Monday, the interment being in the cemetery at that place.

(Interment in Yates Center Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Dec 2005


EILEEN CUMMINGS (1913 - 29 JUN 1924)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: CUMMINGS, BRENNAN

Eileen, 11-year-old and only child of Mr. and Mrs. M. (Michael) F. CUMMINGS, passed away Sunday morning, June 29, 1924, at the Medina hospital. She was taken sick with appendicitis Tuesday night of last week and on Wednesday underwent an operation. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph’s church this village (Lyndonville). Rev. Father Kelley of Medina officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina.

Besides the parents, a grandmother, Mrs. Mary CUMMINGS of this village, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BRENNAN of Avon, and other relatives, are left to mourn. Eileen was a child who had a sunny disposition and the many beautiful flowers were but an expression of the place this sweet little girl had made among her playmates and all with whom she came in contact.

“From those closed eyes, and those white lips
Where loving smiles no longer play,
What to the ear that silence hears,
Does Death to us, the living, say?

“No more for me can you do aught,
Save make the flowers bloom where I sleep;
But hearts of living ones still ache,
And eyes of living ones still weep.”

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


ELIZA M. LEONARD CUMMINGS (7 Aug 1837 - 11 Mar 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Mar 1904
Surnames: CUMMINGS, LEONARD, MUDGETT

The death of Mrs. J. A. CUMMINGS occurred March 11th at her home on West Avenue after a long illness. Deceased was born in Geneseo, N.Y., August 7th, 1837, her maiden name being Eliza M. LEONARD.

In 1860 she united in marriage in the town of Yates, where she resided, to Jefferson A. CUMMINGS, who survives her. Besides her husband she leaves a son, Burt J. CUMMINGS of this place, one sister, Mrs. W. MUDGETT, of Rochester, and one brother residing in the West. The funeral services were held at her late home on Monday, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. F. T. Latham officiating. The body was temporarily placed in a vault in Boxwood Cemetery. (error)

(Note: Newspaper was dated March 10th. Therefore, there is an error in death date of March 11th.)

)Interment in Yates Center Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Jan 2006


JOHN CUMMINGS (3 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 16 Dec. 1953
Surnames: CUMMINGS, FISK, O’BRIEN

Lyndonvllle - The death of John CUMMINGS, well known retired farmer, who resided at 67 North Main Street, occurred early this morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted several hours earlier. He had been seriously ill for the past week.

Born in Millers Nov. 3, 1876, his parents were the late William and Mary O’BRIEN CUMMINGS. He engaged in farming the greater part of his life in Yates but had been a resident here for a number of years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Robert FISK of this village and Miss Anna CUMMINGS of Rochester and several cousins.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Interment took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Feb 2004


MICHAEL F. CUMMINGS (11 Dec 1871 - 16 May 1941)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: CUMMINGS, BRENNAN, FISK

Michael F. CUMMINGS, 69, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his brother-in-law, Robert FISK, where he and his wife were calling, Friday evening, May 16. He passed away before medical aid could reach him. Mr. CUMMINGS was born in the town of Yates December 11, 1871, and lived here all his life. From 1908 to 1923, he was in the hardware business in the partnership of Cummings & Smythe. Later he worked in the Lyndonville Ice & Cold Storage Co., retiring a few years ago, after sixteen years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret BRENNAN CUMMINGS; three sisters, Mrs. Robert FISK and Miss Emma CUMMINGS of Lyndonville and Miss Anna CUMMINGS of Rochester; and a brother, John CUMMINGS of Lyndonville.

The funeral was held at his late home in South Main street at 9:30 a m. Monday and from St. Joseph’s church at 10:00 o’clock, the Rt. Rev. Monsignor O’Brien of Buffalo, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina.

The bearers were Robert Smythe, Fred Hungerford, Frank Mahar, Thomas Sullivan, George Pettit and Jerry Morrisy. Relatives and friends attending the funeral came from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Albion, Medina and Avon.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


RUTH CARPENTER CUMMINGS (May 1873 - 7 Nov 1951)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated 7 Nov. 1951
Surnames: CUMMINGS, WILLIAMSON, CARPENTER, WESTCOTT

Lyndonville - The death of Mrs. Ruth CUMMINGS, 78, for many years a resident of the Town of Yates occurred early today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester WILLIAMSON, Warren, Ohio. She was the widow of the late Ransom CUMMINGS and the daughter of the late Hiram and Phoebe CARPENTER of the Town of Yates. Born in Yates she resided there until four years ago. She had been ill for several months.

She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of this village and a member of the Worth While Class and Yates Chapter O.E.S. Surviving in addition to her daughter are one son, Paul CUMMINGS of Watertown; a sister, Mrs. Maud WESTCOTT of this village, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in the Smythe Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Billingsley will officiate and burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(from records of the late Genevieve Smythe, of the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Dec 2005

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CUNNEEN

CORNELIUS CUNNEEN (12 Jan 1868 - 4 Oct 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Oct 1890
Surnames: CUNNEEN

Cornelius CUNNEEN, youngest brother of John CUNNEEN, was drowned at Albion about one o’clock Saturday morning. He had been to the Opera House, and with two companions started on the tow-path to go home, and when about twenty rods east of Main street fell into the canal. An alarm was immediately given and the canal was dragged, but the body was not recovered until nearly daylight.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007

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CUPPS

WILLIAM A. CUPPS (May 1836 - 29 Feb 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Mar 1904
Surnames: CUPPS

William A. CUPPS, sixty-seven years old, dropped dead at his home in Albion Monday morning.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Jan 2006

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CURRAN

GEORGE CURRAN (10 Nov 1840 - 14 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: Orleans Republic, Albion, NY, June 16, 1920
Surnames: CURRAN, STIRK, BURCH

George CURRAN, who has been a sufferer for nearly two years, died Monday evening at the Gregory Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week or over. He was a Civil War veteran and a member of the 8th Heavy Artillery. He is survived by his wife, two sons, John of Rochester and Thomas of this village; two daughters, Mrs. Lester STIRK of Albion and Mrs Clarence BURCH of Rochester. His age was 79.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: John Noble Aug 28, 2001


HARRY CURRAN (9 Sep 1876 - 5 Feb 1917)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, February 7, 1917
Surnames: CURRAN, STIRK, BURCH

Harry CURRAN, son of Mr.and Mrs. George CURRAN of this village, died at Niagara Falls on Monday, aged 44 years. He is survived by his wife (Alice R.), one daughter, Harriett; his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Lester STIRK and Mrs. Clarence BURCH; two brothers, Thomas of Albion and John of Rochester. The body was brought to Albion for burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: John Noble Mar 07, 2001


SARAH SEARS CURRAN (1847 - 30 Aug 1924)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, September 3, 1924
Surnames: CURRAN, STIRK, BURCH

Mrs. Sarah CURRAN, widow of George CURRAN, died Saturday at the home of her son, Thomas CURRAN, aged 82 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lester STIRK and Mrs. Maude BURCH; one son, Thomas CURRAN.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: John Noble Mar 07, 2001

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CURRY

WILLIAM RICHARD CURRY (Jan 1894 - 4 Nov 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Nov. 5, 1954
Surnames: CURRY, LEWIS, STEIN

The death of William Richard CURRY, owner of Curry’s women's apparel stores in Medina and Albion, occurred suddenly shortly after seven o’clock last night. Death came to the Medina man, apparently from coronary thrombosis, while he was conversing with friends at a Retail Class in Adult Education, being held in the High School Building. The Medina ambulance was called but he was declared dead upon arrival at Medina Memorial Hospital. Mr. CURRY had been in ill health for several months. For a number of weeks he was hospitalized earlier this year following a serious operation.

M(r). CURRY was born in Medina, his parents were William Richard and Margaret CURRY. He attended Medina schools and following his graduation here he attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and the Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, both of Buffalo. Following graduation there he was employed in the Men’s Clothing Departments of Weed & Co., and Hens & Kelly, Inc., of Buffalo. He came to Medina and was associated with the Medina Dry Goods Co., for some time.

In 1914 he, with Miss Madeline HUGHES of Albion, opened a ladies apparel shop in Medina, and a short time later a similar establishment in Albion. Twenty-five years ago, Mr. CURRY became sole owner of the businesses. Five years ago he moved his Medina store from the McKnight Building to his own building at 541 Main Street, from where it has been operated since.

Mr. CURRY was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in which he had been active and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and held membership in Medina Lodge of Elks and Medina Lodge of Moose and the Medina Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Medina Memorial Hospital and chairman of its Public Relations Committee. He had been active in numerous civic campaigns in Medina and Orleans County, particularly during the war years and was a director of Medina Chapter of Red Cross for several terms.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen LEWIS CURRY, a sister, Mrs. William STEIN Sr., Buffalo, one niece, Miss Janet Marie STEIN of Medina and Buffalo, and three nephews, Dr. W. C. STEIN, Jr., Buffalo; George F. STEIN, Lockport, and Robert H. CURRY of Prattsburg.

The body is resting at his late home, 201 Park Avenue. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 10 a. m. in St. Mary’s Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 5 Aug 2002

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CURTIN

CECILIA F. KATES CURTIN (30 Aug 1896 - 4 Jan 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Jan. 6, 1958
Surnames: CURTIN, KANE, KATES, SACHELI, KINGSLEY, CASARETTE, MALCHOW

Funeral services will be held in St. Mary’s Church tomorrow at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Cecilia F. CURTIN, 61, wife of Charles L. CURTIN, Town Line Rd., Knowlesville, whose death occurred in Medina Memorial Hospital Saturday night following a brief illness. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 at Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, where the body is resting. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Born Aug. 30, 1896 in Pittsford, her parents were the late Albert J. and Anna KANE KATES. She was graduated from Brockport Normal School and taught school for several years prior to her marriage. For a number of years she was identified with the County Welfare Department as a case worker. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and Court Santa Maria, Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters; Mrs. Frank SACHELI of Brockport and Mrs. L. R. KINGSLEY Jr. of Medina; two sons, Thomas A. of Eagle Harbor and Joseph M. CURTIN of Knowlesville; two sisters Mrs. John CASARETTE and Mrs. Lawrence MALCHOW, both of Pittsford, and a brother, Bernard KATES of Syracuse.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Aug 2002


SIMON MICHAEL CURTIN (1811 - Jul 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 30 July 1903
Surnames: CURTIN

Michael CURTIN died the first of the week at the home of his son in Bowling Green, 0., aged ninety-three years. The body was brought to the home of his son, Michael, near Knowlesville, and the funeral held from St. Mary’s church this morning.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2005

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CURTIS

FANNY S. COANN CURTIS (2 Jun 1853 - 6 Jul 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Jul 1931
Surnames: CURTIS, COLE, SKINNER, COANN

Mrs.Fanny S. CURTIS, 80, died Monday at her home at the Four Chimneys in Eagle Harbor. She is survived by six grandchildren, William J. CURTIS of Albion; Ezra, Marc W., Peter and Fanny COLE, of Eagle Harbor, and Mrs. Lee SKINNER, of Medina. The funeral will be held from the Eagle Harbor home at 10 o'clock Friday.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery.)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2011


JUDSON COANN CURTIS (1877 - 11 Apr 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Apr 1931
Surnames: CURTIS, COANN, DYE

Judson Coann CURTIS, president of the Citizens' National bank, of Albion, died Saturday night of heart failure. He was one of the leading bankers of Western New York. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Dye Curtis, one son, William J. and his mother, Mrs. Fanny (COANN) CURTIS, all of Albion. The funeral was held Tues. afternoon. Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Jan 2011


LEON R. CURTIS (18 Aug 1890 - 27 Sep 1944)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican American Thursday, Sept. 28th 1944, page 1
Surnames: CURTIS, YOUNG, SCHARPING, MILLER

Leon CURTIS, Victim of Runaway Tractor

As we go to press, we learned that Leon CURTIS, victim of the accident told below, died Wednesday afternoon.

Leon CURTIS, Carlton farmer, who lives on the Kent Road, suffered a leg fracture and other painful injuries late Tuesday when a farm tractor which he was operating went over an eight foot bank out of control and turned over on him.

He had stopped the machine and dismounted but when he saw it start off out of control, he hurried back into the driver’s seat but was unable to stop it before it went over the bank. He was taken to the Arnold Gregory hospital and was to have an operation yesterday.


Newspaper: The Orleans Republican American Thursday, Oct 5th 1944, page 3
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the home on the Kent Road for Leon R. CURTIS, 54, whose death Sept. 27th from injuries suffered the previous evening in a tractor upset was briefly reported here last week. The Rev. B. Bailey Hathaway of the Gaines-Carlton larger parish officiated and burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

He leaves his widow Mrs. Jesse J. CURTIS; two daughters, Mrs. Cora YOUNG, Rochester, and Lieut. Ruby CURTIS of the Army Nurse Corps, stationed in Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Frank SCHARPING, Barre Center, and Mrs. Charles MILLER, Carlton; his stepmother, Mrs. Maude CURTIS, Albion; two grandchildren in Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Dec 11, 2001


MARY PRUDDEN CURTIS (15 Aug 1850 - 6 Feb 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Feb. 1915
Surnames: CURTIS, PRUDDEN, VANDEMARK, SEARLE

Died, at the family residence, No. 12 Thayer street, Rochester, Saturday morning, February 6, 1915, Mary PRUDDEN, wife of Charles F. Curtice (CURTIS). She leaves besides her husband, three daughters- Mary, Elizabeth and Mrs. Wells R. VanDeMARK, all of Rochester; also two sisters, Miss Harriet PRUDDEN, of Medina, and Mrs. Edward P. SEARLE, of Toledo, O., and one brother- Edward PRUDDEN, of Alberta, Canada. The funeral was held in Rochester Monday afternoon. Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Mar 2006

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CURTISS

WILBUR ALLEN CURTISS (30 Jun 1838 - 23 Mar 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 3/27/1911
Surnames: CURTISS, HENLEY, THORNE, BROWN, BUFFUM

Wilbur Allen CURTISS was born June 30th, 1838 at Arcade, N. Y. When an infant his parents returned to their former home at Hartland, Niagara County, where the greater portion of his life was spent. On April 22, 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane HENLEY, of Hartland, who passed on to the higher life Oct. 11, 1905 after nearly 45 years of wedded life. Of this marriage were born three children viz. Mrs. Cora A. THORNE, of Gasport, Mrs. Stella BROWN, of this place, and Mrs. Donna BUFFUM, of East Aurora. In 1892 Mr. and Mrs. CURTISS and daughter Donna moved to East Aurora where they lived for several years.

Mr. CURTISS was a man of sterling character, a good citizen, a kind neighbor, an affectionate father and a loving and tender husband. While he never made any formal profession of religion, he believed that deeds were better than words and exemplified in his life the high moral standard that he always held. His later years were spent with his children, his death occurring after a lingering illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. THORNE, of Gasport. The last months of his life were manifested by severe suffering which he bore with the utmost patience and resignation. To him there was no fear of death for what we know as death was but transition to a higher; grander and more abundant life, where there's no pain and no darkness.

Dissolution occurred on Thursday, the 23rd. of March and his body was taken to East Aurora for burial. Brief services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. BUFFUM. The Rev. E. Allice Bradley, of Buffalo officiating. Three children, eleven grand children and two great grandchildren survive him. A true and useful life is ended here but it is not lost for it leaves sweet memories behind.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Nov 24, 2001

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CURVIN

FRANK GILBERT CURVIN (13 Aug 1874 - 25 Nov 1946)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: CURVIN

Frank Gilbert CURVIN, 72, well known retailer of Medina, died suddenly yesterday afternoon while at work in his store at 420 Main Street. Mr. CURVIN collapsed from a heart attack at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon and failed to respond to resuscitation administered by the First Aid Squad of the Medina Fire Department.

Mr. CURVIN, who had been a resident of Medina for over thirty years, was a native of Rochester, where he was born August 13, 1874, son of the late John and Catherine CURVIN, also natives of Rochester. Prior to his residence in this village he had engaged in several business enterprises in Brockport. Coming to Medina he purchased the restaurant and cigar store of Callaghan & Sutter, which he operated for a few years, later moving his place of business to its present location.

The late Medina businessman was well known for his unique and novel methods of merchandising and advertising. He employed several means of attracting the many hundreds of persons to his store daily all through his long career as a store operator. During the depression years he held community auctions and gave away coal to his customers. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Medina Lodge of Masons, Medina Lodge of Moose and Orleans Lodge of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marjorie D. CURVIN; a daughter, Miss Catherine CURVIN of New York City; two sons, Dr. Jonathan CURVIN, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, and Winthrop CURVIN of Huntington, Long Island; and a sister, Miss Margaret (WOODHOUSE) CURVIN of Spencerport.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence, 321 Catherine Street, with the Rev. Edward SIMPSON of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 10, 2001

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CUSHING

GEORGIA A. REED CUSHING (1852 - 7 Sep 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Sep 1911
Surnames: CUSHING

Mrs. Georgia R. Cushing, wife of Dr. E. (Enos) L. CUSHING, of Albion, died Thursday in a Rochester hospital, aged 58 years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 Jul 2006

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CZARNECKI

MARTIN CZARNECKI (9 Nov 1882 - 16 Dec 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Dec. 18, 1950
Surnames: CZARNECKI, CROWE

Albion - Martin CZARNECKI, 68, a native of Poland, died Saturday Dec. 16, in his home in Barre. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. John P. CROWE of Barre and two in Poland; a son, John of Buffalo; 17 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Grinnell Funeral Home, 230 South Main street, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 May 2003

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CZERWINSKI

ROSE CZERWINSKI (1877 - 2 Sep 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, about Tues., Sept. 4, 1956
Surnames: CZERWINSKI, ANDREWS, MODLO, DEPCZYNSKI, CERWIN, ADAMSKI, FREEMAN

The death of Mrs. Rose CZERWINSKI, 79, widow of the late Simon CZERWINSKI, occurred Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude ANDREWS, Worthy Avenue. Born in Poland Mrs. CZERWINSKI had been a resident of Medina for the past 51 years; She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving are a son, Roman, of Medina; five daughters, Mrs. Mary MODLO and Mrs. Gertrude AMDREWS of Medina; Mrs. Vic DEPCZYNSKI, Albion; Miss Nellie CERWIN, Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Martha ADAMSKI of Buffalo; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Victoria FREEMAN of Kansas City.

The body is at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Avenue, from where prayer services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a requiem mass in Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 Aug 2002


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